(ARTICLE) Aspiring Americans awards scholarships to undocumented Oklahomans

"Sandoval, who attends ASTEC Charter High School in Oklahoma City, is one of four students receiving money from the organization’s first spring scholarships. The other recipients are Ruth Cruces from Santa Fe South High School in Oklahoma City, who is planning to attend OU; Heily Maldonado from Dove Science Academy in Oklahoma City; and Jocelyn Aldana from Putnam City West High School in Oklahoma City."

(PHOTO GALLERY) Nonprofit groups' photo gallery for March 22

"In partnership with Aspiring Americans, the University of Oklahoma Alumni Association and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute recently hosted an appreciation benefit to showcase the success of the Aspiring Americans, which aims to ensure that all students regardless of national origin have the chance to go to college, as well as the achievements of the students it serves."

(PRESS RELEASE) Local Nonprofit Empowers Students To Aspire Higher

(ARTICLE) Oklahoma City Non-Profit Works To Connect Undocumented Students To Education

“I often get questioned with "Are you trying to make a culture to invite more illegal immigration? Why would we want to help people who have broken the law?"” Patel says. “What I say is, I'm not trying to advocate either of those things. We want to focus on the least political part of the conversation, which is empowering the young people.”