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Our Mission

To enable opportunities for higher education in Tennessee without regard to race, religion or nation of birth.

Our Vision

To support Tennessee’s undocumented students in their journey to achieve a higher education degree to secure meaningful career opportunities.

Testimonials

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Scherly Gomez

BS biology, Lipscomb 2017 Meharry Medical College, Class of 2021 matched to Write State University,
OH in family Medicine

“ECE gave me an opportunity and opened a door I thought was forever sealed shut. This past year, I completed medical school as one of 70 DACA recipients in the US and started my career in Family Medicine, a dream come true.”

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Johnathon Mejia

BS Health Studies, University of Memphis, Class of 2021, Belmont University School of Physical Therapy Class of 2023

“If I could summarize the one in a million opportunity provided to me by ECE, it would be hope. ECE gave me hope and provided me with the tools to be able to follow my dreams. Now, I have finally graduated college and I am pursuing my dream of becoming a physical therapist at Belmont University”

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Luis Vargas

BS Engineering, Lipscomb 2018; Masters in Engineering, Vanderbilt 2020

“I have an unbelievable opportunity before me that I refuse to waste. I have already become the first in my family to graduate high school, in 2018 I became the first in my family to graduate from college. After receiving my masters degree in Engineering, I have started my career as a structural design engineer in Nashville.”

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Tabitha Sookdeo

BA Social Justice, Trevecca Nazarene University, 2017; Yale Law School, Class of 2024

“The biggest thing I’ve learned is that I am just as good as everyone else. Although imposter syndrome continues to set in, I know that my worth is not defined by my status.”

Testimonials

a man standing in front of a building

Scherly Gomez

BS biology, Lipscomb 2017 Meharry Medical College, Class of 2021 matched to Write State University, OH in family Medicine

“ECE gave me an opportunity and opened a door I thought was forever sealed shut. This past year, I completed medical school as one of 70 DACA recipients in the US and started my career in Family Medicine, a dream
come true.”

a man wearing a suit and tie

Johnathon Mejia

BS Health Studies, University of Memphis, Class of 2021, Belmont University School of Physical Therapy Class of 2023

“If I could summarize the one in a million opportunity provided to me by ECE, it would be hope. ECE gave me hope and provided me with the tools to be able to follow my dreams. Now, I have finally graduated college and I am pursuing my dream of becoming a physical therapist at Belmont University”

a man standing in front of a building

Luis Vargas

BS Engineering, Lipscomb 2018; Masters in Engineering, Vanderbilt 2020

“I have an unbelievable opportunity before me that I refuse to waste. I have already become the first in my family to graduate high school, in 2018 I became the first in my family to graduate from college. After receiving my masters degree in Engineering, I have started my career as a structural design engineer
in Nashville.”

a group of people standing in front of a crowd posing for the camera

Tabitha Sookdeo

BA Social Justice, Trevecca Nazarene University, 2017; Yale Law School, Class of 2024

“The biggest thing I’ve learned is that I am just as good as everyone else. Although imposter syndrome continues to set in, I know that my worth is not defined by my status.”

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