Educators for Fair Consideration

A nonprofit organization

14 donors


E4FC was started in 2006 by Carrie Evans and Katharine Gin, two educators with over 25 years of combined experience working with low-income, minority youth.  

Kathy and Carrie had taught, counseled, and mentored undocumented students in a variety of educational settings, and were astonished by the lack of information, resources, and support available to ambitious undocumented students who wanted to pursue higher education. 

When these students were ready to graduate from high school and go on to college, they found themselves excluded from most of the opportunities afforded to their native-born classmates—i.e. government financial aid, work-study jobs, internships, loans, and most private scholarships. 

Kathy and Carrie started E4FC in order to provide direct support to and advocacy for motivated, college-bound undocumented students who had come to the United States as children and wished to remain


E4FC empowers undocumented young people to pursue their dreams of college, career, and citizenship in the United States. We address the holistic needs of undocumented young people through direct support, leadership and career development, community outreach and education, creative expression, and advocacy. Our programming is designed by and for undocumented young people with support from committed allies.

While many other groups and organizations serve immigrant youth, we are unique in combining:

  • our exclusive focus on undocumented young people,
  • our holistic approach to addressing their needs, and
  • the leadership of undocumented young people in the design and implementation of all of our programs and services.

Read more about What We Do:

E4FC's roots are in Silicon Valley. Kathy and Carrie first met at a friend's birthday party in Menlo Park, when Carrie Evans was the college counselor at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto! Over the years, a large percentage of our students, educators, and supporters have come from Silicon Valley.

Today, our Community Outreach & Education program reaches thousands of undocumented young people, parents, and educators throughout Silicon Valley. This academic year, we'll lead nearly 100 workshops and presentations in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties alone, reaching almost 10,000 people.

Every year, Silicon Valley undocumented youth participate actively in our leadership development programs, benefit from our online legal services, use our educational materials, and receive financial support from our grant and scholarship programs every year.

The majority of our major supporters also come from Silicon Valley. To learn more about some of these supporters, read this Wall Street Journal cover story, Tech Titans Aid Undocumented Students:


  • $10 - Funds educational materials for a SV classroom. Check out the innovative educational materials we create:


  • $25 - Funds educational materials for a SV school. Check out the innovative educational materials we create:


  • $50 - Funds one SV educator's participation in E4FC's annual Educator Conference for one Silicon Valley educator. Read more about E4FC's 2014 Educator Conference:


  • $100 - Funds a student presentation at a SV school. Read more about E4FC's outreach presentations:


  • $250 - Funds an in-depth educator training at a SV school.


  • $500 - Funds a career "kickstarter" grant for a SV young person. Read about E4FC's DACA Mini Grants program:


  • $1,000 - Funds a community college scholarship for a SV student. Read about E4FC's New American Scholars Program:


  • $5,000 - Funds a 4-year college scholarship for a SV student. Read about E4FC's New American Scholars Program:

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Educators for Fair Consideration




354 Pine Street, Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94104


(415) 517-3049