The hiDACA website and project has been made possible by the DREAM fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation. The goal of the project is to increase awareness of and participation in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in Hawaii.
Hawaii has one of the lowest DACA participation rates in the nation, and our communities are missing out on the important benefits of the program, which allows people opportunities to access education, employment, driver’s licenses, and other resources that are critical to self-sufficiency. DACA participation can open the way for undocumented immigrants to attain their true potential and make even greater contributions to our communities.

hiDACA Leading Partners


Aloha DREAM Team, a youth advocacy group with members who have benefitted from the DACA program, will focus on outreach efforts and support of immigration policy reform. Aloha DREAM Team is supported by fiscal sponsor Faith Action for Community Equity.




Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice, a nonprofit law firm dedicated to advocating on behalf of low-income, immigrant and minority populations, will support the legal rights of immigrants and advocate for the rights of Hawaii’s disadvantaged populations.


Pacific Gateway Center will provide programs and services to assist immigrants with obtaining affordable housing, food, medical care, religion, legal aid, employment and education.


Susannah Wesley Community Center, in partnership with Child and Family Services, will provide program services, and host meetings and community events at its Kalihi facility. SWCC serves a diverse population of immigrants from the Philippines, Samoa, Korea, Vietnam, Hong Kong, China and Micronesia.


Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii, in partnership with Maui Economic Opportunity, will support immigrants to Maui by providing pro bono legal advice.