Community colleges combine efforts during Undocumented Student Action Week

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San Diego and Imperial County community colleges are teaming with universities and nonprofits throughout the region in sponsoring an array of online workshops, legal clinics, and more in celebration of Undocumented Student Action Week from October 19-23 – part of a statewide initiative advocating and providing resources for some of the most dedicated students in California.

“Undocumented Student Action Week isn’t about politics, it’s about standing up for what is right and supporting law-abiding immigrants. They contribute to our community and our economy every day,” said Lynn Neault, Chancellor of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District and chair of the San Diego & Imperial Counties Community Colleges Association (SDICCCA).

The California Community Colleges estimates it serves up to 70,000 undocumented students in the state, and the Migration Policy Institute estimates that half of that number are protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which is afforded to law-abiding students brought to this country when they were children.

The following are just some of the myriad events sponsored or co-sponsored by community colleges throughout the two-county region. All are free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Monday, October 19, from 10 to 11 a.m.

Financial Aid Update: Successfully Paying for College as an Undocumented Student in California

This webinar will offer important financial aid tips for students who are undocumented or come from a mixed-status family.

Register here.

Monday, October, 19, from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
How the Black Lives Matter Movement and Undocumented Status Community Intersect
Grossmont College sociology instructor Julio Soto presents a workshop focusing on similarities between the Black Lives Matter Movement and Undocumented community.

Register at https://tinyurl.com/undocuweek2020

Monday, October 19, from noon to 1 p.m.

“Why Entrepreneurship Might Be An Option”

A look at the advantages of working for yourself and how to set up your own business.

For more information, go here.

Monday, October 19, from noon to 1 p.m.

“Navigating Scholarships as an Undocumented Student”

Learn more about scholarships that are available for undocumented students and what to write about in the application essay.

Register here.

Monday, October 19, from 3 to 4 p.m.

“Navigating LinkedIn as a First Generation Student”

Learn more about how LinkedIn can help you find the perfect job and how to make your profile stand out.

For more information, go here.

Monday, October, 19, from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Undocumented Status Student and Professional Panel
A panel of undocumented students and professionals will share their experiences. On the panel are Gabriela Soto, who holds a master’s from San Diego State University; SDSU undergraduate students Johana Ibarra and Antonio Marquez; and Leo Carrillo, who holds master’s degrees from Stanford and SDSU.

Register at https://tinyurl.com/undocuweek2020

Tuesday, October 20, from 1 to 2 p.m.
Impact of Undocumented Student and Family Status on Mental Health
Berenice Badillo, a credentialed art therapist, will discuss the impact of a safe and empowering college climate for undocumented students and their mental health.

Register at https://tinyurl.com/undocuweek2020

Tuesday, October 20, from 1 to 2 p.m.

Naturalization 101: How to Become a U.S. Citizen

Learn about the naturalization process, including how applicants are screened, rules regarding the N-400 form, and how to get ready for the naturalization interview.

Register here.

Tuesday, October 20, from 10 to 11 a.m.

A Conversation on Current State and Federal Immigration Policies

This webinar will highlight and share the current state of affairs of immigration policies and what the state of California is doing to increase support to the immigrant community.

Register here.

Tuesday, October 20, from 2 to 3 p.m.

Undocu-Leadership Opportunities: Setting Yourself up for Success by Building Community and Professional Skills

Hear directly from undocumented and mixed-status students as they discuss the advantages of being involved on campus, attending conferences, and how to find a mentor.

Register here.

Tuesday, October 20, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Undocu-Ally Training 101

Learn how to become an “undocu-ally” in this presentation from the Borderless Scholars team.

For more information, go here.

Tuesday, October 20, from 3 to 4 p.m.

“Students for Students – Immigrant Support Program PATHWAYS Community Forum” (Spanish)

This student-led forum sponsored by San Diego Continuing Education allows for students to share experiences, resources, self-care tips, and more.

Register here.

Tuesday, October 20, from 5 to 6 p.m.

“Get Your UndocuHustle On”

The #UndocuHustle refers to the entrepreneurial spirit at the heart of the immigrant experience. This presentation will walk you through the UndocuHustle Learning Hub and provide you with the tools to get your UndocuHustle on.

Register here.

Tuesday, October 20, from 5 to 6 p.m.
Higher Education Legal Services
A workshop focusing on services the Higher Education Legal Services team at Jewish Family Services provides to students and the community. These services include free legal immigration consultations, as well as Know Your Rights workshops.

Register at https://tinyurl.com/undocuweek2020

Tuesday, October 20, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Financial Aid for Undocumented Students and Their Families
Financial aid advisor Iliana Garcia is giving a presentation on available assistance for undocumented students. How and when to apply for the California Dream Act and scholarships open to the undocumented community will be covered.

Register at  https://tinyurl.com/undocuweek2020

Wednesday, October 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Start Up on a Shoe String Jewelry Making Workshop

Chicano Park muralist Dr. Berenice Badillo provides tips and training on how to start your own business making and sell jewelry. Sponsored by MiraCosta College’s UPRISE, an acronym for Undocumented People Rise in Solidarity & Empowerment.

Register at https://tinyurl.com/yavst49p

Wednesday, October 21, from noon to 1 p.m.

UndocuJoy Loteria

Join us during your lunch break as we play Loteria.

Register here.

Wednesday, October 21, from 1 to 2 p.m.

Transfer on Dreamers: Transfer 101

This workshop will provide undocumented students with information about transferring to a California State University, University of California, or out-of-state campus.

Email sgonzalez@sdccd.edu to RSVP or to receive more information, go here.

Wednesday, October 21, from 2 to 3 p.m.

What’s Next After Community College?

A panel of undocumented community college students will share their experiences transferring to a four-year university and how they were able to use their associate or certificate degree to advance their career or become an entrepreneur.

Register here.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020, from 2 to 3 p.m.
It takes a Village
Claudia Cuz-Flores and Pathway Academy coordinator Veronica Corral will provide strategies that can be used by faculty and staff to better support and create a welcoming environment.

Register at https://tinyurl.com/undocuweek2020

Wednesday, October 21, from 3 to 4 p.m.

Students for Students – Immigrant Support Program PATHWAYS Community Forum (English)

This student-led forum sponsored by San Diego Continuing Education allows for students to share experiences, resources, self-care tips, and more.

Register here.

Wednesday, October 21, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Public Charge Workshop

This Alliance San Diego workshop will include information about resources available to the community and what the Public Charge rule means.

Register here.

Wednesday, October 21, at 3:30 p.m.

Free Immigration Legal Services

Offered through the Southwestern College Dreamer Center.

Wednesday, October 21, from 5 to 6 p.m.

Wellness Gathering

Hosted by Immigrant Rising, this Wellness Gathering is aimed at helping younger undocumented members of our community stay grounded and connected to one another.

Register here.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020, from 5 to 6 p.m.
Higher Education Support Services Presentation and Mixer.
Representatives of Cuyamaca RISE, Grossmont Dream Center, and Region X colleges and universities will provide presentations on services available to community college, undocumented-status transfer students.

Register at https://tinyurl.com/undocuweek2020

Wednesday, October 21, 2020, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Presentacion de Ayuda Financiera para Estudiates Indocumentados y sus Familias
A Spanish-language financial aid forum for undocumented students.

Register at https://tinyurl.com/undocuweek2020

Thursday, October 22, from 11 a.m. to noon

Undocu-Joy Movie Screening

A special screening of the film “Roadtrip Nation: Beyond the Dream,” which follows three immigrants brought to this country at a young age.

Register here.

Thursday, October 22, from noon to 1 p.m.

Public Charge

The redefinition of Public Charge has caused many people to stop seeking government aid for life’s essentials. During this presentation, presented by Jewish Family Services of San Diego, the Higher Education Legal Services Team will provide the latest on the Public Charge rule, who it applies to and what it impacts.

Register here.

Thursday, October 22, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Be Your Own Boss

Josefina Espino, Dream Resource Office Coordinator at Cal State San Marcos, will detail what it means to work for yourself, how to develop an entrepreneurial mindset, and what it means to be your own boss, regardless of your immigration status. Sponsored by MiraCosta College’s UPRISE, an acronym for Undocumented People Rise in Solidarity & Empowerment.

Register at https://tinyurl.com/yy9uqt9x

Thursday, October 22, from 1 to 2 p.m.
Public Charge Presentation
Presentation on the Public Charge rule, California Dream Act, MediCal and work options for the undocumented community and a summary of immigration relief options.

Register at https://tinyurl.com/undocuweek2020

Thursday, October 22, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Undocu-Ally Training 101

Learn how to become an Undocu-ally in this presentation by the Borderless Scholars team.

Register here.

Thursday, October 22, from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Financial Aid for Undocumented Students
A discussion about the financial aid process for undocumented students.

Register at https://tinyurl.com/undocuweek2020

Thursday, October 22, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Financial Aid & Scholarships

MiraCosta College financial aid expert Alison Cotter will discuss everything from Dream Act and FAFSA applications to scholarships available for undocumented students. Sponsored by MiraCosta College’s UPRISE, an acronym for Undocumented People Rise in Solidarity & Empowerment.

Register at https://tinyurl.com/y42hvnbg

Friday, October 23, from 11 a.m. to noon

Undocu-Joy Movie Screening

Join us in viewing the film “ROCIO” about an undocumented Harvard University student who self-deports himself and his dying mom to seek alternative treatment in Mexico.

Register here.

Friday, October 23, 2020, from 1 to 2 p.m.
RISE Student Organization Activity
Join RISE students to connect and debrief on the Undocumented Student Week of Action.

Register at https://tinyurl.com/undocuweek2020

Friday, October 23, 2020, from 3 to 4 p.m.
Opportunities for Students Without AB540/DACA Status
Cuyamaca College Admissions Director Greg Vega, Grossmont College Career Center representative Erica Olmos and East Region Adult Education manager Ute Maschke will lead this presentation on opportunities available to undocumented students without AB540 or DACA status.

Register at https://tinyurl.com/undocuweek2020

Friday, October 23, from 3 to 4 p.m.

Undocu-Joy Loteria

Join us as we close out Undocumented Student Action Week with a game of Loteria.

Register here.

ABOUT SDICCCA

The San Diego and Imperial Counties Community College Association is a collaboration between the six community college districts in the two-county area.  SDICCCA comprises the community colleges in the two-county region that together serve more than 230,000 students. SDICCCA collaborates closely with San Diego State University, UC San Diego, Cal State San Marcos, the San Diego Workforce Partnership and other regional partners in developing and maintaining effective programs that ensure student success, serve the community, and train workers with up-to-date job skills.

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