Dream Center

 

The mission of the Mendocino College Dream Center is to assist undocumented/AB540 students and students from mixed-status families achieve their academic goal. The Dream Center provides services, resources and support to address the unique barriers students face in their pursuit of higher education.

FALL 2022

Mendocino College Dream Center Undocumented Student Action Week 

Saturday, October 15, 2022 - Friday, October 21, 2022

 

California Community College USAW 2022 Systemwide Webinars

Monday, October 17, 2022 - Friday, October, 21, 2022

 

Date / Time: Saturday, October 15 from 12:00pm – 3:00pm 

Location: Mendocino Pomo Plaza 

Workshop / Event: New MC UndocuStudent Admissions Day

Facilitator: Dream Center & Admissions and Records

Description: Event for all high school seniors who are undocumented (Entered without inspection (also known as “EWI”), entered with legal status but overstayed, have or previously had Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), are currently in the process of legalizing, vulnerable immigrants) to visit Mendocino College and receive assistance with applying and establishing AB540 status

 

Date / Time: Monday, October 17 at 4:00pm

Location: Zoom (Click on title to Register)

Workshop / Event: Free $$$$ CADAA 101 Information & Application Workshop

Facilitators: Financial Aid Office / Yasmin Muniz

Description: Prospective and continuing students will be able to learn about state aid and get help applying for the 2022/2023 California Dream Act Application. NOTE: Student will need to know theirs and/or their parents 2021 or 2020 tax information to submit application.

 

Date / Time: Tuesday, October 18 at 12:00pm

Location: Zoom (Click on title link to Register)

Workshop / Event: Resilience and Perseverance of undocumented college students

Facilitators: Dr. Monica Cornejo

Description: Dr. Monica Cornejo will share her story navigating the education system as an undocumented student, and now as an undocu-professional

 

Date / Time: Wednesday, October 19 / TBD

Location: Zoom (Click on title link to Register)

Workshop / Event: Legal Options for Students Who are Undocumented and Legislation Update

Facilitators: Ricardo Elorza, VIDAS

Description: Students, faculty, and staff are invited to come learn about the free legal services being offered through VIDAS, as well as the various legal options for students, faculty, and staff who are undocumented and the new DACA update.

  

Date / Time: Friday, October 21 from 10:00am-12:00pm

Location: Zoom (Click on title link to Register)

Workshop / Event: UndocuAlly Training

Facilitators: Sandra Guzman, MA (LMFT #49105) is Academic Senate President, Counseling Faculty, and Puente Project Coordinator at Sacramento City College

Belinda Lum, PhD is the Los Rios College Federation of Teachers (LRCFT) Chief Negotiator, Professor of Sociology and Union President at Sacramento City College

Description: Faculty, Staff, and Administrators are invited to join us to learn how to be an ally to the Undocumented community. This training prepares faculty, staff, and administrators on how to provide a safe space for undocumented members of our Mendocino-Lake CCD Community. We will cover the implications of the recent federal court ruling on DACA as well as ways in which our campuses and classrooms can be undocu-friendly.

 

 

Fall 2022 (virtually and in-person*** Check when you schedule appointment)

Dream Center Counselor hours:

Fridays 9am – 5pm

Second Saturday of the month 9am - 5pm

Students can make an appointment by visiting the counseling website https://mendocino.edu/counseling-online, sending an email counselingappointments@mendocino.edu OR Call: 707-468-3048 | 707-467-1026

 

The CAMP/Dream Center has new Peer Mentors. They can support you with your academic needs. Meet in MacMillan 1200

They are available in person and zoom:

Monday 11am - 2pm 

Wednesday 11am - 2pm

Thursday 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Friday 11:30am - 2:30pm

Updates regarding Legal counsel and DACA renewals

MacMillan Hall 1200; Call us to make an appointment 707-467-1026

 

DACA renewals:

Our contact/partner for DACA renewals services is offered through VIDAS and the Find Your Ally CCC Foundation campaign via SRJC Dream Center and her name is Barbara. VIDAS at the Santa Rosa Junior College is here to assist you and those from other colleges whom at the moment do not have a services provider on campus.   

Please note you will need to be currently enrolled. Please reach out to Barbara Ibarra directly at the following number and emails for any assistance. 

bibarra@vidaslegal.org or bibarra@santarosa.edu(707)838-8383

When communicating to their office, please let them know that you are a Mendocino College student.

 

Applying to Mendocino College: Admissions and Records Forms

Applying for financial support: California Dream Act Application and How to Apply

General Information on Rights:

The ACLU website Know Your Rights: Discrimination Against Immigrants and Muslims provides information for individuals who may be stopped by police or other state agents (in multiple languages).

The Immigrant Legal Resource Center document Know Your Rights & What Immigrant Families Should Know (PDF) provides general information on both rights and how families can prepare.

Legal Resources:

California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA) is a nonprofit legal service program created to help California's low-income individuals and communities representing all types of individuals and communities. 

Immigration Advocates Network maintains a national directory of more than 950 free or low-cost nonprofit immigration legal services providers in all 50 states.

Immigration Law Help is a searchable online directory of over 1,000 free or low-cost nonprofit immigration legal services providers in all 50 states. 

The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) works with and educated immigrants, community organizations, and the legal sector to continue to build a democratic society that values diversity and the rights of all people.

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) is a Latino legal civil rights organization. Often described as the law firm of the Latino community, MALDEF promotes social change through advocacy, communications, community education, and litigation in the areas of education, employment, immigrant rights, and political access.

The National Immigrant Law Center (NILC) is one of the leading organizations in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants.

The National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) is dedicated to ensuring human rights protections and access to justice for all immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers.

Opening Doors empowers refugees, immigrants, human trafficking survivors, and underserved Sacramento area residents to achieve self-sufficiency by accessing opportunities to mainstream economic and social systems.

California Human Development (CHD) is a non-profit organization waging the War on Poverty for more than 50 years. Inspired in service to our state’s farmworkers, today CHD serves people of low income from many walks of life—giving 25,000 people a year in 31 northern California counties a hand up to the American Dream.

Scholarship Opportunities:

The following websites provide information on scholarships open to undocumented students.

 

​DREAM CENTER Contact and Staff:

Office: MacMillan 1200 (Ukiah Campus)

Office hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Email: dreamcenter@mendocino.edu     Phone: 707-467-1026        Instagram @mcdream_center

 

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