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College of the Desert Dreamer Resource Center
Dreamer Resource Center

Contact us:

Rubi Becerril Gonzalez
Outreach Specialist
Phone: 760.565.4850
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COD Stands with Dreamers

Dreamer Resource Center

"College of the Desert commits to continuing our rich tradition of valuing all students and communities that have relied on us when pursuing their educational goals. College of the Desert students, including undocumented students, are encouraged to pursue their educational goals and access all available resources provided by College of the Desert and the State of California. College of the Desert embraces diversity in all forms and the right of all people to have access to quality higher education in a safe learning environment."

Joel L. Kinnamon, Superintendent/President of Desert Community College District


The mission of College of the Desert's Dreamer Resource Center is to improve student success and help to successfully transition AB 540 student into college. The center provides academic advising, counseling, and referrals to student service programs in a welcoming environment where Dreamers can connect with campus and community resources.


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Questions? EmailΒ DRC Outreach Specialist Rubi Becerril Gonzalez for assistance.


Undocumented Student Action Week from October 19 to 23, 2020 

Undocumented Student Action Week 2020 

at College of the Desert

Serving the largest population of undocumented students in the state, CA Community Colleges are committed to serving ALL students, regardless of immigration status. Join us for #UndocumentedStudentActionWeek, as we advocate and provide support and resources for our undocumented student population at College of the Desert.

We have a week full of activities prepared for you! Please register to participate by clicking the event title links below:

MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 10AM – 11:30AM​

Webinar Watch Party and Discussion: Successfully Paying for College as an Undocumented Student in CA​

Worried about how to pay for college? Don’t miss out on the financial aid and scholarships available for undocumented students in California. We’ll share important tips for students who are undocumented or come from a mixed status family. Ensure you receive all of the financial aid for which you are eligible. The COD Financial Aid office will be part of the discussion to answer general questions you may have.


MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 7:00PM β€“ 8:00PM 

"Where are they now?" COD Dreamer Alumni Panel β€‹

Hear the success stories from COD alumni, who with the support of COD and despite their status, continue furthering their education and fulfilling their dreams.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2:00PM – 3:30PM

Webinar Watch Party and Discussion: Undocu-Leadership Opportunities: Setting Yourself up for Success by Building Community & Professional Skills β€‹

Hear directly from Community College undocumented and mixed status students as they discuss the advantages of joining a club on campus and how to find a mentor to support you  achieve your professional goals. Followed with a discussion with student leaders from Alas Con Futuro, your AB540 student club at COD.



Get your UndocuHustle on! β€‹

UndocuHustle Learning Hub is an e-learning hub for anyone, regardless of immigration status, to learn about income generation through entrepreneurship. Join us as we navigate this resource and share additional information to support your entrepreneurial journey!



Hope, Resiliency and Recovery: Suicide is Preventable β€‹

Join us and learn about suicide prevention and free available resources. Presented by Danza Azteca Citlaltonac & Riverside University Health System. Participants will be part of a trivia game and opportunity drawing for five $20 gift cards.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 12:00PM – 2:00PM

UndocuAlly Training​

This training is designed for Staff, Faculty and Administrators to expand their knowledge on how to be an ally to undocumented students.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 6:00PM – 8:00PM

Play-Doh Play Night​

Join the DRC and ACF as we close Undocumented Student Action Week 2020 with a fun evening playing with Play-Doh.​

Questions? Email DRC Outreach Specialist Rubi Becerril Gonzalez for assistance.​

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Our virtual Office Hours will be as follow:

Monday – 8am – 5pm

Tuesday – 8am – 5pm

Wednesday – 8am – 5pm

Thursday – 8am – 1pm

During these virtual office hours, we will be available to connect with you via email or via Zoom. Just send an email to our Outreach Specialist with questions or for assistance.

Our designated counselor, Jose Simo, will continue to be available to meet with you as well. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please email our Outreach Specialist.

We look forward to continue supporting you through these unprecedented times. Please reach out if you need support.

Alas Con Futuro

Alas Con Futuro is a student club at COD. The mission of Alas is to facilitate information on educational opportunities and financial resources for undocumented students. Alas provides presentations throughout the Coachella Valley for AB 540 and first-generation students.

Get more Information:


Facebook: Alas Con Futuro

Instagram: @alasconfuturo.cod