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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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Hours of Operation:

Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Friday: CLOSED​

*Hours are subject to change. Please visit the website to find any hours changes*

Contact us:

Rubi Becerril Gonzalez
Outreach Specialist
Phone: 760.565.4850

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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​​​​​​

College of the Desert’s Dreamer Resource Center Student Success Fellowship 


The Dreamer Resource Center is happy to announce the Student Success Fellowship, a fellowship for spring 2020 that provides hands-on/experiential learning, professional development, and networking for students. The fellowship includes a scholarship/stipend of $1000. 

Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 

Stipend Amount: Stipend of $1000 for Spring-2020 This stipend is contingent upon the successful completion of the fellowship program. 

Application Submission Process: Students must complete the application form, spring 2020 registration statement or class schedule, along with a resume and one-page cover letter explaining their interest to College of the Desert’s Dreamer Resource Center Student Success Fellowship.

Email all required documentation to by the deadline.


Students must: (1) 

  1. have demonstrated interest in serving or supporting the undocumented population
  2. be in good academic standing;
  3. be enrolled in six units or more: and
  4. be eligible for the California Dream Act (AB 540 status) or be an undocumented student. 

Fellowship Description: 

Student Success Fellows will:

  • ​Be part of a peer mentoring project
  • Participate in a hands-on/experiential learning project (6 hours per week for approximately 12 weeks) 
  • Submit bi-monthly reflections on their learning project 
  • Work closely with the DRC staff who will review bi-monthly reflections and provide ongoing feedback and training on peer mentoring
  • Participate in weekly leadership and professional development training seminars 
  • Be part of cohort of other fellows 

If you have any questions, please contact Rubi Becerril Gonzalez, Outreach Specialist at

Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 5, 2020​