Dreamer Resource Center

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, former Superintendent/President of Desert Community College District

Mission

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.

Location:

South Annex 1

 

Undocumented Student Action Week: October 18-22, 2021 

Undocumented Student Action Week logo

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 Undocumented Student Action Week, as we advocate and provide support and resources for our undocumented student population at College of the Desert.

                             All events are virtual unless noted otherwise.

Monday 10/18 – 10am – 2pm
20 Year Anniversary AB 540 Conference 

This virtual conference presented by Immigrants Rising will bring together legislators, administrators, educators, students, and community members from across California to celebrate the successes created through AB 540! A variety of 1-hour workshops will be available for students, administrators and more.

Tuesday 10/19 – 12pm – 3pm
CA Dream Act Application Workshop
Location: South Annex 1

Get assistance to complete your California Dream Act Application (CADAA) to receive college Financial Aid for the 2022-2023 academic year. This event will in-person at the Dreamer Resource Center. All COD COVID-19 Student Requirements will be observed.  

In collaboration with the Office of Financial Aid. Refreshments will be provided!

Student Participants will be entered to an opportunity drawing for a $25 DoorDash gift card, courtesy of our community partner TODEC Legal Center

 

Wednesday 10/20 – 6pm – 7pm
“Celebrating Our Existence Through Filmmaking” 
A presentation by Armando Ibañez

Armando Ibañez is the creator of Undocumented Tales, a web series about an undocumented queer Latinx immigrant in the United States. Armando uses his own experiences to bring representation on the screen to empower his community. Undocumented Tales breaks the stereotypes and misconceptions of immigrant and LGBTQIA+ communities on the screen. Join us for an empowering conversation to encourage all misrepresented communities to tell our own stories. 

In partnership with the COD Gender and Sexual Diversity Pride Center and the Office of Student Life.

Student Participants will be entered to an opportunity drawing for a $25 DoorDash gift card, courtesy of our community partner TODEC Legal Center

Thursday 10/21 – 12pm – 2pm 
UndocuAlly Training

This training is designed for Staff, Faculty and Administrators to expand their knowledge on how to be an ally to undocumented students, to continue supporting them, and to fostering a welcoming environment for our students at COD.

The purpose of the UndocuAlly Training is to inform faculty, staff and administrators about the needs and experiences of undocumented students. The goal is to increase awareness and to continue fostering a welcoming environment for our students on campus.

Friday 10/22 – 5pm- 7pm
“It’s time to celebrate US!”
Location: South Annex 

An evening for Undocumented Students  to connect and celebrate with music, games, food, and each other! This event will in-person. All COD COVID-19 Student Requirements will be observed. Registration not required! Refreshments will be provided!

Student Participants will be entered to an opportunity drawing for a $25 DoorDash gift card, courtesy of our community partner TODEC Legal Center

California Community Colleges Support Undocumented Students

 

Our Fall Office Hours:

Monday – 8am – 5:30pm

Tuesday – 8am – 5pm

Wednesday – 8am – 6pm

Thursday – 8am – 5pm

Friday - 8am – 5:30pm

 

You can also schedule an appointment with the DRC Outreach Specialist for assistance with enrollment, CA Dream Act application, AB-540 forms, access to resources, and for any other questions or needs:

Our designated counselors, Jose Simo and Juan Jose Moreno, are available to meet with you virtually as well. Request an appointment!

 

Do you have a quick question or just want to say hello to our team? Stop by our weekly virtual drop in hours! Mondays from 2pm to 3pm and Thursdays 9am-10am:

 

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:

Contact us:


Rubi Becerril Gonzalez
Outreach Specialist
Phone: 760.565.4850
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