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(Mon) October 18, 2021, 10:00am — 2:00pm
As the nation's largest post-secondary education system and serving the largest number of undocumented students within the state, California Community Colleges are committed to serving all students, regardless of immigration status. In fact, the CCC Chancellor's office has directed all its colleges to provide sufficient and doubling its funding for this population of students. Fresno City College being the pioneer in serving all students, has an array of events this week planned by the FCC Dream Resource Center.
Fresno City College's Dream Center opened in 2015 and serves more than 600 students. Every year the number of student interest and support grows for this office. Last year, through a special grant free legal advice was awarded to our campus, as well as participation at no-cost in initiating and renewal applications for our Dreamers who showed interest in applying for DACA.
"Unfortunately, the hype of getting our FCC students who wanted to work under DACA while going to school was cut short due to the ruling in Texas last year, we continue to push for DACA to be looked at again, so our students could work while going to school and contribute to this country we all love" said Bernardo Reynoso, Director of TRIO and the Dream Center. "The good thing is that our students at our campus feel the support from our center, our faculty, staff and peers that changes towards their benefit will come back again and in the meantime we are here to support them academically and in their futures.
Below is a schedule of events that will be held at Fresno City College:
MONDAY, 10/18, 12-1PM
COMMON IMMIGRATION REMEDIES
Join Lorena Vargas, UFW Foundation Staff Attorney, who works with our FCC students, faculty, and staff. The attorney will present on common immigration remedies that benefit our immigrant students and their families.
MONDAY 10/18 10AM - 2PM
COMMEMORARATING 20 YEARS OF SUPPORTING UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS
In collaboration with Immigrants Rising, the Chancellor’s Office will be hosting a USAW kick-off event during the 20 Year Anniversary AB 540 Conference. The virtual all-day conference will bring together legislators, administrators, frontline staff, and students from across California to celebrate the successes created through AB 540.
TUESDAY, 10/19, 12-1PM
FACULTY & STAFF UNDOCU-ALLY TRAINING
Led by Fresno State's Dream Success Center Coordinator, Gabriela Encinas, this workshop is for ALL faculty, staff, and leadership towards developing an understanding of undocumented students experiences, active practices, and how to be an ally for this student population. This particular workshop is HIGHLY encouraged for all Faculty and Staff to attend and learn how we can better serve our undocumented students.
WEDNESDAY, 10/20, 12-1 PM
HOW HAS COVID 19 AFFECTED MY EDUCATION?
Join us to hear what FCC dream students would like all faculty and staff to know about their year and a half experience with covid 19, vaccine mandate, and while balancing education and life. As a student- centered campus, it is important that we learn from the students themselves in order to be better advocates for their education.FRIDAY, 10/22, 12-1 PM
THURSDAY, 10/21, 12-1 PM
'UNDOCU-HUSTLE'- HOW TO GENERATE INCOME THROUGH CONTRACTING OR BUSINESS START-UP OPPORTUNITIES
Led by Clarissa Vivian-Petrucci, Special Project Coordinator - CVIIC, this workshop will provide you the steps to help finance new or existing business as a undocumented student.