Please click here to submit the SDCC Application for Funding available for San Diego City College Undocumented Students.
 
Por favor presione este link para llenar el formulario para aplicar por recursos financieros disponibles para estudiantes indocumentados de San Diego City College.

We are Here for You!

San Diego City College is currently participating in social distancing to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Starting Monday, March 23rd, classes and student services will primarily work remotely for an indefinite period of time. Please visit sdcity.edu/covid19, SDCC social media, or LiveSafe application for updates. In addition, please continue to check your SDCC registered email daily for any additional updates from faculty and student services.

Rest assured that the SUBIR Dreamer Resource Center team is here to support you as we navigate this unprecedented situation together.

Please review the information below as we have transitioned to alternative methods of engagement to provide you with intentional virtual programs, services, and resources for the rest of Spring 2020 semester. We will continue with many of our existing programs and services. In addition, please check out the ones with (new) next to them as they are new programs and services.

Click here to review key resources during social distancing.


The SUBIR Dreamer Resource Center at San Diego City College supports an inclusive campus culture in order to empower undocumented students to achieve their academic and personal pursuits and become active members of our communities. The SUBIR Dreamer Resource Center is a welcoming place for undocumented students and their allies. 


Connect with us for updates and resources! Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.  

Do you have a question and don't know where to start? 

Please click here to submit your question, concern, or recommendation on how to best support you. Please do not include questions with specific information to your own academic records; instead, please click here to request a one-on-one appointment.

We will post a video on the DRC Instagram  page where the DRC team will do our best to address your questions, concerns, and recommendations. Video will be posted every Tuesday at 12 p.m. Due to spring break, the first video will be posted on Tuesday, April 14, 2020.

For questions and technology support, please call our temporary phone number (619) 800-4593 or send an email to Armando Marono Mercado at amarono@sdccd.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you need a referral or need to meet with a counselor?

Please contact the Dreamer Resource Center team to schedule one-on-one appointments to help you and support you in any way we can during this challenging time and/or refer you to key City College departments or local organizations. 

Please click here to submit your one-on-one appointment request via telephone or zoom (click here to learn about zoom).

Appointments can be scheduled between Monday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you are not available during these times, you can add a different option on the form. Please note that counseling sessions with Counselor Noel Puga are only available on Wednesdays and Thursdays between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. For questions and technology support, please call our temporary phone number (619) 800-4593 or send an email to Dr. Adan Sanchez at asanchez003@sdccd.edu.

Please consider confidentiality statements below during your online counseling appointments:

I understand that California is a 'two-party consent' state. It is a crime in California to record a telephone call or videoconference, among other types of private conversations, without the express consent of all participants.
I understand that I may not record my scheduled online session with my counselor without their consent. I may not record the meeting or any portion of it unless I ask the counselor and they specifically give you permission.

CLICKA Student Organization

"Community, Love, Intercultural Connections, Knowledge, and Allyship" (CLICKA) is a student organization at San Diego City College focuses "to build a community of undocumented and ally students to support each other in all aspects of their lives."

Join us via zoom (click here to learn about zoom) for our virtual get-togethers. Meeting information coming soon.

DRC Faculty Zoom Hours (new)

Meet with San Diego City College faculty to receive the extra support and encouragement we all need to address and overcome the academic challenges we face on a daily basis.

Join via zoom (click here to learn about zoom) to ask your specific questions or to hear the answers to questions you didn't know you had. As faculty who understand and advocate for the undocumented student experience at City College, they can help you in more ways than just your academic needs.

Meet with the following faculty during their zoom hours in Spring 2020. Click on the professor's name below to join the zoom session. 

  • Professor Justin Akers Chacon every Tuesday from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Zoom ID: 759-399-377)
  • Professor America Martinez every Thursday from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Zoom ID: 466 142 338)
  • Professor Gibran Guido every Friday from 3:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m. (Zoom ID: 970-9776-9877)

If you have any questions, please call our temporary phone number (619) 800-4593 or send an email to Dr. Adan Sanchez at asanchez003@sdccd.edu.

DRC Tutoring (new)

FREE tutoring is available every Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 2 p.m. via zoom, email, or telephone with Linda E. Sanchez, doctoral student from the University of California at Irvine. She offers help with writing and editing essays (any topic) and can tutor various topics including Anthropology (Physical Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Archeology, and Linguistics), Chicano Studies, and Spanish. Please email Linda at lindaes@uci.edu if you have any questions about her services or to schedule an appointment.

Undocuhealing Circles 

 

Join Counselor Noel Puga for a meaningful and engaging dialogue for San Diego City College students in a supportive virtual space to share your feelings and concerns. Together, we will validate each other and share about everyday issues that are impacting our communities. 

This virtual space is open for San Diego City College students who may be AB540, DACAmented, Dreamers, Undocu-students, mixed-status, and allies. 

We will get together via zoom (click here to learn about zoom) from 2:00 p.m to 3:00 p.m. on the following Thursdays in Spring 2020 semester:

  • April 23, 2020
  • May 7, 2020
  • May 21, 2020

Please click here to register for any or all of the upcoming Undocuhealing Circles this semester. You will receive a unique link to join via zoom either by calling in or video. Upon registration participants will receive an email with the Zoom meeting information accompanied by the meeting ID and password to access the Undocuhealing Circle gathering. 

For questions and technology support, please call our temporary phone number (619) 800-4593 or send an email to Counselor Noel Puga at npuga@sdccd.edu.

Wellness Workshops

Everyone is welcomed! Workshop's content will be a combination of psychoeducation on different mental health topics along with coping skills development, mindfulness, and community building. 

We will get together via zoom (click here to learn about zoom) from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the following Wednesdays in Spring 2020 semester.  Please join in zoom sessions (ID: 734-791-147) on the following dates below to participate on those specific topics. 

  • April 15, 2020: Grief
  • April 29, 2020: Acculturative Stress
  • May 13, 2020: Supports

This is a collaboration between the Student Health Center, the International Office, and the SUBIR Dreamer Resource Center. 

For any questions, please contact:

Mental Health Counseling at (619) 388-3055 or send email to citymhcc@sdccd.edu.

For questions and technology support, please call our temporary phone number (619) 800-4593 or send an email to Dr. Adan Sanchez at asanchez003@sdccd.edu.

FREE* immigration consultations with lawyers from Jacobs & Schlesinger LLP are available every Friday between 1:00 p.m. and 4 p.m. during Spring 2020 semester.

To receive a referral to Jacobs & Schlesinger LLP from the SUBIR Dreamer Resource Center, you must first meet with our Counselor Noel Puga via zoom (click here to learn about zoom). Please click here to submit your one-on-one appointment request and select the option "Need referral to immigration consultation."

Please click here to review the type of immigration consultation you may receive from Jacobs & Schlesinger LLP.

*U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) fees are not included. 

 

Book Reading and Conversation with Author Dr. Omar Pimienta

April 16, 2020:  11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Please click here to join the event via zoom.

The SUBIR Dreamer Resource Center and L.I.B.R.O.S. have partnered to host the book reading and conversation on the book Album of Fences with author Dr. Omar Pimienta via zoom (click here to learn about zoom). The event will take place on Thursday, April 16th from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Please click here to join the event via zoom or join to zoom ID # 314 550 150.

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Dreamer Podcast Club (new)

Just like a book club! Join us for dialogue as the Dreamer Resource Center highlights a podcast featuring the stories and voices of the undocumented communities. Engage in dialogue on the first Wednesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. via zoom (click here to learn about zoom). 

Please listen to the following podcast prior to the zoom session. Click on the title of the podcast below to listen to the podcast. Click on the date of the podcast to join the zoom session on that Monday at 11:30 a.m. 

April 8, 2020Representation through Undocumented Tales  
(second Wednesday due to spring break)
In this episode from the Basic Brown Nerds podcast, "meet undocumented filmmaker and creator, Armando Ibanez. He is the creator, editor, and producer of Undocutales, a web series going into its 3rd season this October. The series follows the main character, Fernando, an undocumented queer immigrant, and his aventuras in L.A., making us laugh, cry, and understand more about what this experience is in the United States." Published in September 2019. 

May 6, 2020: Undocumented Student Alliance On Immigration MIC!In this episode from the Immigration MIC podcast, you'll  hear from two young women from SUNY Old Westbury who are stepping up to share their personal stories during this hostile political climate, while working to grow their organization for immigration advocacy on their college campus. Published in November 2018.

Please click here to review additional podcast options.

Intersectional Mirror: A dialogue to explore the multiple layers of our individual identities (new) 

Join a welcoming and learning virtual space to engage in dialogue about the multiple social identities we hold and their influence in our daily decisions. We will meet via zoom (click here to learn about zoom) on the dates below from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. to talk about the intersection of the identities listed.

Please click on the title of the session below to join the zoom session.

Monday, May 4, 2020: UndocuQueer student experience

Monday, Date TBD: First-Gen Latino/a/x Chicano/a/x student experience 

Please click here to register for any or all of the upcoming Intersectional Mirror dialogues this semester. 

If you have any questions, please call our temporary phone number (619) 800-3708

 or send an email to Dr. Adan Sanchez at asanchez003@sdccd.edu.

As a key partner of the SUBIR Dreamer Resource Center, Immigrants Rising’s mission is to"empower undocumented young people to achieve educational and career goals through personal, institutional and policy transformation." 

We invite you to review the following resources and programs shared by Immigrants Rising:

Review the List of Tangible Support for Undocumented Communities during COVID-19 

Participate in the Virtual Wellness Gatherings for Undocumented Young People to help you stay grounded and connected to one another. 

Sundays & Wednesdays from 5:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m.

Storytelling: Learn to reclaim and share personal stories. Click here to learn about this empowering experience. 

Watch the ITIN 101: Everything You Want to Know about ITIN, But Don't Know What to Ask video

Please click here to watch the 'Who is Immigrants Rising?'  video and here to learn about their additional resources, programs, and services. 

For questions and technology support, please call our temporary phone number (619) 800-4593 or send an email to Dr. Adan Sanchez at asanchez003@sdccd.edu.

DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS (DACA)

As you may be aware, we are currently waiting for the Supreme Court of the United States to release its decision regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This decision will ultimately determine whether the DACA program will end or continue to provide thousands of young adults with protection from deportation and a work permit, renewable every two years. Although we cannot predict the exact date when the Supreme Court will release its decision, we know that it can be any day now.

Therefore, as we continue to wait for a decision, Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) wants you to know that we are here to support you and other DACA recipients, especially during this time. We understand that this time is full of uncertainty and fear as we do not know what the future of the DACA program will be. However, even though we do not know what the Supreme Court will ultimately decide, we encourage you to prepare for any outcome.

For this reason, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible if you need to renew your DACA application before the Supreme Court makes its final decision. Unfortunately, initial DACA applications are not being accepted at this time.

In the meantime, our team put together a list of DACA-related resources that can help you prepare. Please find this list below.  We will periodically be updating this webpage so check back regularly.

Lastly, we want you to know the Immigration Services Department specifically, and JFS generally, continue to be available to assist and support you and our community. Please, feel free to contact our legal team with any concerns or questions. We have included our direct department contact information below, as well as the JFS Access line for non-immigration related resources.


COMMUNITY CONVERSATION

Understanding the Supreme Court Decision On DACA:
What Happens Next?

Community Conversation - Understanding the Supreme Court Decision On DACA: What Happens Next? from Jewish Family Service-San Diego on Vimeo.

Contact Jewish Family Service-San Diego

Immigration Line: (858) 637-3365

Higher Education Legal Services Line: (858) 637-3345 (for those who are a Community College or California State University student or affiliate)

Access Line: (858) 637-3210

"Libros e Imformacion en Bibliotecas con Recursos y Otros Servicios" (L.I.B.R.O.S.) is dedicated to the improvement of all library and information services to the growing number of Chicano/Latinos and Spanish-speaking people in San Diego County. 

Click here to learn about the additional events, resources, and scholarships information sponsored by L.I.B.R.O.S.

 

Breaking News Update: Supreme Court Rules Against Trump Administration on DACA

The U.S. Supreme Court has extended a lifeline to the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which allowed roughly 650,000 so-called "Dreamers" to stay and work in this country legally. The 5-4 decision allows the "Dreamers" to remain safe from deportation for now. 

Graphic of Daca

 

The SUBIR Dreamer Resource Center is part of SUBIR Intercultural Centers. 

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