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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.


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. 


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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 at amarono@sdccd.edu.

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.If you have any questions, please call our temporary phone number (619) 800-4593 or send an email to Yaneth Escobosa at yescobos@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. 
  • Professor Gibran Guido every Wednesday from 2:00 p.m to 3 :00 p.m.
  • Professor America Martinez every Thursday from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

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)

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 click on the date below to participate in the zoom session 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.

SUBIR Dreamer Resource Center at our temporary phone number (619) 800-4593 or send email to Yaneth Escobosa at yescobos@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.

 

Book Reading and Conversation with Author 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 Omar Pimienta via zoom (click here to learn about zoom). 

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Dreamer Podcast Club (new)

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, 2020: Representation 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.

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 third Monday of each month from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. to talk about the intersection of the identities listed below on the following days.

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

Monday, April 20, 2020: UndocuQueer student experience

Monday, May 18, 2020: 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) 800-4593 or send an email to Dr. Adan Sanchez at asanchez003@sdccd.edu.

Community Partners

Review their FREE Resources, Programs, and Services:

Immigrants Rising 

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. 

If you have any questions, please call our temporary phone number (619) 800-4593 or send email to Yaneth Escobosa at yescobos@sdccd.edu.

L.I.B.R.O.S.

"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.

Additional Resources and Forms

AB 540 Form

Alliance San Diego

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office - Resources for Undocumented Students

College Board's National Repository of Resources for Undocumented Students

DACA Current Status

East County Behavioral Health Clinic

Immigrant Legal Resource Center

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Jewish Family Services 

Relief Funds for Undocumented workers in CA

San Diego Access & Crisis Line

San Diego Youth Services
South Bay Community Services 

TAY (Transition Age Youth) (Golden Hills Youth Center)

Graphic of Daca

 

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

View calendar of events below. To reserve any of the Centers' space, fill out this request form