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SUBIR Dreamer Resource Center

We are Here for You!

The Dreamer Resource Center (DRC) at San Diego City College aims to offer a welcoming space for all students, faculty, professional staff, community members, and allies. Our mission is to encourage an inclusive campus culture that supports undocumented and mixed-status students achieve their academic and personal pursuits. 

If you are an undocumented student, make the DRC your First Stop! We will guide you through admisison, tuition, financial aid, counseling and career goals, and much more! 

Contact Us

The Dreamer Resource Center is located at San Diego City College AH 200A (The Cube). 

Hours of Operation: Monday through Thursday, from 9am- 3pm 
Phone: (619) 388- 4435
Email: CityDreamers@sdccd.edu 
Instagram: @dreamerresourcecenter

One-on-One Counseling Appointments:

Gabriela (Gaby) Sotogaribay is the designated counselor supporting the Dreamer Resource Center. Gaby is available to provide academic, transfer, career, and personal counseling to undocumented and mixed-immigration status students. In person appointments will be held at the Intercultural Center (L-206). To schedule an appointment with Gaby, click on the link below:

Book an appointment with Gaby

NOTE: These appointments are exclusively for undocumented or mixed-immigration status students. Other students should refer to the Counseling and Personal Growth Department for general counseling related to academic and career goals.

*Citas pueden ser en español.

General Inquiries: 

Remember, our team is here to assist you. Feel free to reach out for any general inquiries by contacting the DRC team at (619) 388-4435 or sending an email to CityDreamers@sdccd.edu.

We can also refer you to crucial San Diego City College departments, local organizations, or provide information about free immigration consultations. 

Please consider confidentiality statements below when speaking with the DRC team:

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.


May Events 

 

Undocumented Student Conference 
Friday, May 3, 2024, from 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
RSVP Required for Details http://bit.ly/USC2024
San Diego City College is thrilled to host the district-wide Undocumented Student Conference! We will offer various workshops and information sessions and end with a resource fair. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided for those who RSVP. We hope to see you there!
 
 
Undocu-chats
Wednesday, May 8, 2024, from 2 pm -3 pm 
AH 200A
Are you interested in topics surrounding the undocumented community? Do you need a place to talk with others who have similar immigrant experiences? Then come to our undocu-chats! Our focus is building community and friendships through conversation and different activities.
 
 
End-of-the-year celebration 
Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Check out our IG for more details!
The DRC team invites you to celebrate the end of the year with us. We will offer lunch and play games! 

Join the DRC team for various in-person and virtual workshops and information sessions specific to the undocumented community. 

Examples of previous workshops or information sessions:

  • UndocuHealing Circle 
  • Income Generating Opportunities for the Undocu-Community 
  • CA Dream Act FAQ 
  • Know Your Rights 
  • Traveling with Advance Parole 

We advertise our events through Instagram.

 

Follow us at @dreamerresourcecenter

Higher Education Legal Services (HELS) provides FREE immigration legal services to students, staff, and faculty at San Diego and Imperial Valley community and state colleges.

Virtual and in-person appointments are available. To schedule an appointment, please click on the link below: 

*Starting in March 2024, in-person appointments will be offered at San Diego City College!  

Book a FREE appointment with HELS

 

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

Jewish Family Service-San Diego on Vimeo.
 
 

Community Partners: Review their FREE Resources, Programs, and Services

Catholic Charities 

619-231-2828 

349 Cedar St., SD, CA 92101

East County Mental Health Clinic 

619-401-5500

1000 Broadway
El Cajon, CA 92021

First Avenue Counseling Center 

619-685-0041 

2333 1st Avenue, Ste 204, SD CA, 92101

Jewish Family Services 

1-877-537-1818 

8804 Balboa Ave., SD, CA 92123

La Maestra Counseling Center 

619-564-8765 

4060 Fairmount Avenue, San Diego CA 92105

Logan Heights Counseling Center 

619-515-2355 

2204 National Avenue, San Diego CA 92113

Operation Samahan 

619-474-2284 

2743 Highland Ave, SD, CA 91950

SDSU Center for Community Counseling 

619-594-4918 

4283 El Cajon Blvd #215, SD, CA 92115

The LGBT Center 

619- 692-2077 x208 

3930 Centre St . SD, CA 92103

YMCA Low-Cost Individual Counseling

619-239-0355 x 252 

1012 C Street, SD CA, 92101

Call 2-1-1 for 24/7 Access Support:

As a local non-profit operating 24 hours a day, 365 days each year, 211 San Diego is the region's trusted source for access to community, health, social and disaster services. By simply dialing 211 the call is free, confidential and available in more than 200 languages. 211 provides access to 6,000 services, resources and programs through our online database.

Crisis Text Line: Text COURAGE to 741741 (24 hours a day/ 7 days a week)

Domestic Violence Hot Line & Resources: (888) DV-LINKS/ (888) 385-4657 

Family Support Line: (877) 450-LINE/ (877) 450-5463

NAMI San Diego Help Line: (619) 543-1434 (Monday through Friday, 9 am-5pm)

San Diego Access & Crisis Line: (888) 724-7240 (24 hours a day/ 7 days a week)

San Diego Sexual Assault & Rape Hot Line: (888) 724-7240 

 

Program Learning Outcomes

The Dreamer Resource Center is part of the Intercultural Centers at San Diego City College, which also include the Pride Hub, Womxn's Hub, and First-Gen Hub.

By engaging with the Intercultural Centers, students will:

  1. Identify key programs, services, and resources available to support their academic and person pursuits.
  2. Recognize how their multiple identities and roles intersect and influence their college experience and daily lives.

 

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