Dream Center



 

UndocuWelcome 2018

Organized by the Dream Center and sponsored by Career Services Diversity Fund Committee, we are pleased to share with you our calendar of events! This week features programming and services to meet the needs of Undocumented and mixed-status household students to support them in their personal and academic goals. 
 
Please note, events with an asterisk (*) are open to our Campus Community (Staff/Faculty/Administrators/ & Community Partners). 
 
Food will be provided as supplies last & students will have an opportunity to enter a drawing to win some Cal Poly swag. 

Monday, October 1 

event 

time facilitator description location
*Welcome & Kick-Off Breakfast 9:00AM-10:30AM Dream Center Staff Join members of the Dream Center, UndocuAlly Working Group, RISE, & campus partners for welcome and breakfast.  Dream Center
UndocuMustangs Meet & Greet 12:00PM-1:30PM Dream Center Staff This event will be an opportunity for new and returning students to meet. This will be a perfect time to socialize and form lasting friendships.  Dream Center
UndocuStories- Student Panel for Students 3:00PM-4:00PM Kat Zevallos Pastor, Dream Center Coordinator This student panel will highlight the lived experiences of Undocumented students at Cal Poly. You will have the opportunity to engage with the panelists and learn from their experiences.  Building 52, Room D27
*UndocuStories-Student Panel for Campus Community 4:10PM-5:00PM Kat Zevallos Pastor, Dream Center Coordinator This student panel will highlight the lived experiences of Undocumented students at Cal Poly. You will have the opportunity to engage with the panelists and learn from their experiences.  Building 52, Room D27

Tuesday, October 2

event 

time facilitator description location
Career Services Drop-In Hour 11:10AM-12:30PM Jack Sandoval, Career Counselor Come by and meet with Career Service's new Career Counselor. You will have the opportunity to discuss any of your career-related questions, including how to get experience, network, and resume building strategies.  Dream Center
Being an UndocuGrad 3:00PM-4:30PM Kat Zevallos Pastor, Dream Center Coordinator Are you thinking about attending Graduate School? In this session, you will learn about navigating graduate school as an Undocumented student and gain insight and resources.  Dream Center

Wednesday, October 3

event 

time facilitator description location
*Meet & Greet Local Immigration Attorney 10:00AM-10:30AM Kevin Gregg, Immigration Attorney Come by and meet with Paso Roble's Immigration Attorney Kevin Gregg.  Building 52, Room E29
1-On-1 Consultation Hour 10:45AM-12:00PM Kevin Gregg, Immigration Attorney This 1-On-1 sessions will allow students to talk to our guest immigration attorney in private and receive answers to their immigration questions.  Building 52, Room E29
Mixed- Status Families Dialogue 12:10PM-1:30PM Alejandra Cebreros, CLA Multicultural Advisor This dialogue will focus on the experiences of undocumented students and students from mixed-status families in higher education. We will discuss the educational challenges and opportunities students experience due to their legal status and/or the legal status of their family members. Dream Center

Thursday, October 4 

event 

time facilitator description location
*Scholarships for Undocumented Students Workshop 12:10PM-1:00PM Adrienne Garcia-Specht & Tatiana Mendoza, Financial Aid Counselors This workshop will review scholarship strategies and highlight where to find scholarships available to undocumented students, including those without DACA. Building 52, Room E28
*Managing Your Financial Aid Panel 2:10PM-3:00PM

Adrienne Garcia-Specht & Delfina Medina-Maloney, Financial Aid Counselors

 

Yolanda Heredia, Student Accounts

A panel made of up financial aid counselors, a student account service representative to answer questions regarding using and managing financial aid resources. Building 52, Room E29
Mindfulness Meditation 3:10PM-4:00PM Dr. Ana Cabezas, Diversity & Multicultural Inclusion Coordinator, Counseling Services A space for students to unplug and reconnect with a sense of purpose and meaning. Dream Center
Finding Your Balance: Holistic Health & Wellbeing 4:10PM-5:00PM

Kirsten Vinther, Prevention Specialist, Campus Health & Wellbeing

 

Tenzin Namdol, VISTA Fellow, Campus Health & Wellbeing 

Join us for a small group discussion incorporating holistic wellness with specific discussion around the stressors of being undocumented on campus. This discussion culminates with the co-creation of your own toolbox for navigating emotionally and identification of resources available to help you thrive at Cal Poly. Dream Center

Friday, October 5

event 

time facilitator description location
*Meet & Greet the United Farm Workers Foundation Team & Breakfast 10:00AM-10:45AM Dream Center Staff Join us to welcome the United Farm Workers Foundation Team and welcome them to Cal Poly.  Dream Center
*DACA Info Session 11:30AM-12:30PM

Yahaira Ponce, Legal Assistant

 

Hedizabeth Orozco, Accredited Representative

Attend this session to receive information on any policy updates on DACA and how the UFW Foundation may be able to pay for an individual's DACA renewal filing fee. Dream Center
*Citizenship Info Session 1:00PM-2:00PM Hedizabeth Orozco, Accreddited Representative In this session, you will receive information provided by an accredited representative on how to obtain your naturalization. If time allows, find out if you qualify to become a U.S. citizen.   Building 52, Room E29
*"Know Your Rights" Info Session 2:30PM-3:30PM Lizbeth Molina, Outreach Assistant This workshop will educate you on being an advocate for yourself and others and gain information about your rights if you are ever stopped by the police or ICE agents.   Building 52, Room E29

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