HAPPY NEW YEAR UNDOCUYOTIES!
We hope you all had a fun and restful break and excited for the new year just as much as we are! May this new year bring you nothing but happiness and success!
CSUSB Spring Semester to Begin Virtually
CSUSB Spring Semester will open for remote/online instruction for the majority of the courses on January 22, 2022, and remain virtual until February 18, 2022. The Undocumented Student Success Center will offer both in person and remote services at the San Bernardino & Palm Desert campuses, unless stated otherwise.
*REQUIRED* COVID-19 Vaccination Booster Unless Exempt
Please see flyers below for important information in regards to accessing university facilities or programs & requiring a COVID-19 booster.
*Please visit https://myturn.ca.gov for available appointments*
Meet our new Academic Advisor & Counselor!
We would like to introduce the USSC’s newest team member, Stephanie Garibo Alday! She will be serving as our Academic Advisor & Counselor. Students are more than welcome to reach out to her for assistance with academic guidance, counseling, course planning, and anything else you need!
Click the flyer to schedule an appointment!
The Undocumented Student Success Center has expanded it's space! The USSC Main Office will now be in the SMSU room 103 (SU-103). Most appointments with the USSC main staff will take place here unless stated otherwise. The USSC Student Lounge will be in the SMSU room 102B (SU-102B ) and will serve as a study area and networking space for students!
CA Dream Act Application is Now Open!
Priority Deadline: March 2nd, 2022
The CA Dream Act is a state-based financial aid program for eligible undocumented students that was established in Spring 2012 by the CA Student Aid Commission. The California Dream Act application allows undocumented and nonresident students (U.S. Citizens and eligible non-citizens) who qualify for a non-resident exemption under Assembly Bill 540 (AB 540) to receive certain types of financial aid such as: private scholarships funded through public universities, state-administered financial aid, university grants, community college fee waivers, and Cal Grants. In addition, the California Dream Act, allows eligible students to pay in-state tuition at any public college in California. The California Student Aid Commission (Commission) processes this application. Any aid offered can only be used at eligible California institutions. This CA Dream Act is unrelated to the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
“Stop by the center or set up an appointment for assistance!”
Need assistance with the CA Dream Act Application? No worries! The USSC will be hosting a series of workshops dedicated to assist students with completing the application in order to be eligible for financial aid for the next academic year!
Join us for our upcoming workshops and get that application signed & submitted!
*Our next workshop is on January 20th at 12pm.
*Join one of our Cash for College presentations with partnering programs!
CA Dream Act Service Incentive Grant Program
UNDOCUMENTED ADVOCATES @ CSUSB
Are you interested in being part of an amazing student club on campus that tailors to undocumented student needs? Then look no further and join our Undocumented Advocates!
Undocumented Advocates is a student organization and support network for all students regardless of their social and immigration status at CSUSB and across diverse communities. We form a camaraderie of people working together, networking, advocating, sharing our day-to-day experiences, struggles, and successes, to fulfill our personal and educational goals.
If you are interested in joining this student club, please complete our application in the flyer!
If you are a continuing member, please also complete this form. We are trying to clean our server list and appreciate your cooperation. Please feel free to contact Iveth Diaz, Club-Advisor, should you have any questions and/or concerns @ Iveth.Diaz@csusb.edu.
In love and community, Undocumented Advocates & USSC Team
“They tried to bury us, they didn’t know we were seeds.” – Mexican Proverb
COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic
USSC Group Me
The USSC has a *NEW* Group Me!
Stay up to date with information and events from the USSC. All event flyers, updates, professional opportunities, campus information, and other important information will be shared here! Stay in contact with the USSC team and build community with your fellow peers!
*If you were a part of the original group, we highly recommend you join our new group as we will be sharing all information here moving forward*
You’re invited to participate in the first publication of the USSC Migrant Writing Circle! We encourage you to submit your writing, regardless of whether it was written during the circle.
Click flyer to submit your work!
Peer Mentoring Program
The Peer Mentoring Program is designed to provide academic advising and support while at CSUSB! Check out our Peer Mentors who specialize in working with different Colleges & Majors!
Meet our newest IEFP Peer Mentor Fellows
They are available to provide CADAA assistance, offer resources, and answer any questions you may have about the USSC & our services!
Make your appointment today by clicking on the flyer!
Need help with your scholarship essays and graduate school personal statement? Check out the Spring 2022 writing tutoring hours and make your appointment!
*Tutoring schedule begins January 25th*
CARECEN Legal Services Team
Need legal assistance? Schedule a virtual appointment with the CARECEN Legal Services for FREE! Open to enrolled students, staff, faculty, and to students’ immediate family members (father, mother, siblings, students’ children).
Immigrants Rising Presents:
The #UndocuHustle refers to entrepreneurial spirit at the heart of the immigrant experience. UndocuHustle.org shows you how to leverage your skills, knowledge and experience to generate income through contracting or business start-up opportunities.
Immigrants Rising’s Mental Health Connector
Are you undocumented without health insurance? Immigrants Rising can connect you to a qualified therapist who can support you for FREE.
Immigrants Rising’s Wellness Support Groups
These wellness support groups help undocumented young people stay grounded and connected to the community.
California Health Care Resource Guide for the Undocumented Community
This health care resource guide provides a comprehensive list of affordable healthcare options in California Counties and several cities. The resource guide includes services rendered, health care provider contact information, and types of fees.
Connect IE.org is a FREE one-stop website that provides Inland Empire residents from different zip codes with community resources 24/7, it makes it easy to find community services you need – like food pantries, housing services, health care, job training, transportation, and other low-cost or free programs.
MAF DACA Fee Assistance
Mission Asset Fund is assisting folks with DACA renewals by loaning half and financing half of the fees to USCIS: “If approved, you will receive a $495 check made out to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.”, “Half of the funds ($247.50) is a grant and does not need to be repaid. The other half ($247.50) is a zero-interest loan.”, “Monthly payments of $24.75 will be automatically debited from your checking account for 10 months. Your loan payment activity won’t impact your credit history since this is not a credit-building loan.” Click flyer for more information.
UCLA Public Health *$3,000 STIPEND*
The UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program is a summer program that provides undergraduate students the opportunity to explore the field of public health through hands-on training, structured workshops, and professional development. Over the course of 8 weeks (June 19- August 13, 2022) students participate in internships with community partners 3 days per week and educational programming 2 days per week. During the summer, scholars attend a conference at the CDC in Atlanta, Georgia with Public Health Scholars from other programs across the nation. This is a paid internship, with students provided both stipends and housing at UCLA.
The application for Summer 2022 is now open until Monday, January 31, 2022.
University of Michigan Summer Enrichment Program
Each summer, 18-25 undergraduate students from across the country come to Ann Arbor for eight weeks of education, mentoring, internships with health care organizations in Southeast Michigan, and preparation for graduate school success. The program offers a tax-free stipend of $3,000 is paid in three parts: at the beginning, middle, and end of the summer. The UM SEP pays for students' round-trip travel from their home or school to Ann Arbor. The program also provides rental cars (and their fuel costs) for students to carpool to and from their internship sites every weekday. UM SEP students live together in a University of Michigan Residence Hall for the duration of the program and receive $250 towards the cost of on-campus food during the program. *DACA recipients are eligible to apply
Click flyer to visit the USSC Scholarship Resource Guide.
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The USSC wishes you an amazing 2022 and Spring Semester — Happy New Year Undocuyoties
Contact us at Dreamers@csusb.edu or at 909.537.5937
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