Events Offered to Assist Undocumented Students

Several activities will take place in the next two weeks to help students prepare for the October 5 deadline to renew applications for the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

The Grads to be Program, which is supported by categorical state student equity funds, provides students with specialized counseling services, mentoring, workshops to address legal questions, and builds a supportive network to address multiple stressors that undocumented students may face. RSVPS are not needed for any of these upcoming events:

The first event will be a roundtable discussion on Thursday, Sept.  14, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Building 200, Room 229. This event will allow students to network and ask questions.

There will be two DACA clinics co-hosted with Orange County Immigrant Youth United and legal experts on Sept. 15 and 22. The Sept. 15 clinic will be from 5 to 9 p.m. in Rooms 224-226 and the program will be repeated on Sept. 22 in Room 226 from 2:30 to 9 p.m. and in Room 228 from 1 to 9 p.m. The clinics are open to the public.

On Monday, Sept. 18, lawyers from the Public Law Center will lead a presentation in the Wilshire Theatre from 5 to 7 p.m. This event is open to the public.

Lastly, a roundtable discussion on stress management will take place Sept. 28 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Room 2027. This roundtable will be repeated throughout the semester.

Faculty and staff may also request presentations. For more information please visit the Grads To Be Program website at grads2be.fullcoll.edu.

Author: Fullerton College

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