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High School Outreach
Resource for undocumented high school students applying to any University of California (clickable download): UndocumentedApplyingToUC.pdf
To serve the community, programs and workshops are developed for local high school students who identify as AB 540 and/or Undocumented as well as their families. A strong relationship is maintained with high schools to empower students to achieve higher education and to provide sufficient information that students may benefit from as self-identified AB 540 and undocumented individuals.
Safe spaces are established and maintained during outreaching efforts for students and their families by supporting the development of AB 540 and undocumented student clubs within high schools, facilitating workshops, coordinating and participating in conferences, organizing UC Davis campus visits, and ensuring that a permanent support system is established within every high school.
High School Outreach Intern
I chose to take the High School Outreach and Retention Intern position because of my past experience as a high school student. There was a lack of information on the DREAM Act and AB 540 at my campus, which made higher education unattainable for undocumented students.
Counselors at my high school would provide students with workshops on FASFA and how this would make their education affordable, but discussions on the DREAM Act and AB 540 were never in the conversations. This drove me to work for the AB 540 and Undocumented Student Center because I believe that education should be given to all, and determinants such as immigration or income status should not be an obstacle to pursue higher education.
As a High School Outreach Coordinator, I conduct presentations, e.g. CA Dream Act, AB 540, DACA, DAPA, to our undocumented and ally community. In addition to our focus on students, I also coordinate and present to parents, both English and Spanish. Other outreach presentations I provide are workshops and tabling at high schools or college fairs. I also co-present with Adriana, Community Outreach Coordinator, and other centers when given the opportunity.
Resource for undocumented transfer students applying to any University of California (clickable download): UndocumentedApplyingToUC.pdf
The Transfer Student Outreach component of our center seeks to establish connections and outreach to community colleges surrounding Davis. We cater to the needs of each group that outreaches to us. Workshops vary from transfer requirements, admissions information, DACA or DACA Renewal workshops as well as more information on new legislation. Our goal is to be a community resource and ensure that students looking to transfer are aware of the requirements, but also are aware of legislation that may affect them as undocumented students.
As an undocumented transfer student, I did not know if higher education was an option for me. It was through allies, resources, legislations, and more that I made it possible for me to transfer to the University of California, Davis. It is important to make everyone aware of these resources and to recognize that there is a path to higher education. As the transfer outreach intern, I outreach to local community colleges and make resources available to them.
My presentations are catered to the unique needs undocumented students face along with how to navigate the transfer requirements. I make the students aware of obstacles they might encounter and tools to help them empower themselves while facing these obstacles. Every presentation can be modified based on the request of the individual.
You can expect my presentations to cover information about Assembly Bill 540, the California Dream Act, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and scholarships.
A fundamental component of my work is to collaborate with other Life Centers like Collective, which is part of the Student Recruitment and Retention Center, and the Transfer Reentry Veterans Center (TRV). We bring in students from Northern California and provide tours of the student community center, the AB540 & Undocumented Student Center, and other resources in the area.