Glazer Family Dreamers Resource Center

The Glazer Family Dreamers Resource Center offers support and services to undocumented students while they pursue an education at Cal State LA.

DACA Renewals

As you may know, a recent decision by a federal judge has temporarily revived the DACA program and, as a result, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is once again accepting DACA renewal applications.

The Glazer Family Dreamers Resource Center, working closely with the Office of the Vice President for Student Life, is assisting students with the cost of submitting a DACA renewal request.

If you are interested in assistance with your DACA renewal fee, stop by the Office of the Vice President for Student Life and complete a “Request for Payment/DACA Renewal Fee” form. Please bring your student identification and Employment Authorization Document (EAD) with you.

Please be aware that:

If your DACA status expired after September 5, 2017, you are urged to complete and submit a DACA renewal application as soon as possible. 

If your DACA status expired before September 5, 2017, or your DACA was previously terminated, you may file a new initial DACA request in accordance with the Form I-821D and Form I-765 instructions. You must list the date your prior DACA expired or was terminated, if available, on Part 1 of the Form I-821D.

We recognize that these are challenging times. The Glazer Family Dreamers Resource Center is available to help. We also have Peer Mentor Advisors and Interns available for assistance.

Please feel free to contact us:

We are located in the Student Affairs Building, Room 214.

Email: GFDRC@calstatela.edu

Phone: (323) 343-4367

Our office hours are:

Monday - Thursday: 8 am - 6 pm

Friday: 8am - 5pm

Other Services

  • California Dream Act Information and Assistance
  • Scholarship Resources for Dreamers
  • Deferred Action (DACA) Information and Referrals
  • Workshops, Programs, and Student Support Group 
  • Academic and Career Advising
  • Peer Mentor Advisors
  • Math Tutoring
  • Student Organization Support (Students United to Reach Goals in Education- SURGE, and Pre-Health Dreamers PHD)
  • Campus and Community Partnerships and Advocacy
  • Staff and Faculty Allies Training
  • Study Lounge and Computer Access
  • Safe and Supportive Environment

Mission

Our mission is to serve all undocumented students at Cal State L.A. and the community with information and resources to promote college admissions, persistence, graduation, graduate school, and professional careers. We provide student support services that create a welcoming and supportive environment, enhance the university experience, build leadership skills, and promote civic and community engagement.

Vision

Our vision is to create partnerships, alliances, and relationships will students, staff, faculty, administrators, and community members. We recognize and honor the hard work of undocumented students and their allies in advocating for equity in higher education.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Information

On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several key guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal, and would then be eligible for work authorization.

Only individuals who can prove through verifiable documentation that they meet these guidelines will be considered for deferred action. Determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis under the guidelines set forth in the Secretary of Homeland Security’s memorandum.

On September 5, 2017, the Trump Administration announced that the DACA program would be rescinded and no new applications would be approved.

On January 9, 2018, a federal judge issued an injunction that temporarily stopped the Department of Homeland Security from proceeding with the termination of the DACA program.

For information and eligibility requirements, visit the Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) site. Source: USCIS.GOV

More DACA resources can be found at www.E4FC.org, https://unitedwedream.org,and at www.NILC.org.

STUDENT SUPPORT GROUPS

CSULA S.U.R.G.E

Students United to Reach Goals in Education is a student organization founded at California State University, Los Angeles on the principle of promoting higher education among both high school and college students regardless of legal status. Its mission is to encourage and increase the number of students attending and graduating from institutions of higher education through community involvement, scholarships and political activism and advocacy.

About SURGE at Cal State L.A

  • A support network for undocumented students and allies at Cal State L.A.
    -We share our day to day experiences, struggles, and successes with each other.
  • We provide each other with academic support and information about financial resources.
    -Undocumented students are unique, and they need different resources than regular students.
  • A politically active student organization that advocates for legislation that empowers immigrant communities.

Membership is not limited to Undocumented Students. All interested students are invited to join and encouraged to participate. For further information, visit the Club's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SURGE.CSULA

Club Advisors Luz Borjon and Frank Cornelio can be contacted via email.

Luz Borjon:  LBorjon@calstatela.edu

Frank Cornelio: FCornelio@calstatela.edu

PRE HEALTH DREAMERS (PHD)

Pre-Health Dreamers was started in 2012 by three undocumented college students who were actively pursuing careers in health and science. In 2013, PHD became a project of E4FC. In 2015 a group of dedicated Cal State L.A. students became the first university students to start a chapter of PHD.

PHD supports undocumented young people by serving as: 1) a trusted community of undocumented students, 2) a resource of unprecedented knowledge on related career pathways, and 3) an advocate for increased access to health careers and health care for the undocumented community. In just three years, PHD has made considerable progress in making health professions programs more accessible to undocumented young people.

For more information about PHD, click here to follow and like Cal State L.A. Pre Health Dreamers Chapter on Facebook.

Club Advisor Luz Borjon can be contacted via email.

Luz Borjon:  LBorjon@calstatela.edu


CAMPUS LINKS

Admissions and Recruitment www.calstatela.edu/admissions

Financial Aid www.calstatela.edu/financialaid

Cost of Attendance www.calstatela.edu/financialaid/cost-attendance

Student Financial Services www.calstatela.edu/sfinserv

National & International Scholarships and Fellowships Program www.calstatela.edu/nisfep

Educational Opportunity Program www.calstatela.edu/eop

University Academic Advisement Center www.calstatela.edu/academicadvisementcenter

Honors College www.calstatela.edu/honorscollege

Career Development Center www.calstatela.edu/univ/cdc

Cross Cultural Centers www.calstatelausu.org/ccc

University Registrar www.calstatela.edu/registrar

Transportation Services www.calstatela.edu/police/transportation-services

Housing http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/housing/

 

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