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Past Events

Previous events provided by the Dreamer Resource Office & the UPRISE Program

Ca Dream Act Workshop

CADA/FAFSA workshops

Get one-on-one assistance applying for federal financial aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act from the Financial Aid Office and the Dreamer Resource Office staff. 

AB540 scholarship workshops

The Dreamer Resource Office partnered with the Financial Aid Office to share scholarships opened to AB- 540 students.  For more scholarships opened to AB-540 students visit the DRO website. 

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Healing circle

Healing circle

A safe and empowering space for undocumented students and students from mixed status families to share stories and build community. The purpose for this event is to give students and mixed status families a safe space for them to share their experience and feelings.     


Entrepreneur workshops

These workshops allow participants to get familiar with the process and skills one needs to start their own business.  


JFS Presenation

Family emergency safety planning

Participants work with a Safety Plan Specialist  to develop a safety plan for themselves and their loved ones in the event that a person or a family member is detained or deported.

Family story time

 We invited students and their families to join us in a safe space to share their stories. Students, loved ones, and allies will have the opportunity to share the struggles and accomplishments they have experienced. The event will be followed a resource fair.

Family night event

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Education without borders celebration

Celebration to honor our graduating AB 540 /undocu /dacamented /DREAMer students for their achievements and accomplishments. 

Cougars talent show

A series of workshops for students to learn how to create, get in touch with their artistic side, and explore their talents. 

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Peer Mixer

Peer Mentor Mixer is meant for students and alumni to meet each other and make meaningful relationships that can lead to opportunities. 

A night with the stars

Students and community members had the opportunity to participate in an Arts and Creative Writing Series to explore their immigrant experience in a safe space.  

Night with the stars event

Dreamer Preview Day

Dreamer preview & welcome days

Incoming/future CSUSM Students will learn more on campus resources, meet the DREAMers Resource Office Team, current students, and alumni. Also get help with class registration, residency, and financial aid.

Incoming first-year and transfer students had the opportunity to get one-on-one help with financial aid, residency, and class registration.