Dreamers Support Services

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Dreamers Support Services
Wed - Thu: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Logo of a butterfly with the words: Miramar Dreamers, Miramar College Undocumented Student Services

San Diego Miramar College, in alignment with the San Diego Community College District Board of Trustees, is deeply committed to the inclusion of all people, regardless of their race, ethnicity, heritage, national origin, immigration status, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, medical condition, or disability.

The Dreamer Support Services Office provides programs and services which help empower undocumented students to achieve their academic and personal pursuits and become active members of our communities. We serve as a resource for undocumented students (i.e., AB540, DACA, mixed-status families) on topics pertaining to current events, legislation updates, legal assistance, resources and more.

Summer 2022 Office Hours:

Wednesday and Thursday, 10am–2pm

Program Services

The Miramar Dreamers Support Program routinely partners with other college departments and outside organizations to provide our Undocu-Students with the resources they need to succeed, both in and out of the classroom. Stop by our offices, K1-304, or email us at miradreamers@sdccd.edu for a complete listing of current events and workshops or to schedule an appointment!

1-on-1 Support Individualized support sessions for students, staff & faculty, and community members.
AB 540 & Tuition Exemptions Appointments and workshops regarding Assembly Bill 540, otherwise known as the provision that grants in-state tuition to students who may not be classified as a CA resident.
Admissions & Transfers For incoming students and individuals transferring to or from another institution, these workshops, info-sessions, and 1-on-1 counseling appointments are tailored to our undocumented students.
Career & Entrepreneurship Explore employment resources and income generation opportunities available to the undocumented community including how to work for yourself as an Undocu-preneur!
DACA & Legal Aid Information sessions and workshops regarding legal services and relevant legislation as well as appointment referrals to our FREE legal aid partners at the Higher Education Legal Services.
Financial Aid & Scholarships Discover what financial aid resources and scholarship opportunities are available to you regardless of citizenship status.
Mental Health Stress and college go hand-in-hand, and undocumented college students face unique mental health pressures. We're here to create an affirming space for you and refer you to appropriate services when needed. Contact Mental Health Services here. In an emergency, call 9-1-1.
Undocu Training & Other Events Workshops and informational sessions open to all for training and educational purposes, including our popular Undocu-Ally Training. Contact our office for dates and information about upcoming sessions and workshops.

Meet the Dream Team

A photo of Cheryl Barnard, Ph.D., Dean of Student Affairs at San Diego Miramar College

Dreamers Program Director
Cheryl Barnard, Ph.D., Dean of Student Affairs
Contact via Sandra Marquez, Administrative Assistant: smarquez@sdccd.edu

A photo of Edward Borek, Program Assistant for the Miramar Dreamers Support Program

Dreamers Program Assistant
Edward J. Borek III
Email: eborek@sdccd.edu

A photo of Dreamers Financial Aid Outreach Specialist Florencia Alvarado.

Dreamers Financial Aid Outreach Specialist
Florencia Alvarado
Email: falvarado@sdccd.edu

A photo of Dreamers adjunct counselor Leonardo "Layo" Cerutti.

Dreamers Counselor
Leonardo Cerutti, Adjunct Counselor
Email: Lcerutti@sdccd.edu

A photo of Margot Salgado, Dreamers Project Assistant.

Dreamers Project Assistant
Margot Salgado
Email: msalgado@sdccd.edu

What impact does the SDCCD Dreamer Support Program have on our students? Listen for yourself!

Watch the video above or visit https://youtu.be/9phDRUsUKYI.

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