Events and Workshops

The Miramar College Dreamers Support Office produces many workshops and events to both inform and entertain our undocumented and immigrant students and their family members. Our workshops and engagement events are always FREE and open to all students regardless of status. Some events may require pre-registration, so read the descriptions. Family members are highly encouraged to attend workshops to learn alongside their student!

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Undocumented Student Action Week

Undocumented Student Action Week (USAW) takes place every October and was created to raise awareness about the challenges that students without status encounter along their educational journey. More importantly, USAW is about discussing solutions at local, statewide, and federal levels that support their educational dreams.

The events are intended to inform our students, colleges, and allies about how they can build a strong ecosystem that breaks down silos and promotes a collaborative campus approach to support the success of our undocumented students.

USAW Event Schedule (click the event title for more info like time, location, and event description)

Program Workshops

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Undocu-Hustle: Careers and Entrepreneurship

📅 Monday, October 16, 2023, from 12:30–2:00 pm
📍 Hybrid: REC Innovation Lab or via Zoom
🪑 Save your seat:

Are you ready to learn how to generate income through entrepreneurship and freelancing?  Anyone, regardless of immigration status, can make money by building their own business and working for themselves.

The Dreamers Support Services Office in partnership with the Career Center and the REC Innovation Lab at San Diego Miramar College will help you discover how you can leverage your talents and education to get your Undocu-Hustle on as an entrepreneur! You'll also learn how to earn a living as an independent contractor or gig economy worker as we guide you through an interactive group activity and personalized workbook. Our legal aid partners at the Higher Education Legal Services will be available to answer questions about immigration impacts of working for yourself.

This workshop is open to anyone interested in building their own business or working for themselves as a freelancer regardless of immigration status.  You may participate in person at the REC Center on the Miramar College campus or virtually via Zoom.  Register at

For disability accommodations email using the subject line "Dreamers event accommodations."

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Paying for College: Undocu-Scholarships

📅 Tuesday, October 17, 2023, from 12:30–1:30 pm
📍 via Zoom; register at

Being an undocumented student does not bar you from accessing money to help cover your college expenses… if you know where to look!  The Dream Team with our partners have compiled many resources and information about scholarship opportunities for students regardless of their status. In this interactive workshop, you will learn about scholarship resources available to undocumented and immigrant students at Miramar College and be guided though our Undocu-Scholarships activity workbook to keep your award search and application essay ideas organized.

For disability accommodations email using the subject line "Dreamers event accommodations."

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Know Your Rights

📅 Thursday, October 19, 2023, from 12:30–1:30 pm
📍 via Zoom; register at

The Higher Education Legal Services (HELS) has partnered with San Diego Miramar College to offer FREE immigration legal consultations to students. Chances of running into law enforcement are greater when living in a border community like San Diego. Our partners at HELS are here to teach undocumented students like you and your family members about your rights and how to develop a family preparedness plan in case you or your loved ones are exposed to detention or deportation.

For disability accommodations email using the subject line "Dreamers event accommodations."

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I Stand With Immigrants Day of Action

📅 Wednesday, October 25, 2023, from 12:00–2:00 pm
📍 K1-211, Student Services Building

The I Stand With Immigrants initiative, powered by the Education Fund, Inc., leads narrative campaigns that empower immigrants and allies to share their stories and drive action that demonstrates how immigration is good for our communities, economy, and country. The goal is encouraging everyone to explore their individual heritage and celebrate both our distinct and shared experiences.

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The annual college and university I Stand With Immigrants Day of Action is an effort to bring students and the higher education community into this initiative. Participating in this Day of Action can help your campus showcase support for immigrant students, faculty, and staff; jumpstart conversations about immigration; and bring like-minded students together for advocacy.

For disability accommodations email using the subject line "Dreamers event accommodations."

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Dream Act 101

📅 Thursday, February 15, 2024, from 12:30–1:30 pm
📍 via Zoom; registration link coming soon

Have you submitted your California Dream Act Application (CADAA) yet? Don't lose access to the financial aid you are eligible for! The application deadline is March 2. The Miramar Dream Team is hosting a one-hour workshop for students with last minute questions about the Dream Act application.

For disability accommodations email using the subject line "Dreamers event accommodations."

Recurring Engagement Activities

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Coffee & Crafts

📅 Select Wednesdays from 2:00–3:00 pm
📍 K1-211, Student Services Building

Coffee & Crafts is a student activity hosted by the Miramar Dreamers Support Office providing students an opportunity to take a creative break from classes for one hour every other week.

Join the Miramar Dream Team every other Wednesday at 2:00 pm for a different crafting activity. All materials plus FREE coffee or hot cocoa and a snack are provided at each session! We meet in the Jet Fuel Basic Needs Center (K1-211)

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Spring 2024 Sessions

For disability accommodations email using the subject line "Coffee & Crafts accommodations."

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NEW! Undocu-Circles

📅 Select dates from 1:30–3:00 pm
📍 K1-211, Student Services Building

Undocu-Circles are affirming spaces for Dreamers and undocumented students to create community with one another. Facilitated by our Dream Team staff, we welcome our diverse students to come share their unique immigrant stories. We start with a fun icebreaker, then discuss the rewards and challenges of being an immigrant, before participating in a collaborative activity to build community.

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For disability accommodations email using the subject line "Undocu-Circles accommodations."

Download Our Event Calendar

For more events at Miramar, view the Campus Calendar here.

Partner Workshops

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DACA Updates Webinar

📅 Thursday, October 5, 2023 from 12:00–1:00 pm
📍 via Zoom; register at (case-sensative link)

The Higher Education Legal Services will share the latest updates about the recent DACA ruling and what that means for DACA recipients, those who are eligible, and those with pending applications. All are welcome! Subtitulos disponibles en español.

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FREE Citizenship Day

📅 Thursday, October 21, 2023 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
🪑 Save your seat by October 12:
📍 Joan & Irwin Jacobs Campus - Community Services Building
     8788 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA 92123

For current Legal Permanent Residents (Green Card holders), receive a FREE legal screening from experienced attorneys and accredited representatives! Filing fees may be available based on eligibility.

Learn about the Naturalization process and get a full legal assessment to determine your eligibility to apply for Naturalization. Once eligibility is determined, FREE representation may be provided at a follow-up appointment.

What to Know:

  • Deadline to register: October 12, 2023
  • Open to current Green Card Holders
  • You MUST be registered to attend (register here)

For more information, call (858) 637-3365 or sign up for a return call here.