undocumented student week of action

October 15 – 20, 2018

Undocumented Student Week of Action advocates for a permanent solution to codify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that includes a pathway to citizenship, and to also provide support and resources to ALL undocumented students.

Here are a few ways to get involved:

  1. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend the many events throughout the week

    Want to Help? Ally Volunteer Form   Student Volunteer Form

  2. Show your support through your social media campaign in support of our undocumented students. Join the Conversation:  #CCCforDACA  #UndocumentedStudentActionWeek  #SMCUnafraidEducator

  3. The SMC Foundation is seeking support for our undocumented students to pay for their $505 DACA renewal costs and emergency expenses

    (The SMC Foundation Donation Page)

Schedule of Events at SMC

Monday October 15

"Paying for College" - Webinar by Immigrants Rising

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Center for Teaching Excellence (Media 104)

Tuesday October 16

"Know Your Rights" - Workshop with CARECEN

11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Center for Teaching Excellence (Media 104)

California Dream Application Assistance

Drop-in 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  STEM Conference Room (DH 301A), 3rd Floor Drescher Hall Hosted by STEM/Equity

WEDNESDAY October 17

"Explore Entrepreneurship" - Webinar by Immigrants Rising

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Center for Teaching Excellence (Media 104)

Dream Program Tabling and "Messages of Hope"

Drop by from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Quad

Want to Help?  Ally Volunteer Form   Student Volunteer Form

California Dream Application Assistance

Drop-in 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. STEM Conference Room (DH 301A), 3rd Floor Drescher Hall Hosted by STEM/Equity

Thursday October 18

DACA Renewal Clinic - Free Legal Assistance

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Appointment RequiredSign Up Here

"Courage and Leadership" Dream Leadership Lunch

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

"Prioritize Mental Wellness" Webinar by Immigrants Rising

Guest Speakers from the Center for Wellness and Wellbeing Staff

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Drescher Hall Room 300E ("The Loft")

Friday October 19

UndocuAlly Training

RSVP Required - Sign up at the UndocuAlly Website

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Saturday October 20

Third Annual

College Success Summit at Virginia Avenue Park

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. More Info & RSVP for the College Success Summit

2200 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, 90404

(Youth Center Quad Area & Thelma Terry Center)

Sponsored by Pico Neighborhood Partnership (PNP)


SMC Foundation Stands with Dreamers

Santa Monica College Foundation has established a scholarship fund to provide immediate assistance to SMC's students who are undocumented and are faced with an unforeseen cost to attend college, such as the advanced financial burden to re-apply for DACA. The application fee is $505 per student. With the Trump Administration's announcement to end DACA, the reapplication process was fast-tracked, placing an unreasonable financial burden on our students.

Please consider a gift to this timely and most important initiative. 100% of the proceeds will directly benefit SMC Undocumented Students.

Important Links and Resources

Join the Conversation:  #CCCforDACA  #UndocumentedStudentActionWeek  #SMCUnafraidEducator

Sponsored by: The SMC UndocuAlly Program, EOPS/CARE, Student Equity, The Center for Wellness & Wellbeing, The Center for Teaching Excellence, STEM Lab, History Peer Learning Program, IDEAS at SMC, the SMC Foundation,

And the SMC Board of Trustees:

Dr. Kathryn E. Jeffery – Superintendent/President; Barry Snell, Chair; Dr. Margaret Quiñones-Perez, Vice Chair; Dr. Susan Aminoff; Dr. Nancy Greenstein; Dr. Louise Jaffe; Rob Rader; Dr. Andrew Walzer; Alexandria Boyd, Student Trustee

The Santa Monica College DREAM Program provides support services to DREAMers (undocumented, AB540 and DACA recipients). Its purpose is to increase the personal growth, development and retention of DREAM students through academic, career, and personal counseling; assistance in applying for the California Dream Act/Financial Aid and scholarships; and providing workshops relative to DREAMers and their families.

The DREAM Program was developed through commitment and collaboration from the following Santa Monica College departments:

  • Student Equity
  • Financial Aid & Scholarships
  • The Vice President of Student Affairs Office
  • SMC F​oundation​

Make An Appointment With a Counselor

Location: Room 104, Student Services Complex

Phone: (310) 434-4892

Email: DREAM@smc.edu

Program Staff

Nick Mata, Interim Dean of Students

Sergio Belloso, Counselor

Christina Fuller, Student Services Specialist