Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Undocumented Student Action Week
October 18 - 22, 2021

Undocumented Student Action WeekIn the last five years, our collective budget and legislative advocacy during Undocumented Student Action Week has led to funding for Dream Resource Centers and Liaisons, the establishment of an Immigration Legal Services Project, the expansion of AB 540 eligibility, and the protection of DACA. We know all too well that change is important every day of the year, not just during action week. This year’s theme, "Change in Action" empowers us to engage in state, federal, and local action to support undocumented students in their goal of earning a college education. We must think about the ways we can cultivate and empower change that is long-lasting.


logo20-Year Anniversary AB 540 Conference
Monday, October 18, 2021  |  10 am - 2 pm  |  Registration Required »
Open to Everyone.

Prioritizing Mental Health WorkshopPrioritizing Mental Health Workshop
Monday, October 18, 2021  |  2 - 3 pm  |  Registration Required »
Workshop focusing on the mental health and educational needs of undocumented students.
Open to Everyone.

Prioritizing Mental Health WorkshopEquitable Student-centered Design to Ensure Undocumented Student Success
Tuesday, October 19, 2021  |  1 - 2 pm  |  Registration Required »
This webinar will cover how different programs and services, including financial aid and counseling, can be integrated to support undocumented students.
Open to Everyone.

Prioritizing Mental Health WorkshopInnovative Uses of Funds to Support Undocumented Students
Wednesday, October 20, 2021  |  1 - 2 pm  |  Registration Required »
This webinar will focus on the importance of intentional, evidence-based practices to use state investments to support student success.
Open to Everyone.

UndocuallyUndocuAlly Training (2-day event)
Wed., October 20 & Wed., November 3, 2021 (must attend BOTH days)
2:30 - 4:30 pm  |  Registration Required »

Saddleback College invites Irvine Valley College to participate in a 2 day Undocually training event in a partnership with The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA). Information about Assembly Bill 540 (AB 540) and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and how they impact our students will be presented. Open to Faculty/Staff/Administrator/Community.

Prioritizing Mental Health WorkshopEffectively Using Data in a Complex Environment
Thursday, October 21, 2021  |  1 - 2 pm  |  Registration Required »
This webinar will focus on the importance of ensuring that undocumented students have equitable access to effective resources and programming, while also acknowledging concerns around anonymity. The goal is to prioritize students by identifying data collection and evaluation approaches that need not rely on unitary student-level data. Which strategies and methodologies can leaders use to meaningfully assess the effectiveness of Dream Resource Centers & Liaisons, AB 540, etc.? This session will also elevate existing and new data that can be used to inform evidence-based decision-making as we continuously improve programs, policies, and practices.
Open to Everyone.

Financial Aid/Scholarship WorkshopFinancial Aid/Scholarship Workshop
Thursday, October 21, 2021  |  2 - 3 pm  |  Registration Required »
An update on current financial aid opportunities and strategies to increase award rates for undocumented students.
Open to Everyone.

CHIRLA: Know Your Rights/ResourcesCHIRLA: Know Your Rights/Resources
Friday, October 22, 2021  |  10 - 11 am  |  Registration Required »
Everyone who lives in the US has legal rights, regardless of their immigration status.
Open to Everyone.

Prioritizing Mental Health WorkshopPolicy Context: Undocumented Student Rights & Resources
Friday, October 22, 2021  |  1 - 2 pm  |  Registration Required »
This webinar will provide an overview of state, federal, and institutional policies and resources that serve to benefit undocumented students on their educational journey. Specific topics will include AB 540/SB 68, the California Dream Act, Dreamer Resource Centers, and Immigration Legal Services.
Open to Everyone.

If you require an accommodation for the virtual sessions noted above, please contact Disabled Students Programs and Services at least three business days prior to the event at 949-451-5630 or

IVC DACA Information and Resources

Dream Scholars Program for Undocumented StudentsDREAM Scholars Program for Undocumented Students
The DREAM Scholars Program is intended to bring awareness and inspiration while providing a safe space to undocumented students and their families.

Monarch Night: Monthly Discussions for Dream Scholars. Meets every first Wednesday of the month.Monarch Nights
Wednesday, November 3, 2021  |  3 - 4:30 pm  |  Registration Required »
Join us in a series of workshops focusing on different themes, such as student resources, self-care/stress relief techniques, financial aid, knowing your rights, and more! Meets every first Wednesday of the month, from 3 to 4:30 pm.

Free Immigration Legal ConsultationsFree Immigration Legal Consultations
Offered through a partnership with Saddleback College and the Coalition for Human Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA). Students are able to access free immigration legal assistance in the form of DACA clinics every Wednesday at 3 pm, as well as individually scheduled private consultations. Complete Interest Form »

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