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Dream Resource Center at Citrus College

The Dream Resource Center (DRC) welcomes you and is enthusiastic about supporting your journey at Citrus College!

The DRC is a designated office space located inside the Ross L. Handy Campus Center that aims to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for undocumented students. It was established in January 2021 and is staffed by an UndocuLiaison who assists and supports this population through various services and programming.

Its mission is to increase access to higher education, retention, and completion among undocumented students. The DRC is committed to helping students thrive and achieve their educational goals regardless of their immigration status.

Click here to download the DRC brochure [in a portable document format file].

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, DRC services are currently only available remotely through phone calls and via Zoom.

Citrus College undocumented students can meet one-on-one with the UndocuLiaison for individualized guidance and assistance related to their status, including:

  • financial aid (e.g., California Dream Act and finding scholarship opportunities)
  • information about the nonresident tuition exemption under AB 540/SB 68
  • on-campus support and navigating college
  • referrals to community resources and free immigration legal services

Please contact the UndocuLiaison at aochoaalmeida@citruscollege.edu to schedule an appointment.

The Community College Immigration Legal Services Program is a FREE resource paid for by the State of California available to Citrus College students, staff, and faculty. Immigration legal assistance includes:

  • legal consultations to screen for immigration relief
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • family-based petitions
  • U.S. citizenship/naturalization applications

To learn more about the program, visit Community College Immigration Legal Services web page.

Although legal services are provided at no cost, the client pays the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) filing fees.

Appointments can be booked at the CARECEN Legal Services appointment booking site.

  1. please choose "Other/Other Community College" for campus selection as Citrus College is not listed
  2. services are currently only offered remotely through video conferencing
  3. priority is given to undocumented students, faculty, and staff

Butterfly image with the word UndocuAlly and the Citrus College logo  

The DRC offers a two-part ally training for Citrus College employees and students every fall and spring. The training covers:

Part 1

  • challenges undocumented students face in pursuing higher education
  • laws and policies affecting undocumented students

Part 2

  • how to support undocumented students effectively
  • on and off-campus resources available to undocumented students

After completing the training, participants receive an "UndocuAlly" decal to make their support visible.

Please contact the UndocuLiaison at aochoaalmeida@citruscollege.edu for more information.

Amayrani Ochoa Almeida (she/her), UndocuLiaison

aochoaalmeida@citruscollege.edu

(626) 914-8546 (direct line)
On-campus extension: 5201

Languages: English, Spanish

DRC Location: Campus Center, room 117

Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Excluding campus holidays

Instagram: @citrusstudentlife

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Dream Resource Center at Citrus College