December 7, 2021
Mesa College Débuts New Dreamers Center
New Resource Center Dedicated to Providing Support and Advocacy
San Diego, CA. – Today, San Diego Mesa College will hold the Grand Opening of their new “Dreamers Center”, a Resource Center devoted to providing resources, support, and advocacy for students
that identify as Undocumented, AB540, Dreamer, and DACA. The Borderless Scholars program currently serves over 450 students, and the Dreamer
Resource Center is designed to provide a safe and welcoming environment for students
throughout their journey at Mesa College. Services provided include personal, career,
and academic counseling; on-campus support services such as workshops and events;
and community resources including free legal services.
"Mesa has been looking forward to opening this Center for a long time,” stated Dr.
Pamela Luster, President of San Diego Mesa College. "This space was created by students
for students; and as a proud Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), we are excited to
have a dedicated location to continue offering support for our Undocumented, AB540, Dreamer, and DACA students."
Date/Time: Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
San Diego Mesa College
Student Services Building, I4-204, 2nd Floor
7250 Mesa College Dr.
San Diego, CA 92111
· Virtual Option: Attendees are welcome to join the Virtual Ceremony from 12:00 pm-12:30pm via Zoom at www.zoom.us/s/94792347958.
Visuals: Ceremony Program, ribbon-cutting
Students in the new Dreamers Center
1:1’s with Students
1:1’s with Mesa College Administrators
The initial idea for the Dreamers Center was the vision of former students who desired
to have a dedicated safe space for various student groups including RISE (Rising Immigrant
Scholars through Education) and Borderless Scholars to express their needs. In 2018,
Mesa College was awarded a three-year Immigrants Rising Catalyst grant, and one of
the goals was to develop sustainable Dreamer support services and implement dedicated
space to serve the Undocumented student population at Mesa College. Additional support
and funding for resources has come from multiple sources, including the Mesa College
Foundation, Mesa College Associated Student, grants, donations, general funds, AB
1645 Dreamer Resource Liaison Categorical funds, and HEERF Funding.
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