Mesa Journeys

 

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Room: Room I4-309 (3rd floor)
Phone: 619-500-2053
Fax: 619-388-2464

Office Hours
M-Th: 8:00am - 6:00pm
F: 8:00am - 3:00pm
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Leticia Diaz
Director of Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) and Special Programs
Ldiaz@sdccd.edu

Rosa Palacios
EOPS/Borderless Scholars Adjunct Counselor
Rpalacios@sdccd.edu

Clemente Ayala
EOPS/Borderless Scholars Adjunct Counselor
Cayala@sdccd.edu 

Consuelo Orihuela
Project Assistant
Corihuela@sdccd.edu


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Borderless Scholars Program

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Welcome!

Borderless Scholars supports undocumented, AB540, Dreamer, DACA, students from mixed-status families, faculty/staff, and allies as well as the community at large. Here you will be able to learn more about our staff, events, and resources specifically for undocumented students. 

ATTENTION:
 
Beginning August 16th, 2021, the Student Services building will reopen and offer limited in-person, online, and phone services. We are here to help.
 
Please note the Student Services building will be open Monday - Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 
During Fall 2021, Borderless Scholars will continue to provide full assistance through a remote format. All counseling appointments and workshops will continue to be offered via Zoom.
 
It is recommended students contact us before visiting our office. For a list of services offered in Student Services, please visit the resource page HERE. You'll also find all department's contact information on this page.
 
We are here to help and appreciate your patience as we move forward with a phased-in approach back to campus. 
 
HOW TO CONTACT US: 
 
For assistance, our phone/email hours will be Monday - Thursday from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
 
Phone:619-500-2053
Please be ready with your Mesa College ID number so we can better assist youIf you leave a message provide a call back number. Please be advised an “unknown caller or blocked” will be returning your call.

Email: MesaDreamers@sdccd.edu
Please do not forget to include your Mesa College ID number in the email, so we can better assist you.

INTERESTED IN SUPPORTING UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS AT MESA?

DONATE TO BORDERLESS SCHOLARS

Join the Mesa College Dreamer Students Work Group! We meet on a regular basis.
Staff/faculty and students are welcome to join!


Contact Borderless Scholars at MesaDreamers@sdccd.edu for more information.


The DREAM TEAM

The Mesa College Borderless Scholars DREAM Team is here to support you!

What is Borderless Scholars?

The Borderless Scholars’ program is designed to provide a safe and welcoming environment for undocumented students and undocu-allies. We support these students to overcome personal and educational challenges due to their immigration status. We provide personal, career, and academic counseling, on-campus support services, and community resources including free legal services. Advocacy and social justice is our main passion; allow us to be the support you need.

What are the Borderless Scholars services?

  • Academic/Career/Personal Counseling
  • Book Service
  • Meal cards
  • On and off-campus resources.
  • California Dream Act application assistance.
  • AB-540 Affidavit completion assistance
  • Specialized Workshops and events specifically created for undocumented students
  • "Know Your Rights" sessions.
  • Immigration Consultations.
  • And much more!

What are the requirements to participate as a Borderless Scholar?

  • Identify as a Dreamer, AB-540, Undocumented, and/or DACA recipient.

How to apply to Borderless Scholars

Please click the button below to apply now

APPLY TO BORDERLESS SCHOLARS 

To learn more about Borderless Scholars at Mesa College, contact us at:

Phone: 619-500-2053
Email: 
MesaDreamers@sdccd.edu

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Stay tuned! 

FREE Immigration Legal Services

San Diego Mesa College and Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) have partnered to progive services through its Higher Education Legal Services (HELS) program. The Higher Education Legal Services (HELS) program is a unique opportunity for students, staff, and faculty at Community Colleges to access personalized Immigration Legal Services from highly qualified legal practitioners. JFS Immigration Attorneys and Department of Justice Representatives are available at local schools to provide culturally-competent, trauma-informed, and reliable expertise to the campus community.

Click on the link below to learn more about these services and to schedule a FREE appointment with an immigration attourney:

www.jfssd.org/HELS

Services include:

  • Immigration eligibility consultations
  • DACA renewal
  • Naturalization
  • Family-based immigration
  • Know Your Rights sessions
  • Emergency Planning & Safety Preparedness
  • Other legal immigration services

For more information about the HELS program, call (858) 637-3345 or email helsimmigration@jfssd.orgFollow JFS HELS on Instagram @hels_sd.


SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


COMMUNITY RESOURCES

SDCCD pledges support of students regardless of immigration status. Learn more about how our San Diego Community College District supports our Dreamers through the Dreamer Support Program.
     Click Here! 
Learn about District updates pertaining to Dreamer students at www.sdccd.edu/students News and Information. Read memos here: 
     Updated Information regarding DACA renewals
     Important Information for DACA students
     Important Immigration Information for Students
     Services for Homeless Students

ADDITIONAL COMMUNITY RESOURCES


Immigration Detainee Locator

Visit the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement webpage to locate a detainee who is currently in ICE custody. The online detainee locator system cannot search for records of persons under the age of 18. Click here to visit the detainee locator system.

Advocacy/LEGAL ASSISTANCE, ACADEMIC FINANCIAL AID, & more!


 Local Dream Centers @ Colleges & Universities


 Additional Information for Educators