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The ARC UndocuScholar Resource Connection empowers students, staff, faculty, and community members who are undocumented, of mixed-status family, or allies by supporting their academic, personal, and professional goals. The ARC UndocuScholar Resource Connection is committed to providing individualized support and resources to help students achieve their academic pathway.

Learn about how to get started and apply as an undocumented student.

Please visit the Student Center HUB to receive support!

Academic/Personal Counseling

ARC Counselors: 

  • Carmelita Palomares
  • Rick Ramirez
  • Lydia Delgado
  • Mayra Mireles
  • Judith Valdez

Provide a comprehensive support service to students who are undocumented, of mixed family status, and allies.

Potential students should call the Counseling Center at (916) 484-8572 to schedule an appointment.

Financial Aid Assistance

ARC Financial Aid Officer, Patricia Jimenez de Valdez, provides financial aid information and support.  To receive assistance, please call (916) 484-8491 or email Patricia at: 

UndocuAlly Trainings

Learn to understand and how to provide support to the undocumented community.  Learn about the latest laws and policies affecting UndocuScholars.  This training is open to students, staff, faculty, administrators, and community members!  Make sure to attend and add this training to your resume! 

Immigration Consultations

In partnership with Opening Doors, the UndocuScholar Resource Connection is offering free immigration consultations to anyone who is undocumented, of mixed family status, or allies.  The Immigration Consultations take place every first Thursday of the month at the Counseling Center from 10am - 1pm.

Dates :

February 6, 2020

March 5, 2020

April 2, 2020

May 7 , 2020

Location: Hub, Pipeline

Mental Health Services

Wellness Time: Wellness Time is a peer support group intended to provide a space for meaningful interaction and connection amongst undocumented students, student of mixed-status families, and allies at American River College. The group meets every on every 3rd Thursday of the month in the Submarine Room in the Center for Leadership and Development.  Light snacks and refreshments are provided.

For more information, please contact Viridiana Castro Silva  at: (916) 484-8489 or

Events and Training

Transfer Event
CADAA Consultations


Dean: Parrish Geary 
Supervisor: Brett Sawyer 
Student Personnel Assistant: Deborah Hernandez
Phone: (916) 484-8489
Fax: (916) 484-8519

Remote Services


Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Also through appointment

Peer Mentor Hours
Desiree: Monday / Wednesday 10:30 a.m - 11:30 a.m
Tuesday / Thursday 3:00 p.m - 5:30 p.m
Ema: Tuesday / Thursday : 9:00 - 10:00 a.m


The HUB (located in the Student Center Building)

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Direct Support Services to UndocuScholars and the Undocumented Community

At the UndocuScholar Resource Connection, the student life supervisor, student personnel assistant, and peer mentor provide support and resources to students, staff, faculty, and community members who are undocumented, of mixed family status, or allies. We provide the following direct services:

  • Moral support
  • Referrals to on- and off-campus resources
  • Assistance with admissions
  • Assistance with financial aid applications
  • Career-related services