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UndocuScholar Resource Connection

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The 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 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.

Resources

Academic/Personal Counseling

Counselors: 

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

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

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

Financial Aid Assistance

Financial Aid Officer Patricia Jimenez de Valdez provides financial aid information and support. To get help, please call (916) 484-8491 or email JimeneP@arc.losrios.edu.

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 and Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), the UndocuScholar Resource Connection is offering free immigration consultations to anyone undocumented, of mixed family status, or allies.

When accessing CHIRLA, please schedule your appointments under the Sacramento City College option.

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, students of mixed-status families, and allies at American River College. The group meets every on every third 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 Jose Gonzalez at gonzalj2@arc.losrios.edu.

Events and Training

  • Transfer Event
  • UndocuGrad
  • CADAA Consultations

Contact

Dean: Parrish Geary 
Supervisor: Brett Sawyer 
Student Support Specialist
Jose Gonzalez
gonzalj2@arc.losrios.edu
Phone: (916) 484-8489
Fax: (916) 484-8519
Email: UndocuScholar@arc.losrios.edu

Remote Services

Hours

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

Location

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