Grads to Be Program

Empowering, Educating & Serving Undocumented Students

Mission

The Grads to Be Program supports undocumented students and students with mixed status families by providing resources and services geared towards enhancing and supporting their academic journey and personal well-being.  The program fosters a supportive and inclusive campus community, which is essential to the growth of all students, regardless of their status.

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Grads to Be Services

You can book an appointment with either our G2B Academic Counselor for academic help or our G2B Staff for referrals and college navigation help as an undocumented student in one of three ways:

  • Submit an Inquiry through the form available on this page.

Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)

  • In collaboration with the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN), we offer legal aid services to undocumented students and their immediate family members. You can book an appointment with an attorney by clicking here. Through these appointments, students get help solely with immigration cases that include DACA renewals, exploration of adjustment of status, and more. 

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)

  • Cypress College has been selected by the CCCCO, the Foundation for California Community Colleges and the California Department of Social Services as a pilot school to provide free legal services to our undocumented students and neighboring communities. Cypress contracted with the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), to provide free legal services to students. This new service will further enhance our Grads to Be Program for undocumented students by providing additional resources and support.
  • If you are a student needing immigration legal services, CHIRLA, can help. They serve students, faculty, and staff to ensure their rights and protections. CHIRLA immigration attorneys and Department of Justice representatives provide culturally competent, reliable expertise with sensitivity to the trauma our immigrant community regular sustains.
  • To book a free confidential virtual appointment as a Fullerton College student, go to https://legal.chirla.org/ and select Cypress College.

Our undocumented community faces many challenges, one of which includes financial challenges, consequently, G2B works diligently every semester to provide supply cards for groceries or books. Currently, due to the rise of cases with COVID-19 in CA, we are addressing this service with caution to not put anyone at risk and are taking an indefinite hiatus from providing this resource until further notice. To learn how to access this service please book an appointment with G2B staff members.

As part of our mission to foster an inclusive environment for all students on campus. G2B aims to educate the district community about the undocumented community through the UndocuAlly Edudators Training Series. By doing so we aim to activate educators across the district to better understand the undocumented student experience and support our undocumented students. We will be providing opportunities to educate ourselves on this subject matter throughout the academic year. Keep a lookout for upcoming trainings available on our UndocuAlly Educators Training Series webpage.

G2B is excited to provide events and workshops throughout the academic year to better inform students about resources and opportunities while encouraging participants to network and build community. Please check out our upcoming events for more information.

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Grads to Be Program Disclaimer

The Grads to Be Program staff at Fullerton College are committed to supporting undocumented students and have a passion for social justice. We hope that the information provided by our team will give you a better understanding about certain policies and how they affect undocumented students and their families. However, this information is intended for informational purposes only and should NOT substitute legal advice from a licensed attorney.

We have compiled information from different legal sources, however we encourage you to seek legal advice for your own case as each situation requires analysis from multiple  perspectives.

Although we try to be as timely and accurate as possible, immigration laws are constantly evolving. A licensed attorney can determine if there have been any recent changes to immigration policies or laws that may affect you.

 The Grads to Be Program assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. The information is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. Lastly, please be aware that the Grads to Be Program nor the use of legal information provided by the program creates an attorney-client relationship.