Become an UndocuAlly
G2B offers ally trainings for faculty, staff, students, and those who are interested in learning more about our undocumented student population on campus. Through these trainings G2B staff aims to inform and educate the campus community on how to best support undocumented students. We do so for the purpose of fostering an inclusive campus for all students regardless of their immigration status. Please contact Tom Choe via firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or would like to learn more.
UndocuAlly Educators Training Series
(Topics may be subject to change)
Part 1: Foundational Knowledge
- An introduction to the Undocumented Community
- In this training we discuss key terms, the rights and benefits on the basis of ones immigration status, highlight the diversity of the undocumented community, dismantle the DREAMer Narrative, and explore the challenges undocumented students experience.
Part 2: Effective Strategies
- Supporting and Working with Undocumented Students
- In this training we will conceptualize the term UndocuAlly, outline Alliship steps, inform about effective strategies, and discuss best practices when working with undocumented students.
Part 3: Taking Action
- Understanding Undocumented Student Rights
- In this training we identify the rights undocumented students and their families possess, discuss the NOCCCD’s Protocol for Immigration Related Requests, and we explore Know Your Rights resources the NOCCCD community can use in the unlikely event that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or other person or governmental entity pursue immigration-related investigations on our campuses.
All Parts: Integrated UndocuAlly Training
- The Integrated UndocuAlly Training combines the UndocuAlly Training Parts 1, 2, and 3 into one training so participants are able to complete the entire training series in a single event. Part 1 covers the Foundational Knowledge: An Introduction to the Undocumented Community, Part 2 covers Effective Strategies: Supporting and Working with Undocumented Students, and Part 3 covers Taking Action: Understanding Undocumented Students’ Rights. This training is 5 hours in length and covers the most essential components of all three parts. This training will be offered virtually and will conclude the 6th annual Undocumented Student Action Week (USAW) at Fullerton College.
Special Topics Presentations
Advising Students with Different Undocumented Statuses
- This workshop will explore the different types of undocumented students that attend Fullerton College. We have students who have access to DACA, AB540, both, or neither. Additionally, we aim to highlight the differences between the traditional vs. nontraditional undocumented student academic trajectories.
Enrollment Steps for Undocumented Students
- This workshop will highlight the hidden curriculum on the enrollment and matriculation process for undocumented students when it comes to applying to Fullerton College. We will guide educators through the process of filling out forms such as the CA Community College Apply application, Non-Resident Tuition Exemption Form (AB540 Form), and the CA Dream Act application.
Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset within our Undocumented Students
- Given that some members of the undocumented community do not have access to work. This presentation is geared to introduce participants to what it means to be entrepreneurs. As well as to inform them about resources they can share with non-DACAmented individuals.
Trauma-Informed Best Practices when working with Undocumented Students
- This workshop will highlight the mental health concerns that arise within our undocumented students. It will also cover coping strategies, resources, and opportunities that we can share with students as forms of interventions for their overall well-being.
- This workshop will be facilitated by our program assistant along with student leaders to provide a space for other students to learn about the undocumented community, share experiences, and inform one another about resources.
- Grads to Be in collaboration with the Transfer Center will facilitate this workshop with an aim to highlight the hidden curriculum on the UndocuTransfer experience. As well as inform participants of the processes and resources available to create a transfer sending culture within the undocumented student population.
Upcoming UndocuAlly Training Opportunities
Fall 2022 Trainings
|DOW||Date||Time||Training Type (Register by clicking below)|
|Monday||October 10, 2022||10 am – 12 pm||Part 1 (Register Here)|
|Thursday||October 13, 2022||2 pm – 4 pm||Part 2 (Register Here)|
|Friday||October 21, 2022||11 am – 4 pm||All Parts (Integrated) (Register Here)|
|Wednesday||November 9, 2022||3 pm – 5 pm||Part 3 (Register Here)|
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Grads to Be Program Disclaimer
The Grads to Be Program staff at Fullerton College is 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.