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Dream Center

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The mission of the CRC Dream Center is to assist undocumented students and students from mixed-status families achieve their academic goal. The Dream Center provides services, resources and support to address the unique barriers students face in their pursuit of higher education.

The Dream Center is open and offering services virtually during COVID-19.

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There are no upcoming events at this time.

The CRC Dream Center Calendar includes workshops offered by CRC in addition to workshops hosted by local non-profits, colleges and universities.

Note: The views, information, or opinions expressed in these webinars, presentations, and communications are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of Cosumnes River College or its employees.


Dream Center Services

General Services

We assist with completing the following:

  • Assisting Undocumented, DACA, and AB540 students with the application and enrollment process
  • Residency forms
  • California Dream Act Application (CADAA)
  • Financial aid guidance and scholarship information
  • Connections to other programs on campus
  • Referrals to outside agencies

Financial Aid Call-In Assistance

Financial Aid representatives are available to answer any general questions regarding financial aid as well as assist with the completion of the California Dream Act Application (CADAA) or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

All assistance is FREE to any student interested in attending CRC.

Contact: Tony Vega, CRC CADAA Financial Aid Expert
Time: Monday and Tuesday; 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Phone: (916) 691-7278

Legal Services

Legal Consultations

In partnership with Opening Doors Inc. and CHIRLA, LRCCD Dream Resource Centers offer free immigration legal consultations to LRCCD undocumented students, faculty and staff, students of mixed-status families and their family members.

  • To make an appointment with CHIRLA, visit Legal.CHIRLA.org
    LRCCD students, faculty and staff should select the Sacramento City College Hub option.
  • To make an appointment with Opening Doors Inc., contact Aracely Larreynaga at (916) 691-7447 or crc-dreamcenter@crc.losrios.edu.

Please note: You are not required to state the nature of your case/question to CRC staff to make an appointment with a lawyer.

Los Rios Immigration Clinics

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For more legal resources from outside organizations, see Other Resources.

Outreach and Admissions

Incoming first-year students and returning students receive ongoing support through the admissions process as early as the start of their senior year in high school and throughout their time at CRC. Dream Center staff assists and conducts student follow-ups to ensure that students are taking the right steps towards college readiness. We support students through the following processes:

  • CCCApply
  • CA Dream Act Application
  • College residency documents

UndocuAlly Training

UndocuAlly trainings are designed for staff, faculty, student employees and others who work with undocumented students and students from mixed status families at Cosumnes River College. The training provides an overview of the federal and state policies that impact the lives of undocumented students and students from mixed-status families, knowledge of the conditions experienced by students, activities, to reach a greater understanding on how to address these needs, and tools to become allies and advocated during student’s college journey and beyond.

Contact the Dream Center for more information on future UndocuAlly training sessions: CRC-DreamCenter@crc.losrios.edu.

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Privacy

Subject Privacy Information
CRC Policy Cosumnes River College will not release any personally identifiable student information, including any data related to immigration status, without a judicial warrant, subpoena or court order, unless authorized by the student or required by law.
College Eligibility The CCCs, CSUs & UCs are open to all students who meet the minimum requirements for admission, regardless of immigration status.
Financial Aid Benefits Students can be confident that based on federal and state law, any information they submit on their college admission and/or financial aid applications will not put themselves or their families at risk.
Restricting Data Access Directory information, which includes name, dates of attendance, and other factors can be considered public information. Students may request that the college restrict access to their directory information by contacting the Admissions and Records Office 

Contact

CRC-DreamCenter@crc.losrios.edu

Aracely Larreynaga
Dream Center Student Personnel Assistant
(916) 691-7447

Joann Ramirez
Outreach Specialist and Dream Center Outreach Liaison
ramirej2@crc.losrios.edu

Hours

Monday:
1:00 to 6:00 pm
Tuesday:
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Wednesday:
by email only
Thursday and Friday:
10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Location

Library, L 125

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Learn about other resources available to Dreamers and students from mixed-status families.

Resources for Dreamers