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On-Campus Resources

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Dream Scholar/ Undocumented Student Services

  • website: http://www.sa.ucsb.edu/dreamscholars/home
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DreamScholarsUCSB/
  • USS mission statemennt: At UC Santa Barbara, Undocumented Student Services (USS) is committed to fostering a safe, nurturing, and supportive environment for prospective and current undocumented students, students with mixed-immigration status families, and students from refugee backgrounds.
  • Our office is located in the EOP Suite, on the second floor of the Student Resource Building (SRB). We take walk-in appointments between 9AM-12PM and 1PM-4PM, Mondays to Fridays, however it is best to schedule appointments. To make an appointment, contact us at
    • (805) 893-5609, for our coordinator's direct line
    • Or visit the following link for appointments

Monarch Lounge

  • The Monarch Lounge is the undocumented student resource center on campus. The space is open to students and organizations for study purposes, events, meetings, etc. To book a space, contact us a tucsbundocstudentservices@sa.ucsb.edu.

  • Location: the annex (building next to CAPS and Career Services)

On-Campus Student Orgs

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IDEAS (Improving Dreams Equality Accessibility Success)

  • IDEAS (Improving Dreams Equality Access And Success) is a community organization at UCSB dedicated to fight for immigrant rights through an intersectional framework. IDEAS is committed to serving undocumented students through financial, academic, social, and emotional support. IDEAS is committed to social justice work to empower and heal our communities.
  • Meeting time: Tuesday’s 6-7PM
  • Location: The Monarch Lounge, located in the annex next to caps
  • Email: ucsb.ideas@gmail.com
  • Website: http://ideasucsb.weebly.com/
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ucsbideas/
  • Instagram: @ideasucsb
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UndocuQueer/UndocuTrans

  • UndocuQueer & UndocuTrans Collective is a support group for anyone who identifies within the intersections of being undocumented and LGBTQ+ here at UCSB and in the greater community. ndocuQueer & UndocuTrans Collective (UndocuQT) provides support, resources, and advocacy on campus that satisfied the needs of undocumented, queer and trans people of color.
  • Meeting Time: Every other Thursdays, 7-8:30PM.
  • Location: The Monarch Lounge, located in the annex next to caps
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/undocuqt.ucsb/
  • Email: undocuqt@gmail.com
  • Instagram: undocuqt_ucsb 

CULTIVATING RESILIENCE SUPPORT GROUP

On-Campus Food Security Resources

UCSB FOOD FOR ALL: BASIC NEEDS RESOURCES FOR UNDOCUMENTED STUDENT GUIDE

MEAL VOUCHER APPLICATION

  • UCSB Meal Voucher program is distributed via the Associated Students Food Bank. 
    UCSB, students can donate unused meal swipes to those in need. If you would like to donate and find out more, please click here.
  • You can apply to get meal vouchers at: https://foodbank.as.ucsb.edu/swipes-for-us-application/

GROCERY VOUCHERS

  • Through Undocumented Student Services, the grocery vouchers are a short term resource for students who demonstrate financial needs and are not eligible for CalFresh including undocumented students.
  • Contact: ucsbundocstudentservices@sa.ucsb.edu

On-Campus Financial Resources

UNDERGRAD AND GRAD SCHOLARSHIPS WITH NO PROOF OF STATUS REQUIREMENT

  • Scholarships are essential for many undocumented students to pay for higher education, especially students who do not qualify for in-state tuition and state-based financial aid. Undocumented students pursuing higher education need to know that scholarships are available to them—regardless of their immigration status.
  • The complete list now contains 232 scholarships that do not require proof of citizenship or legal permanent residency (198 scholarships are open to individuals who don’t have DACA or in-state eligibility).
  • RCSGD LGBTQ Scholarships!
  • Website: https://immigrantsrising.org/hot-off-the-press-our-undergraduate-graduate-scholarship-lists/ 

OFFICE OF FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS

  • The California Dream Act became law through the passage of two assembly bills, AB 130 and AB 131. Collectively, these bills are known as the California Dream Act. As a result of this legislation, certain qualified nonresident students, including those who are undocumented, are eligible for institutional grants and scholarships awarded by California public colleges and universities.
  • For more information on AB 540 eligibility, AB 130, and AB 131, please visit or call the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at (805) 893-2432 to speak with an advisor. 
  • For funding resources from outside agencies that determine eligibility without regard to citizenship status, please visit www.finaid.ucsb.edu/Scholarships.aspx and click on “Undocumented Students.”

MALDEF 

  • MALDEF is a Latino civil rights organization working to promote social change in the areas of education, immigrant rights, and political access. They offer a guide on undergraduate scholarship resources that may be useful to you regardless of your background and immigration status:
  • www.maldef.org/leadership/scholarships/resources/index.html.
  • In addition, MALDEF’s Law School Scholarship Program awards 5-10 scholarships annually to law students enrolled at an accredited United States law school who demonstrate financial need and a commitment to advancing Latino civil rights in their careers.
  • For more information, visit www.maldef.org/leadership/scholarships/index.html 

Income Generation Options for Undocumented Students

  • This toolkit is intended as a resource for educators who wish to support undocumented students and for undocumented students and alumni who are trying to figure out their career options. This toolkit is not intended to be read in one sitting but rather used as a resource directory that is frequently referenced. The appendix section includes templates that can be downloaded whenever they are needed.
  • https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kyJ7duHG1-OAELMTUiIn0mNko0OzZ4ft/view
     

On-Campus Legal Resources

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EMERGENCY 24/7 IMMIGRATION LEGAL SERVICES

  • Offers 24/7 assistance for emergency cases where students or immediate family members are detained or at risk of deportation.
  • Contact Undocumented Student Services Director at (805) 893-5609 for a referral.

UCSB SOCIAL WORKER SUPPORT 

  • AB 540-eligible students can speak with a social worker for support and problem-solving assistance.
  • UCSB social workers can help identify your needs and work with you on a plan of action.
  • Unlike other services, social workers may be available to students after they have withdrawn from UCSB and can assist with the transition to community resources. 
  • To schedule an appointment, call (805) 893-3087.

Off-Campus Food Security Resources

CAFE PICASSO

  • Cafe Picasso provides free brunch to UCSB students every Sunday. A food pantry is open and available for students who would like to take food home. Everyone is welcomed! Cafe Picasso was initiated by St. Micheals Church, dedicated to support undocumented students. 
  • Time: 12:30PM
  • Location: 6586 Picasso Rd., in a little house next to Saint Michaels Church.
  • Cafe Picasso also offers two paid internships positions for UCSB students who identify as Undocumented to maintain Cafe Picasso Food Pantry and Brunch, no work permit is not required! 
  • Website: https://www.saintmikesucsb.org/cafe-picasso/
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/CafePicasso

COMMUNITY GARDEN

  • Saint Mike’s Church also has a community garden for folks in the community who want to garden and grow veggies and fruits. 
  • Saint Mike’s Church is seeking two paid student interns to keep this project going. A work permit is not required. 
  •  Visit: https://www.saintmikesucsb.org/

TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH: IMMIGRATION ADVOCACY COLLABORATIVE

  • The IAC meets at Trinity Church to address issues happening in the undocumented community through advocacy and support.
  • Contact: letsplayforgod@gmail.com
  • When they meet: 5:30 on Wednesdays at Trinity Church
  • Church Location: 1500 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2514

Off-Campus Legal Services

WE HAVE RIGHTS

  • https://www.wehaverights.us/ 
  • An empowerment campaign to prepare for and safely defend our rights during encounters with Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE).

UC IMMIGRATION RELIEF CENTER 

UC IMMIGRANT LEGAL SERVICES

  • The University of California Immigrant Legal Services Center serves the immigration-related legal needs of undocumented and immigrant students in the University of California system.
  • Operating out of UC Davis School of Law, the groundbreaking program reaches out to students at UC campuses —UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Merced, UC San Francisco, UC Santa Cruz, UC Santa Barbara, UC San Diego, and UC Riverside—to provide, free of charge, the legal assistance they need in order to achieve their educational goals and reach their full potential.
  • Students and their extended families can have access to an immigration lawyer free of charge! 
  • Visit their website at https://law.ucdavis.edu/ucimm/

IMMIGRATION LEGAL RESOURCE CENTER

  • The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) is a national nonprofit resource center that provides immigration legal training, technical assistance, and educational materials, and engages in advocacy and immigrant civic engagement to advance immigrant rights.
  • Visit their website at: https://www.ilrc.org/

AB 540 COALITION OF SANTA BARBARA 

  • This organization works to empower AB 540-eligible students and provide them with information about Santa Barbara County resources, community events, college options, and financial aid and to connect them with allies in higher education.
  • For more information, visit http://ab540coalition.org.

Other Resources

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW IF DACA ENDS?

MY (UN)DOCUMENTED LIFE BLOG 

IMMIGRANTS RISING UP

  • Immigrants Rising Up is a resource for immigrants, regardless of legal status, to create their own opportunities, earn a living, and thrive through entrepreneurship.

TRANS LATINA COALITION 

  • The TransLatin@ Coalition is an organization formed by Trans Latin@ leaders who have come together in 2009 to organize and advocate for the needs of Trans Latin@s who are immigrants and reside in the US.
  • Visit their website at: https://www.translatinacoalition.org/

UNDOCUMENTED TALES