Welcome to the AIM to Dream Center
The mission of the Advance , Innovate, and Maintain(AIM) to Dream Center is to help students overcome the unique challenges that get in the way of achieving academic, personal and professional excellence. The Center is committed in advocating for undocumented students who want to pursue the dream of higher education.
AIM to Dream Center Hours
Santa Maria (K 11C)
Monday & Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Lompoc Valley Center (2-111)
Monday & Tuesday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The AIM to Dream Center is open for in-person services as well as remote (phone/zoom). If you are on campus, we encourage you to come in and utilize our services and/or receive help!
If you need assistance, please email email@example.com or you may call 805-922-6966 ext. 3177
Meet our staff:
Lilibeth Mata Juarez
AIM to Dream Coordinator
805-922-6966 ext. 3876
Victoria "Tori" Rivas
Office Service Technician
805-922-6966 ext. 3383
Google Voice: 805-619-8160
Google Voice: 805-285-2681
AIM Learning Facilitator
Google Voice: 669-241-5119
Scholarships ( JUNE 2022)
Financing your education
CA Latino Legislative Causuc Foundation Scholarship 2022
The CA Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation’s Scholarship Program, now in its eighth year, is currently accepting online applications from eligible students for its scholarship. The program was established to assist deserving students by offering financial assistance to meet educational expenses. Fifty $5,000 scholarships will be awarded this year.
In order to be eligible for scholarship consideration students must meet the following requirements:
- Be a full time student in good academic standing at an accredited college or university, OR
- Be a graduating high school senior with written proof of acceptance at an accredited institution of higher learning.
- Have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.
- Submit a completed online application with all required supplementary documents by the application deadline
Deadline is June 1, 2022. Please complete scholarship requirements and details (including the application) are now available at the Foundation’s website: www.CLLCF.org
Answers to frequently asked questions can be found at: https://www.cllcf.org/faq
Women in California Leadership (WiCL) Foundation Minerva Sholarship program
On April 15th, the Women in California Leadership (WiCL) Foundation Minerva Scholarship program, now in its third year, began accepting online applications from eligible female students. The program was established to assist deserving female students by offering financial assistance to meet educational expenses. Eighty-six $2,500 Minerva Scholarships and one $10,000 Golden Minerva Scholarship will be awarded this year.
In order to be eligible for scholarship consideration, students must meet the following requirements:
- Be a full-time student in good academic standing at an accredited college or university OR be a graduating high school senior with written proof of acceptance at an accredited institution of higher learning.
- Eligible students must identify as female.
- Have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.
- Submit a completed online application with all required supplementary documents by the application deadline. Please note: Applications and all supplementary documents must be submitted together online. We do not accept items submitted separately via mail, in person delivery or through legislative offices.
Complete scholarship requirements and details (including the application) are now available on the WiCL Foundation’s website: http://wicl.us/scholarship-program/
Workshops for MAY
DREAM Club: Meeting Dates
FREE IMMIGRATION LEGAL SERVICES
Allan Hancock College and UFW Foundation are partnering to provide free immigration legal services to All students, faculty, and staff.
CA Community College Undocumented Resources
CA Dream Act Service Incentive Grant Program:
National Immigration Legal Services Directory
Use the link below to search for immigration legal services providers by state, county, or detention facility. Only nonprofit organizations that provide free or low-cost immigration legal services are included in this directory.
MPORTANT DACA UPDATE (JULY 2021):
On July 16, 2021, a federal judge issued a decision and permanent injunction in Texas v. United States. Whereas previous litigation focused on challenging the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, in this case the state of Texas and eight other states argued that the DACA policy was unlawfully created in the first place under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) and the Take Care Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
In Texas v. United States, the judge sided with the plaintiff states and found that the DACA policy is unlawful under the APA and remanded the policy to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to attempt to align the DACA policy with APA requirements.
While more changes to the DACA policy are expected in the upcoming weeks and months, including new guidance from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), new regulations on DACA by DHS, and an appeal of this case, below is a list of frequently asked questions for practitioners that will be updated as more information becomes available.
What does the decision mean for persons who currently have DACA?
The judge temporarily stayed his decision to remand the DACA policy to DHS as it relates to persons who obtained DACA on or before July 16, 2021. This means that persons who currently have DACA can continue to submit renewal requests.
Can you submit requests for persons whose DACA have expired?
According to the decision, DHS is only prevented from approving initial DACA requests after July 16, 2021. As such, persons who previously had obtained DACA on or before July 16, 2021, but whose status have expired can continue submitting requests and getting those requests approved so long as it has not been one year or more since the expiration date. Unfortunately, USCIS treats requests filed a year or more after the expiration as initial DACA requests and is currently prevented from approving them.
Can DACA recipients continue to request Advance Parole?
Yes. USCIS has clarified that it will continue to approve Advance Parole requests for persons who currently have DACA and meet all other requirements. That being said, it is important to discuss the risks associated with upcoming changes to the DACA policy before deciding to travel outside the United States. See our practice advisory Requesting Advance Parole and Traveling Outside the United States Under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals for more information on eligibility for Advance Parole.
Allan Hancock DACA Statement
WASHINGTON—A federal judge in New York invalidated Trump administration rules narrowing the program that protects immigrants living in the U.S. since childhood without legal permission, ruling the restrictions were improperly issued.
This restores the program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, to near-full operation. That means, for the first time since September 2017, new applicants who were not previously eligible, typically because they were too young, may now apply.
Yesterday, July 28, 2020, despite the Supreme Court ruling that USCIS must reinstate the DACA program to its entirety, USCIS issued a memo with the following key information for current DACA recipients and those interested in applying for DACA for the first time:
- Future renewals will only be issued for 1 year instead of 2 years.
- Pending new DACA applications that were pending will be denied.
- Advanced Parole applications will be denied unless DACA recipients can prove “exceptional circumstances” for the request.
The fight for our DACA community and DREAMERS is not over. We will continue to update you on changes as they develop. The following highlight ideas for students that colleges can continue to explore regardless of the DACA decision.
- Paid Internships