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Email: cuyamaca.eopscounter@gcccd.edu
Office Hours: Mon. - Thu. 8am to 5pm & Fri. 9am to 1pm
Phone: 619-660-4204
Fax: 619-660-4279

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RISE Program (Resources for Immigrant Students in Education)

RISE-LOGO-03.jpgThe RISE Program is designed to assist students who are AB540 or who participate in the California Dream Act or the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) programs. In addition to EOPS and/or CARE services, students are eligible for counseling case management, personalized financial aid assistance, resource referrals, mentoring, life skills workshops, and cohort-building events and orientations.
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FUTURE RISE STUDENTS 

Who qualifies? 

AB 540, Dreamer/DACAmented, OR Undocumented students who are taking at least 6 units at Cuyamaca College [ADD] 

Where do I start? 

Follow the steps below to get started on the road to fulfilling your college dreams! 

Services/Benefits 

  • Priority Registration 
  • Support from: Assigned Counselor 
  • Assigned Staff Member: Wyatt Baquial, wyatt.baquial@gcccd.edu 
  • Academic Support 
  • Legal Aid Support Presentations, Community Building Activities, Referrals to Additional Campus Resources, DREAM Act Application/Financial Aid Workshops 
  • RISE Student Organization 

 

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CURRENT RISE STUDENTS 

Semester Requirements 

  • Attend two counseling appointments per semester to access the following services: 
  • Career exploratioregardless of citizenship status, building an educational plan, assistance applying for scholarships, internship/volunteer opportunities, resume and cover letter assistance 
  • Optional Workshops or Group Meetings 
  • Progress Report  

Legal Consultations: 

The Higher Education Legal Services (HELS) initiative through Jewish Family Service (JFS) is a unique opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to access personalized Immigration Legal Services from highly qualified legal practitioners

JFS Immigration Attorneys and Department of Justice Representative are available to provide culturally-competent, trauma-informed, and reliable expertise to the Cuyamaca College Community. Click here to schedule a legal consultation. 

Services Include: 

  • Immigration Eligibility Consultations 
  • DACA Renewal 
  • Naturalization 
  • Family-based Immigration 
  • Know Your Rights Sessions 
  • Emergency Planning & Safety Preparedness 
  • Other Immigration Services 

RISE Liaisons:  

Veronica Corral 

Wyatt Baquial 

Leo Carrillo  

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT AB 540, CALIFORNIA DREAM ACT, DACA, DACA RENEWAL VISIT OUR CUYAMACA UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS RESOURCES WEBPAGE

Last Updated: 06/04/2020

Contact

EOPS Office
Room A-300
Email: cuyamaca.eopscounter@gcccd.edu
Office Hours: Mon. - Thu. 8am to 5pm & Fri. 9am to 1pm
Phone: 619-660-4204
Fax: 619-660-4279

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