Established in 2008, PODER (Providing Opportunities, Dreams and Education in Riverside) supports and advocates for AB 540/undocumented students at UC Riverside. As an organization of undocumented students and allies, its mission is to educate the UCR and Riverside community about state and federal legislations affecting undocumented students.
The Empowering Dreams Conference
PODER’s annual Empower Dreams Conference provides students with information about AB 540, CA DREAM Act, DACA, access to higher education and immigration reform. This conference is open to students, parents and educators. It is generally held during the month of November. For more information, please contact us at PODER.at.UCR@gmail.com.
Investing in the DREAM Banquet
PODER’s annual Investing in the DREAM Banquet helps raise scholarship funds for undocumented students at UCR. The banquet is held during spring quarter. Scholarship applications are available during the winter quarter. For sponsorship opportunities or for more information, please contact us at PODER.at.UCR@gmail.com.