As of September 2021, all Ethnic & Gender (E&G) offices are open to support your student success and needs. Please check individual websites for specific, operational hours and contact info. Masks are required indoors at all times and proof of completion of Daily Wellness Survey is required to enter all E&G offices. In order to keep us all safe, we also ask that you please continue to wash your hands, maintain physical distance, and all other health measures to reduce risk. We look forward to connecting soon.

PODER Conference

PODER’s Dreaming of a Higher Education Conference

The Dreaming of a Higher Education Conference provides students with information about AB 540, CA DREAM Act, DACA, access to higher education, immigration reform, and more. This conference is usually held in November and is open to high school students, community college students, parents, and educators. Workshops are held in English and Spanish (for parents)

Previous workshop topics: 
  • Navigating Financial Aid 
  • Know Your Rights
  • First Year Student Experience
  • Transfer Requirements (For Community College Students) 

Happening In Person on Saturday, November 5th. 

Registration Link: Eventbrite   [Deadline to Register: Wednesday, 10/26]

As a reminder, parent permission slips are required for all minors. It must be signed and brought with them on the day of the event. Within our policies it is mandatory to have one chaperone for every 10-15 minors, it is the responsibility of the high school/parents to accommodate this requirement. 

The conference will take place on the following date:

  • SATURDAY NOV. 5. 2022 | 9am-3:30pm

Please be aware that mask mandates are continually changing throughout the state. Workshop sites may or may not have a mask requirement at the time of your event, but please be prepared to wear a mask if required. We request that you bring a mask on the day of the workshop and be prepared to wear if if mandated. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Stay Safe!

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