DREAMers and UndocuALLY
These events are held in partnership with the Family Engagement Institute (FEI) for dreamers and undocuallies!
Free Citizenship Forum
Learn about Catholic Charities, the U.S. Citizenship process, and "Public Charge!"
Date: Thursday, 01/31/19
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: Community Services Agency, 204 Stierlin Rd., Mountain View, CA 94043
The Community Services Agency (CSA) welcomes Gerardo Ivan Barba from Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County - Immigration & Legal Services,
Learn about the free and low-cost services offered by Catholic Charities, the U.S. Citizenship process, and the proposed revision to "Public Charge."
Information will be presented in English and Spanish.
To register or to book a private appointment, please contact Eonis Cibrian Pelayo, CSA Community resource Coordinater at 650.669.9551 or by email.
Know Your Rights Training - RRN
Learn your rights with the Rapid Response Network (RRN) of Santa Clara County!
Date: Wednesday, 02/06/19
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: Community Services Agency, 204 Stierlin Rd., Mountain View, CA 94043
The Community Services Agency (CSA) welcomes Rapid Response Network (RRN) of Santa Clara County.
Learn about the 24/7 RRN hotline and your rights (or that of a loved one) as an immigrant.
To register, please contact Eonis Cibrian Pelayo, CSA Community resource Coordinater at 650.669.9551 or by email.
2nd Annual UndocuGrad Conference
Navigating the world of undergrad & graduate programs while undocumented!
Date: Saturday, 02/16/18
Location: Santa Rosa Junior College, Room TBA, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Santa Rosa Junior College invites you to join them at the 2nd Annual UndocuGrad Conference!
This conference provides undocumented students from colleges and universities with the knowledge on how to transfer to the university and the process of applying to graduate schools.
The keynote speaker is Dr. Alberto Ledesma, an expert on applying to graduate schools. There will also be free legal consultations and breakfast.
For more information, call 707.521.6934 or send an email.
You can RSVP here.
CSA: Immigration & Citizenship Services
On-going Immigration & Citizenship Legal Consultations
Schedule: Every 3rd Wednesday of the month (2019)
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Location: Community Services Agency (CSA), 204 Stierlin Rd, Mountain View, CA 94043
Community Services Agency (CSA) is eager to announce that the Community Resource Navigator Program, in partnership with the Center for Employment Training's (CET) Immigration and Citizenship Program, will begin on-going immigration and citizenship legal consultations to eligible residents of Mountain View, Los Altos, and Los Altos Hills.
Appointmens are necessary.
To schedule an appointment, please contact Eonis Cibrian Pelayo, CSA Community resource Coordinater at 650.968.0836 Ex. 195 or by email.
Define American Foothill College Chapter
Join our chapter!
Schedule: Wednesdays (Bi-weekly basis), 2018-2019
Winter 2019 - 1/23, 1/30, 2/13, 2/27, 3/13, & 3/27
Spring 2019 - 4/17, 5/1, 5/15, 5/29, & 6/12
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Location: Foothill College, Student Resource Center BLDG 5400 Room 5419
Define American is a nation-wide non-profit media organization that fights injustice and anti-immigrant hate through the power of storytelling.
Define American believes that in order to change the politics of immigration, we must change the culture in which people see immigrants, documented and undocumented.
Join the Foothill College Chapter to bring awareness through education about immigrants, citizenship, and identity in a changing America.
For more information or to subscribe to the e-list, please contact the Define American Foothill College Chapter.
1st Annual First-Gen Summit
Explore different majors and how they address a big societal problem!
Date: Tuesday, 12/04/18
Time: 12:00 - 3:00 PM
Location: Foothill College, Toyon Room 2020
Foothill College is facilitating the 1st Annual First-Gen Summit!
This summit provides first-gen students to explore different majors, meet other first-gen students, faculty, and staff, and to network with 4-year institutions.
The keynote speaker is Eric Rodríguez, an Iraq war veteran and community college graduate, who is currently in the process of attaining his M.P.P. at Harvard University.
For more information, send Veronica Casas an email.
You can register here.
"Documented: A Film by an Undocumented American" Screening
One man's story. A nation's journey.
Date: Thursday, 11/29/18
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Foothill College, Hearthside Lounge
Please join the Foothill College Define American Chapter at the free screening of "Documented," a film by Jose Antonio Vargas.
The screening will be followed by a riveting discussion. Light refreshments will be provided.
We hope to see you there!
For more information or to subscribe to the Define American e-list, please contact the Define American Foothill College Chapter.
A Conversation with Luis Cortes Romero, Attorney and DREAMer
Immigration Attorney Luis Cortes Romero grew up undocumented... Now he's suing the Trump Administration on behalf of undocumented students
Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: De Anza College's Campus Center Conference Room B, 21250 Stevens Creek
Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014
HEFAS, in partnership with the Foothill-De Anza (FHDA) Community College Distrcit Police Department, invites you to join Luis Cortes Romero, Immigration Attorney, for a conversation regarding his story and current issues relating to U.S. immigration law.
Admission is free and open to everyone. To obtain a free parking permit for the event, call 408.864.8749.
For more information, visit the De Anza's Resources for Undocumented Students webpage.
Undocumented Student Week of Action
Date: Monday, Oct. 15th - Friday, Oct. 19th
Time: Times vary
Location: Locations vary on Foothill College main campus
Foothill College is proud to join the California Community Colleges in partnership with Immigrants Rising in supporting undocumented students during the Undocumented Student Week of Action, a student-led initiative supporting undocumented students through informative workshops and educating the community about what it means to be undocumented.
RSVP in advance is not necessary. Drop by and bring a friend!
Education. Community. Power.
Date: Friday, September 14, 2018
Time: 12:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: De Anza College's Media Learning Center, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino,
Build community, plan your future, and learn for free!
For more information and to RSVP, visit the UndocuWelcome Orientation webpage.
Latino Heritage Month Series
We Are DREAMers
The Associated Students of Foothill College (ASFC) present the Heritage & Health Series - Latino Heritage Month.
Students, faculty, and staff, join Foothill College in learning and celebrating Latino culture & immigration.
To learn more about each event, visit our events calendar.
Youth Leadership Conference
Building Community + Inspiring Action
Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Google Community Space, 188 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105
This serves as an opportunity for young men to speak with Latino professionals from the LCF's Latino Men Giving Circles, a group of Latino philanthropists that are united by a shared sense of justice.
Please contact Anais Amaya at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in attending.
College Track's 7th Annual Dream Summit
When we rise together, we achieve and flourish!
Date: Saturday, February 10th, 2018
Time: 9:30 AM - 3:15 PM
Location: 1877 Bay Rd, East Palo Alto, CA
College Track is hosting the 7th Annual Dream Summit for undocumented students and their families to learn about resources and services in the counties of Santa Clara and San Mateo.
Carlos Pacheco, Program Assistant at the Family Engagement Institute, and Liliana Guillen, Administrative Assistant at Student Services, will facilitate a workshop about the urgency for the undocumented community of the Santa Clara and San Mateo counties to pursue leadership and a higher education, as well as the many opportunities available through the Family Engagement Institute (FEI) and at Foothill College.
**If interested, please contact Carlos Pacheco at the Family Engagement Institute (contact information to the right).**
Food for Thought Thursdays
Dreamers and undocuallies, we're in this together!
Dates: 10/19, 11/2, 11/16, 11/30 & 12/7
Time: 12:00-4:00 pm
Location: Foothill College, Student Resource Center Room 5419
Engage in a Community of Support for Students, Staff, Faculty, Family, and Friends Join the FEI and Mai Luu, immigration attorney for Food for Thought Thursdays
- General Immigration and Latest Developments
- DACA; CA Dream Act; Know Your Rights and More!
- First Hour Immigration Related Topic Discussion
- Followed by One on One Conversations with our lawyer Mai Luu; Referrals to Resources
Light Lunch will be provided.
See our Food For Thought Thursdays Flyer
*Please note that you do not have to be a student to participate in these events.
Meet our Immigration Lawyer
Mai D. Luu, Partner Stramaglia Luu, LLP
Mai D. Luu (formerly Phan) is a New Orleans native and an attorney in San Jose, California.
Mai graduated from Tulane University and earned her J.D. from Loyola Law School in
2002. During law school, Mai served as President of APALSA and clerked for the US
Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana. Mai obtained her LLM (Masters of
Law) from Golden Gate University School of Law. Mai is admitted to the State Bar of
California and all United States District Courts in California, as well as the Ninth
Circuit Court of Appeals. Mai is also admitted to the State Bar of Hawaii and is a
member of the Hawaii State Bar Association. Mai’s practice focuses on immigration
and family law. In her spare time, Mai actively engages in community lawyering and
regularly speaks at immigration workshops and conferences.
Mai is the former Chapter Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers' Association, Silicon Valley Chapter (AILA-SCV) and served as an Ambassador for the American Immigration Law Foundation (AILF). Mai is also an active member of Santa Clara County Bar Association (SCCBA) and served on the Judiciary Committee of the SCCBA. In 2008, Mai served as President of VABANC, in which she organized a law clinic in response to the US ˇVIETNAM MOU on the repatriation of removable Vietnamese citizens. The clinic was co-ˇsponsored by AILA SCV and the Asian Law Caucus and was a tremendous success.
Mai is the founding President of the National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys (NCVAA) and served on the board from 2006-2016. During the 2006 NCVAA, Mai sat on the Community Service panel and spoke about relief efforts for Katrina victims. Mai helped organize a legal aid clinic with Boat People S.O.S to provide assistance to Vietnamese Americans impacted by Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf. During June 2010, Mai led and mobilized attorneys to the Gulf States to conduct legal aid clinics in response to the urgent legal needs of the minority communities affected by the BP Oil Disaster. Mai served as a panelist at the 2010 NAPABA conference and spoke about her collaborations with community organizations regarding disaster relief.
Mai is the 2009 Rising Star Unity Award Recipient recognized by the San Francisco Minority Bar Coalition for her bar leadership and activism. In 2012, Mai was honored as the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California's Trailblazer recipient for her leadership and commitment to the bar. Mai served as a board member on the American Red Cross, Silicon Valley Chapter and frequently spoke about her experiences at events regarding preparedness for disaster relief. Mai currently serves as an advisory member of the Asian Law Alliance.