Welcome to the Monarch Dream Center! ¡Bienvenidos al Centro Monarca!
We are committed to provide a welcoming space where undocumented students and their families can feel safe, valued and supported. Our center facilitates access to Cuesta’s services as well as local and state resources to ensure the personal and academic success of the undocumented students and their families.
Nuestro compromiso es proveer un lugar amigable a estudiantes indocumentados y sus familias donde puedan sentirse seguros, valorados y sobre todo apoyados. El centro facilitará acceso a servicios disponibles en Cuesta así como recursos de la comunidad y del estado de California para asegurar el éxito personal y académico de nuestros estudiantes indocumentados.
The Monarch Dream Centers have gone virtual!
Although our offices are physically closed, we are open and available to help through email, phone and Zoom. We are committed to supporting you during these unknown and challenging times.
Aunque nuestras oficinas están físicamente cerradas, estamos abiertos y disponibles para ayudar por correo electrónico, teléfono y Zoom. Estamos comprometidos a apoyarlo durante estos tiempos desconocidos y desafiantes.
Zoom Virtual Lobby Hours: Monday- Thursday, 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm Spanish and English
Disponible en Español e Inglés.
For assistance or questions, please contact Estella Vazquez via email.
Emergency Funding Available
Cuesta has emergency funding available to help undocumented and mixed status students. Funding can be utilized to cover emergency costs due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care.
12/04/2020: DACA Update
Source / Immigrants Rising
On Friday, December 4, 2020, a New York judge ordered the federal government to restore the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to its original state.
The decision restores the DACA program completely. Initial, renewal, and Advance Parole applications will be accepted by USCIS.
- Can continue to apply to renew their DACA
- DACA protections and benefits will continue (ex. deportation protection and work permits)
- Who were issued a 1-year work permit in the last year, will be automatically extended by USCIS to 2-years. Click here to learn more
Who meet the eligibility requirements may apply for the initial DACA application. Check out our Steps to Apply for DACA for the First Time to learn more.
It is important that you speak with an immigration attorney to understand your situation and eligibility. See below for information about free legal services.
For frequently asked questions regarding these changes, click here.
Update: On December 7, 2020, DHS and USCIS updated their websites to comply with the court’s order.