The following student groups offer support to help address the unique challenges faced by undocumented students, as well as opportunities for community involvement and civic engagement.
Cal State LA SURGE
Students United to Reach Goals in Education (SURGE) is a student organization founded at California State University, Los Angeles on the principle of promoting higher education among both high school and college students regardless of legal status. Its mission is to encourage and increase the number of students attending and graduating from institutions of higher education through community involvement, scholarships and political activism and advocacy. SURGE offers:
- A support network for undocumented students and allies at Cal State LA. We share our day to day experiences, struggles, and successes with each other.
- We provide each other with academic support and information about financial resources.
- A politically active student organization that advocates for legislation that empowers immigrant communities.
Membership is not limited to undocumented students. All interested students are invited to join and encouraged to participate. For further information, visit the Dreamers Resource Center Instagram.
Pre-Health Dreamers (PHD)
Pre-Health Dreamers (PHD) was started in 2012 by three undocumented college students who were actively pursuing careers in health and science. In 2013, PHD became a project of E4FC. In 2015 a group of dedicated Cal State LA students became the first university students to start a chapter of PHD.
PHD supports undocumented young people by serving as: 1) a trusted community of undocumented students, 2) a resource of unprecedented knowledge on related career pathways, and 3) an advocate for increased access to health careers and health care for the undocumented community. In just three years, PHD has made considerable progress in making health professions programs more accessible to undocumented young people.
For more information about PHD, click here to follow and like Cal State LA Pre-Health Dreamers Chapter on Facebook.