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Santiago Canyon College to Hold DREAMer Conference


October 19 undocumented student conference a first for the college

(Orange, CA)
- Santiago Canyon College (SCC) invites prospective students and their families to attend its first DREAMer Conference on Saturday, October 19.

Santiago Canyon College recognizes and celebrates the beauty and diversity in our community, including undocumented and mixed status families. Together, we work to ensure that all students have access and support as they continue their education and make a better life for themselves and their families.

“We want Dreamers to know they’re welcome at Santiago Canyon College and we’re committed to providing an environment that fosters their success in and out of the classroom,” said SCC President Dr. John Hernandez. “We are committed to ensuring educational opportunity and success for all students.”

Presentations will be available in both English and Spanish and both breakfast and lunch will be provided to attendees. Student breakout sessions to include workshops on knowing their rights as a Dreamer, community college and university resources for undocumented students and overcoming mental health issues, in addition to an SCC student and transfer panel. Parent breakout sessions will also include workshops on knowing their rights and mental health issues. Parent sessions will additionally feature a parent panel and information on SCC resources for undocumented students.

The free event is open to high school students, community college students and their parents. Workshops will be held at SCC, 8045 E. Chapman Ave. in Orange in room E-203, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Register at or call (714) 628-5085 for more information.

About Santiago Canyon College
Santiago Canyon College (SCC) serves more than 17,000 credit and noncredit students each semester. In 2017, SCC was ranked No. 13 among the 50 Best Community Colleges in the U.S. by College Choice and is currently ranked No. 3 in California by, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions and careers, and provides courses for personal and professional development, as well as customized training for business and industry. The college is recognized for its adult education program which keeps the working adult - and senior - in mind by offering flexible schedules, and community locations. Serving the residents of Anaheim Hills, Orange, Tustin, and Villa Park, SCC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District.

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Karen Kalil
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