Undocumented People Rise in Solidarity and Empowerment (UPRISE) is a collaboration between California State University San Marcos and MiraCosta Community College to bolster academic success, enhance professional opportunities, improve personal wellness, strengthen institutional support, and increase allies for undocumented students and their families in North County San Diego. UPRISE offers free services to students and loved ones.
- Legal Consultations
Attorneys will meet individually with students and/or their loved ones to assess opportunities for naturalization, assist with DACA renewals, and provide referrals.
Safety Planning Workshops
At these workshops, trained professionals will assess your needs and assist you in creating a plan of what can be done in in the event that you or a family member is detained or deported. These plans are individually designed to protect an individual, a family, and their assets.
Safety Planning Workshop Dates: Saturday, February 23rd at the CLC and Saturday March 30th at OCN. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your workshop appointment.
At these events, families and students will learn more about UPRISE services, career options, along with resources in the community and testimonials by students about their educational journeys. Free food will be included.
- Peer Networking Events
Connect with peers from CSUSM (Undergraduate + Graduate students). Featuring panels of successful undocu-students and professionals, special guest speakers, food and more.
- Mental Health Counseling (individual and family sessions)
Offered in Spanish and English, by a licensed mental health professional with a specialization in working with individuals and families impacted by immigration challenges. Please note that individual counseling is offered to students of MiraCosta College, while family counseling can be offered to the student and their family.
- Academic and Career Counseling
Includes assistance with identifying a career based on your needs, skills and interests, and creating an outline of courses to help you fulfill your goals.
- Entrepreneurship Training
Entrepreneurship (the act of starting your business), is an option for anyone regardless of immigration status. Learn how your interests, skills, and talents can be used to start your own business regardless of immigration status.
- Civic Engagement & Advocacy Training
Classes offered in Spanish covering immigrants’ rights, leadership, civic engagement, and local and national politics.
- UPRISE Textbook loan program
Students must complete the book loan application. On the application- state you are using UPRISE textbook loan program and email email@example.com to let him know that you completed the application for UPRISE book loan program.
For more information please contact UPRISE Student Services Specialist Cindy Oropeza or UPRISE Counselor Karina Duarte-Braunstein: