Undocumented Student Resources and Services  

The NOCE Grads To Be Program provides various services to undocumented students

A photo of the Grad To Be team with two lawyers from the Mexican Consultant

Our program recognizes how diverse the undocumented community is and the importance of focusing on our student’s academic and personal needs. Listed below are the current resources and services that we offer to ensure your success in class and continue toward your goals.

NOCE Student Club

United student club flyerNOCE United Student Club: The Grads To Be Program sponsors and supports the student club, NOCE United. Grads To Be provides a welcoming space so the club can work together to bring needed information and resources for students to succeed at NOCE or in life.

Join the Grads to Be Student Club, NOCE United! As a club, they will: 

  • Empower students, regardless of their citizenship, to follow their academic goals and
    believe that they are important.
  • Support each other by sharing information and resources at NOCE and the community that can assist in our goal to become self-sufficient.
  • When resources are not available, we shall unite and advocate for ourselves.

For more information on the NOCE United Club, contact:

Marcela Mendoza
Grads to Be Counselor 
mmendoza@noce.edu 

Thanks to NOCE’s partnership with the US Immigration Law Group, we will be offering free legal clinic appointments to students this spring. The appointments will be 30 minutes and will be available beginning on February 16. Students will meet with the lawyers remotely (by phone or Zoom). In addition to the US Immigration Law Group, students also have access to CHIRLA legal services.

30-minute Zoom or phone appointments are available for NOCE students.

Appointments start Wednesday, February 16, 2022, from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. and will be held on the third Wednesday and Thursday of each month. To book an appointment, contact: Monica Revelo-Torres at 714.808.4685 or mtorres@noce.edu.

If you would like to learn more about the services or request an appointment, contact us today at grads2b@noce.edu.  

legal aid clinic flier click here to access the pdf

US Immigration Law Group Appointment Dates:

30-minute consultation appointments are available

Appointment DatesHoursLocationRegister
Wednesday, June 15, 20224 p.m. – 6 p.m.Zoom Call or Phone CallContact Monica Revelo-Torres
714.808.4685 or mtorres@noce.edu
Thursday, June 16, 20224 p.m. – 6 p.m.Zoom Call or Phone CallContact Monica Revelo-Torres
714.808.4685 or mtorres@noce.edu

Immigrants Rising

Please visit the Immigrants Rising website for more information. 

For questions regarding legal assistance please email: legalintake@immigrantsrising.org.

To find immigration non-profit legal help service agencies near you, visit the Immigrantion Law Help website.

Immigrants rising flier, click here to view the pdf

CHIRLA

Screenshot of CHIRLA's Contact information

The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) is a Los Angeles county-based organization focusing on immigrant rights.

Please visit the CHIRLA website for more information on their programs and legal services.

CHIRLA conducts legal intake consultations by phone and by appointment only.

  • How can I get a consultation appointment?
  • Call 213.201.3797 on Mondays and Wednesdays 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and leave a message requesting an appointment.
  • Staff will return your call to conduct an intake interview

Various Grads To Be Resources

Academic Counseling: Students meet with a counselor to discuss academic goals, plan courses, and review their progress.  The counselor can assist students with major selection, transfer planning, and career choices. Contact us today to make an appointment with a counselor.

NOCE Student Scholarships: NOCE offers scholarship opportunities to current students for books, tuition, and supplies. Some scholarships can provide funds for living expenses. Visit www.noce.edu/scholarships for more information including various scholarships, applications, and deadlines.

Immigrants Rising: Get valuable information and resources from Immigrants Rising and visit their undocuhustle website here: https://immigrantsrising.org/get-your-undocuhustle-on/

Immigrants Rising Scholarship: Immigrants Rising provides scholarships for undocumented students. For more information on these scholarships, visit: https://immigrantsrising.org/category/financial-support/

COVID-19: For resources on what to do if you experience COVID-19 symptoms, view the OC Health Care Agency flier here. 

Academic Counseling: Students meet with a counselor to discuss academic goals, plan courses, and review their progress.  The counselor can assist students with major selection, transfer planning, and career choices. All currently enrolled students are invited to make an appointment with an NOCE counselor.

Workshops, Events, and Trainings: NOCE’s Grads To Be Program will host various workshops including “Know Your Rights” and educational resources. We work together to plan and host workshops during California Community College’s Undocumented Student Week of Action. Check back for an updated calendar of events.

Information Sessions: Grads To Be will provide periodic information sessions to NOCE faculty and staff about the program’s goals and objectives. The sessions also showcase how faculty and staff members can get involved to support  program students.

Legal Services: NOCE offers free legal clinic services on a regular basis. Check back for an updated calendar of events.

Links to Orange County Resources:

Call 211 for help with resources211 Orange County is a resource to help individuals with assistance finding housing, food, financial stability, mental health support and other services. Call 211 for help!

Who is Eligible for Grads To Be Program Services?

We welcome all NOCE students, faculty, staff, and community members, regardless of their status, to participate in services. For additional information, can contact us at grads2b@noce.edu.