Grads To Be Program 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.

Undocumented Student Action Week

The Grads to Be Program at NOCCCD present undocumented student action week from October 18 – 22, 2021. The event provides support, resources, and learning opportunities to our undocumented student population and districtwide community.

Legal and Mental Health Services

The Grads To Be Program has partnered with U.S. Immigration Law Group, LLP to provide free immigration consultations for all students, faculty, and staff. We know that with legislation frequently changing, there can be many questions about current legal issues. Grads To Be will also soon be partnering with an organization to provide mental health counseling and services.

We understand that many of our students go through various stressors during their educational journey. Thanks to the private grant through Immigrants Rising, we can offer legal and mental health services at no cost to the student.

If you would like to learn more about the services or request an appointment, contact us today at grads2be@noce.edu.  

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.

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.

NOCE 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. For more information, contact: hrivera@noce.edu

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.

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

Mental Health: NOCE offers free mental health counseling clinic services on a regular basis. Check back for an updated calendar of events.

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.

Mental Health: NOCE offers free mental health counseling clinic services on a regular basis. Check back for an updated calendar of events.

Links to Orange County Resources:

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

Mental Health: NOCE offers free mental health counseling clinic services on a regular basis. Check back for an updated calendar of events.

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 grads2be@noce.edu.