Friday, December 2, 2016

Help for Immigrant Families Post-Election

Since the election, service providers and community-based organizations report that immigrant communities are in a panic. President-elect Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric throughout the campaign has immigrant families worrying that they could be targeted, detained, deported. As a trusted institution in immigrant families’ lives, schools can play a critical role in ensuring immigrant families have access to important information and resources.

Visit for more information regarding services for support to at-risk minority and immigrant teens from low-income families who will be first-generation college students.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

1st Annual UndocuYouth Conference

San Diego Dream Team and Education Without Borders at SDSU are happy to invite you to our upcoming 1st Annual UndocuYouth Conference! Join us Saturday, December 10th from 9:00am-2:30pm at San Diego State University.

This year’s theme is Moving Forward: What's Next for Immigrant Communities? The conference will seek to provide resources to undocumented youth, families, and allies along with serving as a platform to engage undocumented youth in community advocacy and create the new generation of community leaders.

We invite you to share our event flyer below with any students or families that may be interested in attending. Childcare will also be provided.

Spaces are limited. To secure a seat and lunch please register at:

Friday, November 18, 2016

Volunteers Needed: Food Sorting & Packing 2016

CVCC and the Chula Vista Welfare Council are holding our annual food packing event. Food will be delivered to needy families and will also be given to the Chula Vista Community Collaborative – Family Resource Centers for distribution to families.

Volunteers needed – Sat/Sun Dec 3 & 4 from 10 am to 1pm December 5, 6, 7 & 8 from 4 pm to 6 pm

Location: 650 L Street (Behind CrossFit Gym) Chula Vista CA

To sign up please (619) 425-9600 X 1366 Or email

CTA Cesar Chavez Scholarship

CTA Cesar Chavez Scholarship deadline is approaching.

The deadline is December 2nd

This is an scholarship opportunity for all grade levels. 

The brochure is below along with the application to be completed and requires a sponsoring CTA member. Most teachers and counselors at Sweetwater High are CTA members. 

For the application, our Region is IV and our service center council is – San Diego.  

See Ms. Arroyo if you have any questions. 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

UC and CSU College Apps: Haven’t started? No worries, it can still be done!

The UC and CSU deadline is just around the corner! November 30th is just 4 school days away!

Remember, you need to have at least a 2.0 (preferably a 2.5 or higher) to apply to the CSU schools and a 3.0 to apply to UC schools.

You should have been receiving call slips from us to come down to the counseling center to work if your teacher allows.

If not, see us at nutrition break, lunch, or afterschool Nov 18, or 28 to 30th if you need help!

Haven’t started? No worries, it can still be done!

All you need is:

·        Your transcript (We can provide you another one if you need it)
·        Your social security number (if none, its OK)
·        Parents'/Guardians’ highest levels of education
·        Total annual family income (an estimate of how much money your parents earn in a year)
·        Family size (how many people live in your home)
·        What U.S. state does your parent/guardian regard as his/her permanent home?
·        Does your parent/guardian claim California residency?
·        Has your parent/guardian lived in California continuously since his/her birth?
o   If no, when did his or her stay in California begin? (month and year)
·        Applying to a UC, write your responses to the Personal Insight Questions