UndocuALLY-BCC is a committee of administrators, faculty, staff, and students dedicated to the success and support of DACA and undocumented students at Brookdale. Modeled after a variety of sister programs and organizations across US higher education institutions, UndocuALLY-BCC began as an Honor’s symposium project in 2015 by Brookdale graduate, Nervin Ramirez. Mr. Ramirez’s advocacy led to the establishment of an ad hoc committee passed through Governance in 2015. UndocuALLY-BCC has kept to its founding objectives, namely, to provide resources and pertinent information for students as well as staff and faculty at Brookdale. We welcome any and all members of the campus community to join us in our efforts.
For more information on UndocuALLY-BCC, please feel free to contact us: email@example.com
Brookdale Information & Resources
State and National Resources
- NEW Financial Aid Information for DACA Students
- Frequently Asked Questions by DACA and Undocumented Students Applying to BCC
- Dreamers+ (Active Brookdale Student Organization)
- International Education Center
- Please find other resources at the main Student Support page
- Important and up-to-date state and national resources are linked at International and Immigrant Students
- Frequently Asked Questions About DACA Termination (HeretoStay.Org)
- Know Your Rights (National Immigration Law Center)
- National Scholarship Application for HS and CC grads (TheDream.US)
- NILC–Toolkit: Access to Postsecondary Education
- 2020 Scholarship and Fellowship Lists
Resources for BCC staff and faculty
- Up-to-date information on DACA available at International and Immigrant Students
- Daca Rescission and Educators (NEA, 2017)
- US Dept of Education: Supporting Undocumented Youth (2015)
- CCCIE: News and Resources for Supporting Undocumented Students
- Advising Undocumented Students: Advice for College Counselors (Carolyn Lawrence, 2014)
- Become or reach out to an UndocuALLY@BCC. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Combating misinformation regarding COVID-19, linked here is the CDC guide in Spanish.
Accessing Federally Qualified Health Centers in New Jersey.
- The New Jersey Primary Care Association has developed a list of all health centers in NJ found here.
- FQHCs are required to offer a sliding fee scale based on income however, they must still provide services regardless of the ability to pay: You can search for Federally Qualified Health Centers nearest to you by county or city here https://healthapps.state.nj.us/fhs/cphc/cphcSearch.aspx
- Mental health for the undocumented community: Informed immigrant has partnered with Latinx Therapy to bring resources and best practices regarding mental wellness and self-care during these uncertain times. Informed Immigrant also offers Know Your Rights and DACA Renewal information. To stay updated visit the link here.
- PSE&G has suspended shut-offs of electric and/or gas service to residential customers for non-payment.
- All USCIS field offices, asylum offices and Application Support Centers (ASCs) will not provide in-person services until at least April 1. This includes interviews, naturalization ceremonies and biometric collection appointments. However, we will continue to provide emergency services during this time. If you have an emergency service request, please contact the USCIS Contact Center. USCIS field offices will send de-scheduling notices to applicants and petitioners with scheduled appointments impacted by this closure. We will send de-scheduling notices to naturalization applicants scheduled for naturalization ceremonies. All applicants will be rescheduled when USCIS resumes normal operations. https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/uscis-response-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19
New Jersey COVID-19 Resources
- Email questions can go to email@example.com
- Guidance for schools from the Department of Health:https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/documents/topics/NCOV/COVID19_schools_FINAL_3.4.20.pdf
- Guidance for schools from the Department of Education: https://www.nj.gov/education/broadcasts/2020/mar/05/Guidance%20Regarding%20Requirements%20for%20Public%20Health-Related%20School%20Closure.pdf
- 24/7 Public Hotline (available in multiple languages) 1800 222-1222
- NJ Department of Health home page for COVID-19 updates and guidance: https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml
- All schools in New Jersey are closed. For guidance from the NJ Department of Education and updates, use the following link: https://www.nj.gov/education/topics/index.shtml
- The Governor’s YouTube channel live streams the daily press conferences: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH8YwF0eRl9E5lpGj8OaiLg
COVID-19 Recursos de Nueva Jersey
- Las preguntas por correo electrónico pueden ir a firstname.lastname@example.org
- Orientación para las escuelas del Departamento de Salud: https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/
- Orientación para las escuelas del DOE: https://www.nj.gov/education/broadcasts/2020/mar/05/Guidance%20Regarding%20Requirements%20for%20Public%20Health-Related%20School%20Closure.pdf
- Línea directa pública 24/7 (disponible en varios idiomas) 1800 222-1222
- Página de inicio del Departamento de Salud para COVID19 ( aquí encontrará todo tipo de orientación y actualizaciones): https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml
- Actualizaciones de cierre escolar del DOE: https://www.nj.gov/education/topics/index.shtml
El canal You ube del Gobernador transmite en vivo las conferencias de prensa diarias, el de hoy fue a las 2pm: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH8YwF0eRl9E5lpGj8OaiLg