DSIG Program

My name is Astrid Herrera. I am an undocumented and a DACA student at CSU Dominguez Hills. I am a senior pursuing a bachelor’s in Psychology and a minor in Business Management. I am a current volunteer at Kid City Hope Place enrolled through the DSIG program. I learned about this program from the Immigration Center at my campus and they were able to guide me through the steps on how to apply. This is my second semester volunteering at Kid City and so far, I’ve had a great experience as I’ve had the chance to meet new people and learn new skills. I’ve helped with research on certain topics, projects, and live events. I highly recommend to those who qualify to take advantage of this great opportunity, for further questions please contact your campus’ immigration center, also known as the dreamer center, for more guidance. 

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Celebrating Kid City's Quince

 

On Saturday November 4, 2023, I attended my first Kid City fundraising event as an intern. It was my first time meeting the people who support, work, volunteer, and are involved in this program.

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2023 College 4 All Advocacy Day Recap

For the first time since 2019, the College 4 ALL Coalition embarked on an Advocacy Day

Sep 8, 2023

For the first time since 2019, the College4ALL Coalition embarked on an Advocacy Day, where students, teachers, and community leaders came together in Sacramento to advocate for food security for students, streamlining transfer student procedures, limit willful defiance suspensions, and more.   

Written by: Yamileth Lares, Kid City Hope Place 

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The Clean and Green Dream: Internship experience at LACI By Erick Hernandez

Although college is often credited as one of the most influential factors in a young person’s life, internships don’t receive nearly as much credit as they should for the value they carry. Internships allow students to discover their passions, gain field experience, and create networking connections for future job opportunities.

Learn More about LACI on their website: Los Angeles Cleanteach Incubator and read about Erick's experience with LACI!

 

 

 

 

 

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Christopher's Advice for Class of 2022

You should all be proud that you have made it this far. In this age of uncertainty, you have continued to push through and are now taking the step to move up towards the next stage in your career. In preparation for the upcoming opportunities and experiences, I offer my own advice, which I hope can help you all in one way or another.  These are…
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I’m Getting College Acceptances, Now What?

 

To the class of 2022, we are so immensely proud of you! Every single one of you were able to get through the trial and tribulations of applying to college -during pandemic! Another senior class defining newer and higher standards. Now that you are all done with college applications, you will soon be choosing a college!

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Ordinary Hope in Extraordinary Times: Tips for First-time Online College Students

 

Online Learning is hard! We get it. Here are some tips curated by Kimberly Travieso, a 2nd year college student at Cal State Los Angeles.

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Stories That Shine 2021 End of Year Campaign

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Splash of LA -- here, there, everywhere!

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Just as in 2020, Kid City Splash of LA Coordinator Angelita Sanchez went all out to provide Kid City students, siblings, and families, with a day of fun the week before starting school. Karen Villasano, with help from her sister Alejandra, put together 50 "Splash Bags" filled with water toys, snacks, and art supplies. Instagram challenges included a chalk art contest!

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Join us for Ultreya!

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Everyone is welcome! Please RSVP here! We welcome gifts of any amount to recognize honorees and fellows here! And, if you would like to sponsor, please click here. More to come soon about this year's incredible honorees, and the first cohort ever of Ultreya fellows!

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