The Career Center has resources beneficial to all of our students. If you are an undocumented student, start here to find resources to for educational support, support networks, and even legal advocacy. 

West LA Family Source Center

The FamilySource system provides a comprehensive array of social services to low-income city residents through centers located in the most impoverished areas of the city.

The Latino Legal voice for Civil Rights in America (MALDEF)

The nonprofit law firm for Latino community – provides a range of resources, and also has a scholarship fund for Dream Act students, as well as law students.

American Humane Association

Non-profit that works to protect children and animals. Includes information and resources to help undocumented children and their parents.

Metro I-Tap

This is PCC’s Associated Student’s web page with information regarding the Metro I-TAP. The Metro I-TAP program is a bus pass program operated in conjunction with LA Metro and Foothill Transit. Purchase of an I-TAP card gives you a semester’s worth of unlimited travel on all LA Metro services and is $30 for a semester. The page also contains a link to Metro’s web page.

MALDEF scholarship list

An extensive list of scholarships, which may not inquire about immigration status (some actively encourage undocumented students to apply).

U.S. Department of Education

The Department of Education website.

SALEF - Salvadoran American Leadership and Educational Fund

SALEF’s mission is to promote the civic participation and representation of the Salvadoran and other Latino communities in the United States and to promote and advocate for the economic development and democracy in El Salvador. SALEF offers scholarships ranging from $1000 - $5000.

Pasadena City College - Associated Students AB540 Undocumented Student Handbook

Link to the PCC Associated Students AB540 Undocumented Student Handbook page. The web page contains a link to the handbook (in PDF form).

Rapid Response Emergency Aid (RREA)

Rapid Response Emergency Aid (RREA) is a project of Scholarship America and is meant to help out in times of unforeseen financial emergencies, which can happen at any time. RREA will cover certain eligible expenses, such as utilities, rent, etc.

Educators for Fair Consideration

Educators for Fair Consideration provides support to young people in their pursuit of career, education, and citizenship. Provides an array of supportive programs and services, including scholarships.

Pre-health Dreamers (PHD)

Network for undocumented immigrant youth pursuing careers in health and sciences.

Dream Bar Association

A non-profit legal organization that extends membership to undocumented pre-law students, current law students, practitioners, and paralegals.

Graduates Reaching A Dream Deferred (GRADD)

An organization that came about organically from the friendship of a pioneering group of undocumented graduate students in need of guidance through the graduate application process.

National Immigration Law Center

The National Immigration Law Center is the only national legal advocacy organization in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants and their families.

The Center for Community Change

The Center for Community Change strengthens, connects, and mobilizes grassroots groups to enhance their leadership, voice, and power.

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

MALDEF is the nation’s leading Latino legal civil rights organization. MALDEF promotes social change through advocacy, communications, community education, and litigation in the areas of education, employment, immigrant rights, and political access.

The California Immigrant Policy Center

The California Immigrant Policy Center advances inclusive policies that build a prosperous future for all Californians using policy analysis, advocacy, and capacity building to unlock the power of immigrants in California.

Asian Pacific American Legal Center

The Asian Pacific American Legal Center, a member of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, is the nation’s largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (NHPI).

The California Immigrant Welfare Collaborative

Through direct services, impact litigation, policy advocacy, leadership development, and capacity building, APALC focuses on the most vulnerable members of Asian American and NHPI communities while also building a strong voice for civil rights and social justice.

California DREAM Act

Provides up-to-date information and resources on the 2013 Dream Act & Immigration Reform Bills to bring legalization to millions of immigrant children and adults across America.

DACA - Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Provides answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding DACA – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

US Citizenship and Immigration Services

DHS has made all necessary forms and instructions available at the above link. While the basic DACA requirements appear straightforward, for many, determining whether they actually qualify can be far more complex. If a request is denied, the decision cannot be appealed. It is strongly recommended that an attorney is consulted before submitting a deferred action application.

DACA workshops and informational sessions

Use the above link to find and attend DACA workshops and informational sessions.

The Coalition for Human Immigrants Rights of Los Angeles

CHIRLA was formed to advance the human and civil rights of immigrants and refugees in Los Angeles and promote harmonious multi-race relations and empower immigrants and their allies.

The National Council of La Raza

The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) is the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States that works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans.

United We Dream

The largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation, United We Dream is a powerful nonpartisan network made up of 52 affiliate organizations in 25 States.