Bakersfield College

Latinos Unidos Por Educacion

DREAMers and L.U.P.E. Program

DACA Community Forum

Thursday September 21, 2017 Bakersfield College held a community forum to discuss the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the future of Dreamers. The free public forum topics included:

  • Explanation of the DACA announcement on Sept. 5, 2017
  • Key dates and the critical timeline for implementation
  • Pending immigration legislation
  • Review of DACA students' rights
  • Next steps for DACA and AB 540 students
  • Student Financial Aid Options
  • Question & Answer session with panelists:
    • Win Eaton, Esq. – Immigration Attorney
    • H.A. Sala, Esq – Criminal Defense Attorney
    • Sarah Rich, Esq – Immigration & Criminal Defense Attorney
    • Vanessa Sanchez, Esq – Immigration Attorney

Message to Dreamers


A first-year experience program for 1st generation college students attending BC. LUPE will greatly enhance students confidence to succeed and complete their career, vocational and/or transfer goals by implementing proven best practices that champion student success, equity and accessibility.


Establish a professionally coordinated program whereas the infrastructure, student selection process, mentor training, and educational workshops and interventions are headed by professional educators from the BC Campus and the community. LUPE will set high standards of education by assisting students in developing educational and career objectives, expecting success from students, and generating positive support network. Ultimately, the program will help increase student persistence, retention, and completion rates for all cohorts involved.


Download The LUPE Application

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Student Success and Equity
Administration Bldg. Room A17
1801 Panorama Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93305


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