February 10, 2023
  • 12:08 pm Fall Convocation 2022: “The State of this University is Strong”
  • 9:37 pm Ogrin Brings the Thunder in Toros 12-3 rout; team plays for playoff championship tomorrow
  • 7:00 am Outstanding Professor Award Recipient’s Mic Drop Moment at Last Month’s Virtual Ceremony
  • 9:10 am Bookworms of the World Unite!
  • 7:46 pm Breaking News: All Students Living in Campus Housing Required to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine
  • 9:00 am CSUDH Esports Creates International Competition
  • 9:35 am Spring Commencement Ceremonies Get Brighter
  • 3:46 pm Breaking News: Spring Commencement Ceremonies Recieve Stadium Upgrade
  • 8:00 am Testing the Teachers (and All the Educators)
  • 9:30 am CSUDH Educators and School Employees, Vaccinated Next
  • 10:30 am For White People Only: Anti-Racism Workshop Addresses Racial Bias and Unity
  • 2:43 pm Greatness Personified: Remembering Kobe Bryant
  • 10:02 am Straight Down the Chimney and Into Your (Digital) Hands: Special Holiday Edition of The Bulletin!
  • 2:44 pm Did You Wake up Looking this Beautiful?
  • 11:43 am A Long History for University’s Newest Major
  • 5:15 pm Issue 5 of Bulletin Live! Collector’s Item! Worth its Weight in Digital Paper!
  • 4:06 pm Special Election Issue
  • 4:03 pm Three best Latinx Halloween & Horror Short Films available now on HBO Max
  • 9:49 am Issue 3 of CSUDH Bulletin Live if You Want It
  • 3:24 pm Hispanic Heritage Month Update
  • 2:00 pm South Bay Economic Forecast Goes Virtual
  • 3:52 pm BREAKING NEWS: Classes for Spring to be Online, CSU Chancellor Announces
  • 9:39 am “Strikes” and Solidarity
  • 8:30 am March Into History: Just 5 in 1970, CSUDH Growth Shaped by Historic Event
  • 8:30 am Will the Bulletin Make Today Tomorrow?
  • 9:04 am Different Neighborhoods Warrant Rubber Bullets or Traffic Control For Protesters
  • 5:07 pm STAFF EDITORIAL: Even Socially Distant, We All Have to Work Together
  • 5:47 pm Transcript of CSUDH President Parham’s Coronavirus Announcement
  • 10:46 am Cal State Long Beach Suspends Face-to-Face Classes; CSUDH Discussing Contingency Plans
  • 5:26 pm Things Black People Should be Able to Get Away with This Month
  • 10:25 am Latinx Students Need a Place to Call Home
  • 2:35 pm Will Time Run Out Before Funds for PEGS? [UPDATED]
  • 8:41 am Year of the Rat? What’s That?
  • 6:20 am Artist Who Gave Life to Death and Inspired Countless Others Gets His Due at Dominguez Hills
  • 5:16 pm Why I’m Rooting for Dr. Cornel West
  • 5:00 pm Under Fire from the Feds, Vaping’s Future is Cloudy
  • 3:28 pm We’re Going to Need a Bigger Boat; Tsunami 3.0 Hits Campus, Enrollment Swells
  • 4:48 pm University Weathering a Wave of New Students
  • 9:21 pm The Bulletin’s Public Records Request Offers Springboard to Launch Gender Equity Discussion at CSUDH
  • 4:27 pm Black is the New Black: Raising the Capital on the “B” Word
  • 10:53 am Guns Up for Arrest: Student advocacy group pushes for CSU No Gun Zones–Including the Police
  • 4:09 pm Staff Editorial: Words on the First
  • 8:42 pm Carson Mayor Blasts Media, Landmark Libel Case in Keynote Address
  • 9:27 am Free Speech Week Calendar of Events Update
  • 6:02 am Food for Thought: 40% of Students are Food Insecure
  • 3:12 pm Academic Senate Rejects CSU GE Task Force & Report
  • 3:06 pm Work To Be Done
  • 5:56 pm ASI Elections: What You Need to Know
  • 8:02 pm CSUDH President Parham Announces Cancer Diagnosis
  • 9:47 am CSUDH Art Professor’s 20-Year Journey Results in First Local Showing of Film
  • 9:13 pm Free Speech or Free Hate area?
  • 9:08 pm CSUDH’s Best & Brightest Shine at Student Research Day
  • 9:05 pm Academic Senate Approves Gender Equity Task Force
  • 12:37 pm When Dr. Davis speaks, Toros Pay Close Attention
  • 3:38 pm Investing in the Future: Dr. Thomas A. Parham Reflects on the Past Eight Months and Contemplates​ the University’s Future
  • 3:24 pm Green Olive to Open By End of Feb; Starbucks Not Until Fall
  • 3:20 pm Gov. Newsom’s Proposed Budget Hailed for Extensive Funding Increases
  • 3:08 pm Out of the Classroom: Labor and Community Organizing Course Aims to Teach Students How to Organize for Social Justice
  • 2:54 pm The Other Route in Professional Sports
  • 9:02 am Hail to the New Chief, CSUDH President Thomas Parham
  • 3:36 pm Career Center Holds Major/Minor Fair
  • 5:34 pm After Unexpected Delay, Undocumented Becomes More Intimate Theatrical Production
  • 1:30 pm What to Expect When You’re Expecting New Buildings
  • 4:00 pm The Struggles and Highlights of a Small Business Owner
  • 4:00 pm All In and Ballin’
  • 4:00 pm Toros Coming Down To The Wire On 22-23 Season
  • 4:00 pm Wright and The Boys Are Gearing Up For Their Shot At The CCAA Crown
  • 4:00 pm The NFL’s top two teams face off in the Super Bowl

The TDSC is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. p.m. in the Loker Student Union, Room 111. Photo by Angele Kamp.

By Edgar Ramirez Jr, Lifestyle Editor.

Last month, the Toro Dreamers Success Center (TDSC) at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) celebrated their fifth birthday. The center opened in 2017, and provides students with annual scholarships and mentorship, while also offering services to support their students’ academic and personal life.

“The mission of the Toro Dreamers Success Center (TDSC) is to advocate for equity and create accessible services, programs, and opportunities to support the holistic development of undocumented and mixed-status students,” said Arlin Gonzalez, advisor for the TDSC. 

The TDSC started with the Undocumented Student Ally Coalition (USAC), a program dedicated to helping undocumented students. In 2015, the USAC teamed up with “Espiritu de Nuestro, an alliance that assisted undocumented students to achieve higher education, to create Undocumented Student Ally Training.

The Ally Training included staff and students sharing their experiences at CSUDH. The attendance of the event began pushing for a dedicated program that supports unconfirmed students. The USAC was tasked with creating the program and finding a full-time coordinator and staff, then, in 2017, the TDSC opened its doors to the students on campus. 

Today, the program still continues to advocate for undocumented students by hosting workshops to educate students about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an immigration policy allowing children to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation, and California’s DREAM Act. 

“Since I officially started about 4 years ago, I have had over 2,000 one-on-one appointments,” Gonzalez said.

She also said the CSUDH campus serves about 676 undocumented students. With their success, the center has been able to present its programs and work at many conferences. They have presented at the Association of College & Research Libraries 2021 Conference and the Keeping the Dreamers Alive 2020 conference. 

The TDSC has been collaborating with other programs on campus, such as the Career Center, Student Psychological Services, and the Office of Undergraduate Research to provide students with the tool to succeed academically. 

Karota Kamba, a student at CSUDH and the Leadership Fellow for the program, said she values having a community specifically for undocumented students as this makes her feel less alone.  She continues to say that they are a community for all students to build relationships and a safe environment. 

Even with COVID-19, the program still held events for all their students through virtual meetings to create inclusivity amongst each other. In Fall 2020, the TDSC held their very first Game Night as a way to bring the community closer together despite going through a pandemic.  

With five years already behind them, the TDSC wants to welcome not only students but parents and children back to campus, as well as to continue supporting our Toro community in person and virtually.


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