Claudia Retamoza, a senior at Warren HS in Downey, recently appeared in the school’s drama production of The Miracle Worker playing Helen Keller.
Coming to the U.S. at age 1 Claudia is one of the founding members of the Warren HS IDEAS club. She would like to pursue community college in Utah upon graduating, but her decision not to directly attend a four year university is related to her undocumented status. Thinking she couldn’t attend college or get a job after seeing her older siblings struggle with both she didn’t take a required lab science course knocking her off an A-G tract.
Her goal in founding the Warren IDEAS club is so that beginning in their freshman year every undocumented student will know college is possible.Read her full story here.
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2/20/13 Wednesday 3:00p
CA DREAM Act workshop at Warren HS in Downey, CA. email@example.com
2/22/13 Friday 3:30p-6:00p
Undocu-power: Know Your Rights Training.
Chuco’s Justice Center 1137 E. Redondo Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90302
2/24/13 Sunday 6:00p-8:00p
“Life After DACA” hosted by Orange County Dream Team, 13252 Garden Grove Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92841
– Getting your SS#
– Driver’s Licenses in CA
– Workplace rights
– Transferring your credit History
– What to do with your existing ITIN
– Health Care in CA
– Giving your new SS# to your employer/school
– Financial aid in CA
2/26/13 Tuesday 4:00p
Bringing a Divided Nation Together to Discuss Immigration with Jose Antonio Vargas.
Cal State Northridge, Northridge Center.
2/27/13 Wednesday 7:00p
An Evening with Jose Antonio Vargas.
USC Campus Center Grand Ballroom.
You are often told to remember a famous city in this state that was the first to offer in-state tuition for undocumented students. Name the state, year, and governor who signed the nation’s first in-state tuition law.
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