OASISS Newsletter

Outreach and Advocacy Services for Immigrant Student Success

Happy Holidays!

We wish you a great and safe holiday season! Please note, we will be on vacation from December 24th-January 1st.


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We are looking for an EVC student to work with us part time and remote!

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Current resources:

· Read the courts straightforward decision here

· The Top 5 Things You Should Know about DACA Being Restored

· Access the CCC FREE Legal Services for a consultation and assistance

We will share additional information and resources as they become available.

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Campus Events


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-Enter through EVC’s Main Entrance on Yerba Buena Road to get to WIFI designated area (green star);

-Follow the route highlighted by orange arrows and park within identified area;

-Utilize the one entrance (blue star) and one exit (pink star).

Loaner Laptop Program

Don't forget we have laptops and hotspots to loan at zero cost if you need one.

Click here to reserve a laptop or hotspot.

Community Events

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This coming year invest in YOU!💥

Are YOU ready? This year might have come with a few challenges, but what we all learned is that investing in yourself goes a long way! What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year, so why not upskill, give back and add powerful women to your network.

If the answer is "Yes!" to all of the above and you're a young Latina age 19-29 in the Bay Area, consider applying for the Engaged Latina Leadership Activist Program. It's a six-month program that will keep you motivated and accountable. Learn to inspire those around you, lead with a cause and grow into the best version of yourself.

Application are now open and can be found at https://bit.ly/ELLA2021.

We invite you to join us on February 6, 2021 for our

30th Annual Stanford University Minority Medical Alliance (SUMMA) Conference.

The goal of SUMMA is to increase diversity in the health professions in order to better care for underserved communities. Our annual pre-medical conference is one of the oldest on the west coast and draws hundreds of students from throughout the Bay Area.

We are excited to offer this virtual conference experience, simulating that of our in-person meeting with concurrent tracks, educational sessions, networking opportunities, and social activities.

Accepting Referrals into the COVID-19 Emergency Homelessness Prevention Program (CEHPP)

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For community members to our 24/7 hotline: (408) 975-2739.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email awhhousing@aaci.org.

Work2future in Collaboration with more than Thirty "Bridge to Recovery" Community Agencies has Launched a Work Experience Program Funded by the City of San Jose

San Jose CARES WEX provides income assistance for lower-income individuals who lost jobs during the COVID pandemic. You qualify if you are:

  • Must be a resident of the City of San Jose
  • Lost hours or job due to COVID-19; Exhausted Unemployment Insurance; Someone in your household lost hours or job due to COVID-19
  • legally able to work in the United States
  • 18 years of age or older

Click the link to get started: https://work2future.org/sjcares/

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Medi-Cal Expansion Enrollment for Young Adults

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Job Opportunities

Software Development Apprenticeship

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Application Process:

Application Process:

December 3, 2020: Application opens.

December 10-24, 2020: First round screening +
introductory Treehouse course.

January 5-15, 2021: Final interviews (phone or
video conference).

January 21, 2021: Receive your offer to join the
Apprenticeship Pathway Program!

The Application Deadline is January 8, 2021

Apply today: https://anitab.org/apprenticeship

National Labs have Internships for College Students Summer 2021! (Click Image for more info)

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Immigrants Rising: Wellness Gatherings

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Affordable Internet

**NEW** Santa Clara County Food Resources Locator

Check out this new tool that helps you find food resources near you in Santa Clara County!

Silicon Valley Strong is helping struggling families find more than 400 locations with free, nutritious food countywide, using our interactive map: bit.ly/SVStrongFood.

Scholarship & Fellowship Opportunities

$20,000 UCSC Scholarship

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Submit Application to josedejesus.sanchez@evc.edu by February 5, 2020 before 11:59pm Pacific Time

Student Application Instructions

  • Download and fill-out attached fillable scholarship application completely. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Apply for fall 2021 admission to UC Santa Cruz by submitting the UC Application for Undergraduate Admission before extension deadline: apply.universityofcalifornia.edu
  • Collect two letters of recommendation
    • At least one letter must be from a faculty member.
    • The other letter should be from an individual who is able to comment on such areas as extracurricular activities, leadership skills, commitment, and dedication, etc.
  • Obtain Transcripts from all colleges attended. Unofficial copies are acceptable.
    • EVC Unofficial Transcript must be included
    • Screenshots and Degree Audits won't be accepted
  • Apply for financial aid by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application by March 2, 2021. Students on a non-immigrant visa (e.g., F-1, J-1, etc.) are not eligible for this award.

All items below should be submitted in one PDF file to josedejesus.sanchez@evc.edu

1. Scholarship Application

2. Personal Statement

2. Two Letters of Recommendation
3. All Up-to-Date College Transcripts

Note: only accepting PDF submissions

Financial Aid Applications OPEN!


Meet our counselor!

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Counselor Hours

Our new counselor Kathleen is available to help you with education plans and more! Her hours are Mondays 10:30am-3:30pm and Wednesdays from 10:30am-4:00pm. E-mail us at evc.oasiss@evc.edu to book an appointment!

Drop-in Zoom Counseling Sessions

For quick questions and same day assistance, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm.


¡Hola! Hagan una cita conmigo… Hey! set an appointment with me…

Les puedo ayudar en:

  • MyWeb

  • Canvas

  • Zoom

  • Con el español, por si necesitan practicar o estudiar

  • Matriculación en clases

  • Tutoría en el Programa de T&I de EVC

  • Info para transferirse

I can help you with...

  • MyWeb

  • Canvas

  • Zoom

  • Spanish if you need practice or just to study

  • Register for classes

  • Tutoring for T&I Program at EVC

  • Transfer Info

No importa el tema, aquí estoy para servirles. No matter the topic, I am here to help you out.

Hagan la cita ¡HOY! Make an appointment TODAY!

Program Coordinator Office Hours

I am available if you'd like to chat! I can help with:

  • Clarifying policies (Public Charge, DACA, Health care, etc)

  • Reviewing scholarship applications

  • Applying for AB 540 applications

  • Community Referrals

  • Basic Needs Resources

  • Letters of recommendation

I'm also here to just listen and chat about any random topic! :) I also have a dog and he would love to say hi! :)

I'll be available via Phone Call and Zoom video chat. Just let me know what you prefer! Book an appointment below.