Student Outreach and Retention Center



SOAR and the DREAM Center are committed to the academic and financial wellbeing of undocumented students. Recipients of the award will participate in a student-run retention program offered by SOAR, to strengthen academic wellness support students in improving their GPA throughout the academic year.

Student Learning Outcomes

- Improve academic wellness and overall engagement

- Develop self-advocacy skills in academic environments

- Foster community engagement and leadership skills

Program Benefits

- Connecting 1:1 with a peer mentor, academic counselor, and IRF community

- Attending LARC Tutorial Sessions or meeting with the Center for Excellence in Writing & Communication (Writing Center)

- Attending programs throughout the academic year that help support their academic success

- Leading a skill-building event in the spring quarter alongside peer mentors

IRF Fellows

  • She, Her

    Hi! My name is Reina! I am a 5th year double majoring in Environmental Science & Policy, and Anthropology. In my free time I enjoy cooking, gardening, reading, painting/drawing, and trying new food spots. I’m very excited to be returning as a SOAR Fellow because I get to work at a center whose values I love and admire. In the future, I hope to continue doing work that impacts underrepresented communities.

Nadia Fierros Altamirano

SOAR Fellow
  • He, Him

    Hello my name is JC! I am a 3rd year Education Sciences major with a minor in Hearing and Speech Sciences. I enjoy cooking, discovering new music, and watching/playing soccer. This will be my first time working with SOAR as a SOAR Fellow and I’m very excited to work exclusively alongside the IRF Program. Knowing I get to engage and help foster our underprivileged communities is something that I am grateful to do as a SOAR Fellow, and I will do anything to continue supporting these communities.

JC Perez

SOAR Fellow

Program Partners