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Saturday February 27, 2021

If you and your child/student will be attending different sessions, make sure to submit individual registrations so that you can attend diffrent sessions.

Although this event will include workshops in English and Spanish, the event is open to all 6-11th grade students, parents/guardians, and advocates.

Make sure to follow us on Instagram for event updates and opportunites to engage prior to the event. We look forward to hosting you virtually and providing you with valuable resources. See the recap videos below for highlights of previous years and email comienza@ucsd.edu if you have any questions about this event.

Sábado 27 de febrero de 2021

Si usted y su hijo/hija/estudiante asistirán a diferentes sesiones, asegúrese de completar registraciones individuales para poder navegar la plataforma de manera independiente.

Aunque este evento incluye talleres en inglés y español, el evento está abierto a cualquier estudiante de 6o a 11o grado, sus padres o guardianes, y promotores de educación superior.

Por lo pronto, síganos por nuestra página de Instagram para actualizaciones y oportunidades antes del evento principal. Esperamos verlos/las en el evento para proporcionarles recursos valiosos. Miren los videos de años previos y si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese a comienza@ucsd.edu.

Agenda 

See the full workshop list with descrptions and presenters / Vea la lista completa con descripciones y ponentes: Workshop Schedule / Lista de Talleres


Time / Horario Language / Lenguaje Topic / Tema
9:00 am - 9:30 am English (Con Traducción en Español) Land Acknowledgement and Blessing, Welcome
9:45am - 10:15am English Achieve UC: Preparing for Admission to UC San Diego
9:45am - 10:15am Español Lograr UC: Preparándose para Admisión a UC San Diego
9:45am - 10:15am English Student Panel
9:45am - 10:15am English STEM Opportunities at UCSD and Career Paths
9:45am - 10:15am English Myths and Secrets
9:45am - 10:15am Español Vivir en la Universidad
9:45am - 10:15am English Native Ways of Navigating Higher Education
9:45am - 10:15am English UC San Diego Resources for College Students
9:45am - 10:15am English UC, CSU, CC and Privates
10:30am - 11:00am English Financial Aid - English
10:30am - 11:00am Español Ayuda Financiera - Español
10:30am - 11:00am Español Perspectiva del Estudiante Universitario
10:30am - 11:00am English Community College and STEM Paths
10:30am - 11:00am English Myths and Secrets
10:30am - 11:00am English Living on Campus: Housing and Dining Options
10:30am - 11:00am English Native American Gatherings: Community as Healing
10:30am - 11:00am English UC San Diego Resources for College Students
10:30am - 11:00am English Basic Needs at UCSD: The Hub
11:15am - 11:45am Español Sistemas de UC, CSU y CC
11:15am - 11:45am English Myths and Secrets
11:15am - 11:45am English Afrolatinx in Higher Education
11:15am - 11:45am English Virtual Campus Tour
11:15am - 11:45am Español Excursión del campus virtual
11:15am - 11:45am English Understanding what to expect for your college-bound students (for parents, guardians & loved ones)
11:15am - 11:45am English UC San Diego Resources for College Students

 

2021 SAVE THE DATE Statement and Flyer (ENGLISH)

Dear College Access Advocate,

We hope this email finds you well and that you and yours are safe and healthy. The Early Academic Outreach Program and TRIO Outreach Programs at UC San Diego are excited to share the SAVE THE DATE for our flagship event Comienza con un Sueño / It Begins with a Dream.

Please see the attached flyer in english and spanish, visit our website (indicated on the flyer) with past year's recaps, and save Saturday February 27, 2021 from 9am to 12pm for this highly informational and motivational event. This event is not limited to the Latinx/Chicanx population and workshops will be offered in English and Spanish to make the event more accessible. Comienza includes workshops incorporating and acknowledging the Native American, African American, and Chicanx/Latinx diaspora as well as academic preparation workshops and insights into university life. This event is open to the general public particularly 6th to 11th grade students and their families as well as K-14 advocates. We highly encourage all to attend. The registration link will be updated on the website when it becomes available.

We look forward to seeing you on February 27th, 2021. In the meantime, follow us on Instagram for updates and competition opportunities leading up to the event. If you have any questions, feel free to email comienza@ucsd.edu.

Sincerely,
Comienza con un Sueño Planning Committee
Promotional flyer Comienza con un Sueño 2021

2021 Folleto y Anuncio GUARDE LA FECHA (ESPAÑOL)

Estimado/a promotor/a de acceso universitario, 

Esperamos que este correo lo/a encuentre bien y que su familia se encuentre sana y con salud. Los programas de Early Academic Outreach Program y TRIO Outreach Programs en UC San Diego les invocan que GUARDEN LA FECHA para nuestro evento emblemático anual:  Comienza con un Sueño / It Begins with a Dream.

Puede referir al folleto incluido en este correo en inglés y español, visitar nuestra página web con videos de resumen de años previos y guarde el Sábado 27 de febrero de 2021 de 9am a 12pm para este evento informativo y motivacional. Este evento no es exclusivo a las personas Chianx/Latinx y habrá talleres en inglés y español para aumentar la accesibilidad a todos nuestros participantes. Comienza con un Sueño incluye talleres que incorporan y reconocen la diáspora de Nativos Americanos, Africanos Americanos y Chicanx/Latinx al igual que temas de preparación académica y perspectivas de alumnos universitarios. El evento está abierto al público, particularmente alumnos de 6o a 11o grado, sus familias y/o guardianes y líderes en la educación K-14.  Les exhortamos que asistan. El enlace para registrarse se proporcionará en la página web cuando esté disponible. 

Esperamos verlos el 27 de febrero. Por lo pronto, síganos por nuestra página de Instagram para actualizaciones y oportunidades antes del evento principal. Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese a comienza@ucsd.edu.

Atentamente,
Comité de planeación de Comienza con un Sueño
Folleto promocional para Comienza con un Sueño 2021

2020 Recap & Official Statement

This year, EAOP had planned two Comienza con un Sueño events: 

Comienza con un Sueño: Working Dreams into Reality / Comienza con un Sueño: Transformando Sueños en Realidades

When: February 29, 2020 / Cuando: 29 de febrero de 2020

For High School Students / Para Estudiantes de Preparatoria

 

Comienza con un Sueño

When: March 21, 2020 / Cuando: 21 de marzo de 2020

For Middle School Students and Parents / Para Estudiantes de Secundaria y Padres de Familia

**Unfortunately the March 21st event had to be canceled due to the health concerns of COVID-19 and our commitment to ensuring the safety of our community. 

**Desafortunadamente el evento agendado para el 21 de marzo tuvo que ser cancelado por el riesgo de salud de COVID-19 a nuestra comunidad.

2019 Recap Video

2018 Recap Video

2017 Recap Video

 

2016 Recap Video

 

Since 2008, Comienza con un Sueño / It Begins with a Dream has sought to: 
  1. Increase student and parent knowledge and understanding of college preparation and admissions requirements, testing requirements, financial aid/scholarship availability (FAFSA/Cal Grant), post-secondary options (UC, CSU, CCC, etc...), Career options, UC Personal Statement and UC application requirements.
  2. Increase participant knowledge of support programs aimed at retaining students at UCSD and promoting advanced degrees.
  3. Enhance the relationship between UCSD and the Chicano/Latino community by increasing the contact and involving members of the community in the planning, implementation and evaluation processes of the event.

Our annual in-person event has reached up to 1,500 students, parents and guardians, and community leaders in past years. All together, our 12 years of planning and program have greatly impacted the lives of many participants. This year, due to COVID-19 and public health concerns we are going virtual and look forward to providing you and your community of students, parents, guardians, and advocates a meaningful and resource focused program that informs, inspires, and academically prepares your students for higher education.  Please share this flyer, view past years' recaps, and save Saturday February 27, 2021 from 9am to 12pm for this culturally relevant event.  

Sincerely,
Comienza con un Sueño Planning Committee