Loyola University Chicago

Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs

Student Life & Engagement

Share the DREAM Undocumented Student Ally Training

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The date is set for Share the DREAM Undocumented Student Ally Training taking place during Spring 2017. This semester's training (open to staff, faculty, and students) will be held on:

  • Wednesday, March 29, 2-5PM, Damen Student Center Room 216 (Lake Shore Campus)

If you have questions, need accommodations, or want to register for a training visit this link. Students, staff, and faculty are welcome. 

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The Share the DREAM Undocumented Student Ally Trainings began in 2012 with the introduction of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) referendum presented by President Barack Obama. The trainings were successfully offered through a collaboration by the Department of Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (SDMA) and the Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL). These trainings are modeled after UndocuPeers: Liberating Campus Climate training developed by United We Dream’s (UWD), the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation. To date, over 300 faculty, staff, and students have completed the Share the Dream trainings as part of a University-wide effort to support undocumented students.

The three-hour Share the DREAM Undocumented Student Ally Trainings provide the Loyola community with skills to understand the value and importance of exploring the experiences and perspectives of undocumented students; they aim to generate knowledge for self-learning; and they increase on-campus support for and the inclusion of undocumented students. Upon completing the training, trainees receive a placard that recognizes them as allies and as points of support for undocumented students on campus. The goal is that participants display these placards in their work area to invite questions and/or dialogue about the issues that impact this community.

Trainings are held several times a year and are open to faculty, staff, and students. It is important that trainees commit to the entire three hours in order to receive all of the information they need in order to support this community.

Below is a list of people who have completed the training since the 2015-2016 academic year and the departments they represent.

If you would like more information on our trainings or are interested in attending, please contact us at diversity@luc.edu.

First NamePositionDepartment
Alejandra Alvarez    Loyola Community & Family Services
Jessica Avila-Cuevas Admission Counselor Undergraduate Admission
Melissa Bagdon Housing Assignments Coordinator Residence Life
Andrea Beaumont Program Coordinator ACE
Naseeb Bhangal Program Coordinator SDMA
Sylvia Brown-Hood Program Coordinator Graduate School Outreach Services
Aurora Chang Assistant Professor School of Education
Heather Crews Administrative Assistant Modern Languages & Literature
Celia-Luisa Cuddeback   Loyola Community & Family Services
Raven Curling Student Employment Coordinator Career Development Center
Farrah Ellison-Moore Student Counselor & Career Coordinator Arrupe College
Yvette Espinoza Career Advisor Career Development Center
Mark Anthony Florido Academic Advisor First & Second Year Advising
Marcela Gallegos Director McNair Scholars Program
Héctor García Professor & Director Latin American and Latino Studies Program Modern Languages & Literature
Paige Gardner Assistant Director SDMA
Yolanda Golden Associate Dean of Student Success Arrupe College
Keyalo Gray Career Advisor Career Development Center
Camille Helkowski Associate Director Career Development Center
Kathryn Jackson Director Career Development Center
Jim Johnson Associate Director

 Pre-Health Advising

Katherine Kaufka Walts, JD Director Center for the Human Rights of Children
Mark Kuczewski Director Bioethics, Stritch School of Medicine
Cecilia Macias Coordinator Student Leadership Development
Katherine Mahler Human Resources Generalist Human Resources
Leah Pasquesi Academic Advisor First & Second Year Advising
Dorothy Pleas Director of Multicultural Affairs--North Central College Multicultural Affairs
Tom Regan Dean College of Arts & Sciences
Richard Renfro Director Loyola Community & Family Services
Ariel Ropp Graduate Assistant Office of the Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
Jon Rosenfield Career Advisor Career Development Center
Linda Russell Manager Human Resources
Roy Saldaña Jr. Director ACE
Lori Salinas Assistant Director Adult & Transfer Center
Peter Sanchez Professor & Graduate Program Coordinator Political Science
Lauren Sanchez Senior Academic Advisor College of Arts & Sciences
Lauren Schwer Associate Director Campus Ministry
Stephanie Sferra Bassill Academic Advisor First & Second Year Advising
Cameron Simon Assistant Director Undergraduate Admission
Mia St. Clair Academic Advisor First & Second Year Advising
Caleb Steindam    
Sam Swart Graduate Assistant Health Promotions, Wellness Center
Sarah Syverson Career Advisor Career Development Center
Antoaneta Topalova Enrollment Advisor Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
Rachel Wilke Academic Advisor Office of the Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
Susan Wortman Career Advisor Career Development Center
Lauren Yuman Academic Advisor Office of the Dean, College of Arts & Sciences