Chicago State University
D.R.E.A.Mers and Allies

The D.R.E.A

The D.R.E.A.Mers and Allies Club was founded in the fall 2014 semester by four Latino CSU student leaders with the purpose to educate students, staff, and faculty about the DREAM Act, to advocate at CSU for the DREAM Act and to assist D.R.E.A.Mer students identify resources that will assist them complete their degree and successfully progress in their careers. Most importantly, they are here to welcome, support, encourage and advocate for other D.R.E.A.Mers. The D.R.E.A.Mers and Allies Club has been successful by organizing the first D.R.E.A.M. Zone Training at CSU, sharing their stories and mentoring high school students during the first Spring D.R.E.A.Mers Conference at CSU, and leading all fundraising efforts to award the Monarch Butterfly Scholarship for the first time in the spring 2016 semester.


2016-2017 Executive Board Members

President: Katia Valenzuela, Business Management-Finance

Vice President: Linda Gonzalez, Biology

Secretary: Marco Zavala, Pre-Nursing

Treasurer: Vacant

Student Ambassador: Viridiana Lopez Pedraza, Biology


Signature Events

Monarch Butterfly Scholarship Fundraiser

Tamale Tuesdays

National Cesar E. Chavez Blood and Marrow Drive Challenge

DREAM Zone Training

DREAMers Coming Out Day-Awareness Panel Discussion



Monarch Butterfly Scholarship Fundraiser

Save the Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 6:30 P.M.-8:30 P.M.
Revolution Brewing
2323 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
The Chicago State University D.R.E.A.Mers and Allies Student Organization will be hosting their second annual Monarch Butterfly Scholarship Fundraiser at Revolution Brewing. Join them to help support and fund the education of the many DACA recipients and undocumented students attending CSU. The first year was a success. Tickets were sold out and over $3000 was raised! Their goal is to increase the number of scholarships and the amount. Mark your calendar to join them. Hopefully you can support their mission and goals!

Contact Information

Location: Cordell Reed Student Union Building

Room: 230- A

Phone: 995-2526



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