David Campos-Cardenas

Metropolitan State University - 2019

Working with MSU Dreamers Network and teaching undocumented high school students the principles of college.

Project: I am currently involved with MSU Dreamers Network. As well as the DSF Future Center at Abraham Lincoln High School. For the past 2 years, my Puksta Project has been, me going twice a month to Abraham Lincoln High School and speaking to a group of 6 students. I teach these DACA / ASSET / UNDOCUMENTED students about the principles of college, as well as, help them with scholarship applications and college applications. I will continue going to Abraham Lincoln. But also, these next 2 years, I want to expand my project here at campus, which is why I joined the MSU Dreamers Network here at campus.

Inspiration: I was once in their shoes. I don’t want any student feeling like they can’t go to college because of their citizenship status.

Future Plans for Project: I hope to make students feel like they have the capability of attending college. I want to make them feel like they’re worth a lot more then what they think.