Faces of DACA - a house packed with supporters

Publish Date: 
Feb 15, 2018

The Salinas based project Faces of DACA held an open forum on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 – we had the honor of hosting the event at our Mainstage. Alumnus and founder of Faces of DACA, Daniel Diaz created this project and built a website to tell the stories and portray the faces of 30 DACA recipients. Diaz along with four other DACA recipients presented their stories to the over 300 in attendance. It was certainly an emotional and inspiring event moderated by Hartnell faculty member, Melvin Jimenez. The panelists shared their emotions, fears, and plans for the future. They say they will continue to fight and get prepared so their skills can be utilized anywhere they go.

Towards the end of the event, there was a call to action from VP of Advancement and Development, Jackie Cruz. She announced the creation of a fund to help DACA recipients pay for their DACA renewal.

On Friday, February 9, Daniel Diaz did his first philanthropic act and wrote a check for $500 towards this fund. Jackie was more than happy to accept. The fund is nearing its $5,000 mark and they hope for more donors to come forward and help in this cause.

For more about the project visit