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  • Relationship to Immigrants Rising

Estefania Hermosillo

Community Engagement, Staff

"We each do our part and I’m glad that my part has been at a very personal level with students, parents, and educators."

David Cruz Hernandez

Inclusion & Change Group

"What happens when you can't pursue your dreams in the U.S.? Meet David Cruz Hernandez who moved to England in 2016 to pursue his scientific career."

Cris Mercado

Entrepreneur, Fellow

"There is no growth without discomfort. Not having a safety net might actually be one of the most powerful tools undocumented immigrants have available to them."

Victor Garcia

Staff

"Growing up in the Central Valley, an immigrant, and the son and grandson of farmworkers, I saw education as my ticket to stability, opportunity and a better life."

Maritza

Inclusion & Change Group

"I couldn't believe it. I could breathe again."

Felipe Martinez

Educator, Partner

"Some of the most important work of my life is showing young people what can be done and what's inside them."

Denia Perez

Community Engagement, Creative Writing Class, Fellow, Legal Services Team, Scholar, Staff

"Immigrants are resourceful, resilient people who have the same dreams as generations who came before us"

Denia Perez

Community Engagement, Creative Writing Class, Fellow, Legal Services Team, Scholar, Staff

"Because I know how hard it is for people to get status, I wanted to find a way to advocate for other undocumented people"

Tommy Statkiewicz

Fellow, Legal Services Team, Staff

"It was such a long journey to get to where I was"