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  • Relationship to Immigrants Rising

Karen Hernandez

Fellow

"I’m not going to let my deportation case get me down. I'm not going to give up."

Finding A Space To Be Ourselves

Community Engagement, Entrepreneur, Fellow, Legal Services Team

"It was the first time that I was in a space where I could truly be myself. I felt safe and not ashamed and not scared to talk about my journey."

Julio Navarrete

Creative Writing Class, Educator, Leadership Council, Staff

"Immigrants Rising to me is a community that will welcome you with open arms and support you even through your most difficult moments."

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."