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  • Relationship to Immigrants Rising

Jeff Hawkins

Donor/Supporter

"This is about basic human rights and freedom. People should be able to pursue their dreams."

Blanca Hernandez

Fellow, Legal Services Team

"The types of people who the organization is meant to serve are the ones at the forefront. It sets the bar higher."

Ju Hong

Leadership Council, Scholar

"The atmosphere here allowed me to be free, allowed me to be myself, allowed me to be vulnerable and speak my own voice."

Ed Kissam and JoAnn Intili

Donor/Supporter

"This organization is targeted, thoughtful, innovative, effective, humane, and thought-provoking in its approach to supporting undocumented youth."

Alice Kleeman

Donor/Supporter, Educator

"I have a zillion memories of handing students, parents, and other educators a slip of paper with your website written on it."

Steve Li

Community Engagement, Creative Writing Class, Fellow

"I made life-long friendships and found a family that will always be there to support me through my personal and professional endeavors."

Mario Lio

Creative Writing Class, Scholar, Staff

"It’s like a wellness center, a place you go to recharge and meet other people like yourself."

Mitzia Martinez

Community Engagement, Fellow, Legal Services Team

"Being a part of this organization has really helped me understand my own narrative and not just conform to what other people tell me I am."

Alice Matsuda

Scholar

"I don't feel as vulnerable anymore. I know I have support, and I don't need to be afraid."