• Relationship to Immigrants Rising

Lorena Medel

Inclusion & Change Group, Scholar

"I am not defined by my immigration status. I am a human being with dreams and goals."

Yoshi Mendez

Creative Writing Class, Fellow, Legal Services Team, Scholar

"I became more open and less fearful about life."

Izabela Menga

Fellow, Inclusion & Change Group, Scholar

"We all stand up for each other."

Cris Mercado

Entrepreneur, Fellow

"For undocumented people, it's rare to find either a person or an institution that validates your experiences and your achievements."

Alvaro Morales


"This organization creates opportunities and opens doors, often, for people that don't think those doors even exist."

Julio Navarette

Creative Writing Class, Leadership Council, Staff

"It changed my own perspective of myself; I felt a sense of empowerment that I didn't have before."

Chhandasi Pandya Patel


"Please keep continuing to inspire us all and keep fighting the good fight!"

Jennifer Pence

Donor/Supporter, Educator

"We need lots of smart, hard-working immigrants to continue to improve the U.S."

Tony Press

Donor/Supporter, Educator

"These are our kids. They are our future."