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  • Relationship to Immigrants Rising

Josias Aguiar

Creative Writing Class, Scholar

"Just in coming together, as a community, there's been some healing, especially when people feel scared or uncertain."

Matt Alexander

Educator, Leadership Council, Partner

"Our students saw how power operates and how they could have a voice."

Valeria Avila

Fellow, High School Engagement, Inclusion & Change Group

"I remember thinking, ‘Wow, I can go to college.'"

Krsna Avila

Creative Writing Class, Fellow, Leadership Council, Legal Services Team, Staff

"People can still succeed in their education and careers, despite all the negative policies around us."

Bob Birgeneau

Educator, Leadership Council, Partner

"Supporting undocumented students is a human rights issue, one that every decent American should believe in."

Tanya Broder

Donor/Supporter, Leadership Council, Partner

"Immigrant youth have rarely accepted ‘no’ for an answer."

Beleza Chan

Fellow, Scholar

"Even more more valuable than the scholarship money was having the emotional support."

Elena Chavez Quezada

Donor/Supporter, Leadership Council

"This community really is there for everyone, lifting each other up, and wholly accepting the challenges and strengths of each person."

Isabel Cortes

Fellow, High School Engagement, Scholar

"I found a sense of visibility about me as a human and as a student. I finally felt I belonged."