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  • Relationship to Immigrants Rising

Steve Li

Creative Writing Class, Fellow, High School Engagement

"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

Fellow, High School Engagement, 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."

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

Entrepreneur

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