Throughout the pandemic, we’ve been honored to connect with some amazing undocumented young people who have found community through Immigrants Rising’s virtual programs.
Today, we’d like to introduce you to Sara Quezada from Florida.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your connection to Immigrants Rising.
I am an undocumented single mother living in Florida who was part of the UndocuParents wellness support group in 2021.
How did you get plugged into the Immigrants Rising community?
I was hopping around the web, looking for scholarships and opportunities to continue towards my masters in social work degree when I stumbled upon Immigrants Rising’s website. I definitely found the scholarship list to be incredibly helpful, but I also saw how they were creating spaces for undocumented parents like me.
How did finding the Immigrants Rising community impact your life?
As a new mother, I quickly realized how important it is to have these networks of moms and parents for advice and support. It’s difficult to come by those parents who know what it’s like to be undocumented—especially in places like Florida. This support group came into my life at the right moment because it created a welcoming culture with a genuine respect for privacy where I felt safe.
We’re glad you found our community to be a safe and supportive space! What’s next for you?
Being part of this group fueled my inspiration to continue my masters of social work journey so that I can create more opportunities like this for undocumented parents like me, and I’m excited to see Immigrants Rising continuing to be part of my journey of growth.
Thank you for sharing your story with us! We hope that this is only the start of your journey with the Immigrants Rising community! Be sure to check out our wellness groups here!