This holiday, you can receive a printed version of The Future is Undocumented magazine! Click here to learn more. Limited supplies are available.

The Future is Undocumented is a digital storytelling series in which members of the Immigrants Rising community reflect candidly on the forces that shaped them, and share their boldest visions, wildest dreams, and most persistent doubts about what the future might hold.

Animation showing the project and story titles.

Click on a profile below to read the corresponding story.

Illustrated portrait of Nour Illustrated portrait of Joaquim Illustrated portrait of Shirleen
Illustrated portrait of David Illustrated portrait of Sadhana Illustrated portrait of Dean


This project was created and edited by Claire Calderón. The illustrations are by Younie Park. The layout and design is by Renata McElvany and Grace Yeo. We’d like to thank our storytellers: Shirleen Achieng, David Cruz, Joaquim Ferreira, Nour Kalbouneh, Dean Santos, and Sadhana Singh for their trust and their brilliance. Additional thanks to Tony Choi for his contributions to this project’s vision and early stages, and to Beleza Chan for participating in some of the interviews.

We also wish to express our gratitude to the following sponsors for helping make this project possible:

Event Sponsor: Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
Event Sponsor: College Futures Foundation Event Sponsor: Crankstart Event Sponsor: Ginnie & Peter E. Haas Jr. Fund