The Inland Empire Immigrant Youth Coalition
The Inland Empire Immigrant Youth Coalition (IEIYC) is an undocumented youth-led grassroots organization in the Inland Empire. We are committed to creating a safe space for immigrant youth regardless of legal status, race, gender, sexuality, educational background or other intersections that are crucial to the undocumented identity. We aim to achieve equal access to higher education and justice for our immigrant community by empowering those who are most affected.
The IE-IYC empowers immigrant youth to advance immigrants rights through policy advocacy and conduct direct actions to hold the immigration system accountable for it abuses. We focus on leadership development, community outreach, campaign development, coalition building, and communications to reach our goals. We believe in shifting the DREAMer narrative, calling for an end to detention and deportation, and advancing policies that expand access for immigrants.
Year(s) Awarded: 2016
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