Immigrant Youth

Investing in Community-based Organizations Serving Immigrant Youth

Our Goal:

Empower immigrant youth to create and access necessary resources and services

Our Strategy:

We support organizations that help immigrant youth in Brooklyn build their capacity to be bold leaders in order to advocate for themselves and organize for change in their communities. We focus on investing in political education and coalition building, legal and language services, and policy change. 

  • Building Organizational Leadership and Capacity: Support for neighborhood-based organizations across Brooklyn that address critical needs of local immigrant families.
  • Advocacy: Support for programs that work to increase access to public benefits and legislative protections, provide advocacy and organizing training, and support policy change.

Our Investment:

2022-23 Immigrant Youth and Families Grants: Grants support organizations that provide critical legal advocacy, social supports, and leadership development for immigrant youth in Brooklyn. 

  • *Churches United for Fair Housing, Inc.: For programming that engages youth in community organizing for housing justice, including a summer youth program where teenagers learn about organizing and advocacy around issues such as gentrification and segregation. Boroughwide

  •  #New York State Youth Leadership Council: To support undocumented immigrant youth organizing around access to higher education and healthcare, protection from deportation, and the right to work. Boroughwide, Sunset Park, Prospect Heights

  • *¡Oye! Group: To support free arts programming that engages primarily Black and Latinx youth in Bushwick, including the creation of original plays about topics relevant to the community, an annual Shakespeare program, teen poetry workshops, and acting classes and re-entry support for youth in juvenile detention facilities. Bushwick

  • *Parent-Child Relationship Association Inc.: To support a comprehensive range of services to improve parent-child relationships in families with teenagers, promote youth empowerment and positive development, and address the social needs of Chinese immigrant families in Sunset Park via social services and support, civic and community engagement, and youth-led community programming. Sunset Park


​​*Indicates First-Year Grantee

#One Year Grant Extension

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