WALL OR NO WALL, WE'RE MORE DETERMINED THAN EVER
Wall or no wall, we’re determined to keep fighting for what’s right. We’re going to stand by the kids and make sure they’re safe and cared for.
Our staff are already fielding calls from children and their families, asking what this election means. At the same time, we’re receiving … Learn More
THANK YOU TO SUPPORTERS FAR AND WIDE, WITH GRATITUDE TO JEZEBEL.COM
After election results on Nov 8th, we were heartbroken. But heartened. Early in the morning, on the day after the election, donations started trickling in to the Young Center’s website. We were surprised, because we had no fundraising ask out there. There were donations of all sizes, $10, … Learn More
With thanks to the law firm of Jenner & Block, the Young Center Announces its Independence!
We have great news! On October 1st the Young Center became its own independent non-profit organization, separating from our parent organization of nearly a decade. Thank you to our Board member, Richard Levy, and an outstanding team of Jenner & Block attorneys who provided their invaluable expertise … Learn More
The Young Center is Named for One of the First Children we Served, Young Zheng. The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights pays tribute to the children we serve by naming the organization after one of our first clients, Young Zheng, a young man from China who was smuggled by ruthless traffickers at the age of 14, and expected to work off a debt of $60,000. In fear for his life, Young endured more than two years of detention and legal battles to remain in the U.S. All the while, his Child Advocate stood by him, advocated for his release and against deportation. Young Zheng was granted citizenship. He has finished college, and received a graduate degree in biotechnology from Texas A&M University. He has graciously lent his name to this organization.
November 18, 2016
The Young Center has long known that DACA—a program granting DREAMers the right to work—Is critically important for fostering the talent, contributions and the well-being of young adults who came to the U.S. as children. Today, the Center for American …
The Illinois Childhood Trauma Coalition and Lurie Children’s Hospital Center for Childhood Resilience disseminated a post-election message to support marginalized youth. It provides guidance that may be helpful in Child Advocate conversations with children, their families, and other stakeholders. It …
Jones Day Foundation
November 10, 2016
Thank you to the Jones Day Foundation for its generous grant of $100,000. In October, the Jones Day Foundation awarded the Young Center with a $100,000 grant to go toward assisting children in the U.S. immigration court system. This grant …