Huge News for The Young Center: We're Growing!
The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights is thrilled to announce that it has won a new contract to provide Child Advocate services to unaccompanied immigrant children in Chicago, Brownsville (Harlingen), New Jersey/New York, Houston and Washington, DC. Under the contract the Young Center’s staff of Child Advocates—attorneys and social… Learn More
The Young Center is hiring in Texas, Chicago, and New York!
The Young Center is thrilled to announce open positions in our Houston, Harlingen, Texas, Chicago, and New York offices! We are looking for Supervising and Staff Attorneys, a Volunteer Coordinator, Development Director, and part-time Social Worker. Please click the links below to learn more about these positions.
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Young Center Urges Texas Child Welfare Agency Not to License Federal Immigration Detention Centers
The Young Center has joined child welfare and mental health experts and nearly 50 nongovernmental organizations in calling on the state of Texas not to license federal immigration facilities. These privately-operated facilities, opened at the direction of the federal government, have the capacity to lock up hundreds of mothers and… Learn More
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 has finished college, was granted citizenship, and has been accepted in the biotechnology program at Texas A&M University. He has graciously lent his name to this organization.
Board Member Opportunity, The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights at the University of Chicago Law School
November 5, 2015 Board Member Opportunity, The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights at the University of Chicago Law School. The…
Unsettled Journeys, three-part series in The Baltimore Sun
November 4, 2015 Unsettled Journeys, three-part series in The Baltimore Sun. For millions of refugees, it is a time of harrowing…
James Nachtwey: The Journey of Hope
November 4, 2015 The journey of hope. The world over, children on the move. Syria, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador. Photos by…