2013 End of Year Letter
Our annual end of year letter to you. Read about Bedri, a young immigrant who is crafting a new life for himself with the help of his Advocate despite the challenges before him. Happy Holidays!
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Dan Dan's Story
In 2008, Young Center clinic student Jajah Wu was assigned as a Child Advocate to Dan Dan, a 16 year-old unaccompanied girl from China. Over the four months that Dan Dan was detained in Chicago, Jajah met weekly with her and learned her story. Dan Dan had survived a harrowing… Learn More
Two-Year Grant from MacArthur Foundation
The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights at the University of Chicago has received a two-year grant from the MacArthur Foundation to spearhead changes in federal immigration policy and practices toward children. For nine years, the Young Center has called for a restructuring of the federal immigration system so that… 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.
Help the Young Center on #GivingTuesday
December 3, 2013 Dear friends, colleagues and supporters, The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights is participating in #GivingTuesday™ today, December…
TPS for Somali Nationals Extended
November 6, 2013 The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has just announced an 18 month extension to the Temporary Protected Status of…
EPIC Is About To Celebrate Its 5th Birthday!
November 4, 2013 Our friend and partner EPIC (engaging philanthropy, inspiring creatives) is celebrating its 5th birthday! Since its inception, Epic has helped 34 nonprofits in Chicago…