Volunteer as a Child Advocate!
We are launching a Young Center office in Phoenix, Arizona and we would love for you to volunteer with us!
Volunteer Child Advocates must be 21 years of age, able to pass a criminal background check, proficient in Spanish, and able to attend our two-day training.
The Phoenix Child Advocate… Learn More
The Young Center welcomes expanded protection for children and their families
The Young Center welcomed as a positive step yesterday’s announcement that the US government will expand a program that admits vulnerable children from Central America to the United States as refugees. The original program was far too narrow to address the legitimate protection claims of children and families facing persecution… Learn More
THE YOUNG CENTER IS HIRING IN LA, SAN ANTONIO, PHOENIX, NYC, AND CHICAGO!
The Staff Attorney position is a unique opportunity for an attorney to engage in written and oral advocacy on behalf of children in removal proceedings. The Staff Attorney will draft and submit best interests recommendations in immigration court, before asylum offices, to public interest attorneys, to the pro bono bar,… 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.
“As Cold As ICE”
August 13, 2016 Attorney and Professor Lauren Gilbert profiles the dangers faced by children and their mothers forced into “expedited removal…
The Smuggler's Due
August 12, 2016 “No photos. No notes. No mementos of any kind. Just a long, tearful hug at the airport.” Chen…
In memory of Jean Dubinsky Appleton
August 2, 2016 The Young Center would like to acknowledge a recent gift in memory of Jean Dubinsky Appleton. Ms. Appleton…