Through the generosity of the Phyllis & Howard Schwartz Philanthropic Fund your donations will be matched up to $25,000!
We’re excited to announce that thanks to the generosity of the Phyllis & Howard Schwartz Philanthropic Fund, your donations will be matched up to $25,000. In 2015 the Fund’s match doubled our end of year contributions! The Young Center is so grateful for this support.… Learn More
Young Center attorney, Anjela Jenkins, interviewed by Univision
This week Univision’s national evening news broadcast featured Young Center Attorney Anjela Jenkins, and one of our terrific volunteers, Amanda Brown, on the role Child Advocates play supporting migrant children in the most difficult circumstances. Watch the video here! Watch her interview here!… Learn More
“I learned that there are no errors in art. We have to be brave in life, not just in art.” ~Bety
Bety arrived when she was just 16 years old, having traveled by herself through Guatemala and Mexico. At the border, the first thing she did was ask the border patrol officer for help. She left her home fleeing violence and abuse. The Young Center was appointed as Child Advocate in … 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.
THANK YOU TO SUPPORTERS FAR AND WIDE, WITH GRATITUDE TO JEZEBEL.COM
December 13, 2016
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 …
You are welcome here!
December 9, 2016
Alex Kotlowitz writes in the New Yorker about federal Judge Sarah Evans Barker’s powerful message of welcome and hope for new citizens. Read the article here.
Here is a full transcript of Judge Barker’s remarks.…
Jenner & Block
December 7, 2016
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 …