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
Associate Director Liz Frankel & Friends Run 72 Miles for the Young Center!
On Saturday, August 7, one of the hottest days of a hot & humid East Coast summer, the Young Center’s Elizabeth Frankel and six friends and family members—including Child Advocate Volunteer Ellie Norton—ran a the 72-mile New Jersey River to Sea Relay, raising $13,000 for the Young Center! We are… 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 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 live, 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.
Young Center Calls on President to Protect Central American Children
September 8, 2016 Today the Young Center joined nearly 400 organizations in calling on President Obama to extend temporary protected status…
Winning Asylum is Even Harder for Central Americans who Speak Indigenous Languages
September 2, 2016 “I tried to explain that I would be killed if I went back to Guatemala,” the woman wrote…
“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…