Young Professionals' Event
Please join us for a happy hour in support of The Young Center, and enjoy complimentary appetizers and discounted drinks courtesy of Big Bowl, located at 60 E. Ohio Street, Chicago, IL 60611. All funds raised will go to support the work of the Young Center, which champions the best… Learn More
Crowdfund the Young Center!
Hispanics in Philanthropy is helping us raise $10,000 over the next month. Will you help?
We are asking for your support to deploy teams of Child Advocates to advocate for the best interests of unaccompanied immigrant children in three new cities: New York, Houston, and the D.C. metropolitan area. Thousands… Learn More
June 10, 2014 PRESS RELEASE
Teetering on the Edge: Preserving Protections for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children
July 10, 2014
In recent weeks, the President and members of Congress have acknowledged the humanitarian crisis forcing increasing numbers of unaccompanied children to flee Central America. Responding to this crisis, on Tuesday the White House asked Congress… 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.
Hispanic Heritage Month Event: Unaccompanied Children Crisis Event
September 17, 2014 Check out Hispanic Heritage Month Event at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology on the unaccompanied kids crisis.…
Univision: Risking It All, Children at the Border
August 28, 2014 Maria Elena Salinas’ special, Risking It All: Children at the Border, aired July 20 can be seen in…
Human Trafficking Panel - League of Women Voters
August 27, 2014 The League of Women Voters of Oak Park and River Forest will be hosting an expert panel on HUMAN…