United We Dream

United We Dream

United We Dream Network (UWDN), founded in 2008, is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the US. Its nonpartisan network is made up of over 100,000 immigrant youth and allies and 55 affiliate organizations in 26 states. UWDN organizes and advocates for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status. UWDN seeks to address the inequities and obstacles faced by immigrant youth, and believes that by empowering immigrant youth, justice for all immigrants can be achieved. UWDN was influential in persuading President Obama to create the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program in 2012, and now through its Own the Dream campaign is helping DACA-eligible youth benefit from this program. In 2014 it had a major influence on winning Administrative Relief through its powerful We Can’t Wait campaign to expose the suffering of immigrant communities caused by immigration enforcement policies and practices.

Unbound was UWDN’s first institutional funder, funding the project since 2009. We have provided core support for its campaigns, including projects such as the Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project (QUIP), which seeks to organize and empower LGBTQ undocumented people; the Education Not Deportation (END) Program, which was created to stop the deportation of Dreamers and their families by highlighting their stories and galvanizing support from the community; and the DREAM Educational Empowerment Program (DEEP), which facilitates educational justice and empowerment for immigrant students. We also support UWDN to provide DACA application assistance and “Life After DACA” training to applicants.

 

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