CIYJA Affiliates Across the State
*Descriptions under map.
San Fernando Dream Team
The San Fernando Valley Dream Team (SFVDT) is a committed group of immigrant youth, community members, and allies advocating for the rights of undocumented immigrants of all backgrounds in the San Fernando Valley. Our goal is to bring tangible changes that benefit the undocumented community in the area through education, advocacy, collaboration and empowerment; our group acknowledges and is inclusive of the intersectionalities within our community.
Dream Team Los Angeles
Dream Team Los Angeles (DTLA) is an undocumented youth-led organization that was founded in 2009. Ever since they have been fighting for the rights of immigrant youth and that of the larger immigrant community.
Napa Valley Dream Team
The Napa Valley Dream Team advocates for the rights of undocumented youth within the Napa Valley. We work together to change policies in order to support [im]migrant families and continue to self-empower ourselves in an effort to become a resource to those who need it. We organize an annual conference to support the communities of the Northern Bay Area and beyond, support local, state and national campaign efforts to change education and civil rights policies that affect the migrant community.
San Diego Dream Team
The San Diego Dream Team is an organization led by immigrant youth that exists to organize and advocate social justice for immigrant communities. SDDT strives for a society in which all immigrant contributions are valued, and where immigrants are treated fairly, equally, and with dignity, therefore individuals and families live without fear within their communities.
Fresno Immigrant Youth in Action
Fresno Immigrant Youth in Action is located in one of the most hard-working agricultural regions in the nation, is a grassroots community organization dedicated to empowering immigrant youth and families to advocate for immigrant rights.
North Bay Immigrant Youth Union
North Bay Immigrant Youth Union is an immigrant youth-led organization dedicated to fighting for the rights of undocumented youth and the greater immigrant community. Founded in 2011, NBIYU is the only immigrant youth-led organization in Sonoma County establishing itself as the leading vehicle for change for undocumented youth.
Inland Empire Immigrant Youth Coalition
The Inland Empire Immigrant Youth Coalition is an undocumented youth-led grassroots organization in the Inland Empire. We are committed to creating a safe space for immigrant youth regardless of legal status, sexuality or other intersections that are crucial to the undocumented identity. We aim to achieve equal access to higher education and justice for our immigrant community by empowering those who are most affected.
ASPIRE provides a space for the undocumented API youth community to discuss their issues and develop advocacy skills for immigrants’ rights.The mission of ASPIRE is to provide support for immigrant youth and allow them to reach their dreams through education. We are committed to working towards a more inclusive, equal society and protecting our rights as human beings.
Orange County Immigrant Youth United
Orange County Immigrant Youth United formerly known as Orange County Dream Team (OCDT), is an undocumented immigrant youth-led organization based out of Orange County, California that advocates for the rights of undocumented immigrants to live lives free of exploitation and persecution.
San Joaquin Immigrant Youth Collective
San Joaquin Immigrant Youth Collective are undocumented and documented San Joaquin County Youths looking to make a change in our long forgotten Central Valley community. San Joaquin County is plagued with violence, exploitation, and despondency. Our goal is to bring about positive changes that will alter our region in a positive, radical, and long lasting way. A positive change in our community consist of inclusive and radical work that leaves no group behind and allows undocumented individuals, young and elderly, brown, queer, transgender, and other groups, to be the spokespeople of their own experience. Additionally, we vow to keep the Central Valley under vigilance from those who prey, exploit, and deny rights to immigrants.