CARECEN’s Migrant Youth Integration project aims to successfully integrate recently arrived, migrant youth into the civic, social, and economic life of their new communities in the Pico-Union area of Los Angeles.
To this extent, CARECEN will continue providing holistic services and collaboration through our legal, advocacy, organizing, and educational programs so migrant youth can receive the support they need. CARECEN’s Migrant Youth Integration Project will provide dedicated and experienced Coordinators and Organizers who will be overseeing the project’s implementation. In addition, CARECEN will hire a FTE Case Manager, as well as sub-contract for onsite mental health workshops. CARECEN is poised to lead these efforts as our staff has developed considerable experience in understanding and addressing migrant youth’s various needs.
“CARECEN is a refuge where I find security, support and courage to continue with my future goals. I will always be grateful and feel blessed to be part of CARECEN.”
“Being at CARECEN has been the best decision I’ve made. I don’t see CARECEN as just a resource, they are my family. They have helped me tremendously in both my academic and social life. I see them as people who enjoy spending their time developing relationships with students who have immigrated, like myself, and helping them anyway they can.”
“We are thankful and eager to work alongside the Ready to Rise Initiative’s administrators and grantees as we collectively provide community-based and community-driven youth development services for our capable and resilient youth. ”