Building Leaders and Protecting
Our Families and Communities
Creando Líderes y Protegiendo a Nuestras Familias y Comunidades
There are nearly 1 million immigrants living in San Bernardino and Riverside counties, and 36,000 of that population are immigrant youth. The economic strength and cultural vitality of the Inland Empire doesn’t just depend on the contributions of native-born residents—it is also powered by immigrants, like us. That’s why it’s crucial that immigrant youth learn to critically analyze our social conditions and take action to change them through civic engagement.
The IEIYC is a grassroots non-profit organization led by undocumented youth for undocumented youth living in the Inland Empire. We are autonomous leaders who build power from the networks we’ve created to influence policy at the county, state, and federal levels.
We actively fight to define our own outcomes for the long-term, while actively valuing and taking care of ourselves. Our community organizing, advocacy, and power building is focused on three major areas: