As refugees/immigrants youth's everyday life is impacted by decisions of local and national leaders and the systems they encounter upon arrival. Through advocacy means we engage leaders and these systems and collaborate to find ways to be inclusive of refugees, immigrants specifically the youth, which is the largest refugee populations.
As a conscious organization, we also empower and engage our youth to engage civically. We are nonpartisan, and only put our youth in environments they are seen, heard, engaged and most importantly welcomed.
We advocate for an educational system that is inclusive of refugee and immigrant students and their unique pathways.
We believe that refugee children/youth have a unique life experience and how they undergo their integration process in the US school system is crucial to their success as students and full-functioning members of society.
Key Decision Makers
We engage local and national leaders such as elected officials and key organizations whose decisions impact the everyday life of the youth we serve and their families.
The youth we serve, come from backgrounds where civic engagement is taken as a privilege not a right. At CYC we are motivated to engage our youth in civic engagement, and provide them with opportunities to be involved in their communities.