UCLA Labor Center

Dream Summer 2016 Highlights

Have you been keeping up with the awesome work of our Dream Summer 2016 fellows?

Last week marked the close of the sixth annual Dream Summer fellowship program. We’ve come a long way since the Dream Resource Center’s Dream Summer Fellowship started out in 2011. Throughout the years, nearly 600 talented alumni have been placed with social justice organizations across the country. Here’s your chance to catch up–Below are some of the most memorable moments our fellows took part in this year.

Conversation with Enrique Peña Nieto

Fellows Maria (Texas AFL-CIO) and Ana (Texas AFT) had a conversation with the President of Mexico, regarding the experiences of undocumented people in the US. Watch:

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1st Annual Dream Summer Silicon Valley Conference

Fellows successfully organized a conference that looked at the impact immigrant people have in the economic framework within the Silicon Valley. Click through pictures from the conference:

Silicon Valley Conference 2016

Undocumented & Uninsured Clinic

Dream Summer Fellow, Kevin Castillo, organized a health and immigration clinic in East Los Angeles where attendees received free legal and health advice from experts. Learn more about health resources available to undocumented immigrants.

Black Immigrant Youth Cohort

Lanita Morris, project coordinator at the UCLA Labor Center and the Los Angeles Black Worker Center, led this cohort of 14 fellows, who spent the summer in social justice organizations across the country. Fellows successfully organized a dialogue and celebration at the end of the summer to bring visibility and understanding to the various black undocumented identities.

Dreaming In Color 5

None of this would have been possible without the help of our volunteers, host organizations, and funders. We are very grateful for their tireless efforts and continued support of immigrant youth across the nation. Until next year!