UCLA Labor Center

SVO and DRC To Host Immigration Meeting With Community Leaders



Media Contacts:

Mayra Flores De Marcotte | mayraf@thesvo.com

Rubi Martinez | Dream Resource Center | rubimartinez@ucla.edu

Thursday, January 18: The Silicon Valley Organization Partners With The Dream Resource Center At The UCLA Labor Center To Host Immigration Meeting

WHAT:  San Jose, CA  — The Silicon Valley Organization in collaboration with the Dream Resource Center (DRC), a project of the UCLA Labor Center, to lead a joint conversation on immigration, local economy, and the fate of immigrant youth under the now terminated, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) program, to engage local community members, advocates and decision makers. This will be an important opportunity to engage in a conversation on what our community can do to assist immigrant youth at this critical time.

WHEN: Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 10:00 a.m.    

WHERE: The Silicon Valley Organization – 101 W Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113

WHO: Please join us for an important conversation with Director of the UCLA Labor Center, Kent Wong, Interim Director of the Dream Resource Center, Diego Sepulveda, who is spearheading the national fellowship Dream Summer, and the Immigrant Justice Fellowship. The Dream Resource Center has placed immigrant youth in fellowships throughout the country, and has published a breakthrough report on “Immigrant Youth of the Silicon Valley.”

Reporters requesting to cover the event are asked to please RSVP to mayraf@thesvo.com or rubimartinez@ucla.edu no later than 08:00 a.m. PST on Thursday, January 17.


About The Silicon Valley Organization – The Silicon Valley Organization represent more than 1,400 businesses and 300,000 employees throughout the greater Silicon Valley region. Our member investors are made up of small businesses as well as the largest employers of the Valley.

About the report Immigrant Youth In The Silicon Valley: Together We Rise –  Immigrant youth make up a significant portion of both the population and the workforce in the Silicon Valley. An area famous for its economic wealth, the Silicon Valley stands out for its deep disparities when it comes to the lives of undocumented immigrants. The new report, Immigrant Youth in the Silicon Valley: Together We Rise, explores the obstacles young immigrants face when trying to access fair wages, housing and higher education.

About the UCLA Labor Center – The UCLA Labor Center believes that a public university belongs to the people and should advance quality education and employment for all. Every day we bring together workers, students, faculty, and policymakers to address the most critical issues facing working people today. Our research, education, and policy work lifts industry standards, creates jobs that are good for communities, and strengthens immigrant rights, especially for students and youth. The UCLA Labor Center is housed in the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, a multidisciplinary research center dedicated to the study, teaching, and discussion of labor and employment issues at UCLA.

About the Dream Resource Center – Since its founding, the Dream Resource Center has emerged as a national source for innovative research, education, leadership development and policy on immigration issues. Our work is critical to ensure immigrant youth continue to be at the forefront of the national conversations that directly impact their lives and families. We believe that young people deserve the right to learn, be healthy, and pursue their dreams – regardless of immigration status. Below is a list of our ongoing programs and projects.