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Jan 12

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I am a Survivor…Now it is time to Stand for Yanelli!!!

I am undocumented, unafraid & survived depression and suicide.I came to this country at the age of 5. Every day and night I saw how my parents struggled as undocumented immigrants ; I saw how they were exploited and at points dehumanized not only at their place of work but in a country they considered […]

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Jan 12

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Suicide among Undocumented Youth: Yanelli’s Story

Feelings of depression and worthlessness clouded up Joaquin Luna’s mind, an undocumented youth from Texas who committed suicide last year. In a country where undocumented youth are treated like less than equals but still strive to prove their self-worth everyday, many of them fall prey to depression and suicidal thoughts after ...

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Jan 12

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NY Dream Act Week of Action ~ Feb 13-17

Every year thousands of undocumented youth graduate from New York high schools and face an uncertain future because of their immigration status. For years the federal government has failed our communities by refusing to pass the

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Jan 12

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Our Community First Scholarship

Our Community First Scholarship, is a program created to reward community participation before attending college. This scholarship is provided every year for individuals who will attend college for first time in 2012. This program has two components: a 300-500 word essay and a community service verification form. There is no cost to ...

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Jan 12

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Snooking Your Privilege

“Angy, why do you even watch that show?” “You’re killing your brain cells!” “Did you know that every time you watch it… a book commits suicide?” To be honest, I do not understand why I watch Jersey Shore; maybe it’s Snooki’s poof but I can’t seem to look away. The ...

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Jan 12

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NYDA Rally Outside Sheldon Silver Office Postponed- Feb 17

All your involvement in the week of action for the NY Dream Act paid off! After an intense week of action, Speaker Sheldon’s office replied accepting to meet with undocumented youth in regards to the NY Dream Act, which has 50 co-sponsors in the assembly and 20 in the senate! For that reason, we are […]

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Jan 12

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NYSYLC Dream Carnival

The NYSYLC invites you to the Dream Carnival fundraiser! Bring your friends to a night full of dancing, fun and raffle prizes! Where: 109-59 Roosevelt Ave Queens, NY 11368 When: Friday, February 24, 2012 from 9:00pm until 12:00am How Much: $10 in advance, $12 at the door, buy advance tickets at www.bit.ly/ylccarnival Age: All ages ...

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