Grant

Developing Training Curriculum on Intersections Between Race and Immigration

NYSYLC will use this grant to train staff on the intersection of race and immigration.

As the first undocumented-youth-led organization in New York, New York State Youth Leadership Council (NYSYLC) provides enrichment programs for immigrant youth that center on leadership development, community organizing, and college access workshops. NYSYLC seeks to improve their Leadership Pipeline program, which includes workshops on college access, life skills, and general support from a multilingual staff. NYSYLC has noticed lower recruitment and retention rates among Black, Asian, and Middle Eastern immigrant program participants, which they anticipate could be addressed by providing racial sensitivity and cultural competency training for staff, as well as updating their curriculum to acknowledge racial differences. NYSYLC will use this grant to advance their improvement plan and hire a Curriculum Developer to create educational workshops to train staff on the intersection of race and immigration.