We are the Largest Immigrant Youth-Led Community in the Country.
When you’re undocumented, you face a lot of discrimination, and that creates a lot of fear. At United We Dream, we transform that fear into finding your voice. We empower people to develop their leadership, their organizing skills, and to develop our own campaigns to fight for justice and dignity for immigrants and all people. This is achieved through immigrant youth-led campaigns at the local, state, and federal level.
With a driving force of more than 400,000 members and an online reach of over 4,000,000 across the nation, we envision a society based on human dignity that celebrates all of our communities. We understand that, in order to achieve this vision, how we do our work must be reflective of the kind of society we aim to create: multi-ethnic, interdependent, intersectional, and inter-generational, all connected and reliant upon one another to achieve the highest standards for our collective humanity and liberation.
We embrace the common struggle of all people of color and stand up against racism, colonialism, colorism, and xenophobia. We stand against sexism, misogyny and male-centered leadership while uplifting womxn leaders and the leadership of LGBTQ people. We work to make our spaces accessible to people of all abilities and seek to stand in solidarity and partnership with all who share our values.
Our Guiding Principles
Our guiding principles are what we believe and how we operate as an organization to make sure our work is rooted in a fight for justice. The journey to develop our principles kick-started in January 2015. It was led by UWD members, including affiliate leaders, online members, a national leadership committee, staff, and our board. Together we created our vision for 2020. We seek to embody the guiding principles in all that we do: