The Immigrant Youth Task Force at UCLA was created in 2019 to advance research, advocacy, policy, inter-campus collaboration, and community engagement to promote the well-being of immigrant youth and families in Los Angeles County and beyond.
To unite experts at UCLA from diverse fields including Law, Medicine, Psychology, Public Health, Chicano/a Studies, Social Welfare, Sociology, and Education to engage in strategy and advocacy for and with immigrant youth
To create a comprehensive database of scholarship, research, and outreach at UCLA on issues of relevance to immigrant youth
To educate, engage, and empower students and trainees as future community leaders and advocates
To present UCLA as a true partner in the broader LA community, committed to providing information and expertise related to immigrant youth
For its inaugural year funded by the UCLA Pritzker Center for Strengthening Children and Families, the Task Force will focus on unaccompanied minor (UM) youth and children who have been (or could be) separated from their families as a result of immigration enforcement.