• Casa helped students get enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) opportunity and supports youth in pursuing job training and further education.
  • Casa participates in immigration reform education, outreach and events, including marches, press conferences, and speaking engagements.

Active participation and leadership of young people, particularly young people of color, are critical in achieving social justice. Community organizing is an important process to empower a generation of young people who understand the importance of breaking barriers and having their voices heard in a society that discriminates against Latino immigrants, especially undocumented immigrants. DACA members are involved with PittsburghDREAMERS, an immigrant advocacy campaign, which seeks to reframe the immigration policy debate as a human rights concern. As part of this Campaign, they participate in planning events, such as press conferences and meetings with elected officials.

Active members and staff make up the PittsburghDREAMERS.  This group meets once a month to discuss current topics concerning immigration participation in civic life, to plan popular educational activities, and to strategize on civic engagement campaigns and events.

Congressman Mike Doyle spoke with local dreamers and pledged his commitment to fight for a clean dream act.