Meet our Staff: Melissa & Nicole

About the New American Youth Leadership Council Program:

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“Youth leadership development is imperative to sustain and propel social change as we continue to advocate for the full inclusion and integration of immigrants, refugees and all marginalized communities.

The New American Youth Leadership Council will focus on training youth leaders of color in various areas of community leadership development with theoretical and hands-on experience on issues that matter to them. Our intersectional curriculum will also provide opportunities for young people to have an on-ramp to employment within NPNA’s extensive member and partner network through internships and paid fellowships.” – Nicole Melaku

Meet our New American Youth Leader Inaugural Cohort

Meet our State-Based Partners

For more than 30 years, the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) has empowered immigrants to push policies that promote freedom of movement, full human rights, and the vigorous civic action that strengthens this democracy.

Asian Pacific Development Center is powered by its rich heritage of AANHPI advocacy and exists today to serve and support all immigrant, and refugee communities with a whole health, community-based engagement approach through health, education, and advocacy.

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Since our founding in 2003, TIRRC has grown from an informal network of community leaders into one of the most diverse and effective coalitions of its kind, a model for immigrant rights organizations in the Southeast and throughout the United States.


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CASA is a group of passionate, community-conscious people working to organize, advocate for, and expand opportunities for Latino and immigrant people in the state of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.


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