United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation. Our powerful nonpartisan network is made up of over 100,000 immigrant youth and allies and 55 affiliate organizations in 26 states. We organize and advocate for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status.

“We seek to address the inequities and obstacles faced by immigrant youth and believe that by empowering immigrant youth, we can advance the cause of the entire community—justice for all immigrants.
We’re driven by and accountable to our thousands of members across the country who make up our sustainable and robust grassroots network. We believe we can build power by organizing at the local, regional, and national levels and aim to provide tools and resources to support our leaders and member organizations, as well as create meaningful alliances with other advocacy organizations.”

strategic planning (2015-6)

through our partnership with RoadMap, we completed a 5-year strategic plan, coined 2020 by uwd-ers. this was an extensive + comprehensive process engaging all the leadership bodies the largest national immigration organization in the United States. the process was an incredible success for uwd, RoadMap, + UP that produced a holistic strategic plan based on UP’s innovative + unique strategic aplanning process.

staff development + planning

Senior Staff Planning Retreat (2013-5)
Staff Development + Planning Retreat (2014+2015)
Annual Staff Development & Planning Retreat (2012-4)
Conflict Mediation Processes (2014+2016)

other highlights of UP’s work

National Leadership Committee Planning Retreat (2016)
#FreeYourBody: Oppression In the Soma Retreat: UWD Edition (2016)
Board Development Training Series (2013)
Annual Board Development (2012+2013)
Quarterly Board Retreats (2012-4)

Annual Leadership Retreats

UP has a deep commitment to the growth + development of UWD. UP has worked with all three leadership bodies of the organization + has designed + facilitated UWD’s annual leadership retreats, four years running (2013-2016).


UP has provided coaching to numerous staff + leaders in the UWD world.
Executive Board Committee Coaching (2013)
Executive Coaching (2013-6)
Leadership Coaching (2014-6)
Senior Staff Coaching (2014-6)

Years of Work
Staff Developed
Commitment to UWD
Projects Completed

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