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UCLA Dream Resource Center
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UCLA Dream Resource Center

About Us

The UCLA Dream Resource Center (DRC), a program team of the UCLA Labor Center, trains the next generation of diverse leaders—immigrant youth and allies with lived experiences—to be at the forefront of social justice movements and achieve equity and justice for workers, families, and communities.

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Founded to support undocumented immigrant youth after the U.S. Senate failed to pass the federal DREAM Act in 2010, the UCLA Dream Resource Center (DRC) provides emerging leaders a safe and empowering space to create impactful social, policy, and narrative change via research, leadership development, and placements within the immigrant rights, social justice, and labor movements. Graduates of the DRC’s programs join a growing, nationwide network of leaders who work to address the multitude of intersectional issues impacting the immigrant community.

Our Beliefs

  • Everyone deserves the right to learn, be healthy, and pursue their dreams, regardless of their immigration status.
  • Anyone can be a leader and make positive social change in their communities.
  • Black liberation and racial justice must be at the center of the immigrant rights movement.
  • Those who are directly impacted by injustice must be listened to and lead when they can.
  • Allyship is an active, consistent, and arduous practice of learning and re-evaluation. It is not an identity, but a lifelong process of building trust and accountability.