Yatciri Cruz

Education Coordinator

As an immigrant herself, born in Mexico but growing up in the U.S, and DACA recipient, Yatciri decided she wanted to be able to share her knowledge and experiences while helping others in the process. She took the first step by becoming a member of CASA in 2017 and became involved in demanding justice and defending the immigrant community as a member of the Youth Committee . Has been a Paralegal in Immigration Law and now dedicates to helping youth and helping them succeed through the afterschool program, Mi Espacio.

Media Mentions:

La Voz Latina: “Community gathers to celebrate DACA victory”

2021 PICC Community Youth Leader Award

The Denver Channel: “20 years later, ‘Dreamers’ still await immigration reform from Congress”

New York Times: “Talking to the Voters Who Could Decide the 2020 Election”

Fox 43: “DACA recipient reacts to US District Judge calling the program unlawful”