|7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month|
Friends Meeting House
345 L St, Davis, CA 95616
|PO Box 74295, Davis, CA 95617|
The Yolo Interfaith Immigration Network is a group of people serving and advocating for immigrants in Yolo County. They believe that by working together, we can make our community a better place for all of us to live and thrive. Any member of the Yolo County Community is welcome to attend a meeting and raise any item or issue pertinent to immigration or immigrants in Yolo County. For more information, contact the YIIN president, Ramon Urbano at [email protected]
Please mark your calendar for YIIN's annual fundraising dinner which will be on the evening of Saturday April 14, 2018 from 6 to 9 pm at the Davis Senior Center. Proceeds will support (1) YIIN's programs and (2) undocumented college students in Yolo County.
We will have a Mariachi Band to entertain us and the evening promises to be a lot of fun.
What we do
Our recent projects include:
- Establishing and staffing a weekly visiting and support program for unaccompanied youth ages 14-17 who are detained at the Yolo County Juvenile Hall under contract with the federal government.
- Creating an emergency fund to help UC Davis Immigration Clinic clients pay expenses in connection with change of status applications.
- Supporting summer education programs at the Davis and Madison Migrant Centers by launching a Teen Instructional Aide Program staffed by Spanish Immersion student volunteers.
- Raising funds for field trips, educational enrichment, backpacks, school supplies and an Art Fair for school children at the Davis and Madison Migrant Centers.
- Working with the Esparto School District, the office of Migrant Education and other agencies to launch DIAS, a summer educational enrichment program for middle schoolers, support an ongoing summer soccer program, and host community events for families at the Madison Migrant Center.
- Offering Adult ESL classes to residents of the Madison Migrant Center and farmworkers who live in Capay Valley year-round.
- Supporting other local initiatives that strive for similar goals.
- Advocating for respectful treatment of immigrant residents by local law enforcement agencies and acting to discourage profiling by race, ethnicity or apparent immigrant status.
- Screening "Which Way Home" and "Why We Come," documentary films telling the stories of immigrants and their lives before and after coming to the U.S.
What we don't do
Our activities and programs neither include nor promote any specific religious beliefs. We do not advocate for political candidates or initiatives.
What we believe
That all people are entitled to full respect and civil rights. That with our individual skills and united action we can provide encouragement and support to individuals and families who have come to this area from other countries. That all of our various faiths and beliefs required that we seek justice for all. That we can identify and carry out reasonable and hopeful actions to ensure that our local community welcomes and values our immigrant neighbors.
Who we are
- Immigrants ourselves.
- Children of immigrants.
- Members of Muslim, Jewish and Christian faith communities.
- Beneficiaries of the work of immigrants.
- People interested in working with those of other faiths.
- Young people, college students, adults, seniors.
- Teachers of English and other languages.
- Residents of Woodland, Davis, Winters, and other places in Yolo County.
- People dedicated to social justice.
- People interested in learning more about the policy issues surrounding immigration, discrimination and racism.
- People who want a richer, more varied and integrated community.
What you can do
You can join us as we plan and work together!
- Attend one of our monthly meetings to get to know us and learn more about YIIN. We meet the second Wednesday of each month in Davis or Woodland.
- Get on our mailing list to keep abreast of opportunities to make a difference. Email [email protected]
- Volunteer to work directly in one of our three main projects: The Visitor Program at the Yolo County Juvenile Hall, the educational and recreation programs at the Madison Migrant Center, or Adult ESL classes in Madison, Esparto and Capay Valley.
- Attend our educational events where we screen films and discuss issues related to immigration and Yolo County immigrants.
- Share your time and skills to help the organization raise funds, plan programs, or do other administrative work.
- Give financial donations that go directly to our programs that support immigrants in Yolo County.
- Contact the YIIN representative in your congregation.
YIIN is a 501(c) (3) Tax Exempt Non-Profit