Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition

2019 Summer Youth Convening

We are excited to announce our 5th Statewide Immigrant and Refugee Youth Leadership Convening! 

We believe in the important role and impact of young leaders in our movement. This is why PICC has continued to engage immigrant youth from across the state in advocacy, provided support and direct leadership development! In order to ensure that youth voices are at the core of the immigrant rights movement and decision making PICC has developed a new Youth Membership Initiative and continued to host our annual Summer Immigrant and Refugee Youth Convening.

Our convening will bring together 30 immigrant youth that originate from different walks of life across PA. During the weekend attendees are able to share their stories and develop leadership skills, organizing skills, and have a chance to build relationships with other youth who share similar experience and goals!

This event is open to immigrant, refugees and children of immigrants.

Registration is now open! 

When: Friday, August 16- Sunday, August 18, 2019
Location:  Summer camp. Location will be shared only with youth applying.
Ages: 14-24

Cost of registration: $35.00 per person to secure spot.

Registration and fundraising helps cover the cost of transportation, housing, food, trainings and materials for the weekend.

Sign up for an information session on to learn more about our convening!

Wednesday, June 12 from 7:30-8:00 pm. Sign up here! 

Fundraising: As a youth led event, all attendees are expected to raise funds for this event to ensure 100% youth ownership. The actual cost for this event per person is $150.00. We don’t turn anyone away for lack of financial means of fundraising efforts. If you have any questions or need support please contact us. PICC will provide fundraising materials, webinars and work 1-on-1 with each participant to ensure each person has a plan and is successful fundraising.  This is a very important skill to learn!
Please contact Maria Sotomayor at
We are here to support you!

Sign up for our Fundraising training sessions to help you get started!

Thursday, June 27 from 7:30-8:30 pm. Sign up here!

Wednesday, July 10 from 7:30- 8:30 pm. Sign up here! 

CALLING PAST ATTENDEES: Join our convening organizing team! Your role will be to help us figure out content for this event, activities, possible trainers/speakers, fundraising and help with outreach to your friends. Commitment: 5 1-hour planning calls in the evenings starting June- July.

Become a PICC Youth Member.

Please contact Maria Sotomayor at or 215-832-3482 if you have any questions.

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