The Immigrant Youth Coalition (IYC) is an undocumented and Trans & Queer youth led organization based in Los Angeles. Our mission is to mobilize youth, families and incarcerated people to end the criminalization of immigrants and people of color.


We are based in Los Angeles County with chapters in Los Angeles City, San Gabriel Valley, San Fernando Valley. Using a gender and racial justice lens, we use popular education and story based strategies to train and mobilize other young people to become their own advocates in their communities. Since IYC’s formation in 2012, we have organized over 400 regional campaigns that help stop deportations and led statewide campaigns by young people highlighting the impact of the pipelines to deportation. We are committed to building youth power to end the criminalization of communities of color.