Millennial Impact: new generation immigrant leaders in rural California's changing citizenship regime

UC Santa Cruz
Paul Johnston

This project is a collaborative research planning project conducted by a diverse team of new generation or millennial immigrant community activists rooted in the rural communities of the California Central Coast. Our hypothesis is that in the context of the emerging new citizenship regime in California, new generation or millennial immigrant community leaders have the capacity to overcome a set of organizational, political and cultural barriers to immigrant community empowerment.  This planning process will explore a set of leadership development strategies to empower millennial generation immigrants (first, second, third generation etc) to help overcome those barriers.  The goal is to produce an extensive body of qualitative reports, a plan for expanded collaborative action research, and an experienced team prepared for implementation.


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