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How Funders Can Respond to the Surge of Unaccompanied Children Migrating to the United States

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
9:30am - 11:00am PDT
This program is a webinar.
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As recent press accounts have revealed, thousands of children are making the dangerous journey north from Central America and Mexico without a parent or guardian.

Join us for a Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) webinar on this growing humanitarian crisis and the role funders can play in responding to the needs of unaccompanied immigrant children who are being cared for in communities across the country.


  • Daranee Petsod, President, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees
  • Aryah Somers, Consultant, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Maria Woltjen, Director, The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights
  • Tara Magner, Program Officer, MacArthur Foundation (Moderator)

The number of unaccompanied immigrant children migrating to the United States has increased dramatically in recent years—jumping from 6,000 in 2011 to an anticipated 80,000 to 120,000 new arrivals in 2014.

A complex array of federal agencies handle the care and custody of the children once they arrive in the United States as well as the adjudication of their immigration claims.

Visit GCIR's resource page on unaccompanied immigrant children to read more about this timely topic.

Register online through GCIR.

No cost to participate.

Who May Participate:
Open to grantmakers