UPLIFT is an Undocumented Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Youth-led organization, based in Los Angeles. We provide a safe and progressive space for API immigrant youth. We raise awareness of various immigrant and civil right issues in the API community, advocate for equality, and uplift the narratives of API undocumented youth in the immigrant rights movement. We build lasting relationships to empower and strengthen the next generation of leaders.
There is no stronger bond than family. We are a family that builds power within the immigrant community by uplifting the voices and nurturing the leadership of undocumented Asian & Pacific Islander youth in Los Angeles to dismantle systems of oppressions.
The power is within the people. We have been involved with many campaigns such as administrative relief, drivers license expansion, and healthcare access. We advocate for the immigrant community on the local, statewide, and national level. Come join the movement.
Artistic expression is one of the truest forms of humanity. We believe that expression is crucial to challenge the forces that silence our voices. By uplifting our stories, we create positive change in the world we live in and find ourselves in the process.
Come out of the shadows. We welcome you to our safe space for education, empowerment, and healing. Share your story, get to know your community, stay empowered, and be a part of our family.
There is enough struggle in this world. We have resources for DACA, DAPA, and AB60. If this page does not fulfill your all needs, please do not hesitate to contact us and we’ll answer your questions directly. We are here to help.
Knowledge is power and power is for the people. We encourage you to keep up to date with the most recent immigration news and statements we have released on our blog.
"It is our duty to fight for freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love and protect each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains."
- Asssata Shakur