CLINIC-CYLC Graduates Second Cohort

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE,       February 28, 2024

Media Contact:
Andy Briseño
Communications Associate, Community Learning Partnership (CLP) 

Oakland, Ca., February 28, 2024– CLINIC-CYLC proudly announces the successful graduation of our second cohort of fellows from the Community-Based Immigration Legal Services Career Pathway Fellowship Program.

​​Now in its second year, the CLINIC-CYLC Community-Based Immigration Legal Services Pathway Fellowship has proven to be a catalyst for positive change in expanding the number of well-trained advocates, practitioners, paralegals, legal assistants, and nonprofit leaders in underserved immigrant communities. The fellows’ remarkable achievements underscore CLP/CYLC’s unwavering dedication to fostering a new generation of legal advocates and professionals who have expanded their knowledge of immigration law and are  deeply attuned to the unique needs and struggles of the immigrant community.

“This graduation marks a significant milestone in increasing greater access to community-based immigration legal services. Our fellows are not just graduates; they are community change agents, ready to make a lasting impact in the lives of low-income immigrants.”

CLP/CYLC Executive Director, Rosa M. García

We are delighted to announce that 12 students have completed our Community-Based Immigration Legal Services Pathway Fellowship. Three of our second cohort fellows have successfully passed CLINIC’s Comprehensive Overview of Immigration Law (COIL), exposing them to an overview of core immigration law concepts and legal skills.

“We are immensely grateful for the transformative partnership with Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc. CLINIC that has allowed us to offer students such an extensive and impactful Immigration Legal Services Career Pathway Fellowship. Together, we have not only broadened the number of trained legal advocates in California, but have fortified the foundation for future generations of legal advocates and young leaders who are dedicated to improving the lives of immigrant communities.”

CYLC Program Director, Ganni Areda



Community Learning Partnership (CLP) is a national non-profit organization committed to building a workforce of credentialed, knowledgeable, and skilled leaders to organize for community change in their local communities. California Youth Leadership Corps (CYLC) was established under CLP to empower  historically marginalized youth and ensure that they are civically engaged. CLP/CYLC community change career pathways offer certificates and degrees in community leadership, development and organizing along with community work experience.