Carolina Figueroa is the Bilingual Community Organizer at Stand for Children.

“I am currently a DACA recipient and it has changed my life in such a positive way, and I know it was only possible with the movement we fought for years. Organizing, action-taking, and being a part of that change takes time and patience. Yet, it is possible. The Surge Fellowship follows those steps, empowering leaders that influence our youth into building an even stronger connection with their community and taking that connection to a higher level by organizing towards change. A positive change. I want to be a part of the Surge movement because I believe they will amplify what I have learned as an organizer and help me understand an even more efficient way to create change for our most vulnerable community.”