Who We Are

Youth Rise Texas is an organization dedicated to uplifting the voices of young people harmed by criminalization and deportation so that they may heal, take action, and cultivate compassionate communities.

Our staff includes:

Kandace Vallejo, Founding Executive Director,  [email protected]

Kymberlie Quong-Charles, Deputy Director,  [email protected]

Darriana Donegan, Youth Organizing Institute Coordinator, [email protected]

Destiny Harris, Founding Member + Youth Organizer | Soros Justice Youth Fellow,  [email protected],org

Alaya Selby, Executive Operations Assistant, [email protected]