Bridges to Community Youth Encounter

Bridges to Community Youth Encounter

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 9:00 a.m. through

Sunday, July 27, 2014, 5:00 p.m.

$100 per participant ($60 with scholarship)

RSVP Deadline: June 1 


Itinerary will include some or all of the following:

Service learning with day laborers and other immigrant workers

Arts and activism workshop with undocumented students

Hearing stories from young leaders at the forefront of the new civil rights era for immigrants

Learning about how you can make a difference for one of the greatest civil rights struggles of our time.

Potential visit with an immigrant seeking sanctuary against deportation.

Hearing how faith communities are providing leadership as Immigrant Welcoming Congregations and organizers.


Institute for Cultural Affairs at 4750 N. Sheridan Rd. in Chicago has offered us dormitory-style overnight accomodations.  The fees and arrangements are covered by your registration. 


Fee: $100 per participant ($60 with scholarship).  Space is limited.  Each local church shall provide 1 adult for every 5 participants.  Please ask your local congregation if funds are available to offset your personal cost.  This payment provides for overnight stay and food (lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday) along with all programming.  If you are interested, please email Sara at swohlleb [at] by June 1.


This Encounter is co-sponsored by the Immigration Task Force of the UCC/IL Conference and CRLN.

Many thanks to the Justice and Witness Committee of the Illinois Conference/UCC for making this Bridges to Community Youth Encounter a reality.

Event Date: 
Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 15:00 to Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 23:00