Did you know that St. Patrick was a forced migrant worker into Ireland? Like many in our immigrant community today, he had no choice but to leave his home country.
We are grateful for your solidarity helping us to fulfill our EPIC mission. As a faith collective, we provide essential resources, mentoring and career connections for our immigrant youth and their families from a decolonizing approach.
Part of decolonizing is telling the history that often gets ignored such as the amazing courage of people like St. Patrick who left their homelands for the wellbeing of others. St. Patrick’s story is so reflective of many of our EPIC families who migrated to the U.S. for the wellbeing of their loved ones. Due over a century of oppression, many of our neighbors south of the U.S. border have also been forced to leave their homelands like the saint we celebrate today.
We thank every single one of you who is helping us to make a difference, especially with the generation of immigrant youth community that we are working with.
Also want to say a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who helped us with another amazing community fundraiser this past weekend. CLICK HERE to see a video recap of that Movie Fundraiser.
Thanks to YOUR HELP we have raised a little over $1k our goal $2.5k for the month of March. Please help us spread the word!
CLICK HERE to donate via PayPal (please select “EPIC Echo Park Immigration Center” in the giving box).
Checks can be mailed to Echo Park United Methodist Church (1226 N Alvarado St, Los Angeles, CA 90026). Please write “EPIC” in the memo line.