Resilience Orange County

Resilience OC trains youth leaders of color to build a movement for social-systemic transformation.

In’Lakech Relief Fund

Joint Community Support Fund to provide financial relief to to our working-class and immigrant families that have been most impacted by the CoronaVirus in our communities. Partnership with Santa Ana Building Healthy Communities and Cooperacion Santa Ana.

Youth and Migrant Justice COVID 19 Demands

Demands from a youth and migrant justice perspective for local, state, and federal officials to address the current COVID-19 pandemic with the urgency and competence that our communities need.

Transformative movement building led by empowered youth and thriving communities of color

State of OC Report

Resilience OC, the UCI Law School Immigrant Rights Clinic and the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) released a report that outlines the state of immigration enforcement in Orange County. The report contains a first look at data about the impacts of the county’s immigration policies and places local officials’ entanglement with federal immigration enforcement efforts in the context of the county’s anti-immigrant legacy. The report is also forward-looking. It lays out a set of questions and demands for local elected officials to guide them towards a more inclusive future in which all immigrant communities are protected and treated with fairness and dignity.

I have long studied and been inspired by historical social movements; I am firmly dedicated to promoting and nurturing transformative practices.  I envision Orange County as a vital “hub for young organizers” and as a place in which “young folk can be supported in developing into transformative youth leaders.”

Claudia Perez

Executive Director, Resilience OC