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[Resource] Youth Leadership: The Engine of Immigrant Civic Participation

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According to Pew Research Center estimates, in 2008, young voters between the ages of 18 and 29 made up 18 percent of the electorate. Young leaders were key foot soldiers for partisan and nonpartisan civic engagement campaigns across the country. In several 2008 elections, Latino and immigrant voters were viewed as having made the decisive difference and thus have been taken more seriously than previously. So how should we understand the intersection of these two much-discussed groups? What role did immigrant youth play in civic engagement efforts in 2008 and what lessons do their efforts provide for how nonprofits can successfully engage immigrant youth during and between elections?

Non-profit Quarterly, August 2009:
Youth Leadership: The Engine of Immigrant Civic Participation
by Mari Ryono

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