I E I Y C
PROVIDING MENTORSHIP AND ADVOCACY TO YOUTH THROUGHOUT THE INLAND EMPIRE
MEET THE TEAM
Angel Fajardo was born in Mexico D.F. and grew up in the Inland Empire; she graduated from University of California Riverside with a degree in Global Studies. Angel has organized with non-profits in the region for nearly a decade and she oversees all organization functions, community engagement strategies, fundraising, and program implementation. As the Executive Director, of the Inland Empire Immigrant Youth Collective (IE-IYC), she believes that building youth power and wellness is essential to create a community in which all people, regardless of status, ethnicity, or class, can live with dignity, inclusivity, and respect
Cybersecurity and Website Development
Clyde moved to the United States in mid-2012, when he was 14 years old. He is currently studying computer science – simultaneously taking classes in Mt. San Antonio College and The Riverside Community College District; he is in the process of matriculating to UC San Diego’s transfer cohort of 2023, to complete his BS in Mathematics-Computer Science. Starting out as a volunteer, Clyde has been fairly active in the IEIYC space. He has been a part of the Undocumented Mentorship Academy (UMA), conducted Census outreach, co-led the Covid Community Health Project (CCHP) Campaign, and kickstarted the Coming Out of The Shadows Series. Eventually, he transitioned as a part-time independent contractor for IEIYC – leading cybersecurity, website development, and online outreach efforts.
Hello community! My name is Milagros Diaz and I have been the office manager of Inland Empire Immigrant Youth Collective since January 2023. I started working at IEIYC through an internship program and I cannot feel more happier, grateful and blessed to serve and represent the community of the Inland Empire and beyond. I have been living in the United States for more than twenty years and I decided to restart my education when I first went to Riverside Adult School. This school drove me to obtain my GED, and then to continue studying in a community college to obtain associate degrees of Social and Behavioral Studies and Administration and Information Systems at Riverside Community College - RCC. Obtaining these associate degrees let me to be transferred to UCR - University of California, Riverside in 2020. In UCR, I participated in the Butterfly project intern program the semester before my graduation. Finally, I graduated in June 2022 with a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration concentrating in Accounting and Auditing.