Demanding Dignity While Speaking Truth to Power: United We Dream

This case study describes United We Dream Network’s remarkable journey in coalescing and accelerating the progress of the immigrant youth movement. Learning for Action (LFA) tells UWDN’s story using a visually engaging SlideDoc format – a combination of written narrative, graphics, and images – which consists of four main modules: 1) UWDN’s journey at a glance 2) UWDN’s impact 3) reflections on UWDN’s path forward, and 4) reflections for funders. As the learning and evaluation partner for Unbound Philanthropy, LFA developed this case study for multiple audiences: UWDN as it took stock of what it had achieved and as it charted its path ahead, Unbound Philanthropy as it supports UWDN and lives out its “theory of philanthropy,” and other funders who wish to advance movement-building and immigrant rights.

To develop this case study, LFA engaged in an array of methods, integrating data from interviews with over 30 individuals, insights from more than 20 documents, and statistics collected by UWDN. (To view case study modules, click on the bookmark-shaped icon on the left in the case study PDF.) While this case study was completed in 2015, the remarkable story of UWDN remains relevant today.