Release: Al Colegio Si Se Puede Expands Its Horizons Establishing New “LUPE Youth Program” 

January 25, 2024

On January 22nd, 2023, La Unión Del Pueblo Entero launched our new program, “LUPE Youth”, dedicated to empowering undocumented youth transitioning into adulthood

La Union del Pueblo Entero is thrilled to announce the launch of our new platform LUPE Youth. LUPE Youth is a movement by and for young people. Our programs Al Colegio Si Se Puede and Undocu Adulting are committed in supporting undocumented young adults. While LUPE U aims at empowering young individuals of all backgrounds.

  • Al Colegio Si Se Puede – Al Colegio Si Se Puede is a college access program that facilitates the college application process for undocumented high school seniors and juniors.
  • LUPE U – A youth-led empowerment program designed to equip 16-25 year old individuals in the RGV with essential tools necessary for effective movement building. The program centers around the principles of equity and inclusivity, while also fostering a deep sense of social justice issues. 
  • Undocu Adulting – A series of workshops/informational sessions aimed at undocumented young adults. The purpose of the Undocu Adulting series is to share relevant information to young adults who are undocumented while providing a safe space to build community. 

This new program will allow us to create discussions and provide valuable resources to navigate unique challenges with incredible individuals.

Carla Ocadiz, Education Equity Specialist at LUPE, said, “Al Colegio Si Se Puede has long been an essential part of LUPE. Providing the right information on college access for undocumented students is incredibly important. As the program's coordinator and a DACAmented person, I know that being undocumented affects every aspect of a person's life. So, the question was, how can we do more for the undocumented youth in our community? Undocu Adulting flourished from New York State Youth Leadership Council's very own series. The goal is to support young folks in living happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives as undocumented people.”

To schedule an in person or  virtual interview in English or Spanish with a spokesperson from LUPE, please contact Ramiro Gonzalez at or (956)360-4277.


LUPE is a nonprofit organization that helps the community organize for and win a better quality of life. LUPE was founded in 1989 by farmworker and civil rights leaders Cesar E. Chavez and Dolores Huerta. We are a membership-based organization and our strength is found in the participation of our over eight thousand members.