Let’s work for social change
Learn about social justice, community organizing, and work for social change by volunteering or interning with us.
Previous work by volunteers:
Edith Karolina Cuevas
“After completing my first year in college, I immediately wanted to come back to the Rio Grande Valley to help my community with the extensive knowledge I gained about the U.S/Mexico border. As a Rio Grande Valley native and the child of immigrants, I wanted to assist in dealing with the challenges faced by border residents that happen in my own backyard. When researching for places I could intern for, I was reminded by my parents of the ties my family has with La Union del Pueblo Entero. When my parents first arrived to the RGV from Mexico, my father received help from the organization to apply for a work visa and be better able to support us. Thus, I am turning to LUPE to intern for and assist as both a thank you and an opportunity to become immersed in non-profit work,” said Edith Karolina Cuevas, a Latin American Studies student at Smith College
” Currently, I enjoy how my internship is not limited to activities that simply take place in the office as I also participate in community organizing to help augment LUPE’s voice in demonstrations surrounding policies that are harming the immigrant community in the RGV. I strongly encourage for people to intern with LUPE because the involvement is like no other. The only thing I disliked was that I did not reach out sooner! ”