Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 1995
Albergue Juvenil del Desierto para Menores MigrantesAlbergue Juvenil del Desierto para Menores Migrantes
This description of Blanca Villaseñor Roca's work was prepared when Blanca Villaseñor Roca was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1995.
Blanca Villaseñor established the first program in Mexico focusing on youth migration. Her Desert Youth Shelter provides a safe harbor for youth deportees from the United States, helps them to earn enough money to return home and conducts path-breaking research, human rights defense and advocacy for policy reform on youth migration.
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