2012 Equal Justice Works Fellow, Kathleen Malia Glynn
Kathleen Malia Glynn
Name of Host Organization: Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN)
City, State: Denver, Colorado
Issue area: Immigrant Populations, Children/Youth
Sponsors: The Morrison & Foerster Foundation
Kathleen implemented the recommendations of the Colorado Citizenship Pathways Taskforce to improve access to social services and immigration status options for undocumented children and their families with open child welfare cases.
Need Addressed By Project:
In 2009, Colorado Governor Ritter created the "Citizenship Pathways Taskforce" -- a working group of representatives from state and county child welfare offices and from nonprofit organizations -- and charged the Taskforce with researching and recommending changes to the way Colorado serves its undocumented children from the child welfare system. This project was the culmination of this Taskforce's 15-month effort.