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Connecting Immigrants Past and Present,

One Story at a Time.

Find us on  Instagram at

In an effort to give immigrants agency and power in telling their own stories, CARECEN’s Our Story project uses Instagram as a digital space for the sharing of stories from immigrants today and of generations past. Our Story is an archive dedicated to documenting, sharing, and celebrating stories, reflections, and memoirs about the migration process and immigrant experience in the US. This country is built on the traditions, beliefs, memories, struggles, and exploitation of people from all over the world. Through the transformative power of storytelling, Our Story will help unify immigrants across the country and invite profound reflection about ancestral histories. 

Given our broken immigration system, we hope that both the storytellers and our page followers will see this account as a space for empowerment, belonging, and refuge. We can tell the story of life in immigrant America; the sacrifices and victories of our ancestors, our families, our children, and ourselves. This is a place where their voices will be heard, the impact of the immigration process will be documented, and truth will be celebrated.

What is your story? 

Whether you are a newcomer to the United States, or your family has been here for generations, we invite you to share your story by clicking "Submit a Story." By submitting a story, you are consenting to its publication on the Instagram. However, you do not have to share your name or photo if you would like to remain anonymous. Stories can be shared in English or Spanish.


If you do not want to share a migration story but still would like to contribute to this project, please consider donating.

The Inspiration For Our Story

The First Our Story Submission, By Matt Alevy 

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