“Thanks to the Collective and the classes I have attended at Vecinos Activos and COPA, today I have the hope of being able to get a house of my own, of someday being able to fix my immigration status and to stop renting since it would hurt me to leave if the rent gets too expensive. I know where to go for everything, and I feel like I belong here because the Collective has made me feel that way with all the help and information they offer. When I moved here in 2019, I didn’t know anything about the Collective, now I know where everything is, and they have been incredibly helpful.”

Ines Ruiz
Community Member