Atlas: DIY, Powered by Immigrant Youth, is creating a world powered by the joy, freedom, and endless possibility of all youth everywhere. We do this by working with immigrant youth to unlock access to legal services, learning opportunities and leadership development, in a space owned run and governed by the youth themselves.
Each of our staff members has distinct skills that help us accomplish that goal. Explore below to learn more about our amazing staff.
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Ruben Rodas was born in the Republic of Honduras. He migrated to the United States with his mother at the age of five. For the past ten years, Ruben has lived in NYC as an undocumented immigrant. In 2012, he became a recipient of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program, an executive order enacted by President Barack Obama. DACA opened opportunities for Ruben to access higher education and the opportunity to be employed in the United States. At the age of 18, he became one of the youngest employed individuals by New York State Legislature. During his time working for the state elected official, Ruben took the opportunity to connect with his community, local elected officials, state agencies, educational institutions and organizations.
Ruben is currently enrolled in New York City College of Technology pursuing a Bachelorette Degree is Paralegal Studies. Ruben determines to use his educational skills and working experience to stand up for members in his community. His motto is “the acknowledgement of obstacles leads to triumphant paths”. He currently lives in Brooklyn, dedicates his time to Atlas: DIY as an outreach organizer continuing to serve students and families in New York City. Ruben’s favorite color is Pale Blue, he enjoys long walks, enjoys different styles of music.
Yin Sok is excited to join Atlas: DIY as a Development Associate. Prior to joining Atlas: DIY, Yin was an AmeriCorps*VISTA Development and Communications Coordinator at Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A, where she assisted the development director with fundraising, marketing, and public relations. Her work including coordinating the annual gala and special events, assisting with the production and implementation of appeal campaign, providing support with grant writing, researching grant prospects, managing donor database, communicating with the offices of elected officials, and assisting with event and program marketing materials. She was previously a program coordinator as part of Civic Corps at the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. She has interned at several places, including the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF), the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office, and the New York Public Interest Group. She is fluent in Khmer and Mandarin Chinese. She earned her Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science from CUNY City College of New York. Yin likes to walk, read and learn about new culture. She hopes to learn other languages and travel.