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Angelica Idrovo Castillo

CT Students for a Dream
Youth Organizer
Angelica Idrovo Castillo is undocumented, unafraid, and unapologetic. She is an advocate and organizer for immigrants’ rights, education equity, and communities of color. Castillo currently serves as a Youth Organizer for CT Students for a Dream (C4D), a youth-led, statewide network fighting for the rights of undocumented youth and their families. In this role, she coordinates youth-led programming and empowers young people to gain skills to become leaders in their schools and across the state.
 
Her work is guided by a drive to end the racist, anti-immigrant and xenophobic policies that hurt communities of color, and for immigrant youth to reach their fullest potential. For the last three years, Castillo has organized for legislation in CT that would equalize access to nearly $150 million in institutional financial aid for undocumented students. Just last month, her work led to the bill’s passage into law, which was immediately signed by the Governor. It was a monumental win for youth-organizing in CT!
 
Castillo was born in Ecuador and moved to Connecticut in 2008. She is a University of Connecticut student pursuing psychology and women, gender, and sexuality studies.