Author: Olivia Albrecht

Olivia Abrecht has been a youth organizer at the Brighton Park Neighborhood Council for the last 3 years. BPNC is a grassroots community organization in a predominantly Latinx community on the southwest side of Chicago committed to racial and economic justice. Olivia works with youth at neighborhood middle and high schools to create spaces where they can organize and leverage their power as they organize inter-generational campaigns for education justice and immigrants rights.

To Maintain a Culture of Trust, CPS Must Ensure Data Privacy and Safety For Undocumented Students

This op-ed is co-authored by Olivia Albrecht, youth organizer for the Brighton Park Neighborhood Council, and BPNC President Anita Caballero.   Last year, the Brighton Park Neighborhood Council supported undocumented students from across the Southwest side as they organized Coming Out of the Shadows assemblies at their schools. The celebrations were beautiful moments of resistance, where students chose to speak…