What Guides Us: Vision, Mission, Values

For the past year, CCS has been working to refine our broad mission and dedicate all efforts equalizing opportunity for low-income immigrant youth. The VISION represents the world we hope to create. The MISSION will be the vehicle to get us there. The CORE VALUES will guide our work, every idea, every plan, every decision. Check them out below, and let us know what you think- we’re so excited for this next chapter and can’t wait to hear from you!


All immigrant youth will have the opportunity succeed in the U.S.


To empower immigrant youth to achieve academic, career, and personal success through inspiring out-of-school experiences.

Core Values:

  • Students First: We place the dreams and needs of students at the forefront of every action, every decision.
  • Sense of Possibility:  We believe that every immigrant student has unique strengths, the ability to overcome obstacles, and the potential to achieve lifelong success.
  • Authentic Relationships: We understand that learning and growth require authentic relationships, and work hard to develop a deep connection with every student, volunteer, and partner.
  • Constant Improvement: We operate with humility and continuously evaluate the impact of our work to ensure we are doing our best for our students.