At SIM, we harness the power of storytelling to connect and empower immigrant youth and young adults regardless of their status. We create inclusive spaces to foster self-discovery, leadership, and compassion, inspiring a brighter future for all. Join our global community of changemakers and help us shape the world one story at a time.
Established in 2005, Stories Inspiring Movements (SIM) formerly known as Student Immigrant Movement (SIM) has been committed to empowering immigrant students through advocacy, training, mobilizing, and organizing. From fighting for equal access to education and resisting deportations to organizing for Comprehensive Immigration Reform, SIM has expanded its reach throughout Massachusetts. As the organization evolves, SIM continues to uphold our past legacy, and uplift storytelling as the power to inspire and unite individuals regardless of their status. Today, SIM continues to build a brighter future for immigrant youth and young adults by fostering authentic connections and amplifying their voices to create social and political change.
“Because of SIM, Boston is home. I met many of my chosen family members at SIM. People who have been a crucial part of my journey and have become my support sytstem.”
We’re dedicated to uniting immigrant youth and young adults by co-creating spaces that are empowering through storytelling. Our mission is to inspire young people to overcome all kinds of status limitations, ignite positive change, and become leaders in their communities.
We envision a world where every young person has the opportunity to live life with dignity and respect beyond status limitations. Through storytelling, we aim to create a global community of empowered individuals shaping a better future.
Explore answers to common questions about Stories Inspiring Movements and our mission. Learn how to get involved, share your story, and support our initiatives. If you have further questions, feel free to contact us.
Our programs are designed for immigrant youth and young adults ages 14-26 in Massachusetts. We welcome all young people regardless of immigration status who support our mission to get involved.
You can get involved with Stories Inspiring Movements by participating in our workshops, events, and leadership-development programs. We also welcome donations, volunteers, and partnerships to support our mission of empowering youth through storytelling.
Donations support our initiatives, including storytelling workshops, events, and mentorship programs. Your contributions help us provide resources, training, and opportunities for immigration youth to grow and become agents of change.
We welcome students, educators, volunteers, and supporters from diverse backgrounds and experiences to join our storytelling community and make a difference.