Founder and Community Organizer

Diana Sanchez came to the US at four from Tehuitzingo, Puebla, Mexico. As a young teen, she was the first student to speak at a Yonkers Town Hall against budget cuts to public schools. In 1999, her parents organized buses to Washington D.C and New York City where she participated in rallies, marches, and gave speeches in support of immigration reform. In 2016, she participated in a bi-national program with the US-Mexico Foundation, which gave her an opportunity to learn about Mexico’s economy, culture and government. Diana is one of the founders of the Yonkers Sanctuary Movement. She is a Board Member of Hudson Valley Community Coalition and has completed a fellowship with United We Dream, a national organization. These organizations focus on deportation defense and advocating for legislation in favor of the undocumented community. She serves on North Star’s Hudson Valley Grantmaking Committee while earning a degree in sociology at Lehman College. Diana is also one of the directors of Espiritu De Mexico, a Mexican folk-dancing group.