Episode 2

Published on:

17th Apr 2020

Social Justice, Youth Leadership, and the Importance of the Rainbow with Rico Ocampo of Camp Anytown

Rico Ocampo was born in Morelos, Mexico and immigrated to United States in 1992. He is an undocumented/DACAmented community organizer and activist. He has engaged in local, statewide, and national platforms to advance advocacy and justice for homeless youth and immigrant communities. He serves as the Director for Camp Anytown’s Social Justice and Leadership program.

Through his decade of experience in youth development, he remains passionate about anti-racism work and amplifying youth voices. In addition, Rico also serves as the Youth and Programs Organizer for Make the Road Nevada, a non-profit organization that works with Latinx and working-class communities of color through policy innovation and transformative education.

Rico spends his spare time volunteering for interfaith and peace building organizations like the United Religions Initiative where he serves on the URI North America Leadership Council and provides strategic direction and helps implement various programming and initiatives within the North America region.

Connect with Rico online:

FaceBook - Rico Ocampo

Instagram - @ricoocampo_

Twitter - @ricoocampo_

Connect with Camp Anytown Las Vegas:

FaceBook - Camp Anytown

Instagram - @campanytownlasvegas

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