Plan For Your Child’s Future

Under the current administration, immigrant parents are increasingly worried about who will care for their children if they are detained and deported. Deciding who will care for a child is a difficult and emotional process that can involve legal proceedings–putting an already fearful parent at even greater risk. But there are multiple steps a parent can take on their own to prepare for such an event.

To help parents facing deportation, CUP worked with the Center for Family Life and designer Lizania Cruz to create Plan for Your Child’s Future!, an illustrated workshop tool. This two-part tool, consisting of a poster and handout, explains the steps a parent can take to make a plan for their children in case they’re detained and deported. The tools are available in both Spanish and English. 

Plan For Your Child’s Future! launched at a symposium for immigrant rights advocates in February 2018. Center For Family Life is currently doing dozens of workshops per month in immigrant communities across NYC.

Resources & Links

Center for Family Life, a program of SCO Family of Services, is a neighborhood-based family and social services organization with deep roots in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. 

Lizania Cruz is a New York-based designer working in education, adovcacy, and the arts. She brings a decade of design experience to her current work at the branding studio Language Department. Lizania recently launched her own jewelry line called Bagavundas. 

Funding Support

Support for this project was provided in part by the Brooklyn Community Foundation and the New York Women’s Foundation.


  • CUP
  • Ingrid Haftel
  • Oscar Nuñez
  • Center for Family Life
  • Zenayda Bonilla
  • Julia J. Francois
  • Jennifer Wittlin
  • Designer
  • Lizania Cruz