A Content Analysis of the Contributions in the Narratives of DACA Youth


  • Darlene Xiomara Rodriguez Kennesaw State University, Department of Social Work and Human Services
  • Sanjuana C. Rodriguez Kennesaw State University, Department of Elementary and Early Childhood
  • Banti C. V. Zehyoue Kennesaw State University, Department of International Conflict Management




DACA, content analysis, social media, activism, cultural community wealth


This study utilized cultural community wealth (Yosso, 2005) to explore the ways in which Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) youth make use of social media. Through the use of content analysis (Hay, 2005), the authors analyzed social media interviews publicly posted by DACA youth. Findings reveal that DACA youth engage in social media as a form of activism and to mobilize their communities. The findings support and extend our understanding of the ways that DACA youth are an asset to the wider community. Implications for those working with DACA youth are provided. 

Author Biography

Sanjuana C. Rodriguez, Kennesaw State University, Department of Elementary and Early Childhood

Kennesaw State University

Department of Elementary and Early Childhood

Assistant Professor of Literacy Education


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