Larkin & Lacey

No More Deaths is an organization that helps to keep migrants from dying in the desert as they cross the rugged border. It was founded by Reverend John Fife. Volunteers leave food, supplies and water on trails traversed by migrants to reduce the number of migrant deaths.

The Kino Border Initiative is an initiative to provide newly arrived migrants from the Mexican border with supplies and shelter. Organizations such as No More Deaths come to provide various services, such as helping migrants cash checks, bringing toiletries, bringing clothing and helping migrants call family members. Kino Border Initiative has programs where migrants make crafts to earn money.

SySTEM Phoenix is a charter school that was founded to help underprivileged children get ready for college. SySTEM goes from grades 6 to 8, and more grades will be added until it becomes a 6 to 12 school. College X Trips are offered to deserving students in order to show them a taste of college life and to put them into contact with college students, teachers and graduates. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/jim-larkin/ and http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey

The reason why SySTEM Phoenix was started was because there are many children, especially those from migrant families, who know very few college graduates outside of their teachers, and come from families where no one has stepped foot in college.

Unidos Us, previously named the National Council of La Raza, is an organization that advocates for the rights of Hispanics in the United States. It was founded in 1968 and is a non-partisan organization. Unidos Us Engages in advocacy efforts on the state and national levels, community programs, advocacy and research.

Unidos Us works in conjunction with affiliate organizations across the United States of America. Their goal is to influence the country so that Hispanics can thrive and have their achievements recognized in society.

In 2002, the Southside Presbyterian Church has been inovlved in an operation called Tuscon Samaritans/Los Samaritanos. People who volunteer for Tuscon Samaritans/Los Samaritanos deliver maps, medical supplies, survival packs, water and food to migrants who are crossing the border near Tuscon.

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is associated with SySTEM Phoenix, Tuscon Samaritans/Los Samaritanos, the Kino Border Initiative and No More Deaths. The founding fathers of the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund are Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin.

Exhibiting leadership is not new to Michael and Jim. Prior to the founding of the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund, they founded a publication called the Phoenix New Times that exposed racism and corruption.