Liberty's Promise was founded in 2003 by Dr. Robert M. Ponichtera, who created the organization to familiarize America's growing community of immigrants with this country’s democratic values and civic life. Their mission is to support young immigrants in need while encouraging them to be active and conscientious American citizens. They strive to make the immigrant experience an affirmative one by offering civic engagement and professional internship programs to low-income, immigrant youth between the ages of 15 and 21. Through these programs, they hope to equip youth with the tools they need to achieve higher education, embark upon meaningful careers, and lead successful lives. By educating immigrant youth about the civic traditions of this country while enhancing their access to career opportunities, Liberty's Promise promotes their sense of belonging to and pride in their shared American community.