Community Organizers and Trainers

Community Organizers and Trainers

JOB DESCRIPTION

ORGANZATION OVERVIEW: The Dolores Huerta Foundation is a non-profit organization inspiring and organizing communities to build volunteer organizations empowered to pursue social justice.

POSITION: The Community Organizer & Trainer will engage community residents and establish a grassroots base of trained volunteers to engage in advocacy efforts to improve the education, health, and civic engagement outcomes for residents.

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Build a volunteer base of parents, students, and community members by conducting a “House Meeting” campaign in targeted neighborhoods. 
  • Recruit and train volunteer activists in planning, facilitation, public speaking, advocacy, media, and outreach.
  • Develop proficiency in the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) to train and mobilize parents to advocate for their educational priorities through the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) school budgeting process.     
  • Develop and implement a strategic advocacy plan to engage the community on a variety of issues including education, health, LGBTQ equality, and civic engagement. 
  • Coordinate monthly General Meetings (community forums) to inform and activate the membership base.
  • Establish committees to advocate for education reform while keeping abreast of local, state, and national education justice issues.
  • Collaborate with partner organizations and allies working on educational justice, immigration reform, LGBTQ equality, health care access, etc.
  • Advocate to government agencies and public officials in response to local, state and national issues . 
  • Engage volunteer residents in non-partisan voter registration, education, Get Out The Vote (GOTV), and other outreach/mobilization programs. 
  • Lead Power Analysis and Campaign Development to address issues affecting underrepresented communities.
  • Establish a media and communications plan to publicize projects and solicit community support.
  • Provide weekly and monthly written management reports to document activities, updates, and results via conference calls and timely updates; Update contacts on the DHF database on a weekly basis.
  • Participate in weekly staff calls, monthly staff meetings, and monthly Kern Education Justice Collaborative meetings.
  • Assist with DHF fundraising activities.
  • Other tasks as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experiences:

  • Experience and passion for community organizing
  • Experience in providing trainings       
  • Experience in working with diverse communities
  • A proactive solutions-oriented approach
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (one on one and group dynamics), cultural competency, strong listening skills, and humor 
  • Patience and flexibility
  • Strong collaborator and team player                         
  • Written and spoken proficiency in English and Spanish 
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, & on-line navigation 
  • Self-motivated, resourceful, and creative
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends 
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing situations          
  • Excellent time management skills                  
  • Self-confidence and self-assurance 
  • Own car & auto insurance                              

EMPLOYMENT TERMS: 

Locations: Bakersfield, California City, and Tulare, California

Full-time, Non-Exempt Status

Excellent medical, dental and vision benefits; life insurance

Please send resume, cover letter, and 3 references to: 

Human Resources

Dolores Huerta Foundation, PO Box 2087, Bakersfield, CA 93303 OR humanresources@doloreshuerta.org

Include “Community Organizer Application” in the subject of your email.

DHF is currently seeking Canvassers in Fresno and Tulare!

DHF is currently seeking Canvassers in Fresno and Tulare!

This fall, DHF will continue to re-shape the future of California through census outreach, education and mobilization. Come help reach hard to count communities through phone banking and door to door outreach.

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW:  The Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community benefit organization that organizes at the grassroots level, engaging and developing natural leaders. DHF creates leadership opportunities for community organizing, leadership development, civic engagement, and policy advocacy. DHF operates under its mission of “Inspiring and organizing communities to build volunteer organizations empowered to pursue social justice.”

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Communicate with Central Valley Residents via phone banking and canvassing outreach.
  • Educate voters regarding standing with our communities and getting them to commit to filling out the Census.
  • Meet daily and weekly campaign goals.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Previous campaign experience
  • Bilingual, English/Spanish
  • Valid ID and Social Security Card
  • Patience and flexibility
  • Strong collaborator and team player

EMPLOYMENT TERMS:

Locations: Fresno or Tulare, California 

Part-time, Temporary Position

Please send resume, cover letter, and 3 references to: 

Human Resources

Dolores Huerta Foundation, PO Box 2087, Bakersfield, CA  93303    OR humanresources@doloreshuerta.org

Include “Fresno or Tulare Canvasser” in the subject of your email.

The Dolores Huerta Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

Dolores Huerta Foundation Youth and Family Civic Engagement Initiative (YFCEI) Job Announcements

Dolores Huerta Foundation Youth and Family Civic Engagement Initiative (YFCEI) Job Announcements

OVERVIEW: The Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire and organize communities to build volunteer organizations empowered to pursue social justice.  DHF has launched the Youth and Family Civic Engagement Initiative (YFCEI) in Kern, Fresno and Tulare Counties and is currently recruiting for the positions listed below for the YFCEI. The Youth and Family Civic Engagement Initiative team members equip diverse youth, family members and community organizers with character development and leadership skills necessary for civic leadership and (equitable) workforce success.

Youth Program Manager (Full-time)

Under the direct supervision of the Youth Program Director, the Youth Program Manager will oversee the implementation of DHF’s youth programming to promote the principles of social justice and civic engagement.  The Youth Program Manager is responsible for overseeing program planning, coordination and accountability of the Youth Organizers across Kern, Fresno and Tulare Counties.   The YFCEI team members work in a fast paced rigorous campaign environment.

Curriculum Development Associate (Full-time)

Under the supervision of the Youth Program Director, the Curriculum Specialist will specialize in curriculum development and project implementation for the YFCEI programming across DHF’s five regional offices.  The Curriculum Specialist will train the team of Youth Organizers with an inclusive and culturally relevant curriculum that promotes the principles of social justice with an emphasis on ethics and moral character.  The curriculum will align with DHF’s projects and campaigns to ensure hands on civic engagement training for youth and their families.  Team members work in a rigorous campaign style environment with regularly scheduled Saturday classes, evening and weekend activities.  

Resource and Volunteer Coordinator (Full-time)

Under the direct supervision of the Youth Program Director, the Volunteer and Resource Coordinator will provide information, referrals, and light case management for youth which include counseling, crisis intervention and skills training for DHF youth and their families. The Coordinator will closely monitor the effectiveness of referrals and socialservices for the youth in Kern, Tulare and Fresno Counties. The Resource and Volunteer Coordinator will provide information to the YFCEI staff on programs and services available to youth and adults to ensure youth are equipped with emotional and social support to succeed.  The Resource and Volunteer Coordinator will also oversee volunteer recruitment, orientation and supervision of YFCEI volunteers, documenting hours and services provided.

Youth Organizers (Full-time)

Under the direct supervision of the Youth Program Manager, the Youth Organizers are responsible for recruiting and working directly with a cohort of 50 diverse youth in each region. The Youth Organizers facilitate classes, trainings, and hands on community and advocacy projects to increase civic participation among low-income, underrepresented youth and their families. The Youth Organizers implement inclusive and culturally relevant programming that promotes the principles of social justice and civic responsibility.  Team members work in a rigorous campaign style environment.  Must be available to work during regularly scheduled Saturday classes, evening and weekend activities, as well as extended field trips during school breaks and holidays.  Openings in Kern, Sanger, Tulare and California City. 

Youth Organizer Intern (Part-time)

The Youth and Family Civic Engagement Initiative (YFCEI) Intern will work with the YFCEI team to implement the Youth and Family Civic Engagement Initiative (YFCEI) to increase civic participation among low-income, disenfranchised youth and their families. The intern will be responsible for supporting DHF’s YFCEI team with administrative tasks, logistics and student transportation. Interns will assist with classes and civic engagement events, providing peer leadership coaching, class co-facilitation as needed, material and classroom logistical support and carry out phone calling with current student participants and their families.   Openings in Kern, Sanger, Tulare and California City. 

Please send your resume, three professional references and a cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications for the position, via email to humanresources@doloreshuerta.org.

The Dolores Huerta Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

DHF is Hiring – Join our Team!

DHF is Hiring – Join our Team!

The Dolores Huerta Foundation is a non-profit organization inspiring and organizing communities to build volunteer based organizations empowered to pursue social justice.

Click on job description links for application instructions.

Community Organizers & Trainers Job Description – The DHF seeks to hire dynamic and creative Community Organizers & Trainers to engage African American and Latinx residents and establish a grassroots base of trained volunteers to engage in advocacy efforts to improve the education, health and civic engagement outcomes for residents in Bakersfield, California City, Mojave and Tulare.

Canvassers in Fresno and Tulare, CA – DHF is seeking canvassers to work in Fresno and Tulare, California. This fall, DHF will continue to re-shape the future of California through Census outreach, education and mobilization. Come help reach hard to count communities through phone banking and door to door outreach.

Computer Technician Job Description– DHF is seeking a detail-oriented, experienced computer technician to join our fast growing organization. In this position, you will play a key role in supporting all computer, technical, and network implantation and usability for our organization. You will also provide initial new user setup, troubleshoot technical problems, work with the Information Technologies team to swiftly resolve issues, and maintain and update all current programs.

Deputy Director Job Description – The Deputy Director will be responsible for the day to day operational management of the DHF as well as coordinate training, orientation, and leadership development of staff and volunteers. The Deputy Director will work closely with the Executive Director and the senior management team to oversee the development and implementation of DHF’s strategic and operational plans.

Service Center Coordinator Job Description – The Service Center Coordinator will be responsible for setting up and maintaining Vecinos Unidos Service Centers in Sanger and Arvin, California to provide needed services and resources such as translation, notary public, expungement applications, and referrals for a low fee.

Youth Program Job Announcements DHF has launched the Youth and Family Civic Engagement Initiative (YFCEI) in Kern, Fresno and Tulare Counties and is currently recruiting for various positions. The Youth and Family Civic Engagement Initiative team members equip diverse youth, family members and community organizers with character development and leadership skills necessary for civic leadership and (equitable) workforce success.

Call to Action: !Si Se Puede! on #GivingTuesday

Call to Action: !Si Se Puede! on #GivingTuesday

The DHF counts on your support to continue the grassroots community organizing and leadership development that improves neighborhoods and transforms lives. This takes a huge amount of resources. Your donation helps continue our work and organize new communities.Your generous #GivingTuesday donations will strengthen our programs: making a real impact and transforming our communities. 

Help with the costs of meals and childcare for trainings where parents gain the skills necessary to navigate the school system, challenge proven discriminatory discipline practices, and advocate for their children to ensure they receive the quality education all children deserve.

Your donation helps cover the rental costs for a hall where we hold community forums to educate the public on critical issues such as the census, Schools and Communities First, and candidate forums where elected officials are invited to hear directly from their constituents. DHF hosts these gatherings monthly in five rural communities: Arvin, Lamont, Woodlake, Lindsay, and Sanger.

Your generous gift contributes to the travel expenses for a group youth to participate in a statewide leadership development camping trip where they connect with other young “changemakers” and strategize, learning how to become their own powerful advocates in advancing youth rights and impacting local and state policies.

It would mean a great deal to me, and the communities we serve, if you could support our DHF #GivingTuesday Campaign.

Thank you for your continued commitment to ensuring that our communities have the skills and support they need to organize for equality and justice.

¡Sí Se Puede!
Dolores Huerta
President

P.S. Use the hashtag #GivingTuesday to show your support on social media after you make your donation and to encourage your community to do the same.

Education Equity Summit, Sat. 10/12, 8:30 am

Education Equity Summit, Sat. 10/12, 8:30 am

The Dolores Huerta Foundation, as part of the Kern Education Justice Collaborative, cordially invites you to attend the 1st ever Education Equity Summit in Bakersfield! The summit will bring parents, students, and teachers from across Kern County together to learn how to organize to dismantle the School-to- Prison Pipeline and about community efforts to advance health and racial equity in our schools.

Childcare, entertainment, and interpretation will be provided.

Guest Speakers – Tia Martinez, Executive Director Forward Change and Amir Whitaker, ACLU attorney & Researcher for UCLA Civil Rights Project

Tentative Agenda

8:30 am Registration & Light Breakfast Summit Begins

9:15 am Summit Begins

1:00 pm Lunch and Entertainment

3:00 pm Closing

To register please contact:
Cecilia Castro ccastro@doloreshuerta.org 661.322.3033 ext 230

La fundación Dolores Huerta, como parte de la Colaborativa de Justicia Educativa en Kern, te invita a la primera Cumbre de Equidad Educativa en Bakersfield! La cumbre reunirá a padres, estudiantes y maestros de todo el condado de Kern para aprender cómo organizar para destruir el camino de la escuela a la cárcel y escuchar sobre los esfuerzos de la comunidad para promover la salud y la equidad racial en nuestras escuelas.

Con Presentadores Tia Martinez, Directora Ejecutiva de Forward Change y Amir Whitaker, ACLU abogado e investigador del Proyecto de Derechos Civiles de UCLA

Se proporcionará cuidado de niños, entretenimiento e interpretación.

Agenda tentativa

8:30 am Registración y desayuno ligero

9:15 am Cumbre Comienza

1:00 pm Almuerzo y entretenimiento

3:00 pm Despedida

Para registrarse por favor de contactar a Cecilia Castro ccastro@doloreshuerta.org 661.322.3033 ext 230

West Marin ¡Sí Se Puede! An Evening with Dolores Huerta, Fri. 8/30/19, 5pm

West Marin ¡Sí Se Puede! An Evening with Dolores Huerta, Fri. 8/30/19, 5pm

West Marin Community Services in conjuction with the Dolores Huerta Foundation, is proud to present 

West Marin, ¡Sí Se Puede! An Evening with Dolores Huerta.

Friday, August 30th, 2019

West Marin Elementary School at 11550 Shoreline Hwy, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

5:00 – 8:30 pm

The evening event will commence at five-thirty with music and food for the attendees. The program will begin at 7pm with an introduction of Dolores Huerta in English and in Spanish. This will be a free event, so that family members, regardless of income, can attend. Childcare will be provided. 

Register for FREE tickets at this link RSVP for West Marin, ¡Sí Se Puede! An Evening with Dolores Huerta.

Please support this event!

While “¡Sì Se Puede! West Marin.”” is a “free” event, it is not without cost to those of us who are organizing it. Many sponsors will be providing food and supplies, but in reality, we must raise funds to cover costs. 

We ask that you contribute generously. Tax deductible donations can be made by check and sent to DHF at P.O. Box 2087, Bakersfield CA 93303 or online using this link Donate to West Marin, ¡Sí Se Puede! An Evening with Dolores Huerta.

*Please be sure to note that you are supporting the West Marin ¡Sí Se Puede! Event

PADRINO Sponsors at the $1000 level will receive two VIP seats, a meet and greet opportunity with Dolores, their name/logo will be on screen on stage during the event and listed in the program, and they will receive a large signed poster featuring the iconic image of Dolores Huerta by renowned Chicana artist, Barbara Carrasco. 

PRIMO/A Sponsors at the $500 level will receive two VIP seats, their name/logo will be on screen on stage during the event and listed in the program, and they will receive a small signed poster.

AMIGO/A Sponsors at the $100 – $500 level will be listed in the program and receive a DH Poster. 

We are making a strong effort to have as much of the labor and resources donated, so there will be more funds available to support the important work of West Marin Community Services and the Dolores Huerta Foundation.

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Juanita Chavez, DHF Development and Communications Director at (661) 748-3430, jchavez@doloreshuerta.org and/or West Marin Community Services (415) 663-8361, info@westmarincs.org.

Dolores Huerta in Marin

Ms. Huerta is President and Founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation. “¡Sì Se Puede!” (Yes, We Can!) was the motto she coined for the United Farm Workers, which she co-founded with Cesar Chavez in 1962. In 2012, President Obama awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom. At 89, she continues to inspire and organize communities to build volunteer organizations empowered to pursue social justice through her foundation.

Ms. Huerta was invited by West Marin Community Services, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing services that enhance the unity and well-being of the diverse rural population of Point Reyes Station and neighboring ranches, farms and villages. 

The series of events is entitled, “¡Sì Se Puede! West Marin.” The first planned event is a morning assembly for grade school students from Point Reyes, Tomales and Bolinas-Stinson Beach. The second is an afternoon assembly for students from Tomales High School, where Dolores will focus on the importance of education, civic engagement, and the 2020 Census for all students regardless of their ethnicity, gender or legal status. Prior to her visit, the students will be exposed to curricula covering this focus and on Huerta’s life’s work in civil rights, including her time with Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers. Her themes will be education, empowerment and weaving movements in the quest for unity and equity.

Also in August, under the auspices of the Marin County Library system, the PBS documentary “Dolores” has been shown in Bolinas, Point Reyes and Tomales. This documentary shows the remarkable life of a woman whose continued energy and focus would tire most us. Local libraries will feature books about Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta. One book, “Lado a Lado (Side by Side) is a children’s book about both civil rights leaders. It will be available for purchase at Point Reyes Books. 

In 2017, Marin County had a median household income of $113,908, one of the highest in California. Point Reyes Station’s median household income, on the other hand, was $31,2501. This figure did not include the income of ranch workers living outside of the village. What’s more, this figure did not include the income of many Hispanic residents who were never counted in the last decennial census. In the 2010 census, for example, only 9 Hispanics were counted in the village of Tomales (population: 204), a datum which did not reflect the reality of its local school population. This travesty of inequity is a factor that could easily reoccur in 2020 if our communities fail to become unified and empowered to correct it. 

West Marin Community Services

West Marin Community Services provides a diverse range of services, not provided by other organizations or government programs, to support the residents of West Marin. By leveraging government resources and partnering with other non-profit organization, WMCS assures that “no one goes hungry” and that low-income families receive emergency services when needed. WMCS programs include a holiday food and gift program, summer swim classes for kids and fiscal sponsorship support for community partners who work within its mission, such as the Tomales Bay Youth Center, Point Reyes Farmers’ Market, Point Reyes Community Garden, and the Rotary Peace Garden at Toby’s. Many local residents patronize the West Marin Community Thrift Store, which is one of their programs. Its profits are distributed to families in need. 

WMCS initiated Abriendo Caminos (Finding our Path). With support from the Marin Community Foundation, Abriendo Caminos continues as a “partnership developed in 2014 between agencies in the West Marin Collaborative and the local Latino community to increase civic engagement and leadership.” Abriendo Camino trainings have occurred within the Latino communities of Tomales, Point Reyes, Bolinas and San Geronimo. 

Immigration became an unexpected additional topic for Abriendo Caminos, and WMCS began working with Standing Together West Marin, Canal Alliance, Mainstreet Moms, and other groups/volunteers to offer guidance, legal advice, etc. WMCS presented numerous Know Your Rights workshops and developed a West Marin Rapid Response System to send alerts, verify rumors of ICE actions, and coordinate volunteer assistance. 

First and foremost we will engage in a 2020 census campaign targeted to all West Marin residents, but particularly to our Latino communities. We will encourage the count of all family members–adult and child–covering all households and individuals in West Marin. 

2020 Census: According to a 2018 legislative analyst report, California could lose tens of millions of dollars in federal funds from a significant undercount. A complete and accurate count in 2020 is important for certain regions in the state, like West Marin, due to a misallocation of funding within the state. Many local governments receive federal and state funds that are based on population counts. “As a result, the potential loss of funds due to an undercount may have a greater impact on certain localities and their budgets relative to our state-level analysis.” It may be assumed that, because our region is located within Marin County, one of the richest counties in the state, there are few poor families in need of assistance in our rural area. An accurate 2020 census count will show that not to be the case. Our schools and our medical clinics depend upon such funding. 

Secondly, we need to continue the effort to empower our diverse communities–Anglo and Latino–for a common pursuit of equity and civil engagement. Our greatest defense against the Administration’s vile behavior against our immigrant population is to unite. We need to break down the barriers of communication by building leadership, such as we did with Abriendo Caminos, and empowering all our adult residents, whether they be documented or undocumented. We will utilize the expertise of the Dolores Huerta Foundation to guide us in this endeavor. 

As part of our community organizing, we will be using excess funds to wager a campaign for voter registration, which also will be tied to helping those who are eligible to become U.S citizens. 

Equity requires empowerment. Empowered people, particularly those who can vote, will change America toward becoming a more humane, loving, peaceful and inclusive country that honors the diversity of its people. Dolores Huerta will inspire us to continue the fight toward this end. 

Dolores Huerta Arrested While Calling on Fresno Board of Supervisors to Support Caregivers and Care Recipients, 8/20/19

Dolores Huerta Arrested While Calling on Fresno Board of Supervisors to Support Caregivers and Care Recipients, 8/20/19

Caregivers with the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)  program and SEIU Local 2015, joined by Dolores Huerta, local veterans, faith leaders, and social justice groups, shut down the county’s regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, August 20th, 2019. The demonstrators called on the Board of Supervisors to represent and protect the needs of thousands of caregivers and their constituents. Dolores Huerta was arrested, along with seven other demonstrators, at the Fresno County Board of Supervisors while calling for a living wage for caregivers.

Dolores stated, “In-home caregivers haven’t received a decent wage increase in over 10 years. Meanwhile, the Fresno County Board of Supervisors have given themselves a hefty salary increase. I decided to get arrested because I’m angry about the way home care workers are being treated. I was appalled by the way the sheriffs were mistreating Arnulfo De La Cruz, Executive Vice President of SEIU Local 2015. He was standing there peacefully when they grabbed him by the neck. The sheriffs were behaving in a brutish and aggressive manner in response to our peaceful protest. I am proud to stand with the over 17,000 support caregivers and their care recipients. These workers save the county upwards of $50,000 a year in providing services to the county’s elderly and differently-abled. They deserve a living wage! Si Se Puede!”

YOLA DÍA, Sun. 8/18, 3pm

YOLA DÍA, Sun. 8/18, 3pm

Join us on August 18, 2019 for YOLA DÍA

What are you up to this weekend, Los Angeles? Come to YOLA MEZCAL‘s YOLA DÍA this SUNDAY to soak up some sun and bask in the glow of feminist art, performances and opportunities for action.

Yola Dia will highlight inspiring women across different industries—featuring a unique lineup of female musicians, artists, chefs and activists. $1 from every ticket sold will benefit the Downtown Women’s Center, exclusively serving and empowering women experiencing homelessness and formerly homeless women.

TICKETS HERE: https://yoladia.frontgatetickets.com/…

Music by:
Lykke LiCat Power, Sophie, Courtney Love & The Chateau Band, Megan Thee Stallion, Kelsey Lu, Empress Of, and CupcakKe

Food by:
Elena Reygadas (Rosetta Mexico City), Lil’ Deb’s Oasis, Botanica, Canyon Coffee / NeighborhoodSage Vegan, Lupa Cotta, Bling Bling Dumpling, Better Booch, and Tenzo

Drinks by:
Yana Volfson (Atla / Cosme), Yael Vengroff (The Spare Room), Danielle Galvadon (Ostrich Farm), Clare Ward (Hippo), Gillian Fitzgerald (Mission Bowling Club), Katie Kildow + Arlene Roldan (Mermaid Bar), and Claire Sprouse (Hunky Dory)

Artworks by:
Frida Escobedo, Laurie Simmons, Jessi Reaves, Marylin Minter and Susan Cianciolo

Social Impact Speakers and Experiences:
Dolores HuertaHeadCountAl OTRO LADOFeminist Majority Foundation and PlusOne

LA Historic Park, 1245 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

3:00 pm


For more information please visit:
https://yoladia.com
https://yolamezcal.com
#DHF #DoloresHuerta #YOLADIA #YOLAMezcal

Disarm Hate! Press Conference to Object to  Republican Congressman Kevin McCarthy’s Response to Recent Mass Shootings, 8/8/19, 10:30 am

Disarm Hate! Press Conference to Object to Republican Congressman Kevin McCarthy’s Response to Recent Mass Shootings, 8/8/19, 10:30 am

Join Dolores Huerta Foundation, First and Always Melanin (FAAM) and Women’s March Kern County, Faith in the Valley with other local civil rights organizations and community members at a press conference to address the importance of creating policies that support education and mental health in order to combat violence and discrimination which disproportionately targets communities of color and the LGBTQ+ community.

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

10:30 am

 Congressman Kevin McCarthy’s Office

4100 Empire Dr #150

Bakersfield, CA 93309


In the aftermath of two mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California’s 23rd congressional district blamed the shootings on video games that “dehumanize individuals” and encourage violence. Research shows there is no correlation between video-game revenue  and the number of violent gun deaths.* In fact, the U.S. is the third-leading country in video-game revenue per person, behind Japan and South Korea. Yet, the U.S. has more than four-times the amount of violent gun deaths than the other top nine countries in video-game revenue combined.

We believe the issue is not rooted in video-games but instead stems from white supremacy, racism, and lack of education touted by elected officials such as Rep. McCarthy and President Trump. We are calling on legislators to end gun violence and build safer communities by taking action to pass gun reform laws and implement policies that will save lives by banning assault weapons and requiring universal background checks.

* According to information cross-referencing data provided by both the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation and NewZoo there is no correlation between video-game revenue per person and the number of violent gun deaths per 100,000 people.

ORGANIZATIONS
The Dolores Huerta Foundation is a 501 (c)3 organization whose mission is to inspire and organize communities to build volunteer organizations empowered to pursue social justice. The foundation organizes at the grassroots level developing natural leaders by establishing Vecinos Unidos (“United Neighbors”) chapters in Kern, Tulare, and Fresno county. We create leadership opportunities for community organizing, leadership development, and civic engagement. Vecinos Unidos chapters work on policy advocacy in health and environment as well as education and youth development. Learn more about the Dolores Huerta Foundation at www.doloreshuerta.org.

Women’s March Kern County has oriented our mission of harnessing the power of diverse women and our communities toward creating transformative social change. We believe our diversity makes us stronger, and that working together sparks change. Women’s March Kern County is committed to pressing forward toward the vision of equity for all. We do not tolerate hate speech, bigotry, white supremacy, racism, misogyny, anti-Semitism, homophobia, islamophobia, transphobia, or any other form of hatred and division.

First And Always Melanin (FAAM) is a grassroots organization set to unite people of indigenous Afrikan origin. We seek to preserve the life of black people in Bakersfield, CA through activism, holistic health, knowledge of self, unity, cooperative sustainable economics, education, and by implementing programs that improve the community’s quality of life. Our main goal is to rebuild the black familial structure and to restore self-love among people of the indigenous Afrikan diaspora.

Faith in the Valley is a new city-, county- and Valley-wide organizing effort comprised of five multiracial, multi-faith PICO federations that are consolidating into one regional organization, building on their work over the past 15 years in five counties: Fresno, Merced, Kern, Stanislaus and San Joaquin. As an anchor member of PICO California, our mission is to unlock the power of people to put faith into action in the public square, and to advance a movement for racial justice and health equity. We seek to build relational power, lift up a new narrative about the lives of people of color, and drive civic engagement efforts that move our community priorities forward. The following are our core campaigns.

Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields / Revolución en los Campos at the Haggin Museum in Stockton, Sat. 8/3, 1pm

Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields / Revolución en los Campos at the Haggin Museum in Stockton, Sat. 8/3, 1pm

Join us for the opening of an incredible exhibit that tells the story that helped define the American experience: the farm workers labor movement of the 1960s and 1970s. The show draws on extensive Smithsonian curatorial research about legendary activist Dolores Huerta.

Huerta will be present as we celebrate her and her efforts in shaping the American experience.  Enjoy a glass of wine and light appetizers as you explore the exhibition and listen to a special music & poetry tribute to Dolores.

Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields / Revolución en los Campos tells one of the compelling stories that helped define the American experience—the farm workers labor movement of the 1960s and 1970s. The show draws on extensive Smithsonian curatorial research about legendary activist Dolores Huerta (b.1930).

This exhibition explores Huerta’s public life as an activist, and also examines her life as a teacher, mother, communicator, organizer, lobbyist, and contract negotiator. The show reveals the multi-ethnic aspects of the labor movement story, including the important participation of Filipinos and African Americans.

The farm workers movement of the 1960s and 1970s advanced the cause of laborers, many of whom were Mexican American and who had been working and living in dire conditions. Its charismatic leader, César Chávez, has rightfully earned a place in American history. The exhibition will broaden the understanding of this movement through a careful look at the under-acknowledged contributions of Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the union, lobbyist, and contract negotiator on its behalf.


This exhibition features bilingual text (English-Spanish), reproductions of historic and personal photographs and documents, along with protest art from the farm workers’ movement.

DOWNLOAD THE DOLORES HUERTA APP

The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) is proud to share the Dolores Huerta bilingual mobile app, designed to accompany the traveling exhibition Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields/Revolución en los Campos. It features 16 videos of Dolores Huerta discussing her lifetime of fighting for the rights of farm workers.

To enhance your visit to this exhibition, we suggest visitors download the app before arriving to the museum. Guests can download the free app for IOS and Android. Search “Dolores Huerta” in the app store or on Google Play for Android.

LEARN MORE ABOUT DOLORES

Explore our YouTube playlist to learn more about legendary Latina activist Dolores Huerta.

One Life: Dolores Huerta at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery

SPECIAL EVENTS

Opening Reception
August 1 | 7 - 9 pm

Opening Reception

AUGUST 1 | 7 PM
Celebrating a Legacy
August 3 | 12 - 5 pm

Celebrating a Legacy

AUGUST 3 | 12 – 5 PM

Image Caption: Top right: Dolores Huerta leads supporters of the United Farm Workers (UFW) in an unidentified march, early 1970s. Unidentified photographer. Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields / Revolución en los Campos is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. This exhibition received federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.

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Million Dollar Hoods Community Forum, Wed. 7/24, 6pm

Million Dollar Hoods Community Forum, Wed. 7/24, 6pm

Million Dollar Hoods Community Forum

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
6-8 pm

Bear Mountain Recreation Center
10300 San Diego St
Lamont, CA 93241

Join us to learn about how millions of dollars are wasted every year when our communities are arrested and incarcerated by law enforcement.

This event is free and open to the public.
There will be snacks and raffle prizes!

Arvin City Mayor, Jose Gurrola, will be present.

For more information, contact: Timo Prado, DHF South Kern Organizer (661) 699-6597

Foro Comunitario

Miercoles 24 de Julio 2019
6-8 pm

En el Salon San Diego
10300 San Diego St
Lamont, CA 93241

Venga a conocer cómo se desperdician millones de dólares cada año cuando nuestras comunidades son arrestadas y encarceladas por la policía.

Es gratis y abierto al publico. Vamos a tener bocadillos y rifas!

El alcalde de Arvin, Jose Gurrola, estará presente.

Contacto: Timo Prado (661) 699-6597

Dignity in Schools Campaign CA First Statewide Parent Exchange, Sat. 7/13/19

Dignity in Schools Campaign CA First Statewide Parent Exchange, Sat. 7/13/19

DHF is proud to announce that on Saturday, July 13th, Vecinos Unidos parents will be convening, for the first time, with parents from across the state as part of the Dignity in Schools Campaign CA network.

Parent leaders will convene for an opportunity to gain an understanding of how to create goals that will support the statewide mission to end the school to prison pipeline. Parents will share knowledge on how to organize as agents for change, showing solidarity between the Latinx and African American communities.

#EndSchoolPushout #DSCParentExchange #MeToWe

For updates on this parent exchange, and to learn how to get involved, visit Dignity in Schools California on Facebook.

Celebrate Dolores Huerta Day at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes in Los Angeles 7/12, 5pm

Celebrate Dolores Huerta Day at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes in Los Angeles 7/12, 5pm

We cordially invite you to come out and join La Plaza de Cultura y Artes for a free Summer of Salsa Concert with opening remarks by Dolores Huerta & Special Guests.

FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2019

LA PLAZA DE CULTURA Y ARTES

501 N. Main Street in Los Angeles (Across from Olvera Street)

Tickets are also available for a special reception celebrating the First Annual Dolores Huerta Day! You can get tickets for this reception at the following link DH Day Salsa Party

Join Dolores & special guests for a reception from 5 – 6 p.m.

This event is limited to 250 guests. Order your tickets today!

Reception Admission $50 | Amigos $250 | Primos $500 | Padrinos $1,000

Amigos, Primos and Padrinos will receive special recognition in the evening’s program.

5:00 P.M.

Reception with Dolores Huerta & Special Guests – Tickets required. Click on this link to get your tickets DH Day Salsa Party

6:00 P.M.

Gates open to the free public event. Food & beverages available for purchase.

7:00 P.M.

Free concert event begins. Live music from La Verdad!

Please consider joining us! All proceeds from the reception benefit the community organizing work of the Dolores Huerta Foundation.

Dolores Huerta Plaza Unveiling & Street Fest in Los Angeles, Sat. 6/22/19, 12pm

Dolores Huerta Plaza Unveiling & Street Fest in Los Angeles, Sat. 6/22/19, 12pm

Join us to celebrate labor and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta with the unveiling of Dolores Huerta Plaza, with MUSIC, ART and FOOD.

Saturday, June 22nd from 12-4 p.m. in Boyle Heights.

Guest Honoree: Dolores Huerta. 

Featuring: Alice Bag Band, Lysa Flores, Ella and Drew Trap Girl. DJ Chulita Vinyl Club and Poetry by Nikki Darling.

For more information please contact Council District 14 at (323) 526-9332.

Register for your free tickets at Eventbrite at the following link

Dolores Huerta Plaza Unveiling & Street Fest Ticket Link

DHF Now Hiring Computer Technician

DHF Now Hiring Computer Technician

Computer Technician Job Description

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW:  The Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community benefit organization that organizes at the grassroots level, engaging and developing natural leaders. DHF creates leadership opportunities for community organizing, leadership development, civic engagement, and policy advocacy. DHF operates under its mission of “Inspiring and organizing communities to build volunteer organizations empowered to pursue social justice.”

POSITION:  We are seeking a detail-oriented, experienced computer technician to join our fast growing organization. In this position, you will play a key role in supporting all computer, technical, and network implantation and usability for our organization. You will also provide initial new user setup, troubleshoot technical problems, work with the Information Technologies team to swiftly resolve issues, and maintain and update all current programs.  This position reports directly to the Information Technology Director.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide all staff with excellent and patient helpdesk support for all technical issues as needed
  • Provide assistance and support on computer equipment, printers, software, and other technical issues
  • Troubleshoot technical issues and system errors
  • Record and document issues and resolutions
  • Prepare software, computer setup, and network configuration for new users and maintain current users
  • Perform data backups
  • Keep systems up-to-date through software and operating systems updates
  • Evaluate connectivity issues, equipment, and software
  • Collaborate with Information Technologies team to resolve problems
  • Install and update network system improvements as needed
  • Assist with the design, implementation, and ongoing support of new software and features

QUALIFICATIONS:

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experiences:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent training – preferred.
  • 1 year of previous experience in computer science, information technology, or a related field.
  • Familiarity with multiple computer languages (HTML, CSS, Python, Java Script, C++, etc.) – a plus.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of new systems, information, software, and upgrades.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent analytical and organizational skills.
  • Ability to physically stand, bend, squat, and lift equipment as needed
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (one on one and group dynamics), cultural competency, strong listening skills, and humor
  • Patience and flexibility
  • Strong collaborator and team player
  • Written and spoken proficiency in English and Spanish
  • Self-motivated, resourceful, and creative
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends
  • Excellent time management skills

EMPLOYMENT TERMS:

Location: Bakersfield, CA

Full-time, Non-Exempt Status

Excellent medical, dental and vision benefits; life insurance

Please send resume, cover letter, and 3 references to: 

Human Resources

Dolores Huerta Foundation, PO Box 2087, Bakersfield, CA  93303    OR humanresources@doloreshuerta.org

Include “Computer Technician Position” in the subject of your email.

DHF Now Hiring Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Intern

DHF Now Hiring Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Intern

GIS Intern JOB DESCRIPTION

OVERVIEW: The Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire and organize communities to build volunteer organizations empowered to pursue social justice. In 2017 DHF launched the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Department where we are Mapping Social Justice in our communities.

POSITION: The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Intern will work with the GIS team to collaborate on GIS projects that highlight the work of the foundation. The intern will be responsible for supporting DHF’s GIS team with data entry, updating story maps, researching data for new projects, and surveys. Reports to GIS Analyst.

Duties/Responsibilities:

1. Assist with data collection, development, and maintenance

2. Update database of members and supporters

3. Update existing story maps

4. Create and edit maps 5. Assist with GIS/Data Analyst assignments 6. Other responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications:

● Candidates must have at least 1-2 years’ experience working with GIS (can include internships, course work, professional work)

● Experience using Esri Suite

● Exhibit skills in map creation and editing

● Familiarity with Excel

● Must have experience with diverse communities (cultures and races)

● Advocacy and policy experience is a plus

● Commitment to social justice

● Written and spoken proficiency in Spanish & English is a plus

Employment Terms:

Location: Bakersfield, CA

Salary: Hourly; $15 an hour/ 20 hours a week

HOW TO APPLY

Submit a resume, three professional references and cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications for the position, via email to sgarcia@doloreshuerta.org. Include “GIS Intern” in the subject of your email.