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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Dolores Huerta Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.
Please join the DHF Youth (Youth and Family Civic Engagement Initiative) as they will be presenting their recommendations to the Kern High School District in efforts to improve their schools and educational outcomes for English Language Learners, Low income students, and foster youth.
KERN EDUCATION JUSTICE COLLABORATIVE INVITES YOU TO JOIN US FOR A PUBLIC HEARING
Monday, June 3, 2019 7-9 pm
at the KHSD Board Room 5801 Sundale Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93309
Share YOUR voice in how Kern High School District spends our money! Join parents, community members, and students to amplify our collective voice in the KHSD. We need our schools to succeed!
More Counselors! Less Expulsions! More Nurses! Less Suspensions!
For more information contact: DHF Education Policy Director, Cecilia Castro 661-428-1258
COLABORATIVA DE EDUCACIÓN JUSTA KERN TE INVITA A PARTICIPAR EN UNA AUDIENCIA PÚBLICA
lunes 3 de junio de 2019 7-9 pm
en la Sala de Consejo de KHSD ubicado en 5801 Sundale Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93309
Más Consejeros! Menos Suspensiones! Menos Expulsiones! Más Enfermeras!
Su opinión es muy importante en decidir cómo el Distrito Escolar de la Preparatoria de Kern usa nuestro dinero. Acompañe a padres, miembros de la comunidad y estudiantes del distrito escolar para compartir sus recomendaciónes para mejorar el distrito.
¡La educación importa!
Para más información contacte a: DHF Directora de Política Educativa, Cecilia Castro 661-428-1258
DHF has recently expanded our partnership with the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center based in Oakland. Throughout the summer, students underwent an intense bootcamp based on the nonviolent teachings of MLK Jr. that included hands-on civic engagement opportunities, such as door-to-door voter registration in cities throughout the Pacific Coast.
July 8th though the 14th, 2018, about 30 MLK Jr. students stayed at the Cesar Chavez National Monument in Nuestra Señora Reina de la Paz and went door-to-door to register voters in Bakersfield. Dolores Huerta visited La Paz to talk to the group about the importance and challenges of organizing. Afterwards, Camila Chavez gave the MLK Jr. students a tour and detailed her childhood experiences growing up in La Paz before it became a national monument.
The Dolores Huerta Foundation is pleased to welcome student volunteers from The MLK Freedom Center founded by Congresswoman Barbara Lee.
Every summer a group of high school and college students from the Odell Center in Washington and the MLK Freedom Center in Oakland, spend time in a targeted location to engage in non-partisan voter outreach and education while receiving daily instruction on civic engagement. This is their 24th year implementing similar mobilizations.
The purpose is to provide classes and rigorous civic engagement experience to students that prepares them for ongoing civic engagement and community organizing, and encourages a life-long commitment to public service and the further development of democracy.
This summer, the group will work with the DHF to register voters in the Central Valley from July 2nd – August 2nd.
“Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint you can at it.” Danny Kaye
The Dolores Huerta Foundation is inviting all middle and high-school youth to join in a Youth Mural Project at Greenfield Rexland Acres Park. Join the DHF Youth Group and work with a professional muralist to paint a mural at Rexland Acres Park commemorating civil rights heroes. Unity is the theme of the occasion. Together, a united community—inclusive of every race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation—cannot be stopped from achieving social justice. No art background is required to participate in this project.
Tuesday, April 26th through Tuesday, May 31st
Every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Every Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Rexland Acres Park
351–399 E Fairview Rd
Bakersfield, CA 93307
Text “MURAL” to 51555 for updates on the mural project.