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.

DHF Now Hiring Education Program Associate

DHF Now Hiring Education Program Associate

Education Program Associate 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: The DHF seeks to hire an education program associate to support DHF’s program to educate, train, organize, and engage community members to participate for health and racial equity in their schools and districts. The education program associate will create curriculum and facilitate trainings in both English and Spanish for leadership development of volunteer residents, parents, and students.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide support to Education Policy Director with planning and coordination of education program, projects, and/or campaigns.
  • Cultivate DHF participation in collaborations with partner organizations and allies working on educational justice.
  • Provide support to Kern Education Justice Collaborative (KEJC):
      • Finalize meeting agendas, take and distribute minutes
      • Follow through on Collaborative projects (coordinate site visits, media and communications, working with partners throughout the state)
      • Monitor targeted school districts’ policies and practices.
  • Maintain analysis and oversight of Local Control Accountability Plans in targeted school districts, including Arvin Union, Lamont, Vineland, Greenfield Union, Woodlake Unified, Lindsay Unified, Sanger Unified, Kern High, and Bakersfield City.
  • Research and compile data to inform and support DHF education program initiatives.
  •  Develop expertise in school climate, parent engagement, and community schools to support DHF’s advocacy work.
  • Assist with developing student and parent training curriculum development using Popular Education techniques on comprehensive education and civic engagement topics.
  • Facilitate trainings for parents and other community members on a variety of civic engagement and education curriculum in both Spanish and English.
  • Create content for newsletters and various social media platforms to update community members and partners on our work.
  • Provide weekly written reports to document activities, updates, and results via conference calls and timely updates.
  • 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
• A proactive solutions-oriented approach
• Excellent interpersonal skills (one on one and group dynamics), cultural competency,
strong listening skills, and humor
• Patience and flexibility
• Excellent team player
• Written and spoken proficiency in Spanish & English
• Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, & on-line navigation
• Self-motivated, resourceful, and creative
• Ability to work evenings and weekends
• Strong collaborator, team player, able to adapt quickly to changing situations
• Time management skills
• Self-confidence and self-assurance
• Car & insurance

EMPLOYMENT TERMS:
Location: Bakersfield, California Full-time, $36,000/year
Medical, dental & vision benefits

Please send resume, cover letter, and 3 references to:
Camila Chávez, Executive Director
Dolores Huerta Foundation
PO Box 2087
Bakersfield, CA 93303 OR humanresources@doloreshuerta.org, Fax: 661-322-3171

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 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.

Education Program Associate Job Description – The Education Program Associate will support DHF’s program to educate, train, organize, and engage community members to participate for health and racial equity in their schools and districts. The education program associate will create curriculum and facilitate trainings in both English and Spanish for leadership development of volunteer residents, parents, and students.

Youth Development Associate Job Description – The Youth Development Associate will work to increase civic participation among low-income, underrepresented youth and their families. The Youth Development Associate will be responsible for recruiting and working with a cohort of 50 diverse youth; develop classes, trainings, activities; and implement civic engagement projects to develop ethics, moral character, and leadership skills necessary for academic, civic and workforce success. Team members work in a rigorous campaign style environment with regularly scheduled Saturday classes, evening and weekend activities.

Volunteer and Resource Coordinator Job Description – The Volunteer and Resource Coordinator position is twofold: 1) to oversee volunteer recruitment, orientation and retention for various DHF programs and activities and 2) Provide referrals and support for DHF youth and their families in need of referrals, resources, and/or social services.

Youth and Family Civic Engagement Initiative (YFCEI) Intern Job Description –  The 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, underrepresented youth and their families. The intern will be responsible for supporting DHF’s YFCEI team with administrative tasks, logistics and student transportation.Intern will assist with classes and civic engagement events, class co-facilitation as needed, and communicating with current student participants and their families.  Reports to Youth and Family Civic Engagement Initiative (YFCEI) Director.

Equality Organizer & Trainer Job Description – The Equality Organizer & Trainer will engage community members to establish a grassroots base of trained volunteers advocating to improve the climate for LGBTQ students and residents in Kern County.

Bakersfield Organizer Job Description – The Community Organizer & Trainer engages community residents and establishes a grassroots base of trained volunteers to engage in advocacy efforts to improve the education, health, and civic engagement outcomes for Bakersfield residents.

California City Community Organizer & Trainer Job Description – The DHF seeks to hire a dynamic and creative Community Organizer & Trainer 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 California City and Mojave.

Human Resources (HR) & Administrative Manager Job Description – As a member of the Leadership Team, the HR & Administration Manager will oversee DHF’s human resources and administrative operations. The HR & Administration Manager will play a critical role in enhancing DHF’s organizational performance as they expand their scope and reach.

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.

Community Organizing Fellow Job Description – The Community Organizing Fellow will engage community residents and establish a grassroots base of trained volunteers to engage in advocacy efforts around the 2020 U.S. Census, education, health, and civic engagement outcomes for local residents.

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

Computer Technician Job Description – The Computer Technician will play a key role in supporting all computer, technical, and network implantation and usability for our organization and 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.