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 40 hours per week, salary: $15/hour; non-exempt

Schedule 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

HOW TO APPLY:

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

Human Resources Department

Dolores Huerta Foundation, PO Box 2087, Bakersfield, CA 93303

or humanresources@doloreshuerta.org

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

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Intern

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.

KERN EDUCATION JUSTICE COLLABORATIVE PUBLIC HEARING, Mon. 6/3/19, 7pm

KERN EDUCATION JUSTICE COLLABORATIVE PUBLIC HEARING, Mon. 6/3/19, 7pm

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!

Education Matters!

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

City of Arvin Announces Safe Routes to School Outreach Events, Thur. 5/2/19

City of Arvin Announces Safe Routes to School Outreach Events, Thur. 5/2/19

On Thursday May 2, 2019 at 6 p.m., the City of Arvin in collaboration with the Dolores Huerta Foundation, the LGC, Alta Planning, and community members will hold outreach events at the Arvin Veteran’s Hall (at 4th and A Street) to seek public comments and participation for Arvin’s Safe Routes to School Plan.

The City aims to increase the safety of active transportation by engaging the schools, parents, students and community resident’s awareness and creating a collaborative plan to keep students safe as they walk, bike, and skateboard to school. The meetings will be held in Spanish and English, and childcare and refreshments will be provided.

Community Organizing Fellow Job Announcement

Community Organizing Fellow Job Announcement

Community Organizing Fellow Job Description

Organization 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 Organizing Fellows will receive an intensive training in the house meeting model of organizing. Upon completion of this training they 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.

Brief Job Overview:

  1. Master knowledge of the house meeting organizing model and the issues relating to the 2020 U.S. Census.
  1. Build a base of parents, students, and community members conducting a “House Meeting” campaign in their assigned community.
  1. Establish Vecinos Unidos (Neighbors United) Chapters in assigned communities.
  1. Organize and coordinate monthly community meetings and smaller committee meetings/trainings as needed.
  1. Recruit and train volunteer activists in advocacy projects and activities.
  1. Develop grassroots leadership through delegation and coaching.
  1. Provide weekly written reports to document activities, updates, and results via conference calls and timely updates.
  1. Update contacts on the DHF database on a weekly basis.
  1. Participate in weekly staff calls and monthly staff meetings.
  1. Other duties 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
  • Car & insurance

Employment Terms:

Location: DHF Bakersfield or Sanger office

Full-time: $17/hr

Excellent medical, dental and vision benefits; life insurance

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

Moises Hernandez Organizing Department- Administrative Assistant

Dolores Huerta Foundation

PO Box 2087, Bakersfield, CA 93303 or mhernandez@doloreshuerta.org

Include “Organizing Fellow” application in the subject of your email.

SF School named for Dolores Huerta, raises funds to do even more.

SF School named for Dolores Huerta, raises funds to do even more.

From SF Weekly:

“Dolores Huerta Elementary School may be a new name for the Glen Park campus this year but they’re still working on living up to that identity.

The San Francisco Board of Education approved the name change in Augustbut murals, signage, plaques, and books for its community to recognize the full meaning of its new namesake costs money. In turn, parents on a name change committee launched a GoFundMe to raise $20,000 to fully honor Huerta, a longtime labor leader who co-founded the National Farmworkers Association with Cesar Chavez and coined the phrase “Sí, se puede.”

“Our school is where we want to teach students the power of voice, the power of presence, the power of being, the power of standing up for dignity and fighting for equity, embodying the life lessons and activism of someone like Dolores Huerta,” said Luis Rodriguez, Dolores Huerta Elementary principal, in October. “By adopting the name of a strong Latina leader, we also would like to send a message of empowerment to all our female students, particularly our female students of color.”

Read the full article here.

“Dolores”

“Dolores”

“Dolores” Official Trailer – PBS

from Wikipedia:

“Dolores” is a 2017 American documentary directed by Peter Bratt, on the life of Chicana activist Dolores Huerta. It was produced by Brian Benson for PBS, with Benjamin Bratt and Alpita Patel serving as Consulting Producers and Carlos Santana as Executive Producer.[1]

Dolores centers on Dolores Huerta’s committed work to organize California farmworkers to form the UFW, in alliance with the Chicano Movement, the Civil Rights MovementGay liberation and US-based LGBTQ social movements, and the late 20th century Women’s rightsmovement. Including recent and historical interviews with Huerta and her family members, the documentary includes historic film footage from the farmworker strikes and marches in Delano, California and New York City, the activism of the Delano grape strike that spread throughout the country, Sen. Robert Kennedy‘s meetings with the organizers during his Presidential campaign, as well as interviews with UFW co-founder Cesar Chavez, theatre artist Luis ValdezAngela DavisGloria SteinemHillary Clinton, and Barack Obama.