HOLD PANAMA BUENA VISTA SCHOOL DISTRICT ACCOUNTABLE!

HOLD PANAMA BUENA VISTA SCHOOL DISTRICT ACCOUNTABLE!

Redistricting determines if residents have fair representation in government and whether their representatives will reflect their interests. District lines can keep a community together or split it apart, thus leaving it without a representative who feels responsible for its concerns.

Join us as we urge the Panama Buena Vista School District to choose maps that will better serve the students in the area. The current maps that are being proposed are unacceptable and do not offer proper representation and equity for the surrounding community. Hold the school board accountable, fight for fair maps tonight 3/29/22 @ 5pm Panama Buena Vista School District 4200 Ashe Rd Bakersfield.

For more information on how to review the proposed maps, please visit: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pQE99p6O4L9IVC_30oMaGW8_WCmNPVd12sotxE7n1pA/edit?usp=sharing

NOW HIRING: School Meals Project Coordinator

NOW HIRING: School Meals Project Coordinator

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW:

Established in 2003, the Dolores Huerta Foundation’s (DHF) mission is to inspire and organize communities to establish volunteer organizations empowered to pursue social justice. DHF conducts movement-building at the intersection of race, class, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status to address the harmful and discriminatory practices and abuses faced by marginalized individuals and families in the San Joaquin Valley. DHF uses a multi-pronged approach – grassroots organizing, advocacy, leadership development, and a public relations strategy to inform narrative change.

POSITION:

The DHF Education Policy Program seeks to hire a School Meals Project Coordinator to educate, train, organize, and engage community members to advocate for health and nutrition through Civic Engagement. The School Meals Project Coordinator will create a curriculum regarding issues related to health and nutrition. The curriculum will be centered on empowering parents, students and community members to advocate for community health. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work closely with the Education Policy Director to produce planning and coordination of health education programs, projects, and/or campaigns.
  • Cultivate DHF participation in collaborations with partner organizations and seek allies addressing food insecurity in the San Joaquin Valley 
  • Maintain analysis and oversight of existing health and nutrition policies at target school districts
  • Research and compile data to support state and national legislative efforts addressing food insecurity.
  • Develop positive relationships with school districts to support DHF’s advocacy work.
  • Communicate and coordinate with parents and community members with projects, campaigns, and media opportunities. 
  • Facilitate training for parents and other community members on a variety of health, 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 duties as assigned (nonpartisan voter engagement, data collection & data entry, and fundraising)

QUALIFICATIONS:

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experiences:

  • Associates Degree or equivalent experience can be substituted for education 
  • 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 personable
  • Patience and flexibility
  • Excellent team player
  • Written and spoken proficiency in Spanish & English
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, Videoconference, google drive, & 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
  • California Driver’s License
  • Reliable transportation and auto insurance

EMPLOYMENT TERMS:

Location: Kern County

Hourly rate: $21.50

Comprehensive Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance

  • 75% of Medical Premium paid by DHF
  • Paid Life Insurance 
  • 401(k) with Employer Match 
  • Accrued Paid Vacation
  • Internal learning and development programs

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

humanresources@doloreshuerta.org Subject: “School Meals Project Coordinator Applicant: [YOUR NAME]”

Dolores Huerta: Labor Rights Icon On Standing Up For Working People

Dolores Huerta: Labor Rights Icon On Standing Up For Working People

Legendary organizer and activist Dolores Huerta grew up in an integrated community in Stockton, Calif. As a schoolteacher, she noticed that her students, many of whom were children of farm workers, were living in poverty. It was this realization that led Huerta to quit teaching and organize a path to create change.

In the 1950s, Huerta met Cesar Chavez. Together, they organized agricultural workers to demand better working conditions and higher wages and co-founded the United Farm Workers in 1962. More than 60 years into her activism, she continues to speak out as President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation. Huerta joins host Tetiana Anderson to reflect on her journey to transform labor rights in America.

NOW HIRING: Community Organizer & Trainer

NOW HIRING: Community Organizer & Trainer

Dolores Huerta Foundation Background
Established in 2003, the DHF’s mission is to inspire and organize communities to establish volunteer organizations empowered to pursue social justice. DHF conducts movement-building at the intersection of race, class, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status to address the harmful and discriminatory practices and abuses faced by marginalized individuals and families in the San Joaquin Valley. The DHF uses a multi-pronged approach – grassroots organizing, advocacy, leadership development, and a public relations strategy to inform narrative change.

Community Organizer & Trainer: 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 residents.

RESPONSIBILITIES
 Build a volunteer base of parents, students, and community members 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 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 on local, state and national issues to government agencies and public officials.
 Engage volunteer residents in non-partisan voter registration, education, Get Out The Vote (GOTV), and other outreach/ obilization 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:
Location: Kern, Tulare, Fresno, Antelope Valley, Cal City
Full-time, Non-Exempt Status

Comprehensive Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance

  • 75% of Medical Premium paid by DHF
  • Paid Life Insurance 
  • 401(k) with Employer Match 
  • Accrued Paid Vacation
  • Internal learning and development programs


TO APPLY: Please email resume, cover letter, and 3 references to:
Human Resources@ humanresources@doloreshuerta.org
Include “Community Organizer Application” in the subject of your email.

Dolores Huerta’s Statement on the Appointment of Justice Patricia Guerrero to California’s Supreme Court

“We congratulate Justice Patricia Guerrero on her historic appointment to California’s Supreme Court and thank Governor Gavin Newsom for his extraordinary vision. Justice Patricia Guerrero’s appointment honors all Latina women and inspires Latina girls to reach their dreams. This assures our community that the judiciary reflects all the people in California.”
Camila Chávez receives a 2022 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award

Camila Chávez receives a 2022 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award

This week, The James Irvine Foundation announced that our Co-Founder and Executive Director Camila Chávez was named as one of the 2022 Leadership Award recipients. The Award comes with a $250,000 grant to continue the Dolores Huerta Foundation’s work of strengthening underrepresented communities by training and inspiring the next generation of leaders. Learn more by visiting https://irvineawards.org/award-recipient/camila-chavez/

Help us spread the word so we can inspire new audiences to support DHF’s work. You can share our video and other graphics found here on social media and with your networks.

Help is Needed in Advocating for a Fair Map in the Redistricting Process for the Bakersfield City School District

Help is Needed in Advocating for a Fair Map in the Redistricting Process for the Bakersfield City School District

Dear DHF Supporter,

Vecinos Unidos Bakersfield Chapter invites you to support their community-led map for the Bakersfield City School District redistricting process. The map was developed in partnership with experienced demographer Jesus Garcia and is based on fair lines that consider equity indicators like: Voting Rights Act districts, COVID-19 impacts, and socioeconomic factors. 

We are asking for your support in providing a public comment to the Bakersfield City School District Board of trustees to support the redistricting map designed by parents and community members that represent their communities. 

How YOU Can Join:

ATTEND: Tuesday January 25, 2022 @ 6 p.m. PDT at 1300 Baker Street, Bakersfield, CA 93305 to submit your public comment in person. 

PUBLIC COMMENT TEMPLATE:

My name is ______ I am a parent/student/community leader/ staff, teacher, etc. I support the Vecinos Unidos map. This map will allow for an equitable representation and opportunity for my community to elect leaders of their choice and bring resources to our students. Selecting a community map will be essential for the next 10 years. (Provide an example where you reside and the resources/ changes you hope to achieve)

Thank you for your support and dedication to these redistricting efforts!

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