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AmeriCorps Member - Youth Job Readiness Training (YJRT) Program Assistant

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El Centro de la Raza

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El Centro

As an organization grounded in the Latino community of Washington State, it is the mission of El Centro de la Raza (The Center for People of All Races) to build the Beloved Community through unifying all racial and economic sectors; to organize, empower, and defend the basic human rights of our most vulnerable and marginalized populations; and to bring critical consciousness, justice, dignity, and equity to all the peoples of the world. El Centro de la Raza's Business Opportunity Center (BOC) is looking for a 2021-22 AmeriCorps member to serve as Assistant for their Youth Job Readiness Training (YJRT) Program. The Assistant will strengthen the capacity of YJRT participants to learn the necessary tools in being able to find employment. They will also support participants and their families with their transition to the United States and help students find their way to a self-sustaining livable salary career. The YJRT Program Assistant will also work with staff and participants to establish partnerships, job placements and maintain relationships with job sites, provide class instruction, case management to students and assist with recruitment as needed.


  • B.A. Degree.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both in written and oral contexts.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity with Latino community and/or diverse communities.
  • WA State Driver’s License, vehicle, and proof of insurability.
  • Able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, as needed.

2021-22 AmeriCorps placements begin on September 1. The position is open until filled.

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About El Centro de la Raza


2524 16th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144, US

Mission Statement

As an organization grounded in the Latino community, our mission is to build unity across all racial and economic sectors, to organize, empower, and defend our most vulnerable and marginalized populations and to bring justice, dignity, equality, and freedom to all the peoples of the world.

Our vision is a world free of oppression based on poverty, racism, sexism, sexual orientation, and discrimination of any kind, that limits equal access to the resources that ensure a healthy and productive life for all peoples and future generations, in peace, love, and harmony.


Bilingual, culturally appropriate, wraparound services that are designed to enable our participants to succeed in their efforts to become self-reliant.

Human and Emergency Services:

Food Bank
"La Cocina Popular" Latino Hot Meal
Congregate & Home Delivered Meals
Senior Nutrition and Wellness
Bebes! Infant Mortality Prevention Program
Comadres Womens Group
Homeless Assistance
Eviction Prevention
Emergency Shelter Vouchers
Rental Subsidies
Transitional Homes
Provide Tenant/landlord laws information
El Patio low-income Apartments
Advocacy & enrollment for Food Stamps.

Education & Skill Building:

Homeownership Education & Counseling
Financial Literacy Workshops
Home Loan Modification Case Management
ESL Classes
Free Legal Clinics (in partnership with SGB Law and LBAW)
Free Tax Preparation (in partnership with UWKC)

Child and Youth Programs:

Jose Marti Child Development Center
Luis Alfonso Velasquez After School Program
Hope for Youth Civil Rights History, Hip Hop & Poetry Classes
Seattle Youth Violence Prevention
College Readiness Program
Parent Involvement in Education

Community Building and Development:

Low-Income and Transitional Housing
Immigration and Civil Rights Advocacy
Juvenile Justice Advocacy
Volunteer and Community Service Programs
Social Justice and Cultural Events
Community Meeting Space
Commercial and Tenant Space
Spanish Classes
Tamale Classes
Christmas Tree Sales

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth


We'll work with your schedule.


2524 16th Avenue SouthSeattle, WA 98144



  • General Education
  • Mentoring
  • Program Management


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Full-time (Mon-Fri, 40 hrs/week)
  • This is an AmeriCorps Position, and applicants will be redirected to the AmeriCorps enrollment page and, if selected, will be expected to comply with all guidelines set by AmeriCorps and Washington Service Corps.

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