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AmeriCorps Position - Youth Programs Leadership Specialist

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ORGANIZATION: El Centro de la Raza

El Centro

[NOTE: This is a full-time, year-long AmeriCorps position for 2022-2023. Benefits of an AmeriCorps position include: A monthly stipend to cover living expenses; an education award of up to $6,495 that can be used for future schooling or to pay off existing qualified student loan debt; basic health insurance; workers compensation coverage; and more. Find more information about what an AmeriCorps position can offer you at: https://washingtonservicecorps.org/become-a-member/]

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.

The Youth Programs, Leadership Development Specialist (LDS) will gain hands-on experience in a multi-cultural and multi-lingual setting assisting in the coordination and delivery of social services programs. The applicant will gain experience working for a well-established nonprofit serving Seattle’s Latino community and other communities of color, opportunity to learn about non-profit programs in the context of youth empowerment and development.

The Leadership Development Specialist will support with the operation of Hope for Youth- Roberto Maestas Leadership Institute, that support high school aged youth through ethnic studies, identity development, and community advocacy. LDS will support with registration into programs, update database tracking & assist in program operations, designing workshops exploring leadership styles, social justice action and leading the design of a community service learning opportunity. Creating monthly workshops, design a social media campaign will be among the main areas of focus.

To apply, please visit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=113332

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About El Centro de la Raza

Location:

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.

Description

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

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Race & Ethnicity
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Race & Ethnicity

WHEN

Thu Sep 01, 2022 - Wed Nov 30, 2022
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

WHERE

2524 16th Avenue SouthSeattle, WA 98144

(47.58046,-122.31184)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Spanish

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • This is a full-time, year-long AmeriCorps position starting in September 2022.
  • • Flexible, patient, and sensitive when working with low performing students • Able to communicate in English and Spanish • Bachelor’s Degree in Ethnic Studies, Social Work or Education Major preferred but not required

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