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AmeriCorps Position - Business Opportunity Center Program Assistant

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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:]

El Centro de la Raza was founded in 1972 when a multiracial group of diverse community members led a peaceful and innovative three-month occupation of the abandoned Beacon Hill school building. Today, we are an indispensable community institution that responds to a broad range of community needs among children, youth, adults, and seniors with 43 culturally and linguistically integrative programs. Twelve principles guide our work for social justice and community organizing, creating successful educational, human service, housing, economic development, and asset building programs. We tell and document our history for future generations., and are passionate and effective advocates for the rights and opportunities of vulnerable and marginalized people.

The Business Opportunity Center (BOC) Small Business Development Program provides training and technical assistance to aspiring entrepreneurs and existing small business owners as they develop and implement business plans to start or expand small businesses in King County. The program includes business development training courses, one-on-one counseling, access to affordable businesses resources, digital literacy and financial empowerment components.

The BOC Program Assistant AmeriCorps Service Member will serve as an assistant to the program coordinator/course instructor in preparing and coordinating training plans, and assisting with administrative duties relating to small business development and other BOC programs including marketing materials and digital literacy training. Will engage with students, instructors and admin staff on a daily basis to support participant success. Will coordinate with organizational staff to provide relevant referrals to other community based services.


  • Ability to work as part of a team, take direction, work independently when needed.
  • Ability to serve low-income families from Latino ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to communicate in English and Spanish

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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


Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
Education & Literacy, Employment, Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.


2524 16th Ave SSeattle, WA 98144



  • Financial Literacy
  • Financial Planning
  • Community Outreach
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Spanish


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • This is a full-time, year-long AmeriCorps position starting in September 2022.
  • Must be fluent in Spanish and English, both written and oral.

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