Fellowship Opportunity: The National Fellowship Program for Asian American Organizing

“The National Fellowship Program for Asian American Organizing” develops the leadership of a new generation of activists and organizers who are deeply invested in building the power of and improving the lives of working-class Asian immigrant communities.

During ten weeks of intensive training, ground work and reflection, Fellows will learn about and support struggles at their host sites, work to connect the larger API Movement across the country and build lasting relationships with peers, mentors and community members.

Host Sites:
Boston:  Chinese Progressive Association
Long Beach:  Khmer Girls in Action
Los Angeles:  Chinatown Community for Equitable Development
New York:  CAAAV – Organizing Asian Communities
San Francisco:  Filipino Community Center and Chinese Progressive Association

This is an intensive full-time, volunteer program for the summer.  Applicants are also encouraged to seek additional and alternative funding sources (include campus work-study programs, scholarships and stipends).  All cost (including travel to host site cities and housing) will the responsibility of each Fellow.  A limited number of scholarships ranging from $500 – $2000 are available.”

If you are interested in working with some awesome API organizations over the summer. Refer to their website for more details and for the application: http://www.fellowshipforjustice.org/

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Internship: Occupational Health

This is a great program that is seeking potential host organizations in San Diego that work on workplace rights. The organization would get 2 paid interns this summer. This program is also seeking 2 interns to fill these positions. 

Do you know any potential host organizations in the San Diego area that can host 2 interns to work on a workplace rights project? (see attachment)

Do you know any professors and under/grad students in the San Diego area that may be interested in applying for this paid internship this summer?  (see below flyer)

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Job Announcement: Dream Summer Coordinator

UCLA LABOR CENTER: Dream Summer Coordinator

Location: Downtown, Los Angeles UCLA Labor Center
Apply: http://www.labor.ucla.edu

The UCLA Labor Center is seeking two full-time and/or part-time Dream Summer coordinator positions. 

General Description

The UCLA Labor Center’s Dream Resource Center believes that all young people deserve the right to learn, be healthy, and pursue their dreams – regardless of immigration status. Every day we cultivate and promote immigrant youth leadership nationwide. Since its founding, the center has emerged as a national source for innovative research, education, and policy on immigration issues. Our work is critical to ensure immigrant youth continue to be at the forefront of the national conversations that directly impact their lives and families.

Dream Summer is a program of the Dream Resource Center. The program provides internship, leadership, and scholarship opportunities to immigrant youth across the country. Dream Summer is going into its fourth year. It has provided close to 350 internship placements to immigrant youth and raised $1.7 million in scholarships.

Essential Functions

The UCLA Labor Center’s Dream Resource Center believes that all young people deserve the right to learn, be healthy, and pursue their dreams – regardless of immigration status. Every day we cultivate and promote immigrant youth leadership nationwide. Since its founding, the center has emerged as a national source for innovative research, education, and policy on immigration issues. Our work is critical to ensure immigrant youth continue to be at the forefront of the national conversations that directly impact their lives and families.

Dream Summer is a program of the Dream Resource Center. The program provides internship, leadership, and scholarship opportunities to immigrant youth across the country. Dream Summer is going into its fourth year. It has provided close to 350 internship placements to immigrant youth and raised $1.7 million in scholarships.

Job Summary:

The UCLA Labor Center is seeking two full-time and/or part-time Dream Summer coordinator positions. The Dream Summer coordinator plans, coordinates, and implements the UCLA Labor Center’s Dream Summer program, a national leadership development and internship program for immigrant youth. The coordinator is responsible for organization and student outreach; budgeting and oversight of related clerical/administrative details; developing curriculum and event planning for orientation and closing retreats; program facilitation, evaluation, and reporting.

The Dream Summer coordinator also conducts education and outreach to immigrant student networks nationwide through public speaking and social and traditional media, develops relationships with funders, and supports in the drafting of funding proposals and narrative reports for funders, partners, and stakeholders. The coordinator is part of the larger Dream Resource Center team, and supports where possible with the coordination and implementation of related activities. The position is based at the Downtown Labor Center in Los Angeles, California.

Core Functions and Duties:

Research, Project Planning, and Implementation:

  • Research on immigrant student demographics and organizations that provide assistance to immigrant students
  • Implement and plan regular DRC research, leadership, education, and training workshops and conferences
  • Develop and present ideas for new programs based on consultation with constituency groups, research, and analysis of community needs
  • Plan and develop new programs, including determining subject matter content and need, in conjunction with planning teams made up of Project Directors, administrative staff, community leaders, organizers, and students.
  • Facilitate program planning teams made up of Project Directors, administrative staff, and partners.
  • Develop and participate in evaluation of the program, facilitators, and instructors;recommend changes to the program based on knowledge of participants and evaluation of previous programs.
  • Coordinate student internships and placements
  • Train and supervise interns and volunteers, including delegating responsibility and evaluating performance.
  • Develop workshop and conference materials for reproduction and distribution.
  • Manage logistical aspects of project meetings, workshops, and conferences, including planning, event management, and contact/liaison for participants and planners.
  • Coordinate site logistics with UCLA Downtown Labor Center administrative staff, including room arrangement, set-up and audiovisual requirements
  • Develop project budgets; insure that projects remain within budgets

Public Outreach and Fund-raising:

  • Represent the DRC at workshops, conferences, classes, and events
  • Outreach to immigrant students and allies nationwide
  • Network nationally with organizations that provide assistance to immigrant students
  • Participate in public speaking on immigrant youth issues to students, faculty, community groups, and elected officials
  • Conduct traditional media outreach
  • Design and implement social media outreach and educational campaigns
  • Develop and coordinate plans for program promotion
  • Manage development and distribution of DRC outreach materials
  • Outreach to funders for DRC programs; function as liaison with funder contacts
  • Support the development of grant applications, letters of intent, concept papers, and narrative reports for funders.
  • Support the development and implementation of fundraising efforts through individual donors and partner organizations.

Qualifications:

  • Proven systematic organizational skills to a) work independently with minimal supervision, b) determine workload priorities and tasks to complete work in a timely manner, and c) identify and resolve problems.
  • Interpersonal skills to interact sensitively and to establish and maintain positive relationships with colleagues, students, community members, workers, outside organization officials and staff from diverse social, cultural, and educational backgrounds.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative team working relationships with other staff, the university, and the community.
  • Strong research and writing skills.
  • Public speaking skills and experience
  • Experience and skills in social media
  • Knowledge of and experience with immigrant youth issues
  • Knowledge of and experience with participatory education techniques. (Preferred)
  • Fluent bilingual English/Spanish skills, including oral interpretation and written translation. (Preferred)
  • Knowledge of and experience in administrative processes (Preferred)
  • Bachelor’s degree in related subject

The UCLA Labor Center’s Dream Resource Center believes that all young people deserve the right to learn, be healthy, and pursue their dreams – regardless of immigration status. Every day we cultivate and promote immigrant youth leadership nationwide. Since its founding, the center has emerged as a national source for innovative research, education, and policy on immigration issues. Our work is critical to ensure immigrant youth continue to be at the forefront of the national conversations that directly impact their lives and families.

Dream Summer is a program of the Dream Resource Center. The program provides internship, leadership, and scholarship opportunities to immigrant youth across the country. Dream Summer is going into its fourth year. It has provided close to 350 internship placements to immigrant youth and raised $1.7 million in scholarships.

Application Information:

Position is open immediately until filled. Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample and two references via e-mail to: dreamresourcecenter@gmail.com. Please put “Dream Summer Coordinator” in the subject line.

National Day of Action: March for Dignity & Respect

National Day of Action: March for Dignity & Respect
Join thousands across the country to tell Congress: Just and fair immigration reform is necessary!

Communities demand immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship, protects workers’ rights, promotes family unity, and stops the militarization of border communities.

Take a stand and march with your community…

March Route:

Begin: 6th Avenue and Laurel Street, Balboa Park
South on 6th Avenue
West on Broadway
North on India Street
West on Ash Street
North on Pacific Hwy until you reach the County Administration Building

The march is approximately 2.37 miles. Please bring plenty of water and sun protectant, as the temperature is expected to be in the low 80s.

There will be hundreds, if not thousands, of San Diegans there rallying for comprehensive immigration reform, and it’s a nationwide effort to put pressure on the House to act before the year ends.

Maricar is the point person for this event, and he will be carrying our banner. Please contact him if you are interested in attending.

Thank you!

Asian Pacific Islander Contigent – May 1st Mobilization

May 1st March & Rally
May 1st March & Rally

Anakbayan San Diego, APALA (Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance), NAPAWF (National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum), and other groups will be marching in this years San Diego International Workers’ Day mobilization as an API contingent.

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
• 2:00 PM Opening Rally at the Civic Center, 3rd & B Street
• 3:30 PM March
• 5:00 PM Closing Rally at Chicano Park, 1981 Logan Avenue

For more information, visit the SD May 1st Event Page here.

Immigration Reform and YOU: AAPI Immigrant Rights Community Forum

MEDIA ADVISORY – PDF Format
April 24, 2013

Contact: Paul Valen
p.valen.apala@gmail.com
(619) 328-7456

San Diego Asian American Pacific Islander Community and Labor Members United to HostForum on Comprehensive Immigration Reform

The San Diego chapter of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), the nation’s first and only organization for Asian Pacific American union members and allies, along with the United Domestic Workers of America (UDW), Filipino Migrant Center, the San Diego chapters of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) and 1Love Movement host “Immigration Reform and You: AAPI Immigrant Rights Community Forum”.

Highlighting testimonies from community members, the forum will focus on how immigration reform impacts the Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPIs), the fastest growing population in the U.S. Speakers will share and address roadmap to citizenship, worker’s rights, deportation and immigrant women and children. Elected officials including Mayor Bob Filner are invited to hear directly from and respond to constituents.

WHO:
Gregory A. Cendana, APALA Executive Director
Monica Thammarath, NEA & APALA National Executive Board
Trinh Le, NAPAWF San Diego chapter
Diorella Gatchalian, DREAM student at San Diego State University
Sophat Hang, 1Love Movement San Diego chapter
Alex Montances, Filipino Migrant Center

Moderated by Johanna Puno Hester, APALA National President
Welcome remarks by Quynh Nguyen, NAPAWF San Diego chapter advisory board member
Closing remarks by Nicanora Montenegro, APALA San Diego Chapter President

WHEN:
Thursday, April 25th 5:00pm – 7:30pm

WHERE:
Sons of Guam Sons & Daughters of Guam Club
334 Willie James Jones Ave, San Diego, California 92102

WHY: AAPIs are stakeholders in immigration reform. Currently, of the 11 million aspiring citizens, over one million are AAPIs living in the shadows. Thousands of Southeast Asian refugees have been negatively impacted by unfair deportations after the enactment of 1996 reform laws. Family unity is among the top priorities for AAPIs – 2 million are waiting on family backlogs and as long as 20 years.