JOB OPENING | City Heights Prep

City Heights Prep has two part time positions open.
Assistant to Program Director of After School Program.  We have an active after school program on our campus, and it’s growing!  We need someone to assist our program director.  This job is direct supervision of 20+ students as they participate in a variety of after school activities (art, music, yoga, etc.)  This position requires a passion for, and some prior experience, working with adolescents/teenagers; hours are 3:15 to 6:30, Monday through Friday.
Admissions and Office Clerk.  This position assists in our front office and includes a wide variety of general office support, as well as tasks associated with daily, weekly, and monthly attendance reporting.  This position also schedules and conducts enrollment meetings with parents and new students.  It requires some prior experience in office/administrative positions and conversational Spanish.  This position is 25-30 hours per week.
About City Heights Prep
Our mission is to provide an excellent neighborhood based and college preparatory education for middle and high school students in City Heights.  It is our vision to see City Heights Prep graduates succeed in the college or university of their choice and poised to become community leaders who work for positive change in City Heights and beyond.
We currently have 65 students in grades 6 and 7, and we’ll have 6th through 8th grades starting in September.  Our students reflect the diverse demographics of City Heights; many families are immigrants or refugees, and some of our students are English language learners.  All of them qualify for free breakfast and lunch.

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/

Workshop Series: Lunch & Learn

Lunch and Learn

Presented by: ICWJ

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The Interfaith Center for Worker Justice is offering FREE workshops to the public. Get your juices flowing with this inquisitive workshops and don’t forget to invite a friend! They’ll be owing you lunch for this one.

Winter Session: Faith and Social Justice in Diverse Traditions

Every Tuesdays at 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. from March 4, 2014 through April 1, 2014

MARCH 4th – Protestant and Evangelical Christianity | Reverend J. Lee Hill, Jr. and Reverend Wayne Riggs

MARCH 11th – Catholicism | Sister Justine Church, MMS

MARCH 18th – Islam | Imam Taha Hassane

MARCH 25th – Judaism | Rabbi Laurie Coskey

APRIL 1st –  Unitarian Universalism | Reverend Dr. Beth A. Johnson

Spring Session: What you always wanted to know about Labor

Every Tuesdays from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. from May 6, 2014 through May 27, 2014

MAY 6th – A Snapshot of the U.S. Labor Movement | Kelly Mayhew and Jim Miller

MAY 13th – San Diego Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: A Panel of Labor Leaders | Panelists: Virginia Cobb, Brigette Browning, and Richard Barrera

MAY 20th – Let’s talk about Contracts, Neutrality, and Project Labor Agreements | Instructors: Mickey Kasparian and Murtaza Buxamusa, Ph.D.

MAY 27th – Field Trip to the Electricians Training Facility – What it takes to become a Journeyman | Johnny Simpson and IBEW staff

Meet at our NEW Office: 3758 30th Street San Diego, CA 92104

RSVP with Elizabeth Elizabeth@ICWJ.org or 619-573-4654

Questions? Contact Rabbi Laurie at RabbiLaurie@ICWJ.org

CLICK HERE FOR LUNCH AND LEARN FLIER!

Webinar: “Jump Start Your Professional Goals”

LEAP

Kick your year off right by reconnecting with the LEAP (Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc.)  community (7,500+ and growing!) and focusing on your career aspirations.

LEAP launching a new series of webinars designed to reinforce the strength of our community, continue the leadership discussion, and remind you that LEAP is forever a resource for you.

“Jump Start Your Professional Goals”

March 14, 2014

10:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. MT / 12:00 p.m. CT / 1:00 p.m. ET

Facilitator: Janice Won

Cost: FREE

Register today to attend the March 14, 2014 webinar!*

What are your aspirations and true potential? How can you take proactive steps to achieve your career goals?

According to the report, “Asians In America: Unleashing the Potential of the ‘Model Minority” by the Center for Talent Innovation, Asians are more likely than Caucasians to aspire to hold a top job, value being highly paid and having a prestigious title, but more likely to feel stalled in their careers and reduce ambitions. Join LEAP’s inaugural webinar for a thought-provoking session to illuminate your career vision and explore strategies to advance your professional goals. Be invigorated to take charge of your career and inspired to be the leader of your own career.

*This event will be hosted on Webex. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with webex login information for the webinar.

To register for this webinar visit: https://leapwebinar031414.eventbrite.com. There are limited seats, so register today! If you have any questions regarding this webinar, feel free to contact Nancy Yap at nyap@leap.org.

Future workshops are already scheduled, so mark your calendars now!

Session titles and details coming.

Ø Friday, May 30, 2014

Ø Friday, September 26, 2014

About Janice Won
Janice Won is a certified instructor and faculty member for LEAP, as well as an executive coach for graduates of the Senior Managers’ Leadership Forum, Executive Directors Leadership Program and Emerging Leaders Program. She is also Founder of The WON Principles, an executive coaching and consulting practice. Previously, Janice was a Senior Vice President in Human Resources with JPMorgan Chase where she advanced corporate diversity initiatives, coached business executives and led merger integrations.

About LEAP
Envisioned as a vehicle to develop future leaders, LEAP is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to achieve full participation and equality for Asian and Pacific Islanders (APIs) through leadership, empowerment, and policy. LEAP works to meet its mission by: Developing people, because leaders are made, not born; Informing society, because leaders know the issues; and Empowering communities, because leaders are grounded in strong, vibrant communities. Unmatched in vision and scope, LEAP offers leadership training and programs, publishes leadership research and conducts community education to advance a comprehensive strategy of API empowerment. With over 30 years of experience, LEAP has delivered over 2,500 leadership development programs, workshops, and presentations to over 115,000 participants across the country.

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.

AAPI Women/Womyn in Academia Panel

AAPI Women in Academia Panel Flyer

Join NAPAWF San Diego and the Women’s International Center in this panel highlighting Asian American and Pacific Islander women in academia. Be sure to come ready to this community dialogue with questions and a notepad!

Also: there will be a chance to win books from the professors in a RAFFLE!
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
5:30-8:00PM / Panel starts at 6PM

BAMBOO LOUNGE in Hillcrest, in their lovely back patio
1475 University Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103
Please RSVP here and/or email Lindangocle@gmail.com. Capacity for seating is at 50. Happy Hour refreshments & drinks available for purchase from Bamboo Lounge!
ABOUT THE EMCEE

Kirin Amiling Macapugay, MSW, is the event’s emcee.

Kirin serves as a Commissioner for the California Commission on Asian Pacific Islander Affairs and is the Director of Marketing and Business Development for Operation Samahan. She earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work with an emphasis in Nonprofit Management from San Diego State University, focusing on program development, resource development, and community relations. She is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE). She also serves on the boards for the San Diego Association of Fundraising Professionals, Break the Silence Against Domestic Violence, BIBAK San Diego, Kalingas North America Network, and is an adviser for the National Asian Pacific Women’s Forum San Diego Chapter. She is a member of the Filipino Chamber of Commerce as well as the nonpartisan Black American Political Association of California.

ABOUT THE PANELISTS

Amanda Solomon Amorao, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Asian & Pacific Studies Program, SDSU
Executive Director, Kuya Ate Mentorship Program

Amanda Solomon Amorao received her Ph.D. in Literature in 2011 from the University of California at San Diego. She specializes in Asian Pacific American literature generally and Filipino American cultural studies specifically. Currently, she is a lecturer in the Asian and Pacific Studies Program at San Diego State University, but has been associate faculty at UC San Diego’s Literature and Ethnic Studies Departments as well as lecturer in the Critical Gender Studies and Humanities Programs. She also serves as the Executive Director of the Kuya Ate Mentorship Program, a non-profit educational organization focused on intergenerational mentorship, social justice, and bringing critical Filipino American Studies to the local San Diego community.

Anne S. Bautista, Esq.
Legal Program Director
ACCESS, Inc.

Ms. Anne S. Bautista is the Legal Program Director for the VAWA Legal Program. She is an immigration attorney specializing in representing immigrant victims of domestic violence under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). She began the VAWA Legal Program at Access, Inc. in 1998 and has successfully represented thousands of women and children under VAWA. Ms. Bautista is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at California Western School of Law (CWSL) teaching two courses: Women and Immigration Law, a course which takes a critical look at the effect of immigration laws and policies on women immigrating to the United States, and the Immigration Seminar and Clinical Field Placement: Helping Victims of Domestic Violence. She received her Juris Doctorate degree from California Western School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature from the University of California at Berkeley. Ms. Bautista has received numerous awards for her work on behalf of victims and survivors and has trained both advocates and students on the protections available to immigrant victims under VAWA.

Bey-Ling Sha, Ph.D.
Public Relations Professor, SDSU
Consultant in Public Relations Research & Strategy

Dr. Sha’s primary research program combines theories of mathematical physics with public relations scholarship. Her other research areas include cultural identity, international public relations, activism and gender. Dr. Sha’s scholarly work has been published in Journal of Public Relations Research, Public Relations Review, Public Relations Journal, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, and Journal of Promotion Management, as well as various book chapters. In the San Diego community, Dr. Sha is active in the Public Relations Society of America, in the Union of Pan-Asian Communities, and in Parent Teacher Associations at the school, school district, county and state levels. Nationally, Dr. Sha served the Public Relations Society of America as the 2010-2011 chair of the National Committee on Work, Life & Gender. Currently, she chairs the research work group of the Universal Accreditation Board, which oversees the world’s largest certification program in public relations.

Valerie Ooka Pang, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Teacher Education, SDSU

Valerie Ooka Pang is a professor in the School of Teacher Education at San Diego State University. She has published eight books such as Multicultural Education: A Caring-centered, Reflective Approach (2nd ed, 2010) and Struggling To Be Heard: The Unmet Needs of Asian American Children with L. Cheng (1998). In addition, Pang has published in various journals including Educational Researcher, Harvard Educational Review, The Kappan, The Journal of Teacher Education, Action in Teacher Education, and Social Education. Pang has consulted with organizations such as Sesame Street, Family Communications (Producers of Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood), and Scott Foresman.

Yến Lê Espiritu, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Ethnic Studies, University of California, San Diego

Originally from Vietnam, Yen Le Espiritu is Professor and former Chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, San Diego. She has published widely on Asian American panethnicity, gender and migration, and U.S. colonialism and wars in Asia. She is completing a book on the politics of commemoration of the Vietnam War.

We look forward to seeing you at this AMAZING and FIERCE PANEL!

Finding Your Strength and Confidence – A Wellness Dinner

Amy Chang, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Feeling shy? Is it getting in the way of achieving your goals? You’ve got the strength to overcome those feelings and go after what you want. Learn how at this NAAAP Wellness dinner.

Date: Thursday, August 22, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: True Food Kitchen – 7007 Friars Road, Suite 394, San Diego, CA 92108
Admission is free. Select and pay for your own dinner. 
Menu: http://www.foxrc.com/frcwp/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/True_Food_Kitchen_San_Diego_Dinner_Menu4.pdf

Guest speaker: Amy Chang, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In addition to marriage and family counseling, common issues Amy addresses include anxiety, depression, multicultural issues, stress, and personal life goals. Amy will help us discover our strengths to overcome emotional and mental health barriers so we can be more confident in our workplaces and our lives. More about Amy here: http://therapysd.com/about.

Please RSVP beforehand to elchau@live.com in order to save your spot. Seating is limited!