Juntos is Hiring a Part-Time Organizer

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We are hiring in Juntos for a new organizer and that person may be you. Please send us your resume and cover letter to erika@vamosjuntos.org by June 10, 2016. Job description below.

Juntos’ organizer will continue to build our human rights campaigns through broad based coalition building and leadership development of leaders in the committees of the organization.
Qualifications required:

  • Bi-lingual in Spanish and English
  • Flexible schedule; some nights and weekends.
  • Willingness to interpret and translate both Spanish and English materials, written and oral.
  • Time management and multi-tasking skills.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with community members and organization leaders.
  • Experience with recruitment and outreach skills.
  • Experience with group facilitation and popular education techniques in running and designing interactive workshops in both Spanish and English, including team building activities and engaging dialogue.
  • Experience working with communities from diverse ethnic and class backgrounds.
  • Understanding of the issues impacting immigrants at the local, state and national level.
  • Experience in planning and executing events, workshops, actions, and trips.
  • Experience developing leadership of others.
  • Good writing and communication skills in both Spanish and English.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with leaders and members of Juntos’ committees on leadership development as well as overseeing the development and implementation the main campaigns in Juntos including immigration, deportation defense and education.
  • Using Juntos’ curriculum as well as designing workshops to train members and leaders on leadership skills, immigration policy, and know your rights.
  • Facilitating and leading meetings with membership on a weekly basis
  • Attendance at relevant coalition meetings as needed.
  • Building relationships with leaders.
  • Assistance with maintaining Juntos’ office and regular office hours.
  • Ongoing and consistent communication with Juntos’ staff and director.
  • Assisting the staff in Juntos with outreach, media relations, and communications.

A plus:

  • Bi-cultural and/or from the community.
  • Understanding of direct action organizing.
  • Campaign-based organizing experience.
  • Multiracial coalition building work experience.

My Existence is Resistance: An Evening with Jennicet Gutiérrez, the Activist who Interrupted Obama

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On June 24, 2015 Jennicet Eva Gutiérrez, an undocumented trans Latina leader, interrupted President Obama at the White House, calling out the detention and abuse of trans undocumented immigrants. She risked her own deportation to elevate and fight for the trans detainees who face human rights abuses and torture inside detention centers here in the US. A week later immigration authorities finally changed their policy for gender identity in immigration detention centers.

This Friday, November 13th at 6pm Jennicet will be sharing about her fight for trans and immigrant rights at the Juntos Office at 1537 S.6th st (on the corner of 6th st & Tasker st).
Jennicet, who came from Mexico at 15, is a founding member of the national immigrant rights organization Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement and a leader in the national #not1more deportation campaign.

Come join us to learn about how we can all work together to fight back against the detention and deportation machine nationally and how you can support the local work to end deportations, end the detention of our loved ones and how to fight back against the criminilazition of immigrant and LGBTQ communities.

Juntos leader Olivia Vasquez receives P.I.C.C. Youth Leader Award

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It is with much pride and joy that we announce that on Oct. 22nd Juntos’ own Olivia Vasquez was PICC’s 2015 Youth Leader Award recipient!

In 2012 Olivia co-found Fuerza, the Juntos Youth Committee, focusing on college access for undocumented youth. She help spearhead college access trainings of school counselors in South Philadelphia, develop a comprehensive college access guide through Juntos and the Mayor’s Office of Education and was part of the drafting of the PA Dream Act. We are so proud of the leader Olivia has become and look forward to this amazing leaders continued work in the community.

Congratulations to our DACA scholarship winners!

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DACA applications can be a long and difficult process, especially when going about it alone. So this past Sunday at Juntos we held a legal clinic to help young people complete their applications. With the support of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT), we had trained volunteers and pro-bono attorneys available to help people get screened for DACA, start their applications, and complete them.

DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is a way for undocumented young people who came into the United States before June 15, 2007 and were under 16 when they came to get a temporary work permit and protection from deportation. Applications cost $465.

The PFT also donated three full scholarships for the young people who participated in the clinics, which were raffled out after the clinic. Below are the three lucky winners:

Annaline Cerón

Ricardo Alejandro Perez
María Teodoro

Felicidades!

If you or someone you know needs help on their DACA application, contact us at 215-218-9079.