Center to Support Immigrant Organizing

Requisition ID
2021-20870
# of Openings
10
Department
Youth Engagement & Employment
Neighborhood
Boston
Posted Date
11/29/2021 12:32:00 PM
Post End Date
12/12/2021 11:59:00 PM
Position Type
Temporary Part-Time

Overview:

Position: Youth Ubuntu Project (YUP) Core Leader Overview Center to Support Immigrant Organizing (CSIO) and African Community Economic Development of New England (ACEDONE) are hiring high school students to be Youth Ubuntu Project (YUP) Core Leaders in a summer 2019 leadership and solidarity program. The students will work in a team to: - Facilitate and lead peer-workshops in schools and community groups that raise consciousness about why undocumented immigrants, Muslims and black and brown immigrants are scapegoated for our country’s problems. - Present results of  a participatory action research (PAR) project among immigrant teens that documents from a student perspective the reasons behind the achievement gap facing English Learner students in the Boston Public Schools. - Bring together Latin American, Caribbean, African and Asian teens to build relationships and solidarity, develop leadership to resist unjust policies, laws and practices, and build more equitable communities and schools. - Develop and grow the Youth Ubuntu Project, contributing to the program and its planning.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Participate in discussions over zoom and in person about social justice issues · Participate in activities to learn about key issues facing immigrant communities, like lack of affordable housing in Boston, restorative justice, art activism , and environmental racism, etc. . Understand the data from research, participate in meetings to draw conclusions about the changes necessary to eliminate the achievement gap facing EL students in the BPS . Learn about college resources and how to use them to their advantage .Learn how to lead discussions and potential workshops · Participate in community actions and efforts chosen by YUP that promote social justice.

The Ideal Candidate for this Job:

Qualifications: - Comfortable working with immigrant youth. - Have participated in YUP previously during a summer or school year program. - Passion for social justice. - Good listening skills. - Good time management skills. - Punctual and strong attention to detail. - Bi-lingual/bi-cultural a plus.

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