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We are hiring!

El Vínculo Hispano  seeks a dynamic and motivated individual to lead our Advocacy and Civic Engagement Program.  The program’s purposes are to build the long-term power of directly impacted Latinxs and protect and advance the rights of immigrants in North Carolina.
Primary responsibilities:
  • Empower  directly impacted Hispanics to identify issues of common concern and develop strategies to address these issues
  • Coordinate leadership, civic engagement, and know your rights trainings
  • Develop response strategies to address raids and deportations
  • Assist in the case management for families impacted by raids or deportations
  • Participate in regional and statewide coalitions to advance immigrants’ rights
  • Engage in Census 2020 efforts to ensure that Latinxs are counted
  • Participate in voter outreach and education
  • Recruit and manage program volunteers
  • Manage program related social media and text messaging service
  • Assist in fund raising efforts
  • Prepare program reports for the board of directors and funders
  • Participate in other organizational activities and events
  • Utilize our database and other tools to track program data and results
Qualifications:
  • Fluent in Spanish and English (must be able to speak, read and write)
  • At least 2 years’ experience in community organizing with Latinxs
  • College degree preferred
  • Ability to work with persons of varying socio-economic and cultural backgrounds
  • Organized and strategic
  • Team builder and team player
  • Committed to social justice and equity
  • Knowledgeable of Latin American cultures
  • Proficient in MS Office programs
  • Resilient and adaptable
  • Able to manage priorities and deadlines
  • Willing to work some evenings and weekends
Desired Attributes:
  • Strong committment to EVH’s mission
  • Able to relate to immigrants’ experiences
  • Able to motivate and inspire community members and allies
  • Knowledgeable of racial and gender equity principals
  • Experience with grant writing and fundraising a plus
  • Experience with volunteer management a plus
Compensation:

Salary range of $31,200 to $35,300 annually, depending on experience
10 days’ vacation, 11 paid holidays, 12 days’ sick leave plus health insurance stipend

To apply: 

No phone calls please.  Email résumé and bilingual cover letter to info@evhnc.org, subject line “advocacy program manager”. Position open until filled.

EVH is an equal opportunity employer that is  committed to diversity and inclusion.
Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.  We do not discriminate based on race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religious beliefs, disability, sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

Youth Group Present to Chahtam Commissioners

On Monday, April 15, several youth from our Orgullo Latinx Pride Youth Group presented to the Chatham County Board of Commissioners. Eleven of our youth did a fantastic job representing our community and organization. The youth shared their stories, talked about the positive impact of the youth program in their lives and voiced their concerns about the anti-immigrant backlash in our nation. We are very PROUD of all of them!  For more pictures scroll above or click here for Facebook album

A successful Legal Fair 2019

We were honored to offer crucial information and services at our  3rd Legal Fair on Saturday, April 6 in Siler City.

Legal Fair by the numbers:

  • Hosted 225 participants
  • Offered 58 free legal consultations to 82 individuals thanks to 13 volunteer attorneys
  • Expo with 15 exhibitors ~ attorneys, the consulates of Mexico and Guatemala, businesses and nonprofits
  • 7 workshops with 17 presenters:
    • Dialog with Law Enforcement with Chatham Sheriff Mike Roberson and  Siler City Chief Jeanne Miller
    • Know Your Rights & Legislative Update
    • Emergency Planning & Powers of Attorney
    • Tenant’s Rights
    • Family Law
    • Dialog for Latinx Youth
    • Dialog for Allies

Many thanks to ALL who made the Legal Fair possible:

  • 28 event sponsors!
  • 58 volunteers who contributed  500 hours of service
  • 13 volunteer attorneys who offered 58 free consulations:
    • Apex Immigration Services
    • Burgos Chala Law
    • Chapman Law Firm
    • Elliot Morgan Parsonage, PLLC
    • Gibson Law, PLLC
    • Goyal Law Office, PLLC
    • Law Office of Derrick J. Hensley, PLLC
    • Law Offices of Ginky L. Torres
    • Morgan & Cesanelli Law
    • Semino Law, P.A.
    • Transparency Immigration
    • UNC School of Law Immigration Clinic
  • Mike Dasher, Chair, Chatham County Board of Commissioners for the event welcome
  • Walter Gomez our fabulous MC and presenter
  • Our talented interpreters ~ Reynaldo Diaz and Abraham Martinez
  • Our wonderful hosts and the staff of Jordan Mathews High School
A huge thanks to our VIP sponsors!

          

 

         

Legal Fair Sat. April 6, 2019

Join us at the Legal Fair this Saturday, April 6 at Jordan Mathews High School at 910 E. Cardinal St., Siler City
The Legal Fair will offer 7 workshops (see below), an Expo of legal services, consulates and  agencies, AND free consultations with attorneys.
Childcare is NOT available. Delicious tacos will be on sale. Questions? Call us at 919-742-1448
PROGRAM: 
11:30 AM       Registration & schedule free consultations with attorneys (appointments  on a first-come, first-served basis)
 1:00 PM         Opening & Welcome

                 Ilana Dubester, Executive Director, The Hispanic Liaison
                 Mike Dasher, Chair, Chatham County Board of Commissioners

1:30 PM         Plenary Session ~ Dialog with Law Enforcement Leaders

Law enforcement leaders will share information and answer questions from the audience.
                    Sheriff Mike Roberson, Chatham County
                    Sheriff Tracy Carter, Lee County
                    Interim Police Chief Jeanne Miller, Siler City Police Department

Simultaneous Workshops ~ 2:45 to 3:45 PM
Know Your Rights & Legislative Update           

Information about ICE raids, immigrants’ rights and pending anti-immigrant legislation in North Carolina.

 Family Law 

Information about divorce and child custody issues.

 Tenant’s Rights

Information about tenant’s rights and fair housing laws.

Simultaneous Workshops ~ 4:00 to 5:00 PM
Dialog for Immigrant Allies

Information about immigration laws, the recent ICE raids and how allies can support immigrants’ rights.

Latinx Youth Dialog 

A safe space for Latinx youth to talk about issues that affect their lives, learn about resources and strategies for taking action to advance immigrants’ rights.

Emergency Planning & Powers of Attorney

How to protect your family in case of deportation and powers of attorney. If you want a power of attorney, you must attend this workshop to register for the free legal clinic on 6/15/2019.

 

 

Presentation to Siler City Commissioners

You’re invited to an important meeting with the Siler City Town Commissioners on Monday, April 1 at 7pm sharp.

During the past 2 years, The Hispanic Liaison, in collaboration with the Town of Siler City and many other organizations, have participated in a program of UNC’s Latino Migration Project. The goal was to develop recommendations to the town to improve access to the services and opportunities from the Town of Siler City.

At this meeting, we’ll present our recommendations to the town commissioners. Please join us to learn more and to show your support for our efforts. Spanish interpreting will be provided. Call us at 919-742-1448 if you have any questions.

Liberation Not Deportation

Please help families impacted by the ICE raids to reunite with their loved ones.  We have raised $36,000 and only need $4,000 more to reach  our goal!

In just one week this February, ICE detained 297 immigrants in NC; the majority were from our region. Your donation will help families in Chatham, Lee, Orange, Durham, Randolph and Wake counties.

 
The Liberation Not Deportation Fund is a joint effort between The Hispanic Liaison and El Centro Hispano to help families directly impacted by the ICE raids pay for legal representation. The fee to hire an immigration attorney ranges from $5,000 to $15,000.  
Can we count on your generosity to help these families? Thank you!
You may donate via Facebook or mail a check with memo Liberation Fund to:
Hispanic Liaison
200 N. Chatham Ave.
Siler City, NC 27344
 
If you know someone who needs help, please ask them to call:
The Hispanic Liaison (919) 742-1448 or
El Centro Hispano (919) 687-4635

A Heartfelt Thank You!

Our heartfeld gratitute to each of the 142 generous donors who responded to our call for help this February. Together, they contributed $13,960 for The Hispanic Liaison to empower the Latinx community and advance the rights of immigrants. 

We are honored for their generosity and solidarity with our community and organization.  As a small organization,  all donations truly makes a difference.

Some updates on our efforts:
  • We are currently helping 15 families impacted by the ICE raids and more are calling for help every week. ICE arrested 297 immigrants across NC in just one week, the majority were detained in our region.

Hispanic Liaison
200 N. Chatham Ave.
Siler City, NC 27344

Mil gracias for your support!
We hope to see you our 3rd LeGAL FAIR on Saturday, April 6 in Siler City from 1 to 5:30 PM.
It’s free and open to the public. Want sponsor or volunteer at the Fair? Click  here!

Congratulations to the winners of our special drawing!
For each $100 donated, the donor’s name was entered into the drawing.
We had 98 entries! A BIG thank you to Shakori Hills and the Basnight Family!

Martha Hernandez of Raleigh won 2 full- weekend passes to Shakori Hills Music Festival this spring!

 

Rachel Valentine of Chapel Hill won the photo-op with Rameses, the UNC ram mascot!

Show The Love this February

SHOW YOUR LOVE and  SOLIDARITY   this February

In just one week this February, ICE arrested 270 immigrants in our region; 25 were detained at a workplace raid in Sanford. Many Chatham families were impacted.

We are heartbroken by the panic and suffering in our community and have huge tasks ahead.

We’re helping families impacted by the raids and are planning our 3rd Legal Fair on Saturday, April 6 to offer free consultations with immigration attorneys and inform our community about their rights. That and a lot more with only 3 staff members.  

An ICE official stated that this is our “new normal” and that theywon’t turn a blind eye to other undocumented family members or friends in the wrong place at the wrong time.” 

We are here to defend our community for the long haul. 

“The time is always right to do what is right” ~ MLK
Can we count on you for $500, $250, $100 or $50 for our cause? Every dollar helps!
Click the “donate now” button or mail your contribution to: 

Hispanic Liaison
200 N. Chatham Ave.
Siler City, NC 27344

In 2019, with your support we will:
  • Support families impacted by ICE raids and help them secure legal representation.
  • Empower Latinx high school students to excel in school and pursue a higher education
  • Help DACA youth renew their applications
  • Offer free consultations with immigration attorneys at our 3rd Legal Fair on Sat. April 6 in Siler City (more info soon)
  • Keep our community informed about their rights
  • Help 700 adults and children access vital services
  • Host the Hispanic Heritage Fiesta on 9/14/19 to celebrate our cultural traditions
We are offering 2 PRIZES thanks to generous donors

For every $100  you give we will enter your name into a drawing to win one of these.
1st prizewinner’s choice:

A personal photo-op with Rameses, the UNC ram mascot

TWO 4-day tickets to Shakori Hills Music Festival from May 2 to 5, 2019

With your help, we accomplished a lot last year!
  • Partnered with families from Johnson’s Mobile Home Park and secured a settlement from Mountaire Farms including $8,300 in financial compensation for each of the 28 families who were evicted from their homes.
  • Orgullo Latinx Pride youth program empowered 37 Latinx high school students in Chatham to excel in school, pursue a higher education and develop their leadership skills.
  • Contributed $10,000 in legal fees to help families fight unjust deportations.
  • Just launched a new REGIONAL LEGAL DEFENSE FUND in partnership with El Centro Hispano for families impacted by the recent raids. Visit our Facebook page to contribute to this fund!
  • Hosted 2nd Legal Fair with 170 participants offering 45 free legal consultations with immigration attorneys, workshops and an expo of legal services and nonprofits.
  • Awarded $2,125 in DACA renewal scholarships to 10 Chatham youth.
  • Hosted our largest Hispanic Heritage Fiesta with over 1,000 participants, 47 outreach booths, parade of traditional outfits and many performances!
Thank you for your solidarity!

Honest talk about youth mental health

Orgullo Latinx Pride members, Cesia, Lenore and Noemi made the front page of the Chatham News + Record .  We are proud of our youth for their candid and brave conversation about mental health issues impacting Latinx youth in our community . These issues are near and dear to our heart, Orgullo Latinx Pride works to empower our youth to overcome anxiety, depression and low self-esteem.  For more information about our youth group, please contact Selina Lopez at 919-742-1448 or selina(at)evhnc.org.

Youth group in solidarity with the Migrant Caravan

In less than two weeks, our youth group Orgullo Latinx Pride raised $202 to help families from the Migrant Caravan arriving in NC. The youth organized a raffle offering 3 prizes: $100 cash, two $25 gift cards, and a candy-filled piñata. Tickets were sold at $1 each.  The funds were used to purchase basic provisions for the families and their children. We partnered with Raleigh in Solidarity with Migrant Families to distribute the provision to the migrant families who were released from detention centers.

Youth representatives Lizbeth Ramos and Kevin Manzanarez, along with Selina Lopez, our Youth Program Manager, traveled to Raleigh to drop off the donations before Christmas. The raffle winners were announced on Wednesday, December 19 via Facebook Live.

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