SJP 2017-2018 – Internship Registration – All Projects

September 30, 2017 - 12 am

Chicago

Telpochcalli Community Education Project
LOCATION:
2832 W. 24th Blvd
SUPERVISOR INFORMATION:
Maria Velazquez
mvelazquez@tcepchicago.org
708-642-8108
MISSION STATEMENT:
Tcep mobilizes youth and adults for social justice by building individual capacity, collective power, and mutual responsibility; through culturally relevant and community-directed education, leadership development, and organizing.
PRIMARY CAUSE AREA(S) OF PROJECT: Community Development, Education
PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Tcep needs educational coordinators. The Education Coordinators will work with program coordinator and outreach worker on educating community members (through our community programs-reaching out to 250 a week) on their immigrant rights and resources available to them by our neighboring partners. This project will involve meeting community organizations and getting to know their resources, attending network meetings, facilitating conversations with community members to be aware of their needs, facilitating workshops, bringing presenters addressing their needs, distributing information, and informing community members of other workshops or events happening in the community. Interns with good communication skills, bilingual English and Spanish, good at solving problems, respectful of other’s ideas and experiences, and interested in supporting the development and capacity building of adults will excel in this position. In addition to this project, our organization also offers opportunities for capacity in the areas of management, social media, organizing, finance, and budgeting as well as workshops on immigrant rights and community development.
1) What clear, meaningful learning opportunities will be provided for the intern(s) to gain knowledge and perspectives about their own social identities as well as those from diverse populations?
Interns will engage directly with community parents/families and support them by connecting them to resources needed. This project with support intern learn about the issues families go through every day and how they address them.
2) How will your project help interns learn the systemic and structural needs of the marginalized communities and populations that your organization targets?
Tcep has created a familiar and trusting environment where common people from the community feel valued, respected, heard, and accepted as individuals. We create the catalyst for change by creating opportunities where people come together and have conversations relevant to the issues they face. Leaders and program participants have numerous stories to tell that demonstrate our effectiveness and impact. One such participant described her experience in this way: “I felt like I was in a well for a long time. Then, suddenly, I was out and felt that there was hope.” These stories get at the heart of what Tcep is about – meeting individuals where they are and empowering them to be a collective force for positive change in their communities. Our ability to respond to individual needs, connect families with resources, and build lasting relationships is remarkable. Yet, the potential for powerful community and societal change rests in this important dynamic of building from one and connecting to others and, then, to the issues and action.

3) What skills/tools will the intern(s) gain that will help them learn and practice working with diverse communities to change systemic and structural inequities? This can include civic/political exposure and engagement.
Community Engagement

4) What consistent duties and/or tasks are associated with the project?
Intern with help support families with ESL Conversation, connecting them to resources, one one one tutoring.
5) Finally, please describe how the results of their project(s) will help the intern(s) understand the impact of their work within the community/population.
Interns will be engaging in a welcoming and supportive environment. It is through the engagement in programs and getting people’s feedback that the students will begin to understand the meaning and the impact its creating by the relationship building happening.
HOW WILL SITE ORIENT INTERN TO ORGANIZATION’S MISSION?:
Oral History with E.D., Neighborhood Tour
HOW WILL SITE ORIENT INTERN TO TARGET POPULATIONS?:
Direct Service Delivery, Program Delivery
SKILLS INTERN WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GAIN AT PLACEMENT:
Event Planning, Program Design, Program Execution, Program Evaluation, Civic Engagement, Community Outreach, Community Organizing, Partnership Development, Networking, Mentorship
REVIEW OF SYSTEMIC INEQUALITY BY:
Testimonials, Community Interviews
HR REQUIREMENTS:
Initial Meeting, Resume/CV
TRANSPORTATION NEAR SITE:
CTA Pink Line, Free Lot/Street Parking
SPECIFIC BUS/METRA INFORMATION:
California Pink Line
OFFICE HOURS & AVAILABILITY:
Monday 8am-5pm, Monday 5pm-9pm, Tuesday 8am-5pm, Tuesday 5pm-9pm, Wednesday 8am-5pm, Wednesday 5pm-9pm, Thursday 8am-5pm, Friday 8am-5pm, Friday 5pm-9pm
Please enter specific days and times if different from days and times listed above:

Bookings no longer allowed on this date.