Greenbelt Alliance is the champion of the places that make the Bay Area
special. Our San Jose office is currently seeking a motivated individual
to help engage Silicon Valley's Latino community around the Hispanic
Foundation of Silicon Valley's Nuestro Futuro initiative. This
summer volunteer internship position will run a minimum of four months.
Nuestro Futuro is an initiative of the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon
Valley (HFSV). The initiative builds upon the Silicon Valley Latino
Report Card, which evaluated various key indicators around five quality
of life areas: education, health, housing, financial stability and
environmental sustainability. Greenbelt Alliance is the lead partner on
the Environmental Sustainability quality of life area. We are seeking a
qualified volunteer intern to help us engage Latinos in San Mateo and
Santa Clara counties.
Nuestro Futuro emphasizes the importance of unilateral planning and
collaboration that promotes increased civic participation amongst
Silicon Valley Latinos; such planning incorporates tree top and grass
roots strategies. The objectives of the Nuestro Futuro community
engagement process are to do the following:
- Ask Latinos what issues are most important to them.
- Activate a broad segment of the Latino community in bringing positive
San Mateo and Santa Clara counties
Cultural Strategies developed a one-year Community Engagement Plan for
HFSV. It is an initiative that utilizes an inclusive and culturally
relevant approach to build trust and strengthen networks among the
identified audiences. The goal is to create meaningful connections and
provide engagement tools in order to create advocates, volunteers,
leadership, and pathways to identify community issues and solutions.Key
- Receive training for the Advocate role
- Assist in administering surveys (minimum of 100)
- Host ten platicas (community chats) with existing Latino networks
- Use social media to promote the Nuestro Futuro initiative
- Help identify local events with a focus on the Latino community
- Analyze and assess survey results; assist in interpreting responses
This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in urban and
regional planning, community engagement, public policy and/or
environmental studies. The ideal candidate is bilingual (Spanish/
English) and will have strong organizational skills and the ability to
plan/execute events; facilitate meetings and build excellent working
relationships with community groups and policy makers.
This is an unpaid volunteer internship.
Please send resume to mbeasley@...
with subject line: Nuestro