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    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
    Message 1 of 1 , May 17, 2013
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      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.

      Position Summary
      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
      change across
      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

      Responsibilities
      - 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
      from
      platica participants

      Qualifications
      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.

      Compensation
      This is an unpaid volunteer internship.

      To Apply
      Please send resume to mbeasley@... with subject line: Nuestro
      Futuro Initiative.

      (www.greenbelt.org)
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