Message from the Directoras
Greeting for the new academic year! This summer, we were once again in Washington, D.C. to report on our research with Latinx elders (Cultivando Sabiduría) to Senior Corps program officers from all over United States, including Puerto Rico.
We were proud to share the voices, images and preliminary findings of our research that is conducted at the Centro Universidad Popular with an amazing group of volunteers and community members.
This project - like the ones we share below - is founded on fundamental human rights to participate in civic process, community engagement, and honors the strength of our community.
Join us for an exciting semester!
|NLRC Internship Orientation|
Our orientation just passed but please contact us if you are interested.
For more information please contact Selena Arellano at [email protected] 760.750.3501.
|Save the Date! Ballot Party Fall 2018|
Please join us at this year's PRE-ELECTION GATHERING - CONVIVIO ELECTORAL 2018 on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 5pm to 8pm at Centro Universidad Popular. Come join voters and their families to talk about election-related issues and share information and resources in preparation for the November 6 primary election.
This is a non-partisan educational event with the purpose of fostering dialogue and sharing resources regarding candidates and propositions focused on North County San Diego. We want to disseminate as much educational information as possible to help VOTERS obtain election-related educational materials.
Bring your ballot and a healthy snack to share!
Also, if you are part of an educational organization and would like to set up an informational table, please contact Arcela at [email protected].
October 24, 2018 at 5pm - 8pm
1234 N. Santa Fe Ave.
|Homie UP Youth Empowerment Program (YEP)|
Our youth program provides academic, social, cultural, and civic-related services for youth and families year-round. Activities include tutoring, health workshops, field trips to historical and cultural sites, preparation for the university, volunteering, and civic participation opportunities.
|Cultivando Sabiduría - Cultivating Wisdom|
Cultivando Sabiduria (Cultivating Wisdom), funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is fostering learning, wellness, leadership, and civic engagement for Latinx elders in North San Diego County. Through a Cultural Wealth Framework and a popular education strategy, the program contributes to providing culturally and linguistically appropriate services.
Latinx elders participate in three classes; Palabras (Words), Tecnologia (Technology), and Manualidades (Crafts).
By honoring the elders' life experiences and knowledge, education and educating becomes a collective process of benefit to all participants including the instructors. Cultivando Sabiduria is intergenerational, diverse, and all embracing. Opportunities to volunteer are available through the NLRC internship program.
|Semillas de Libertad|
Our Homie UP Semillas De Libertad (Seeds of Freedom) students are excited to continue their journey in education. This summer our Homie UP team began tutorial services for formerly incarcerated students. Every Tuesday at Centro Universidad Popular, a local community center, our team provides strategy workshops on vision building, planner organization, essay writing, and oral presentations.
For more information about tutorial services contact Selena Arellano [email protected] 760.504.1270.
|ICE out of Cali 2018|
NLRC Intern, Maria Torres reports - On July 27-28 I was able to experience ICE out of California convening in which we heard the testimonies of the active organizers in Fresno and how they are currently dealing with the anti-immigrant sentiment in the area. Through the convening we were able to engage in different dialogues about how state lawmakers, through lobbying efforts done by many people present, passed legislation in order to reduce the damage ICE can cause to our communities.
We also heard from various panelists regarding their experiences in the criminal justice system and how that too involves ICE. Closing up the convening we strategized and spoke to various people from our region of Southern California on what they have currently been doing to keep their communities alert, safe and together under the triple threats of over-policing, ICE and Border Patrol. The convening allowed people from all over California that are doing similar work to share and engage in dialogue on how we can keep our communities safe and one day abolish ICE and Border patrol so that they may stop tearing our families apart.
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