Seeking Volunteer Opportunity Helping Latino Community

Posted December 2nd, 2010 by admin
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This space is open to everyone who is seeking a volunteer opportunity serving the local Latino community. To post an announcement, contact cj.cville@gmail.com

Profit with Purpose, LLC is a local small, woman- and minority-owned (SWaM) business that provides strategic management consulting services in a range of areas, such as:
• Strategic and operational planning
• Organizational capacity building for nonprofits and businesses
• Program/project design, research and assessment/evaluation
• Grant research, writing, proposal development and coordination
• Special projects, workshops, etc. – planning and facilitation
• Coaching and management consulting services for small business owners**
• Professional development mentoring, individual career counseling, training**
**Sliding scale and pro bono assignments considered as part of commitment to serving the local community.
With a passion for education/mentoring, sustainable business and economic development, I am keen to explore ways to engage with Cresciendo Juntos, its members and the local Latino community. For more info, please feel free to contact me at michelle@profitwithpurpose.co or (434) 249-7325, visit www.profitwithpurpose.co or let’s talk at an upcoming CJ Workshop.

Ms. Oliva is a versatile manager, mentor and MBA-graduate (ESADE, Barcelona) with 15 years of experience in program management, operations and consulting for nonprofit, government and private sector clients in the US and internationally (Africa and Latin America). Working proficiency in Spanish.

Jesse Pearlstein is looking to volunteer with a youth or family based initiative working with Latinos. She worked with children and youth, mostly of Hispanic origin, as an AmeriCorps Volunteer for a youth organization in California for two years. She spent the next two years serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic. In the Peace Corps most of her activities centered on developing the potential of the youth in her community. Jesse says, “ I am hoping that I can take what I have learned and help give back to my hometown.”  Jesse can be reached at pearlsjg@gmail.com or (434) 973-3835.

Offering Legal Presentations for Latinos. Juan Vega is the Greene County Assistant Commonwealth Attorney for domestic abuse and sexual assault; previously he was a domestic assault prosecutor in Minnesota. The Latino lawyer is willing to provide presentations to Latinos on laws, sexual assault, gangs and other legal topics related to Latinos. If you are a government, community, or faith based agency interested in having Juan as a guest speaker during a Latino oriented event, please contact him at (434) 532-7718 or vegalaw@gmail.com

UVa’s Social Issues in Medicine Course seeks to sensitize medical students to the poor and to different cultures through volunteer activities with community organizations. During their first or second semester, first year medical students are placed for 30 hours (over 10 weeks) of service learning with a community organization as part of this required class. Many of the students are bilingual and have worked in Latin America and/or with Latino populations in the US. These volunteers prefer to work in medical settings but can also devote time to non-medical initiatives. For more information on how to recruit these volunteers, contact Dela Alexander at da7r@virginia.edu

Last updated: 9/23/12

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