Laney Social Justice Center Paid Student Organizer Application
This fall 2018 and spring 2019, Laney will train and support 5 paid social justice student organizers. We are committed to providing opportunities for students to build their skills and knowledge outside of the classroom, and to apply the knowledge they've gained to empower community members and fellow students. This cohort of leaders will be focused on developing relationships with immigrant rights organizations and organizing campus activities to support undocumented community members and students. They will also work in collaboration with the Berkeley City College Undocumented Community Resource Center.

This is a paid student organizing position where students will be expected to dedicate 6-9 hours per/week for $13.23/hour with a maximum allocation of $1,000/student for each semester. Note, students who hold other paid positions within Peralta cannot work over 20 hours total between their various positions. Students must be available to attend weekly SJC cohort planning meetings every Wednesday from 3pm-5pm.

Please submit your applications by Thursday, October 11th at 11:59pm by filling out this form.
For any questions or concerns, contact Alicia Caballero-Christenson, Laney College Ethnic Studies Department Chair:

Students who are currently undocumented, formerly undocumented, DACA recipients, AB540, from mixed status families and/or multi-lingual are highly encouraged to apply!

Email address *
Who is Eligible to Apply?
*Students must be 18 years of age or older
*Laney must be your primary campus
*You must be enrolled in at least 6 units at Laney College
*Maintain Over a 2.0 GPA
*Be available every Wednesday from 3:00pm-5:00pm for cohort meetings
*Commit to working 6-8 hours/week
*Commit to serving as a paid organizer from October 2018-May 2019
Application Summary: In this app you will find
-Basic Information
-Laney Snapshot
-Work/Volunteer Experience
-Getting to Know You Responses
Basic Information
Last Name *
Your answer
First Name *
Your answer
Middle Name
Your answer
Nickname/Alternate Name
Your answer
Student ID # *
Your answer
Cell Phone
Your answer
Home Phone
Your answer
Birthday *
Student employees must meet specific requirements to be employed, with very limited exceptions.
What is your educational goal? The following are related to degree attainment. *
Student employees are to be primarily pursuing an educational goal. Your educational goal choice WILL not be a deciding factor in your internship application. This is only to ensure each student has a goal selected as mandated by student employee guidelines.
What is your educational goal? The following are NOT related to degree attainment *
Student employees are to be primarily pursuing an educational goal. Your educational goal choice WILL not be a deciding factor in the hiring process. This is only to ensure each student has a goal selected as mandated by student employee guidelines.
Do you expect to have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA by the time you start this position? *
Is Laney your primary college campus? *
Will you be enrolled in at least 6 units at Laney for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019? *
Laney Snapshot
Tell us a little about you as a Laney College Student
Year began *
If unsure of exact day, please just select "1" for the day.
How many semesters have you completed at Laney? *
Major/Area of Focus *
Your answer
Have you participated in any Laney and/or Oakland leadership activities?
If yes, note the activities you have been involved in such as clubs, ASLC positions, organizations
Your answer
Student organizers should be able to commit 6-9 hours/week and be available to attend weekly meetings from 3pm-5pm on Wednesdays.
Will you be able to commit to this position mid-October 2018-mid-May 2019? *
Does your fall 2018 course and work schedule allow for you to attend weekly cohort meetings on Wednesday 3:00pm-5:00pm? *
Will you be able to serve 6-9 hrs/wk including some evenings? *
Student employees can work up to 20 hours. Are you currently employed within Peralta? If yes, how many hours per week do you currently work in your other Peralta position? *
Your answer
Work/Volunteer Experience
Note: Previous work and volunteer experience is not required.
Work Experience: Where/when have you worked? Briefly summarize your experience.
Example: Starbucks for 3 months in 2015- Provided customer service, cleaned; Unite Here for 1 year in 2014- Planned community rallies to unionize local hotels
Your answer
Volunteer and Organizing Experience: Where/when have you volunteered and/or organized? Briefly summarize your experience.
Example: Xicana Moritorium planning committee for 2 Saturdays/month in Winter 2016- Assisted in community outreach and helped incoming volunteers to get started on projects
Your answer
Extracurricular Activities
Please list any extracurricular activities in which you participate. This includes clubs, sports, orgs, etc.
Your answer
Getting to Know You
Tell us about yourself. What are you passionate about? *
Some people might share a snapshot that includes: past ,present, and/or future; goals, qualities about themselves, skills they are proud of.
Your answer
Why are you interested in organizing around immigrant rights and undocumented student access? *
Your answer
Tell us about something you’ve done that you’re really proud of or a major challenge you had to overcome. *
Your answer
Personal Background
This leadership program is dedicated to organizing students from a diversity of backgrounds
What is your Ethnic background? *
Check all boxes that apply
What languages do you speak proficiently? *
Your answer
Are you, or have you been in English for Speakers of Other Languages as an adult? *
Are you personally connected to any family or friends that are undocumented? *
OPTIONAL: If you would like to clarify your response to any of the background questions, please expand here:
Your answer
Please list one reference other than a relative or friend (References are people we can call to ask about your work ethic and behavior). Consider listing coaches, counselors, teachers, pastors, spiritual leaders and/or employers
Reference 1: First & Last Name & title; email/phone; Relationship to you *
Example: Andre Smith, Pastor at All Saints Church; 510-555-6666; Boys and Men of Color initiative facilitator
Your answer
What would Reference 1 say about you? *
Ex: Met deadlines; worked well on team with other students.
Your answer
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