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Where: Orange County, CAWhen: Tuesday June 25, 2019 - Tuesday November 5, 2019 Who: Viet community members ages 17-24* (also open to non-Viet identifying folks) What: 6-month paid internship program to develop interpersonal, organizing, civic engagement, campaign management skills, and more.
*Graduating high school seniors aged 17; prospective applicants older than 24 years may reach out to Allison for inquiries
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What: CYPHER (Countywide Young People for Healing, Equity, and Reclamation) Organizing School is a paid internship program that focuses on training young Vietnamese people* to become culturally empowered community organizers and grassroots campaign leaders in Orange County. CYPHER trainings will focus around the areas of: 1) leadership development 2) campaign management 3) community organizing and 4) civic engagement. *This program is open to all community members, with a focus on Viet and Southeast Asian history and identity.
Participants in CYPHER will:
- Participate in and lead local and statewide campaigns- Develop movement building and cross cultural organizing skills and frameworks- Explore Vietnamese and Southeast Asian history and identities - Learn how to organize in a multi-racial framework for cross-cultural solidarity alongside immigrant communities and communities of color- Learn the history of social justice movements and organizing specific to Orange County- Engage directly with the Viet community through voter registration, civic engagement and organizing
To strengthen the skills of coalition and cross-cultural movement building, the VietRISE CYPHER Organizing School is a joint organizing program in collaboration with the Korean Resource Center (KRC) and Resilience OC (ROC). All participants will meet with their respective cohorts two days a week, and as a joint cohort for an additional two days a week.
To learn more about us, visit www.vietrise.org!Instagram: @vietriseocFacebook: www.facebook.com/vietriseoc
* This application with completed short responses to our questionnaire* Resume* 2 recommendations - 250 words (friends, family, mentors, supervisors, educators, etc.)