Becoming an Advocate for a Community Organization in Orange County, CA

Are you looking to make a difference in the lives of local children and families in Orange County, CA? Becoming a United Way COMMUNITY ADVOCATE is an excellent way to do just that. The Orange County Auxiliary Foster Service is a proactive group of adoptive parents, social workers, and community members who are devoted to providing high-quality care for dependent children, supporting adoptive parents, advocating for legislation, and providing continuing education. Operation Santa Claus is a program that provides gifts and toys to children in foster homes, group homes, and those in need who are suffering from abuse, neglect, physical or mental disabilities, or homelessness. The OC Human Relations organization works to create opportunities for a better tomorrow by advocating in various ways. This includes leading coalitions to help victims of immigration fraud, raising public awareness through educational campaigns on social justice, working with government agencies to develop protocols and policies, promoting human relationships by supporting other organizations that provide services to diverse low-income communities, and ensuring that ethnic minority communities have a voice in institutions that affect their lives. The policy advocate and the organizer will plan and execute popular and policy advocacy campaigns to achieve changes at the local and state levels.

They will cultivate strategic partnerships with organizational allies and relationships with legislators to promote policy objectives, focusing on immigrant rights (50% of the time) and police or criminal justice work (50% of the time) in Kern County. NAMI National has a strong presence in all 50 states and advocates for state laws, as well as local and county policies that ensure that people get the help they need. The ACLU Foundation of Southern California (ACLU SoCal) seeks an advocate and policy organizer to create and lead community education, policy promotion and popular campaigns to protect and promote civil rights in Kern County. This includes engaging the public and ACLU supporters and volunteers to create a broader base of supporters and volunteers in the region, as well as engaging people to hold legislators accountable and advance political objectives. The ACLU SoCal has offices in Los Angeles, Orange County (Orange), the Inland Empire (San Bernardino) and Kern County (Bakersfield).Orange County's Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a non-profit organization that serves the County's most severely abused, abandoned and abandoned children by recruiting, training, and supervising community volunteers who advocate for their interests.

The policy advocate and the organizer will report to a policy advocate and senior organizer in the Kern County office. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County was founded in 1958 and is one of the nation's leading mentoring agencies. It serves more than 3,300 children each year. The Priority Center is another non-profit organization that provides services directly to children and families at risk in crisis to prevent and break the generational cycle of child abuse.Faith-based organizations have the power to dramatically improve the lives of children and families in Orange County. NAMI National has been established as one of the most formidable grass-roots mental health organizations in the country for three decades.

One child at a time, one family at a time, these organizations are creating stronger families and healthier communities.