April 30, 2013
Coleman and Allies Call for Mayor to Invest in Summer Jobs for Undocumented Youth
Today Mayor Lee and the United Way of the Bay Area along with City Departments and private sector employers announced the launch of Summer Jobs+ 2013, challenging employers this summer to create 6,000 jobs and paid internships for San Francisco youth. Summer Jobs+ 2013 will connect San Francisco employers with low-income and disconnected San Francisco youth.
While we applaud the Mayor’s commitment to San Francisco’s youth, last year’s Summer Jobs+ excluded many of our most marginalized and highest need young people. In particular, San Francisco’s 5,000 undocumented young people ages 14-24 were barred from access to job opportunities through the program.
As a sanctuary city, San Francisco should encourage and support ALL of our youth, including those without right to work documents. Coleman Advocates, along with more than 20 community-based and legal rights organizations, as well as key government agencies, have signed on to a letter calling on Mayor Lee to invest in opportunities for San Francisco’s undocumented young people.
Specifically, we are asking for 200 additional summer placements in SF Summer Jobs+ for young people 14-24 who are unable to obtain right to work documents. We are calling on Mayor Lee to his extend his challenge to San Francisco businesses and city departments to include undocumented young people.
Click here to read more about this issue and our demands and strategy.
If you have questions about the campaign or your organization would like to endorse the letter to Mayor Lee, contact Christina at email@example.com.
March with us on May Day for Immigrant and Worker Rights!
When: Wednesday, May 1st 3pm
Where: 24th and Mission (marching to Civic Center where there will be a 5pm rally)
Join Coleman and our allies in the Progressive Workers Alliance at a May Day March and Rally. In 2006, 20,000 people in the Bay Area joined millions of immigrants and allies all over the United States to stand against the anti-immigrant laws and policies which were being proposed- and we witnessed the some of the largest demonstrations in the history of United States!
Now we have comprehensive immigration reform back on the table and the stakes are just as high...
Join us as the San Francisco Bay Area comes together to push for humane, equitable and inclusive immigration reform!
Coleman Families’ Principles for Immigration Reform
The youth, student, and parent members of the Coleman Families Leadership Council developed the following as Coleman’s official Principles for Immigration Reform:
Keep Families Together. Policies should first recognize all immigrants as mothers/fathers, sisters/brothers, aunts/uncles, cousins, as members of families and communities. Proposals need to prioritize family visas, and expand legalization so families can pursue their dreams in this country. Bi-national, same-sex couples and families deserve equal treatment.
Provide Real Pathways to Citizenship. Immigration reform needs to include pathways to citizenship that affords ALL immigrants the opportunity to become citizens.
Protect Worker and civil rights. Anti-immigrant policies that violate basic human and constitutional rights are inhumane, costly, and impractical and must end.
End the criminalization of migrants. We believe in the right of due process for all persons regardless of their immigration status. Mass incarceration and mass deportations go hand in hand and disproportionately affect communities of color, and both must be stopped.
Children’s Fund Community Planning Conference Friday
Sponsored by the newly formed Children’s Fund Community Coalition -- 50 agencies strong and growing!
When: Friday, May 3rd, 9am-2pm
Where: College Track 4301 Third Street (between Jerrold and Kirkwood)
Click here to read more about the conference agenda and goals.
For more information contact Chelsea Boilard at firstname.lastname@example.org or Margaret Brodkin at email@example.com
Cleveland Elementary School Silent Auction Saturday
When: Saturday May 4th 2pm to 6pm
Where: YMAC 4080 Mission Street (between Bosworth and Alemany)
Coleman parent leaders have organized this event to raise funds to hire part-time technical support for the new computer lab they won as part of their technology campaign last year. There is a $10 door fee that includes delicious food options and refreshments. There will also be a short entertainment program and a cash bar. Come out and bid on the many wonderful gift donations made by local businesses and community members! Help Cleveland provide a quality 21st century education for its students and support the inspiring work of these dedicated parent leaders!