Wednesday, July 16, 2008

JVC Job Description

I leave for Houston, TX, in a little less than a month to embark on my JVC adventure. I'll be working with the Houston Interfaith Worker Justice Center. This is my job description:
  • Education: Provide Workers Rights Trainings to low-wage workers throughout the Houston Area at the Workers’ Center, churches, community centers and events. Create & distribute educational materials for workers.
  • Casework/Wage Recovery: Intake of new Cases, Create a plan with workers, connect with allies in the religious community, government agencies, attorneys and social service provides and Execute plan with support of staff. Work with employers to recuperate unpaid wages.
  • Organizing/Campaigns to Improve Working Conditions: Meet with workers & create spaces for collaboration between workers and aforementioned allies and execute Plans of Action.
  • Leadership Development: Identify leaders among workers and create plan to develop a leadership at HIWJC. In collaboration with the staff, identify, train and mobilize the religious community on low-wage workers struggles for justice on the job.
I'm excited.


david silver said...

wow, amber, talk about working for justice. i'm really excited for your next stage of life - as are, no doubt, the folks in houston.

Amber said...

Thanks. :-)

kq said...

very late last night, i welcomed my cousin sarah back to the lower 48 after her year of service in bethel ak as part of JVC:NW.

i suspect that you are on your way to orientation? blessings upon your travels.

i am thrilled for you, amber.

may this year help inspire and renew wonder and action and faith and curiosity.