COVID-19 Community Response Initiative

July 27th, 2020
Our Community Response Initiative includes food distribution in our immigrant communities and Black and Brown unity

In light of California’s and Los Angeles’ Stay at Home orders because of COVID-19, our office has ceased all on-site operations that are non-essential, including programming, community events, and our annual Central American Youth Leadership Conference. Our team is currently working remotely, maintaining virtual and telephonic communication with the youth and families we serve. 

This has challenged us to be creative in serving our community while safeguarding the health and wellness of our staff, who are all resilient individuals passionate about social justice. 

Amidst the current crisis, Homies Unidos launched our Community Response Initiative to mitigate some of the most immediate needs of our community. In addition to bi-weekly food distributions in Koreatown, Pico-Union and Westlake, we assemble care packages and deliver them to our youth and families, which include teen parents, single parents, undocumented and mixed-status households, formerly incarcerated individuals, families of currently-incarcerated individuals, and individuals experiencing homeless and food insecurity. 

Our community needs us now more than ever and we will continue distributing food and provide care packages to our community members as long as the need is ongoing and alleviates some of the stress and financial strain brought on by the current situation.

By supporting Homies Unidos’ Community Response Initiative you will help us continue to provide food and essential care items to those in our community most in need. To make your online tax-deductible donation, please click here DONATE. To make a donation by check or money order, please mail to: 2105 Beverly Blvd., Suite 203, Los Angeles, CA 90057 and writeCommunity Response Initiative on the memo.

We are also accepting donated goods such as essential care items, including: water bottles, toilet paper and toiletries, hand sanitizer, 99% isopropyl alcohol, aloe vera gel, hand soap, female hygiene products, diapers and infant care items. Please contact our Program Director, Ana Minauri (213) 282-0501 for more information. 

Homies Unidos 20th Anniversary

January 8th, 2020

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Homies Unidos Administrative Assistant Job Announcement

September 29th, 2019

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

HOMIES UNIDOS INC. ORGANIZATION’S MISSION:

Homies Unidos (HU) is a qualified 501(c)(3) formed in 1996 to address the problems of urban violence and the internationalization of gangs. HU was created when a group of youth, mainly gang members deported from Los Angeles, met in San Salvador, El Salvador to discuss methods and means of reducing gang-related violence. In 1998, current and former system impacted members in the predominantly Central American communities within Los Angeles aligned themselves with Homies Unidos in El Salvador to achieve the same objective.
The community served by HU covers the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Pico-Union, Westlake, and Koreatown districts as well as the West-Adams District and some South-Central areas. HU works to end violence and promote peace by empowering youth and their families to become advocates for social justice rather than agents of self-destruction. Accordingly, the organization provides culturally competent access to alternative education, leadership development, self-esteem building, and health education linked to impactful social justice advocacy programs. Since 1998, HU has served over 7,950 youth, parents, current and formerly incarcerated people through a multi-faceted suite of programs and services. Services include tattoo removal, presentations and workshops in schools, community centers, and at conferences. Participants learn to take control of their lives and neighborhoods, and advocate for social change. HU’s current programmatic focus is on newly arrived immigrants fleeing the violence in Central America as well as incarcerated immigrants in the prisons of California.

JOB POSITION: ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

We are looking for a responsible Administrative Assistant to perform a variety of administrative and clerical tasks. Duties of the Administrative Assistant include providing support to our managers and employees, assisting in daily office needs and managing Homies Unidos’ general administrative activities.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
• High School Diploma; additional qualification as an Administrative assistant or Secretary will be a plus but not a must.
• Prior participant of Homies Unidos programs or a youth organization will be a plus.
• Life experience working with formerly incarcerated youth or adults a plus or had been system impacted.

Experience: (Required)
• One-year experience in a social service setting working or volunteering in a non-profit organization, with knowledge of and experience with immigrant youth or adults incarnated.
• Bilingual English/Spanish (Required) able to write and translate in both languages
• Word, Excel and Microsoft Office, Social media
• Reliable, honest and responsible

Licensure/Certification:
• Upon hiring, Administrative Assistant will be required to attain office management certification.
• Willing to be certified in programs curriculums to implement or facilitate when needed.

Travel:
• Some travel for trainings and staff development once or twice per year.
• Represent Homies Unidos in special events, presentations, organizing volunteers for tabling in resource fairs or events.
• Opportunities to facilitate presentations in schools, community centers, or especial events with program facilitators.

In order to establish Accountability, the Communications/Administrative Assistant:
• Works directly for and under the supervision of Executive Director.

In order to establish Administrative Assistant Responsibility:
• Answer and direct phone calls
• Organize and schedule appointments
• Plan meetings and take detailed minutes
• Write and distribute email, correspondence memos, letters, faxes and forms
• Assist in the preparation of regularly scheduled reports
• Develop and maintain a filing system
• Update and maintain office supplies
• Order office supplies and research new deals and suppliers
• Maintain contact lists
• Book travel arrangements
• Provide general support to visitors
• Act as the point of contact for internal and external clients
• Liaise with executive director to handle requests and queries from employees.
• Manage community service volunteers.
• Sets up bi-monthly staff meeting

In order to establish Financial Responsibility, the Administrative Assistant:
• Collect program service donations
• Maintains employee hours and schedules.
• Collect time sheet in a timely manner.

General-The Administrative Assistant will also:
• Collect monthly program reports
• Arrange and schedule all consultant services.
• Work with Executive Director/Development Director to compile all materials for board meetings.
• Maintains work are clean at all times,
• May be responsible for special events that publicize the organization and its programs to the community
• Work office management systems and procedures
• Working knowledge of office equipment, like printers and fax machines
• Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work
• Attention to detail and problem-solving skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills with participants and staff
• Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task
• Casual dress appropriate to an office environment.
• Willing to work as a team.

Contact Information:
Interested candidates are requested to submit their CV or resume with a cover letter at:

Homies Unidos Inc.
2105 Beverly Blvd Ste. 203
Los Angeles CA 90057.
Tel: 213-383-7484
Or by email at: khenao@homiesunidos.org

We strongly urge Youth, People of Color, Women and all qualified persons to apply for this position. Homies Unidos, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or any other prohibited category.

VOTE TODAY!!!

October 30th, 2020
Today is the day of elections, if you have not done it and need help on the
the propositions on the ballot, click on the page:
Information on propositions:
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Spanish https://conta.cc/2HYIsEn

Black and Brown Alliance for Justice

August 24th, 2020

Please join Black and Brown Alliance for Justice STAND UP in Solidarity with BLM LA for the #JackieLaceyMustGo Weekly Protest

Our VISION It is our vision to end police terror in Black and Brown communities, by eliminating labels which criminalize our communities and eradicating all forms of racial inequities. Creating a world where we live in equity and with a justice system free from corruption and continual systematic oppression .

Census Caravan June 17, 2020

June 15th, 2020

Join Homies Unidos and partner organization to bring awareness of how important it is to be counted for the census. #wecountla #homiesunidos @CJICircle

(English) KCET nominates Homies Unidos’ Executive Director, Alex Sanchez as Local Hero

October 8th, 2018

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(English) Centro Cultural Techantit Presenta: Primer Festival de Música de Marimba Mayas

October 8th, 2018

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(English) Central American Youth Leadership Conference 2018

October 8th, 2018

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2017 Central American Youth Leadership Conference

November 9th, 2017

Central American Youth Leadership Conference
December 8, 2017
9AM-3:30PM

Haga una donación por la conferencia

In solidarity with Central American Refugees (CAR), Homies Unidos is putting together the third  Central American Youth Leadership Conference. The main purpose will be to ensure that these refugee youth feel welcomed, to celebrate and promote Central American art and culture, provide health resources and on-the-spot referrals, facilitate a legal resources workshop, showcase their stories and experiences, build a supportive community, and create opportunities for positive feedback and self-esteem-building.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us for the kick off by honoring our youth and  volunteers in last years conference.