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Homies Unidos Administrative Assistant Job Announcement

Sunday, September 29th, 2019



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.


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.

• 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

• 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.

• 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:

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.

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

Monday, October 8th, 2018

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(English) Central American Youth Leadership Conference

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Conferencia de Liderazgo de la Juventud Centroamericana
Septiembre 19, 2015


Jovenes Centroamericanos hablan en la Fiesta Juliana en MacArthur Park en Los Angeles

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Homies Unidos está organizando la primera Conferencia de Liderazgo de la Juventud Centroamericana. El evento se realizará en el Santee Educational Complex para 500 estudiantes y sus familias en Los Ángeles, que les conecte con los recursos que se puedan encargar de sus determinantes sociales de salud, educación y servicios legales.

Estos jóvenes han tenido un complejo proceso de transición y reintegración para convertirse en ciudadanos de los Estados Unidos. Por lo tanto, Homies Unidos está realizando organizar localmente esta primera Conferencia de Liderazgo de manera accesible.

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El objetivo principal será asegurar que estos jóvenes se sientan bienvenidos, como en casa, y que a la vez celebremos y promovamos el arte y la cultura de Centro América. Central American Youth Leadership Conference. T

Porque una conferencia?

Por lo tanto, en solidaridad con los refugiados centroamericanos, Homies Unidos está proponiendo organizar localmente la Primera Conferencia de la Juventud Centroamericana. El objetivo principal será asegurar que estos jóvenes refugiados se sientan bienvenidos, y presentarles los proveedores de servicio a la vez celebrar y promover el arte y la cultura de Centro América.


  1. Facilitar un proceso holístico de salud preventiva e integración de los jóvenes, que será realizado dentro de la Primera Conferencia de la Juventud Centroamericana y la feria de recursos, donde las organizaciones y la comunidad en general den la bienvenida a los Jóvenes Refugiados Centroamericanos y sus familias.
  2. Conectar la juventud CAR con recursos y enlaces directos a los proveedores de servicios de salud y otros que eventualmente constituyan un sistema de referencia completo e integral.
  3. Identificar potenciales líderes juveniles que obtengan una mayor comprensión de sus experiencias traumáticas, otros problemas de salud entre la Juventud Inmigrante Centroamericana y que también eduque a la comunidad en general.

Homies Unidos comenzó a llegar a las escuelas y proveedores de servicios de comunidad para referirse a jóvenes de coche que necesita salud mental o servicios legales. Como parte de una estrategia preventiva comenzamos a implementar Joven Noble plan de estudios de la red nacional de Compadres, programa de desarrollo de carácter para proporcionar un espacio seguro donde ellos pueden expresarse con herramientas tradicionales indígenas. A pesar de que, con recursos limitados hemos servido más 58 jóvenes de cuatro diferentes escuelas: Santee alta, alto de Hawthorne, Hawkins alta y Río de los Ángeles. A través de esta conferencia que abordaremos la necesidad de traer jóvenes de otras escuelas donde a un lugar donde pueden compartir experiencias y ser introducido a la salud y legal servicios entre otros recursos Please give!


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Placas, The Most Dangerous Tattoo

Monday, March 17th, 2014

“PLACAS: The Most Dangerous Tattoo” a play by Paul Paul S. Flores, directed by Michael John Garces and starring Ric Salinas of Culture Clash will go on a six city U.S. Tour this coming spring including dates with the GALA Hispanic Theatre in Washington, DC, Salinas, Laney College Theater in Oakland, Los Angeles Theater Center,Su Teatro in Denver and the Traveling Puerto Rican Theatre Company presented by Pregones in New York City.

Played by Ric Salinas from Culture Clash
Inspired by true events and in part in the life of Alex Sanchez  of Homies Unidos

Thursday April 3 Benefit event  after performance for Homies Unidos Q & A with cast and Alex Sanchez. To buy ticket for play and benefit event call Alex Sanchez for info. 213-793-1050 or follow link: Homies Unidos Benefit

Friday April 4 @ 6pm pre-performance conversation “Healing From Violence” with Father Greg Boyle, Jerry Tello and Alex Sanchez Saturday

April 5 post performance party and reception with cast and crew Sunday

April 6 @ 1pm Youth Voice for Change featuring youth presentations from Boyle Heights


For details on dates in each city, click on the website links below

Placas, The Most Dangerous Tattoo


Placas on Facebook


GALA Hispanic Theatre, Washington, DC
Friday – Saturday March 14-15

Alisal High School, Salinas, CA
Wednesday – Saturday March 19 – 22

Laney College Theater, Oakland, CA
Wednesday – Saturday March 26-29

Los Angeles Theater Center, Los Angeles, CA
Thursday – Saturday April 3-6

Su Teatro, Denver CO
Thursday – Sunday April 10-13

Traveling Puerto Rican
Wednesday April 16

Homies Unidos Invites you to a night of music and dancing in support of our incarcerated families.

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

English Information Below:

Homies Unidos les invita a una noche de música y diversión en apoyo a nuestra familias encarceladas. 

Homies Unidos y el Consulado de El Salvador les invita a una noche de música y diversión para apoyar la Asociación Salvadoreña De Apoyo a Privados De Libertad En El Exterior (ASAPLE) es una organización en El Salvador que aboga para los derechos humanos de familiares Salvadoreños detenidos en las prisiones de California. Homies Unidos se ha unido a coordinar el trabajo de la Directora de ASAPLE, Elisa Jurado en Los Ángeles.
Hay cientos de gente en las prisiones en California y muchos de ellos ya cumplieron sus sentencias, pero no los dejan salir, Unos se encuentran con enfermedades terminales y no reciben tratamiento apropiado, otros sufren violaciones de sus derechos humanos. La Sra. Elisa Jurado por más de ocho años ha estado luchando ganar la libertad de estos ciudadanos Salvadoreños.
En un crimen hay más de una víctima, la familia de la víctima y el victimario sufren el dolor de perder a su ser querido. Únanse con nosotros el sábado 4 de mayo y escuchen a Elisa Jurado y las historias de nuestras familias mientras recaudamos fondos apoyar este importante trabajo.

Central American Resource Center (CARECEN-LA)
2845 W. 7th St., Los Angeles, California 90005
$5 Donacion Minima
Checkes se pueden hacer a Homies Unidos Inc.
Baile, Comida y Bevidas estara diponible


English: Homies Unidos Invites you to a night of music and dancing in support of our incarcerated families.
Homies Unidos and the Consulate of El Salvador invites you to a night of music and fun to support the Salvadoran Association in support of freedom deprived in the Exterior (ASAPLE) is an organization in El Salvador, which advocates for the rights of Salvadoran relatives incarcerated in the prisons of California. Homies Unidos has joined to coordinate the work of the Director of ASAPLE, Elisa Jurado in Los Angeles.
There are hundreds of people in prisons in California who have completed their minimum require sentences, but they continue in prison year after year, some are with terminal illnesses and do not receive appropriate treatment, others suffer violations of their human rights. Ms. Elisa Jurado for more than eight years has been fighting to win the freedom of these Salvadoran citizens.
There is more than one victim in a crime; the families of the victim and the aggressor suffer the pain of losing their loved one. Join us on Saturday, May 4 and listen to the stories of our families while we raise funds to continue the very important work of Elisa Jurado.

Central American Resource Center (CARECEN-LA)
2845 W. 7th St., Los Angeles, California 90005
$5 minimum donation
Checks can be made out to Homies Unidos Inc.
Dancing Food and beverages will also be available


Vigil: Commemorating 100 Days of the Gang Truce In

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

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(English) Vigil for the 375 incarcerated people Killed in Honduran Prison

Friday, February 17th, 2012

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Fin de Semana en Solidaridad con los pueblos Originarios de El Salvador.. En San Francisco

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Fin de Semana en Solidaridad con los pueblos Originarios de El Salvador

Traído a usted por: Círculo de Tres Naciones Indígenas

Patrocinadores de alimentos: Mi Pueblo, Reyna de la Panadería, Panadería King & Panchitas de las


VIERNES – El 14 De Enero 2011


8:00pm – 12:00pm

@ Edificio de la Mujeres

3543 Calle 18, San Francisco, CA 94110

Donación de $10

Actuaciones por:

Reyes del Bajo Mundo – O.N.S. El Sonador – Amazon Blew – Geo Kiburym – Rap Squad – Santos – Inner City Dwellers Conflikto Armado – El Comandante Izalco – Wanako – Kingz & Marmota Fu – Browny Loco – Lirico Dios

También se incluyen:

Alex Sanchez-Executive Director of Homies Unidos live via Skype, – Homies Unidos Callejeros Graff & Visual Art – Coperativa Cuscatlán via

TV Channel/Cooperative Cuscatlán Radio Subersivar – Cinema Feliciano Ama – Question Everythink  – Tigres Y Violetas  – El Jorge

SÁBADO, 15 De Enero 2011


14o Conmemoración Anual de la Matanza

2: 00 PM – 7: 30 PM

@ Edificio de la Mujeres

3543 Calle 18, San Francisco, CA 94110

Donación de $10

Después de los trágicos acontecimientos de La Matanza en 1932, un número desconocido de personas originarias Salvadoreños perecieron estimado en entre 10.000 y 30.000 personas.  Comunidades originarias en El Salvador tomaron sus ceremonias y la cultura a la clandestinidad.  Setenta y ocho años después de estos acontecimientos, las comunidades han resurgido y han sido reconocidas oficialmente por la Repubica de El Salvador.  Nuestra comunidad de la Área de la Bahía este fin de semana utilizarán su Espíritu de Memoria para discutir la cultura tradicional y bi-nacionalidad a través de la discusión, canción y ceremonia.


Opening Prayer – JR Leywa, Wailaki, Round Valley Indian Reservation – Lenca-Poton Passage Song – Guanajuato Purepucha Dancers – Lenca Emplumado DancersPelícula:Descubrir Dominga’


  • Julio Leyva — Comité de Izalqueños
  • Dra. Concepción Saucedo-Martínez, Comisión De La Verdad de 1932
  • Dra. Robin Maria DeLugan, Profesora de Antropología, UC Merced

Homenajeados de la Comunidad:

  • Miguel “Gavilán” Molina – KPFA Radio “La Onda Bajita”
  • Lizbett Calleros – CARECEN
  • Alejandra Calderón, ex Directora Ejecutivo, HOMEY
  • Tory Canby, Maestra de Primaria/Artista Independiente

Realizado por: Pascual Yaxon Saloj, Maya Caqchiquel

Pine Lake Park— Sloat Blvd y Vale Avenue, San Francisco (acercando Stern Grove)



Feliz Dias Festivos

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

‘Love in a Cemetery’ at the 18th St. Art Center

Friday, February 26th, 2010

The title of 18th Street Art Center’s ambitious group exhibition, “Love in a Cemetery,” comes from artist Allan Kaprow, who said, “Life in the museum is like making love in a cemetery.” Kaprow attempted to escape the museum’s sepulchral air with “happenings,” open-ended, participatory events that blurred the line between art and everyday life.

In this spirit, the exhibition presents works that take place within and outside the gallery, seeking to reevaluate the relationship between cultural institutions and the communities they serve. It succeeds, not so much in reinvigorating the gallery space, but in raising questions about how such works might best be presented within its walls.

Organized by curator Robert Sain and artist Andrea Bowers, the show is supposedly structured around a series of questions on the relationship between “cultural institutions” and “community,” both of which are ill-defined. People have scrawled various answers, ranging from glib to smart-alecky, in chalk on the walls of the gallery. Although broadly participatory, it’s the least compelling part of the show.

The rest of the pieces were created by Bowers and eight graduate students from the Public Practice Program at the Otis College of Art & Design. The students, in pairs or individually, teamed with five community organizations to create projects that would both have a positive impact on their respective communities and produce a work to be shown in the gallery.

Rodrigo Marti and Felicia Montes worked with gang intervention program Homies Unidos to develop art workshops, a panel discussion, and a poster and sticker campaign supporting the legal case of the program’s director, Alex Sanchez, who was indicted in a gang-related case in 2009. In the gallery, posters, fliers and protest signs line one of the walls and visitors can contribute to the cause by purchasing T-shirts, stickers and jewelry at a makeshift self-serve kiosk. The work successfully turns the gallery into an information and fundraising center, even if its traditional activist aesthetic — high contrast graphics, long columns of text and slapdash construction — loses some of its urgency on the gallery walls.

Less effective are the results of Rachael Filsinger and Ella Tetrault’s project with My Friend’s Place, a drop-in center for homeless youth in Hollywood. Filsinger and Tetrault ran workshops with the center’s young clients, encouraging them to record all the places they had lived or visited on conventional printed maps. Mounted on sheets of plywood, some of the maps are annotated with expressions of frustration or political conviction, but the scrawled lines and dots are often so cryptic that one can’t help feeling that the real work lies elsewhere. The maps are the byproduct of a process that hopefully has had some positive influence on its participants; it’s too bad we don’t know more about it.

Projects like these point to some of the difficulties of representing community-based work within the walls of the gallery. Should artists behave more like documentarians? Or should activism and art remain separate? On the other hand, is it enough to simply move the signs, T-shirts and stickers indoors?

Jamie Crooke’s partnership with the Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic provides one possible answer. Crooke walked the streets around the clinic pushing a cart selling health-related items–bandages, apples, wheat grass seed, Emergen-C packets — in exchange for a dollar or a bit of conversation. In addition to examining the cart itself, gallery visitors can watch a video and flip through a photo book documenting the project. The cart also features a price list including the above mentioned items as well as the cost of one year of employer-provided health insurance (about $13,000) and the annual compensation of United Health Group’s CEO (more than $9 million). With this sly, humorous gesture, the piece makes its critical point about inequities in healthcare spending, whether one sees it on the street or in the gallery.

It’s impossible to ascertain whether Crooke’s project had a greater impact than the rest; she simply presented it more thoughtfully. It is more than enough to go out and help others or fight injustice, but communicating that accomplishment — giving one’s vision a life beyond the immediate moment — is where the institution, whether a museum, an archive or, ahem, a newspaper, plays a role. Yes, the museum is often a mausoleum, housing the remnants of more vital activity, but how else will the rest of us know what happened?

18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St., Santa Monica, (310) 453-3711, through March 26. Closed Saturday and Sunday. www.18thstreet .org