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Boletín Electrónico de LSP 16 de Mayo?
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Latino Service Providers' E-newsletters consist of vital infor­mation that is relevant to the Latino community. Our goal is to increase cultural competency, and help advocate for Latinos in Sonoma County. LSP partici­pates in a variety of community events and educational programs that serve the Latino population.
Mental Health Matters Month  is a time to help raise the community's awareness about mental health and wellness and encourage people to support others around them. Encourage everyone to reach out, speak up, take part and join the movement this May!
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We would appreciate if you could take 10 minutes of your time to take our annual LSP survey.
This survey will help us continue to build a healthier community by serving and strengthening Latino families and children, and reducing disparities related to ethnicity or race within Sonoma County.
As a thank you, you will have the opportunity to enter a raffle for 2018 Sonoma County Fair Tickets!

Le agradeceríamos si pudiera tomarse 10 minutos de su tiempo para realizar nuestra encuesta LSP anual. Esta encuesta nos ayudará a continuar construyendo una comunidad más saludable al servir y fortalecer a las familias y niños latinos, y reducir las disparidades relacionadas con la etnia o la raza dentro del condado de Sonoma.
Como agradecimiento, ¡tendrán la oportunidad de participar en un sorteo de entradas para la Feria del Condado de Sonoma 2018!

Story, Song, Dance with Cascada de Flores 

Cascada de Flores will perform a bilingual, family-friendly program of traditional music and dance that speaks of the diversity in Mexico. All ages are invited to sing, dance, and play with the spirited characters of Mexican folklore.  This event is free!
May 19th
7140 Bodega Ave.

Cuento, canción, danza con Cascada de Flores

Cascada de Flores presentarán un evento bilingüe de música y baile tradicional que habla sobre la diversidad en México. Todas las edades están invitadas a cantar, bailar y jugar con los personajes del folclore Mexicano. Este evento es gratis.
19 De Mayo
 7140 Bodega Ave.

Upcoming Event:
Volunteer Training Series #5
Best Practices for De-Escalation
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
10:00am - 11:30am
Catholic Charities Administrative Offices 
987 Airway Court 
Santa Rosa
Doolittle Conference Room
Dear Catholic Charities Volunteers,
Because you are a valued Catholic Charities Volunteer, you are invited to participate in the fifth learning series that we're offering. This opportunity will give you the chance to learn more about skills and tools to assist up-set, or agitated clients. This training will focus on Best Practices for De-Escalation  in our community.
Join Catholic Charities' own Jim Bennett as he discusses some basic understanding of the causes for escalated behavior, what part we may play in escalating clients, some ways to prevent clients from becoming escalated and some strategies that you can use to try to work with clients to help them calm down, maintain a working relationship, cope with their feelings and together, with clients problem solve as a team how to improve their situation wherever possible. Finally provide strategies to not get entangled with conversations and behavior that are unproductive. You'll learn to manage self-care in a way that keeps you safe and positive in all aspects of your work and life.
Volunteer training's are a great way for you to meet other staff and volunteers of Catholic Charities and to learn more about all of our programs.
We promise this training will be as fun as it is informative! This training is open to all! 
*Refreshments will be provided*
Attendance is optional, registration is requested. 
To RSVP, use the link below.

Position Summary
Directs operations for programs provided through the YWCA Sonoma County. Provides leadership, supervision and training to the management, programming and volunteer staff. Oversees the planning, implementation and evaluation of agency programs. Expands and strengthens a positive community image and develops staff and volunteers in a manner that reflects the vision, mission and goals of the YWCA Sonoma County. Contributes to grant administration and the financial management of YWCA programs.
Prerequisite Qualifications
The candidate must meet the following criteria in order to be considered for employment in this position:
  • Five (5) years' experience in a human service setting
  • Three (3) years' experience supervising multiple staff
  • Two (2) years' experience with program development in a social service setting
  • Bachelor's degree in social work or related field preferred
  • First aid and CPR certificates a plus
  • Prior to employment, obtain fingerprint clearance and pass TB testing
  • Prior to employment, must pass pre-employment physical and drug test
  • Valid CA driver's license and current auto insurance
TO APPLY : Please submit resume & cover letter to with "Director of Program Services" in subject line.
  • Thank you for your interest in employment with the YWCA. We may be unable to respond to every individual submission due to a high volume of applicants. Please do not telephone. Applicants who do not follow the application procedure are immediately disqualified.

Intro: The Center for Climate Protection seeks an upbeat, strategic, accomplished, and well-networked individual with a sense of humor to work full time organizing community support for the Center for Climate Protection. The Community Organizer will help engage and expand a network of activists to advocate for climate policy solutions in California.
Community Organizer's Role
* Design and implement campaign strategies that deliver results
* Take initiative and responsibility
* Build support for strategic policy objectives from volunteers, policymakers, and allied organizations
* Cultivate relationships
* Coordinate public events and rallies
* Facilitate meetings and trainings
* Bonus: Research and develop potential new funding sources

To Apply
Please email your resume and a cover letter describing why you want the job and why you are well-suited for the job to Ann Hancock, ann [at] Please, no calls. The position is open until filled.

Title of Announcement: Event Services Aide- Extra Help event

Salary: $14.52 - $17.65 
Closing Date: Continuou

Intro:Event Services Aides assist with events at the Veterans Memorial Buildings located in Cotati, Guerneville, Petaluma, and Sonoma. Job duties may include:
  • Setting up furniture and other event-related equipment
  • Preparing rooms for events held at the facilities
  • Working with facility occupants during events
  • Cleaning, rearranging facilities, and other custodial work related to events
  • Performing a variety of customer service-related functions
Event Services Aides work weekdays, weekends, holidays, and irregular hours as determined by the events scheduled at the facility and the needs of the department. An applicant's flexibility in work days and work hours is highly desirable and may be a factor in hiring decisions. Work locations may vary due to different building locations.
Title of Announcement: Bilingual Receptionist bilingualreception

Intro:   Disability Services & Legal Center is seeking Bilingual Receptionist
for Full-Time Employment with Benefits.  Disability Services & Legal Center is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, established in 1976 to advance the rights of persons with disabilities to equal justice, access, opportunity and participation in our communities. DSLC serves over 2,000 people with disabilities annually, providing resources and assistance on a wide range of disability-related matters. The organization has offices in Santa Rosa, Ukiah and Napa, and serves Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino and Lake Counties.

Office Duties:
Answer incoming phone calls, retrieve phone messages, greet consumers and visitors, refer calls to the appropriate staff person, and notify staff of appointments.
Provide assistance and support to the Executive Director and Program staff when appropriate.
To maintain an inventory of office supplies and ordering/distributing.
To assist the paralegal in monitoring the legal filing.
Assist local volunteer attorneys with clerical needs.
Keep track of office staff appointments and assist those as needed.

Must Have:
Fluent Spanish and English capabilities.
Knowledge of and sensitivity toward persons with disabilities.
Ability to follow directions with accuracy.
Ability to manage multiple tasks with frequent interruptions, while maintaining attention to detail.
Ability to be self-motivated, well organized, and a team player.
Ability to communicate in a pleasant and informed manner.
Knowledge of word processing and databases.
Ability to keep and maintain accurate records.

Preferred Qualifications:
Personal experience with a disability.
Bi-lingual in American Sign Language.
Two (2) year years of college education or equivalent training.

DSLC Santa Rosa office is located at 521 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Office hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 5PM.
If you are interested in the position, please contact DSLC Program Director Lake Kowell 707-636-3063,
Title of Announcement: Youth Initiative Manager youth

Salary: $62,400
Closing Date: May 18

Position Summary
LandPaths seeks an individual with a passion for building a diverse, healthy and whole community connected with the land. The ideal candidate is driven, energetic and creative; excels in an active work environment, is committed to equity in access to nature, and loves the outdoors. The Youth Manager will provide overall strategic vision and expertise to LandPaths' youth initiative, and enrich all programs with education and interpretive excellence. The Youth Manager will represent LandPaths in the community, and build partnerships with other education, and youth organizations and institutions. The Youth Manager will be an active, engaged member of the "Leadership Team," participating in successful accomplishment of strategic goals across the organization.
Specifically the Youth Manager will oversee LandPaths' In Our Own BackYard, Inspired Forward, Summer Camps and other youth-based programs through strategic goal setting, planning and evaluation. The Youth Manager will maintain program excellence including relevance with the communities we engage, changing educational standards and other youth-related needs in-school, after-school, and summer programs, for example: youth development through strength-based approaches, Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core, and California Environment and Education Initiative.  

Interested applicants should send a BRIEF AND SPECIFIC cover letter and resume to:
LandPaths ~ attn: HR, 618 4th Street, Suite 217, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 or
Deadline to apply is Friday, May 18.

Title of Announcement: Birthday Play Pal paypal

Salary:  $13.00-$15.00/hr 

Intro:The Children's Museum of Sonoma County is looking to hire a Birthday Play Pal!
We are seeking a friendly and confident individual who is able to host multiple birthday parties and facilitate on-site activities such as making SLIME!
This position is part-time Friday, Saturday, Sunday
$13.00-$15.00/hr . 
(experience based, boosted rate for bilingual applicants)
Check out our website for more details and other employment oppurtunites:

¡El Children's Museum of Sonoma County está buscando contratar un Birthday Play Pal!
Estamos buscando una persona amigable y segura que pueda organizar múltiples fiestas de cumpleaños y facilitar actividades en el lugar, como hacer SLIME.
Esta posición es a tiempo parcial viernes, sábado y domingo
$ 13.00- $ 15.00 / hora
(tasa basada en la experiencia, impulsada para los solicitantes bilingües)
Visite nuestro sitio web para más detalles y otras oportunidades de empleo:

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