Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Volunteers Needed to Help Plan Navigating Pittsburgh Event in November

The Latin American Cultural Union and Casa San José have partnered to hold the 1st Annual Navigating Pittsburgh Summit in November 2015. 

Navigating Pittsburgh is an event that will guide immigrants, as well as other newcomers in our region, to successfully navigate local systems and resources in Pittsburgh – through workshops on topics ranging from cultural aspects of American life to specific legal rights, from political participation to job opportunities and affordable education; all in one day, at one location. The expected outcome is to provide immigrants and newcomers with the necessary tools and skills to overcome the challenges of moving into a new culture and city. At the same time, it will re-energize those who have been in Pittsburgh for a while.

The agenda and speakers will be focused in five different pillars:

1. Civic Knowledge (rights, visas, government involvement, advocacy, etc)
2. Education (k-12 education system, college, institutes, GED, ESL, etc)
3. Financial Capability (banking, job hunting, business, savings)
4. Health and Wellness (health/life insurance, prevention, mental health, obesity, nutrition, etc)
5. Community Engagement (preserving and promoting culture, volunteering, community events )

LACU has received a grant from Vibrant Pittsburgh and Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh to arrange for five buses to transport people to the event location and for onsite childcare.

Navigating Pittsburgh organizers are looking for a group of dynamic, committed, self-motivated, responsible and action-driven volunteers to help with the planning and development of the Navigating Pittsburgh event. Up to five to seven hours a week will be needed; meetings after 4pm during the week when needed, or usually conference calls. Tasks will range from social media and email writing, to coordinating catering to finding sponsors. Click this link to fill out a brief form if you are interested in helping out: http://goo.gl/forms/0AgHWZilSB

If you know someone who can represent your organization and help in the working group, please forward them this information.