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The Anti-Violence Project at the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center is looking for 2 persons with proven ability to work with youth to undertake an exciting two-year outreach campaign aimed at getting safety information, support and other services to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered adolescents who are targets of anti-gay violence. The 2 will work as part of the federal AmeriCorpsVISTA program. The most recent estimates are that 80% of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered youth face some sort of verbal or physical abuse in school--often daily. Too often, the damage done by this abuse is magnified by the lack of support available to these students. The 2 VISTA volunteers will help create and implement an innovative program to provide outreach, support and other services to bias violence targets. Services will also be offered through the privacy of a toll-free hotline number and through the Internet. If you are interested, please call the Anti-Violence Project Director, Sharen Shaw-Johnson, at 213.993.7676.
With Los Angeles County being home to one-fifth of the nation's immigrant population and three lesbian and gay-concentrated urban centers--Long Beach, Los Angeles, and West Hollywood, the immigration legal needs of lesbians, gay men, transgendered persons, and persons living with HIV/AIDS are a major priority for the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center. Our Immigration Law Project has been working to serve an ever-growing number of clients. In 1996, the Project served more than 520 mostly no- and low-income clients, a 5-fold+ increase since the Project's establishment in 1993. As more queer and HIV/AIDS-impacted immigrants react to fears driven by the current anti-immigrant campaign, the need for additional and better immigration legal services will intensify. We are looking for 2 persons motivated about working on behalf of queer and HIV/AIDS-impacted immigrants. Through the AmeriCorpsVISTA volunteer program, the Immigration Law Project will 1) develop and launch an intensive immigration and naturalization education and problem-prevention campaign focused on the needs and concerns of the queer and HIV/AIDS-impacted communities, and 2) develop and implement a self-sustaining system to enhance the quantity, quality, and depth of our volunteer base. If you want to join the Immigration Law Project as a VISTA volunteer, please contact Jeff Kim, the Immigration Law Project Coordinator, at 213.993.7674.
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