Youth Organizer: Chelsea Creek Action Group
Overview: The Chelsea Creek Action Group (CCAG) is seeking dedicated, positive and committed youth who are interested in community organizing. We’re a group of youth and adults that fight for Environmental Justice and Social Justice here in East Boston through community organizing. The youth conduct education and outreach and perform direct actions to address local issues including public health, access to green space, and youth involvement in the community. Some of the projects that this group have worked on include, but are not limited to, growing vegetables and fruits in Our Garden, organizing a biking campaign in East Boston, hosting Know What’s Up concerts, and putting together an annual Chelsea River Revel event with our fellow Chelsea community organizers.
- Job Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:
- Being on time and present during all program hours. Every month we receive a copy of our work schedule for that month and it is important to keep track of that schedule. There may be times where we work some additional evenings and weekends, and there may be times where we have overnight trips for conferences, so it is important to be as flexible as possible.
- Working with and representing the community
- Attending monthly Chelsea creek action group meetings, other community meetings, and even meetings with city officials.
- Maintaining an organic garden and public open space during spring/summer seasons and planting seeds to grow food. Also, there may be times where we work with middle school and elementary school students in the garden.
- Attending and supporting recreational and educational programs at the Condor Street Urban Wild and “Our Garden.”
- Participating in the biking campaigns in East Boston and being comfortable with riding a bike as well as wearing biking gear.
- Designing and giving workshops to other youth and adults about Environmental/Social/Community issues.
- Learning about local community and planning new campaigns according to its needs.
- Developing Civic Organizing skills
- Must be an East Boston resident ages 14-18 and/or attending high school
- Possess a real interest in making positive changes for the community.
- Able to work cooperatively as part of a team.
- Have a respectful, professional manner
- Shows motivation and able to help others be motivated
- Willingness and interest to learn about environmental/social justice issues and work outdoors
- Able to step up and show initiative to work independently when it’s needed
- Bilingual (English and Spanish, or Vietnamese, Khmer, Italian, Portuguese, Etc.) is a plus
- Ability to express self creatively (music, spoken word, dance, etc.) is a plus
- Skills (Computer Tech, Writing, Social Speaking, Political, Video Production, Etc.) is a plus
Pay: $8/hour, 6-10 hours a week during the school year,
18-25 hours a week during the summer
Applications are due by Monday, Sept. 17th at 5:00 PM
To Apply Contact:
Chris Marchi, Coordinator of Sustainability, Youth & Community
143 Border Street,
East Boston, MA 02128
617-418-8243 or 617-417-2093