BWC partners with Boston’s 2020 Dreamers Fellowship Program for Immigrant Youth
During three weeks of August 2020, the BWC is proud to participate in the City of Boston’s Dreamers’ Fellowship Program for immigrant youth, together with Centro Presente of East Boston, and the Caribbean Youth Club of Roxbury. The program is taking place under the sponsorship and funding of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Advancement, and City’s Office of Equity and Inclusion. All in all, 15 youth will be part of the BWC segment of the program. Each youth participant will receive a monetary stipend for their service and time in the program.
Brazilian Worker Center shares with all of us in the community great pride in the outstanding young people who are coming of age in our families, neighborhoods, schools and churches these days. We all know that as the young, rising generation in our community, they represent our hopes for a better future for all of us. They will soon be our leaders of tomorrow, and we want to give them the support they need to grow into principled civic leaders for our neighborhoods, city, and state.
The youth participants in the program you will have a number of facilitated workshops and conversations on many themes important in youth development, such as the following:
Building connections among peers, and with adults; including their relation to the community, their self-development, and planning for the future.
Work readiness, including task management, and resume building. As part of their activities, youth will also work for one day a week assisting at the BWC food pantry, and also doing work to promote the US Census 2020.
Life Skills and Leadership – this part of the program will focus on skills in taking leadership in the community; maintaining mental and physical health, and healthy life habits
Self-Care: Mental, emotional, spiritual; healing and trauma
Conflict Resolution: Personal & professional communication and conflict resolution strategies
Understanding and Building Solidarity across Ethnic and Racial Lines: Colorism/anti-Blackness; systemic racism; personal bias; anti-immigrant bias; systemic racism; and how to work to combat and get beyond these barriers
Workers’ rights and immigrant rights and their importance for our community
Advocacy: How to get what you need; and, advocacy for your family and community
Civic engagement: leadership and organizing; public speaking, storytelling, putting tools into action
Dr. Natalicia Tracy, Executive Director of the Brazilian Worker Center, explained that, “We at the BWC are honored to work with our esteemed allies, Centro Presente and the Caribbean Youth Club, and my sisters in the struggle, Patricia Montes and Nickey Mais-Nesbeth, in recognizing the importance of immigrant youth and their contributions to our Boston communities today.
We appreciate so much the foresightedness of the City of Boston in understanding the importance of investing in our immigrant youth, and fostering their skills as our city’s leaders of the future. We hope that this summer’s program is only the first of many such initiatives to come that advance the development of our beloved youth throughout Boston's neighborhoods.”
On some days, BWC Dreamer Fellows will also have some joint activities – via Zoom – with other youth doing the summer programs at Centro Presente and the Caribbean Youth Club. The Dreamers Fellowship program at BWC will be managed by Communications Director Fabiano Latham, and Sunday Hull , with contributions by Executive Director Natalicia Tracy and volunteers from the Board of Directors.
The Brazilian Worker Center is a non-profit organization that receives no financial support from the Brazilian or American governments. Our mission is to support immigrant workers, with legal support regarding Immigrant Rights, Worker’s Rights, Discrimination, etc. For more information, call: 617-783-8001, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.braziliancenter.org
Centro do Trabalhador Brasileiro é parceiro do Boston 2020 Dreamers Fellowship Program para Jovens Imigrantes Durante três semanas de agosto de 2020, o Centro do Trabalhador Brasileiro (CTB) tem o orgulho de participar do Boston 2020 Dreamers Fellowship Program para Jovens Imigrantes, juntamente com o Centro Presente de East Boston e o Caribbean Youth Club de Roxbury. O programa está ocorrendo sob o patrocínio e financiamento do Gabinete de Promoção do Imigrante do Prefeito e do Gabinete de Equidade e Inclusão da Cidade. Ao todo, 15 jovens estão fazendo parte do grupo coordenado pelo Centro do Trabalhador Brasileiro. Cada jovem participante receberá uma bolsa em dinheiro por seus serviços e tempo no programa. O CTB compartilha com todos da comunidade o grande orgulho de ter atualmente jovens excepcionais que estão crescendo em nossas famílias, bairros, escolas e igrejas. Todos sabemos que, como geração jovem em ascensão em nossa comunidade, eles representam nossas esperanças de um futuro melhor para todos. Em breve, eles serão nossos líderes de amanhã e queremos dar a eles o apoio de que precisam para se tornarem líderes cívicos de princípios em nossos bairros, cidade e estado. Os jovens participantes do programa terão uma série de workshops e conversas facilitadas sobre muitos temas importantes no desenvolvimento da juventude, como os seguintes: aa
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Our value is to help to restores peoples’ sense of self-worth, respect and dignity.
We are committed to assist immigrants find their voices and access resources.
We work to foster a sense of belonging for immigrant workers in our wider US communities and nation.
We promote tolerance and acceptance of all, regardless of immigration status.
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