CCOP News

Weekly Update for 1/4/2016

January 04, 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR AND SEASONS GREETINGS!

We look forward to seeing you all in the new year. In addition to including upcoming meetings and job postings, we will be adding a news section to our weekly updates. Check it out and make sure to pass along anything highlighting our work or leaders.


7th Annual MLK Day of Community Organizing

Monday, January 18th, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm at St Anthony of Padua Church

The Student Leaders of Von Neida Park Task Force will host their annual event for 6th, 7th and 8th graders to honor King's legacy of community organizing. Invite your children, grandchildren, students and neighbors to learn how to organize, then participate in a Peace March in remembrance of a great faith leader.

Third Annual CCOP Community Organizing Academy Launch

Tuesday, January 19th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm at UU Church in Cherry Hill

CCOP holds a series of monthly trainings every third Tuesday, from 6:30 - 8:30 pm, at different member congregations. Throughout the year, we will explore readings, principles and practices at the core of effective community organizing. Those who attend 75% of the curriculum will graduate with a certificate from the CCOP Organizing Academy. The next series will begin in January.

PICO Mid-Atlantic Regional Training

Friday, March 4th, 8:00 pm - Wednesday, March 9th, 5:00 pm at Stony Point Center

For decades, PICO has offered a National Leadership Training to a few leaders from each affiliate across the country. We believe if the core lessons of faith-based-organizing are going to reach the masses and set our communities ablaze with action, this opportunity needs to be more accessible. This year, PICO is piloting regional trainings which bring the same set of teachings closer to home. Join us at Stony Point Center in Stony Point, NY as we explore power in relationships, story, community, race, and structure through a faith lens. More details to come.


Non-Emergency Medical Transportation RFP Released

Released online on December 18, 2015 

Community members, clergy, providers, and many other health system stakeholders are welcoming the new contract requirements for Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) released by the Department of Human Services. This new Request for Proposals (RFP) sets the basic standards that a company must meet if it wants to manage medical transportation for New Jersey's Medicaid eligible individuals, who are often the most vulnerable members of our communities.

The long-awaited release of teh NEMT RFP means that interested transportation management companies now have the guidelines for proposals they must submit in order to bid for the state contract. Currently, Logisticare is managing the contract, which is well over $350 million over three years. New Jersey's contract is one of the largest in the country and impacts over 1.7 million Medicaid-eligible New Jerseyans. 

A New 'Main Street' Thriving in Camden

Features CCOP Leaders Zoraida Gonzalez-Torres and Ray Lamboy

"A little more than 10,000 Camden residents are foreign-born, according to 2013 census figures, about two-thirds of whom come from Mexico or the Dominican Republic. Many come to East Camden, due in large part to St. Joseph Pro-Cathedral Parish, an anchor for the city's immigrant community. In the late 1990s, Federal Street began bouncing back.

Lidia Hernandez and her husband, Fidencio, came to Camden from Mexico in 2001. Hernandez worked in a nail salon, talking with customers to learn English, while her husband worked as a cook. By 2007, they had enough money saved to open Lupita's and hire four Camden residents who live nearby."

 

CCOP Fundraiser: Super Bowl Raffle

Sunday, February 7th, 2016 

Try your chances at winning $200 by entering CCOP's Super Bowl Raffle. Tickets can be purchased at the CCOP office or by calling 856-966-8869. They are available for $1, or three tickets for $2. Three cash prizes will be awarded (First place prize is $200, second place prize is $100, and third place prize is $50). You do not need to be present to win.


In an effort to reduce poverty and unemployment in the city of Camden, our Contract for Camden seeks to create jobs for Camden residents, connect residents to existing employment opportunities and remove barriers to work. The following opportunities have been shared with CCOP and we ask that you help us get the word out to your congregations. 

LAEDA Women's Business Center

Program Manager

LAEDA is looking for a full-time employee for the position of Women's Business Center (WBC) Program Manager in our Camden, NJ office. The position will be responsible for all aspects of operating the WBC in an assigned geographic territory. Duties include providing direct technical assistance services as well as planning, implementing and coordinating entrepreneurial trainings, workshops and seminars. Also building relationships with partners and clients in a multi-county area by providing assistance through identifying available resources. Travel is required. Salary is competitive, based on experience and applicable skills. LAEDA offers an excellent benefits package including paid holidays, vacation and sick leave and health insurance.  Send resume to careers@laeda.com or mail to LAEDA; Attn: Human Resources; 433 Market Street, Camden, NJ.  Visit www.LAEDA.com for a full position description.

LAEDA Business Service Center

Technical Assistance Coordinator, Entreprenuerial Development Training Program

LAEDA is looking for a full-time employee for the position of Technical Assistance Coordinator in our Camden, NJ office. The position will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of Entrepreneurial Development training Program(EDTP). Duties include program recruitment, provision of one-on-one business counseling services and coordinating entrepreneurial workshops and seminars.  Travel is required. Salary is competitive, based on experience and applicable skills.  LAEDA offers an excellent benefits package including paid holidays, vacation and sick leave and health insurance.  Send resume to careers@laeda.com or mail to LAEDA; Attn: Human Resources; 433 Market Street, Camden, NJ.  Visit www.LAEDA.com for a full position description.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Assitant Director for Small Business Lending Markets

The Assistant Director for Small Business Lending Markets will lead an inter-disciplinary team in researching and developing a landmark collection of data about loans to small, women-owned, and minority-owned businesses. This collection is intended to make the small business lending market fairer and more transparent. Candidates must have:

  • Significant leadership and management experience
  • Expertise in business lending or consumer lending
  • Experience leading qualitative research of complex public policy problems
  • Understanding of the financial needs and challenges of women-owned and minority-owned businesses

The job application and additional information can be found here:www.consumerfinance.gov/jobs/detail/assistant-director-small-business-lending-markets/

Migali Industries, Inc.

Administrative Assistant

There are two positions availabie for immediate placement at $12/hr. The Administrative Assistant is responsible for inbound and outbound calls to customers and vendors, preparing reports and documents as requested, maintaining files and storage system, as well as other tasks. For more details about the opening, download the posting. Interested applicants should send their resume to nmigali@migali.com.


 

  

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CCOP is a non-partisan organization that does not endorse or oppose candidates. CCOP is an affiliate of the PICO National Network.