PICS Organization Name
Voices of Community Activists and Leaders (VOCAL-NY)
Brooklyn, New York
Public Transportation Available
Chandler Cleveland '18, Alis Yoo '19
Voices Of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY) is a statewide grassroots membership organization building power among low-income people affected by HIV/AIDS, the drug war and mass incarceration, along with the organizations that serve us, to create healthy and just communities. We accomplish this through community organizing, leadership development, public education, direct services, participatory research and direct action.
The student will assist in the development of a database of organizations throughout New York State that are providing services to HIV/AIDS patients, IV-drug users, folks experiencing homelessness, and formerly incarcerated people, and victims of the opioid/overdose crisis.
- We are looking for someone with exceptional writing and database skills.
- Creative thinking.
- Able to work in a fast-paced environment.
- Website Development/Design
Folks with experience with any of our core issues: LGBTQ, non-binary, woman-identified, black and brown, and from working-class/low-income background are strongly encouraged to apply, though it is not necessary to meet these experiences to be considered for hiring.
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Meets Certificate Requirement
We are located near Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn, NY with many summer sublet options available throughout the NYC area. We are near many major subway lines and the Long Island Rail Road. Housing options in the area are limited, however, temporarily rooming with folks in the area may be an option.
I did connect with VOCAL-NY's mission to empower marginalized New Yorkers with a voice in their communities to make social change. I got to meet members of the organization who have seen firsthand how bad the policing, homelessness, and jail system is in NYC, while at the same time being encouraged by their willingness to stand up for their rights and unashamedly fight for change.
—Chandler Cleveland '18