From time to time, our grantees let us know when they have needs that TPC members may be able to help with or provide referrals to others who may fit the bill. Below is a list of current needs.
Partakers Mentorship Opportunity
When: 12 weeks starting February 1, 2023
Where: Zoom, via phone, or in-person
Do you want to team up with another TPC sister to mentor a formerly incarcerated person as they overcome the challenge of re-entry? Sign up to meet someone emerging from incarceration, learn their perspective, and let them know you care and believe in them.
How it works: Two TPC members form a Mentoring Team to be matched with one mentee from the Partakers Empowerment Program who is re-entering after incarceration. Every two weeks, each team meets with fellow TPC mentors in a Zoom mentor support group. Each TPC mentor will receive training and must commit to weekly meetings with their mentee via Zoom, telephone, or in person.
To express your interest and get more information, email Linda Corinne at email@example.com.
Young Man with a Plan Career Reference Library
Where: Over email
Young Man with a Plan is building a career reference library to help young men begin to understand the opportunities in their future. TPC professionals come from a wide range of professional backgrounds.
How it works: Please take 30 minutes to draft a brief overview of a professional job position you are familiar with and include the following information:
- Job Title and Salary Range
- Job Description – brief, approximately 50 words
- Job Placements – What types of businesses have this role?
- Education required – High school graduate, BA, BS, Associates Degree
- Number of years of experience required
- Skills and Abilities – What helps someone succeed in the position?
See here for an example. Please email your overview to Diane at Dkoziel11@gmail.com or Natasha at Nwalth@firstrepublic.com.
Immigrant Family Services Institute workshops
When: Saturdays in late January to late March (Volunteer once or multiple days.)
Where: At a workshop location across Massachusetts
Former grantee Immigrant Family Services Institute (IFSI) is offering exciting workshops across Massachusetts. They are looking for volunteers on Saturdays, from late January to late March.
How it works: The workshops will help people navigate and apply to sponsor a Haitian immigrant under the new humanitarian advanced parole program, recently announced by the Biden administration. IFSI will help between 4,000 and 6,000 individuals apply for temporary protected status, primarily in February and March of this year.
Workshops will be held in: Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, Everett, Brockton, Worcester, Methuen, and Waltham. This is a huge endeavor and they invite volunteers to help! Training will be provided.
If you are interested in helping out in the Haitian Parole TPS clinics, please email Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org or share this information with anyone you think would be interested!
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