May Newsletter

5.24.21 Long Tri-Weekly

ATP is Back With a Fresh Update!

Now Featuring Three Levels of Advocacy Training Including a Youth Track!

NCJW|LA's innovative Advocacy Training Project (ATP) has undergone several exciting program changes and a major expansion. We will now offer two adult tracks for new and seasoned advocates and a brand-new track aimed at inspiring youth advocates to engage in grassroots community organizing around the most important issues. Join us in Summer 2021 as we help develop the next generation of advocates and voices of change...

  • Spark Advocacy Training Project (ATP) introduces youth ages 16-21 to advocacy, community organizing, and activism. Youth participants learn a series of skills, tools, and knowledge to begin their journey to become youth activists and advocates
  • Emerging Advocacy Training Project (ATP) provides participants with hands-on advocacy skills, tools, involvement, and guide for anyone newly involved in advocacy and community activism.
  • Rising Advocacy Training Project (ATP) provides participants with advanced hands-on advocacy and grassroots lobbying skills, tools, knowledge, and information for seasoned advocates ready to step into or further solidity their leadership and community involvement.

All sessions will be held 100% online. Stay tuned for more information!

Lobby Day Recap and Police Reform in June!

Our next Advocacy Working Group (AWG) online meeting is Friday, June 18, 2:00pm - 3:30pm. During our time together, we will debrief on Lobby Day 2021, and have guest speakers talk about police reform and the ongoing conversation around defunding police and investing in communities.

For more information or to RSVP, email Advocacy Manager Nabila Sosa

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Donate Your Vehicle and Support Our Mission! 

We have partnered with to help make it easier for you to donate your unwanted vehicle. It is a simple procedure, just click the button below fill out the form and they will do the rest - pick up the car and handle all the paperwork. NCJW|LA will send you a tax-deductible receipt after it is sold. Proceeds from your donation go towards supporting our programs, services, and advocacy efforts that benefit women throughout Los Angeles County.

Sign up for your COVID-19 Vaccine!

Californians know how to take care of one another. From delivering groceries to our neighbors to supporting our small businesses, we take care of each other. Now we can do one more thing to ensure all of us are taken care of. It's time to get vaccinated for our health and the health of our families and communities.

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NCJW|LA Employee Spotlight

Spotlight on Nabila Sosa, NCJW|LA Advocacy Manager

What drew you to NCJW|LA originally?

What drew me to NCJW|LA was the intentionality, thoughtfulness, and urgency of the work and mission. I recall reading the job description, doing a little bit more research on the organization, and thinking to myself —“This would be a great place to truly work on combating systemic issues affecting communities of color at all levels of government: local, state, and federal.”

Tell me about the work you do for NCJW|LA.

In my role as the Advocacy Program Manager, I wear multiple hats (this is one of my favorite parts of my job); my day never looks the same. If I could, however, summarize the work, it would be to stay on top of local, state, and sometimes federal legislation as these (current and future laws) directly impact our mission of advancing economic justice and equity and the programs we provide for our clients, volunteers, and communities we serve. I also serve as a support to our Advocacy Working Group. This group works as a space for advocates to come together and work on events, as well as learning new ways to advance our mission, think dynamically on working with local, state, and federal coalitions, hear from expert guest talk about the issues related to our mission, and much more!

I also oversee and facilitate our Advocacy Training Project (ATP). Our newly reinvigorated training series provides further education, guidance, and much more to folks who are new to advocacy, and experienced advocates wishing to expand and further their journeys as advocates. The new ATP will also feature a youth track, introducing advocacy to young adults ages 16-21. I think this snapshot of my work shows how dynamic and responsive NCJW|LA is! In terms of programming and finding solutions to many of the inequalities we see in our communities, we empower them to speak up and find answers advocating for real system changes.

What do you do when you aren’t working?

When I am not working, I enjoy working out and lifting heavy weights, cooking, spending time with my family, and finding new sushi restaurants to eat at.