Fundraising VISTA at Refugee Coffee Company

1951 Coffee Company's (1951) mission is to promote the wellbeing of the refugee community in the San Francisco Bay Area by providing job training and employment to refugees and asylees while educating the surrounding community about refugee life and issues. 1951's name derives from the 1951 Refugee Convention where the United Nations (UN) defined and set forth the guidelines for the protection of refugees. The UN defines a refugee as someone who, owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality, and is unable to, or owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself to the protection of that country.1951 was founded in 2015 and accomplishes its mission through a Barista Training Program in Oakland, CA, that provides immediately marketable job skills for up to 40 refugees a year and through employment for 10 ? 15 refugees annually at the 1951 Coffee Shop, opening Fall 2016 in downtown Berkeley, CA. The 1951 Coffee Shop will serve as an intersection of the refugee community and general public in a common space. All aspects of the caf?, its products, and d?cor will be used to communicate ways for the resettlement community to become a more welcoming community for refugees. The walls will be a canvas of information, charts, and photos. 1951 will invite community groups, resettlement agencies, and other area nonprofits to host refugee-related events in the caf?'s space.
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours , Car recommended , Permits attendance at school during off hours . Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development . Skills :
Leadership , Law , Education , Community Organization , Social Services , Recruitment , Business/Entrepreneur , Retail Experience (coffee a +) , Fund raising/Grant Writing , Public Speaking , Communications , Non-Profit Management , Writing/Editing , Team Work.

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