Compiled by Tori Kim, a Summer 2012 Leadership Conference Intern
Organization: The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)
Seeking: Director of Programs
Their Mission: The American Association of People with Disabilities is the nation’s largest disability rights organization. It promotes equal opportunity, economic power, independent living, and political participation for people with disabilities. AAPD’s members, including people with disabilities and its family, friends, and supporters, represent a powerful force for change.
Organization: Center for Community Change
Seeking: New Media Intern
Their Mission: The mission of the Center for Community Change is to build the power and capacity of low-income people, especially low-income people of color, and to have a significant impact on improving their communities and the policies and institutions that affect their lives. The organization strengthens, connects and mobilizes grassroots groups to enhance their leadership, voice and power. It believes that vibrant community-based organizations, led by the people most affected by social and economic injustice, are key to putting an end to the failed “on your own” mentality of the right and building a new politics based on community values. Founded in 1968 to honor the life and values of Robert F. Kennedy, the Center is one of the longest-standing champions for low-income people and communities of color.
Organization: National Education Association
Seeking: Manager of Creative Services
Their Mission: The National Education Association (NEA) is America’s oldest and largest organization committed to advancing the cause of public education. Headquartered in Washington, DC, NEA proudly claims 3 million members devoted to the following mission: to advocate for education professionals and to unite our members and the nation to fulfill the promise of public education, namely, to prepare every student to succeed in a diverse and interdependent world. The organization’s vision is a great public school for every student. It strives to improve the quality of teaching, to increase student achievement, and to make schools safer and better places to learn.
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