A New Way of Life

A New Way of Life Reentry Project is a grassroots, nonprofit organization founded in 1998 as a sober living home for women by Susan Burton, a former prisoner who understands the challenges that women face leaving prison. A New Way of Life Reentry Project’s mission is to help women and girls break the cycle of entrapment in the criminal justice system and lead healthy and satisfying lives. To date, over 350 formerly incarcerated women have had their lives transformed by our programs. We have expanded our capacity steadily over the years, and now operate 5 sober living houses in Watts and Compton.

We also provide comprehensive services to help women and their children find a stable footing in life. In 2008, we were able to provide housing and services to 50 formerly incarcerated women and 16 children.

The goals of A New Way of Life Reentry Project are to provide a clean, safe, sober-living home environment where formerly incarcerated women and their children can feel welcomed and supported in their transition to becomeing independent members of the community; to offer education, job trianing, and skill-building opportunities for women to prepare them for self-sufficiency; and to provide leadership as a community advocate for the rights of women inmates and formerly incarcerated women, as well as their families.

Aug 05, 2019
The Community Organizer will join ANWOL’s Policy and Advocacy Department and report to the Director of Policy & Advocacy. This position will focus on implementation of ANWOL’s community organizing and outreach strategies. The organizer is the public face of the organization at multiple community meetings and effectively communicates the values and objectives of ANWOL’s advocacy work. This position will undertake extensive outreach, education and mobilization of key Southern California communities needed to advance criminal justice reforms. The job will require some travel across the state, and flexible work hours, including some weekend and evening hours.   Primary Responsibilities Include: Conduct outreach and build the membership of All of Us or None ;  Facilitate All of Us or None meetings (lead phone banks and recruitment efforts, maintain database) Create and help  orchestrate  civil rights campaigns ; e ncourage the participation of other organizations in ANWOL campaigns; and  c oordinate volunteers Create agendas for meetings, curriculum, conduct research and monitor criminal justice issues related to mass incarceration and re-entry and reducing recidivism Create communication strategies that expand awareness of ANWOL’s campaigns and objectives including on social media and other platforms Offer support, technical assistance, and information to collaborating agencies, community based organizations, schools, youth groups, parent groups, business organizations, and other stakeholders Participate in community meetings, events, and conferences as needed Maintain cooperation and participation with collaborating groups Preparation of required monthly reports to the Director of Policy ; communications and other documentation Conduct leadership development activities identifying and building capacity of members Maintain an active base and the ability to tap into and organize them to events as needed Assist in developing and updating training protocols and elements related to leadership training workshops and other training elements Qualifications: One year organizing experience with political campaigns, union organizing, community-based organizations  Experience working and effectively developing leadership within low-income communities and communities of color is a strong plus Good understanding of political process and criminal justice dynamics Web development skills, software proficiency Effective oral communicator and writing skills  Foster open communication within and among diverse groups  Work in a team environment  Work with minimal supervision  English/Spanish bilingual preferred  Experience with public speaking and presentations.  Excellent writing, verbal, and interpersonal skills and strong organizational skills.  Vehicle and auto insurance coverage, bonded, and a valid California Driver's license.  Degree in related field or combination of equivalent work experience and education  Benefits Life insurance, and availability of medical, dental and vision benefits. How To Apply careers@anewwayoflife.org http://anewwayoflife.org/ Apply by sending cover letter and resume to: careers@anewwayoflife.org Formerly incarcerated/convicted individuals are encouraged to apply
A New Way of Life Los Angeles, CA, USA Programs