The Young Women’s Freedom Center is a Leadership and Advocacy organization focussed on building the personal and collective power of cis and trans young women and gender non conforming folks that have been incarcerated and experienced life on the streets. YWFC creates opportunities for the young folks to find their voice, build their power, gain skills and opportunities, and to transform the conditions that keep them trapped in cycles of violence, poverty, and incarceration.
The Youth Community Organizer position is one of the most important positions at YWFC. As a Community Organizer, you will work directly with other youth in San Francisco that have been locked up, been involved with systems such as foster care, and that have the least opportunities to succeed. Your work will be supporting them to navigate out of the system, to figure out what they are passionate about and support them in reaching personal goals, and to use their experiences and expertise to engage in Community Organizing work so that together we can stop the criminalization and incarceration of poor young women and girls of color in San Francisco.
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We strongly encourage candidates who hold marginalized identities and nontraditional professional backgrounds to apply. Young Women’s Freedom Center does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we’re not able to respond personally to every candidate. We do review every submission carefully and we will contact those who we’d like to interview.