NJAIJ is proud to launch the first cohort of our Movement Mentorship program!

This fall, NJAIJ launched the first cohort of our Movement Mentorship program. 

NJAIJ's Movement Mentorship Program is designed to build a powerful and connected immigrant rights movement. Institutional hierarchies have kept networking, mentorship, and professional development opportunities inaccessible to non profit workers who are majority women and people of Color. The Movement Mentorship program acknowledges that advocates of Color have a unique analysis of power, politics, and public policy because of our lived experiences

This 5 month program is for mentees who seek to grow their careers as social justice advocates and for movement mentors that look to give back to the movement they are a part of. The goal for the Movement Mentorship Program is to ensure NJAIJ members have a strong support system as they navigate their professional development, lead advocacy in Trenton, and invest their skills back into community.

The inaugural cohort of the Movement Mentorship program includes representatives from the following member organizations:

  • ACLU New Jersey
  • American Friends Services Committee
  • Casa Freehold
  • Council for American Islamic Relations New Jersey
  • El Pueblo Unido of Atlantic City Y Pueblos Cercanos
  • First Friends of NJ & NY
  • Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund
  • Latino Action Network Foundation
  • Ironbound Community Corporation
  • Make the Road NJ
  • New Jersey Institute for Social Justice
  • New Jersey Policy Perspective
  • Oasis A Haven for Women and Children
  • SPAN Parent Advocacy Network

This year's mentors and mentees include:

  • Sarah Fajardo and Cristian Moreno-Rodriguez
  • María López-Nuñez and Dolly Hernandez
  • Jim Walsh and Lizeth Gonzalez Galindo
  • Jennie Vega and Caty Dominguez
  • Laura Sullivan and Araceli Argueta
  • Marleina Ubel amd Jennifer Naranjo
  • Mary Del Plato and Sofia Rosa
  • Selaedin Maksut and Katy Sastre
  • Nedia Morsey and Chloe Desir

Congratulations and thank you to all our mentors and mentees! You can stay updated on NJAIJ programs and events by subscribing here.

Amy Torres


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