About the Role
The Go South Fellow would contribute to our Community Justice Fellowship program as well as our childcare organizing in Savannah. Childcare is essential to working women and our goal is to ensure adequate childcare options and support for family childcare providers in the area. The Fellows role would be capacity-building as we currently only have one organizer and one canvasser serving the Savannah area. The Fellow would report to our Savannah Organizer, Latoya Brannen.
About the Organization
For nearly five decades, 9to5 has been organizing women in Georgia to fight for economic justice by improving conditions in and outside of the workplace. 9to5 Georgia is a chapter of 9to5, National Association of Working Women. As a grassroots, member-led organization, our members are directly affected by the policy issues we work on every day: low-wage jobs, the erosion of a social safety net, difficulties in balancing work and family needs, inequities in part-time and temp work, unemployment, and workplace discrimination. Our programs and campaigns provide a vehicle through which marginalized women work together to take action and win the policy change we need to achieve economic empowerment. We believe that systemic change is accomplished by engaging directly impacted women. Our programs include grassroots organizing, leadership development and training, coalition and partnership-building, nonpartisan civic engagement and policy change campaigns.
How We're Advancing Equity:
Recently we launched our Community Justice Fellowship (CJFP) in Savannah. The program provides a 12 week, stipend-supported ($15/hr), on-the-job organizer training program for directly-affected women leaders. Our CJFP trains active, grassroots members to build our base through outreach and recruitment; to engage in grassroots organizing; to develop and execute campaign strategies; to develop effective messaging and gain media skills for issue campaigns, and to engage in policy-level advocacy to advance economic justice for women. Community Justice Fellows have increased our capacity by training the next wave of women leaders who help lead our campaign work and recruit other members. A Go South Fellow would support the CJFP as well as our childcare organizing campaigns, furthering the economic justice movement in Savannah.
Key Skills & Qualifications (if any)
- Knowledge of issues concerning women and families in Georgia
- Experience and/or interest in working with high school students
- Willingness to learn more about child care regulations in Georgia
- Ability to work in partnership with diverse communities