CAIR-Chicago Partners with ICIRR to Offer New Americans Democracy Fellowship

Feature 216The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) announces the New Americans Democracy Project, a five-month fellowship program for young people who are interested in working hard while exploring a career in social justice work, receiving quality training, and contributing to the participation of new citizens in the American democratic process.

The Program will run from July 28th to November 22nd, 2008, and will pay an educational stipend of $325 per week. Participants will receive training in the skills of community organizing, non-partisan voter registration and ‘Get-Out-The-Vote” (GOTV) efforts from the staff, members and allies of ICIRR.

We are looking for applicants who are willing to work hard, ready for a challenge, and are passionate for social justice and democratic participation. Previous experience is not required, although we anticipate that successful candidates will have been active in their communities or issues that matter to them.

To find out more information about the New Americans Democracy Project, ICIRR, or the fellowship, please contact Juan Jose Gonzalez at (312) 332 – 7360 x 236 or send an email You can also look at the following website:

*NOTE: Please keep in mind that you will be sending your application to CAIR-Chicago.*

To apply, please fill out the following application and submit before March 31st. Send applications to Gerald Hankerson, Outreach Coordinator at; office phone (312) 212-1520 and fax (312) 212-1530.

Download the Application by clicking here.

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