domingo, 16 de diciembre de 2018

Roma



Roma-Great Movie about Mexico City

This movie is so true to the Mexico City I remember in the early 1970's that I am amazed.   It will win awards.  Great movie if you get a chance to see it, even if you haven't lived in the Mexican capital.

miércoles, 12 de diciembre de 2018

FREE Reading, Writing, Math and GED Preparation Classes


Job opportunity





For more information email jpeterson@buckscareerlink.org


Bilingual Workforce Outreach Counselor 

Do you have a passion for making a difference in someone’s life? Are you looking for an opportunity to use your background and empathetic nature to work for a progressive, forward-thinking and family-owned company where creativity is encouraged? Then the Workforce Outreach Counselor position is for you! We are seeking a dynamic, team-oriented and caring individual to join our spirited team.
The Workforce Outreach Counselor will meet with participants from shelters and subsidized housing at a public meeting location. The Workforce Outreach Counselor will enroll the participants into WIOA Title I Services, assist in job readiness activities such as resume and interviewing preparation, coordinate with the Business Services Team to identify appropriate employer referrals and match individuals with employment. Due to the dynamics of working with individuals, this position necessitates an individual who is comfortable working in an environment that is constantly evolving. This position requires an organized individual who can efficiently handle several responsibilities simultaneously.
Successful Elements:
• Provide the individual support that participants need to overcome barriers and reach educational and employment goals
• Partner with local businesses and organizations to match employment opportunities with participants
• Coordinate with other organizations and schools for participant training
• Offer appropriate support services and coordinate with community partners
• Provide linkages and established referral systems with community services and resources
• Offer appropriate support services as the need arises
• Prepare and lead employment workshops and/or individual career counseling in order to help participants address barriers to employment
• Monitor participant progress by contacting them at least bimonthly/monthly in order to ensure successful employment and training outcomes
• Offer follow-up support services in order to help participants retain employment or educational goals to ensure that performance measures are met
• Assist in the outreach and recruitment of new participants
• Complete intake assessments with all interested participants, including the assessment of motivation, commitment and basic skills levels
• Maintain data on employment, education, retention and other performance measures
 Required Experience:
• Ability to travel throughout Bucks County
• Ability to prioritize tasks and document visits and contacts.
• Ability to maintain flexibility as needs of contract or contractor require.
• College degree or equivalent experience required.
• Bilingual (Spanish) skills required
• Valid Driver’s License and an automobile are required
Bring your expertise to EDSI where you will be able to live our values every day: show up, smile and support!

Bilingual Workforce Outreach Counselor 

Do you have a passion for making a difference in someone’s life? Are you looking for an opportunity to use your background and empathetic nature to work for a progressive, forward-thinking and family-owned company where creativity is encouraged? Then the Workforce Outreach Counselor position is for you! We are seeking a dynamic, team-oriented and caring individual to join our spirited team.
The Workforce Outreach Counselor will meet with participants from shelters and subsidized housing at a public meeting location. The Workforce Outreach Counselor will enroll the participants into WIOA Title I Services, assist in job readiness activities such as resume and interviewing preparation, coordinate with the Business Services Team to identify appropriate employer referrals and match individuals with employment. Due to the dynamics of working with individuals, this position necessitates an individual who is comfortable working in an environment that is constantly evolving. This position requires an organized individual who can efficiently handle several responsibilities simultaneously.
Successful Elements:
• Provide the individual support that participants need to overcome barriers and reach educational and employment goals
• Partner with local businesses and organizations to match employment opportunities with participants
• Coordinate with other organizations and schools for participant training
• Offer appropriate support services and coordinate with community partners
• Provide linkages and established referral systems with community services and resources
• Offer appropriate support services as the need arises
• Prepare and lead employment workshops and/or individual career counseling in order to help participants address barriers to employment
• Monitor participant progress by contacting them at least bimonthly/monthly in order to ensure successful employment and training outcomes
• Offer follow-up support services in order to help participants retain employment or educational goals to ensure that performance measures are met
• Assist in the outreach and recruitment of new participants
• Complete intake assessments with all interested participants, including the assessment of motivation, commitment and basic skills levels
• Maintain data on employment, education, retention and other performance measures
 Required Experience:
• Ability to travel throughout Bucks County
• Ability to prioritize tasks and document visits and contacts.
• Ability to maintain flexibility as needs of contract or contractor require.
• College degree or equivalent experience required.
• Bilingual (Spanish) skills required
• Valid Driver’s License and an automobile are required
Bring your expertise to EDSI where you will be able to live our values every day: show up, smile and support!


Events Committee Update



On December 12th, members of our Events Committee met with representatives from 1812 Productions, Philadelphia's all comedy theater company, to find out more about how their theater is reaching out to the Spanish-speaking community. Tyler Melchior is the Marketing and Public Relations Director and Fernando Mendez is a patron who is also the Program Manager and Managing Editor of USALAMedia, and has translated plays from 1812 Productions into Spanish beginning in 2016. The plays are captioned in Spanish and subtitles appear on an LED screen to the side of the stage during the play. It's set up so that the screen is visible from any seat but doesn't require a lot of head movement back and forth to read the screen and see the action.


We are planning a trip for members of SHD to go to 1812 Productions' spring play sometime in mid-May. Please look for more information in the new year about this event! In the meanwhile, visit the 1812 Productions' website to find out more about the theater and in this article about the captioning in Philadelphia Magazine.


We're looking forward to seeing their captioned productions! Who couldn't use a good laugh from a comedy performance these days?!
1812 Productions reside at the Plays and Players Theater

Fernando Mendez and Tyler Melchior join SHD committee members for lunch

Out front of this beautiful theater in the heart of Philadelphia

Listening to Fernando explain about the theater and neighborhood



domingo, 9 de diciembre de 2018

Job Posting

Long-Term Substitute Spanish Teacher – Palisades Middle School is seeking a long-term substitute teacher to teach middle school Spanish classes starting approximately January 2, 2019 through the end of the 2018/2019 school year.  The successful candidate must have the skills to teach Spanish language and Hispanic cultures for grades 6, 7 and 8. Interested candidates must be Spanish certified.

Interested applicants need to submit  through Recruit and Hire at https://palisades.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=88:  letter of interest, resume, completed PA standard application, college transcripts, copy of PA teaching certificate, 3 letters of recommendation, clearances (Acts 24, 34, 114 & 151 current within a year), and disclosure form(s) Act 168.  Deadline for applications is December 14, 2018. Letters of interest should be addressed to Dr. Karl Scheibenhofer, Principal at PALMS. EOE