Request for Proposal: Assessment of Advancing Justice Network Capacity

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Posted: November 20, 2018

Request for Proposal

Assessment of Advancing Justice Network Capacity

Submissions Accepted Until Position is Filled

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to solicit proposals from consultants experienced in community engagement, policy advocacy, campaign management, and coalition development to assist Asian Americans Advancing Justice (“Advancing Justice”) with an assessment of the Advancing Justice affiliation’s current community networks and to make recommendations on building out its capacity to support community-based organizations in large-scale mobilizations and effective participation in national issue-based campaigns.

BACKGROUND:

In 2013, united by their desire to increase the impact of their advocacy, four of the nation’s largest and longstanding independent Asian American social justice organizations formed the Advancing Justice affiliation. Today, with presence on both coasts, the Midwest and Southeastern U.S., five affiliated organizations work together—as equal and independent partners under one name, speaking with one unified and powerful voice—to promote justice, empower Asian American communities, bring local and national constituents together, and strengthen America’s multi-racial democracy. The affiliation’s members are: Advancing Justice – AAJC (Washington, D.C.), Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus (San Francisco), Advancing Justice – Atlanta, Advancing Justice – Chicago, and Advancing Justice – Los Angeles.

Reporting directly to the Executive Director of Advancing Justice – Chicago and working closely with a small group of staff representing several of the Advancing Justice affiliates, the consultant will provide expert guidance through (1) evaluation of the current capacity of the affiliation’s existing organizational networks (national and regional), as well as comparable community-based networks; (2) recommendations on capacity and structural needs for the affiliation’s networks; as well as (3) recommendations on how to more effectively support and engage the affiliation’s community-based networks in large-scale mobilizations or national issue-based campaigns.

 

SCOPE OF WORK:

Specifically, the Advancing Justice affiliation is seeking a consultant to assist a working group of Advancing Justice staff in evaluating capacity-building needs around engaging networks and to complete the following tasks:

  1. Mapping and assessment of existing affiliation networks, how they have been used, and identification of the successes, strengths, and challenges of these networks based on tangible evidence or examples.
  2. Assessment of the community organizing, mobilization and civic engagement capacities of organizations in the affiliation’s networks.
  3. Mapping and assessment of a handful of other comparable national networks, including their orientation, structure, and impact in mobilizing impacted communities to action, including areas of overlap with the affiliation’s networks. If possible, this would also include some assessment of the community organizing, mobilization and civic engagement capacities of organizations in these networks.
  4. Recommendations on design and structure of the affiliation’s networks and for capacity-building of community-based organizations to more effectively engage in large-scale mobilizations or national issue-based campaigns.

We envision that this will be a three to four-month, part-time consultancy, with flexibility in the location of the consultant.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS & PROCEDURES:

Please email a resume and brief statement of interest, including a description of the consultant’s anticipated methodology, perspective, and philosophy on engagement and mobilization of community-based organizations around shared campaigns and program initiatives to careers@advancingjustice-chicago.org with “Advancing Justice Network” in the subject line. If available, please also share any relevant case studies or examples of similar work.

Candidates selected from the first round of written applications will be invited to participate in a conversation where we will provide more detail about Advancing Justice’s specific needs and then ask for a fuller written proposal including:

  1. A clear explanation of how the consultant will address the tasks to be completed;
  2. A list of project deliverables to be created with a detailed timeline for each deliverable and overall project completion; and
  3. A budget that breaks out fees and anticipated expenses.

ALERT: ICE is planning raids on the Cambodian community in the next few weeks. If you are Cambodian, have a deportation order, and were asked to check-in with ICE soon, contact 415-952-0413 to speak to a lawyer.

For resources and information regarding legal services, visit SEAraids.org
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ALERT: ICE is planning raids on the Cambodian community in the next few weeks. If you are Cambodian, have a deportation order, and were asked to check-in with ICE soon, contact 415-952-0413 to speak to a lawyer.

For resources and information regarding legal services, visit SEAraids.org

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My understanding is the US plans to deport 200 cambodians per year until everybody with an order of removal is deported. I don't mean to cause fear but I strongly encourage anybody with a removal order to fight their cases now because once you are detained it becomes much more difficult to have access to attorneys and other resources. I fear this cycle will continue over the next few years.

8 hours ago   ·  10

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None of us are free unless all of us are free from fear! This is unacceptable!

8 hours ago   ·  8
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I love you all, my Southeast Asian brothers and sisters! You’re not alone in this fight!!

3 hours ago   ·  1
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Started with Mexicans, Muslims, now Cambodians... who is next?

7 hours ago   ·  3

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Immigration lawyer ain’t going to do anything but take your money

5 hours ago   ·  2
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Again come on! This is no way to live😠

9 hours ago   ·  1
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Thavanh Vongkeo

7 hours ago
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Lean Pil share with your philly friends

5 hours ago
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David Seng

7 hours ago
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What about Stockton???? My brother in law check in march!!!! What should he do???

6 hours ago

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I am an immigration attorney and I was at immigration court today. I represented four individuals, all from Vietnam, all legal permanent residents with old crimes and recent entries to the U.S. I echo the suggestions above. If you have a removal/deportation order, if you have a history of crimes, if you plan on traveling outside of the U.S., speak with an immigration attorney.

2 hours ago
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Devon Lernsdale

2 hours ago

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This is crazy... the group just left and they starting again already😡

7 hours ago
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Do we have information on Massachusetts?

8 hours ago

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Pechta Sok

5 hours ago
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Molly Mall

58 minutes ago
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The Cambodian and Viet communities are again targeted by US militarism-police abuse: from being attacked and displaced in the war in Indochina to becoming refugees to living in US ghetto-conditions to jail now to deportation. This is generational torture by imperialism. Like the Central American exodus the US exports war and guns, imports labor via refugees, over polices them and deports people, and so the cycle continues. I am so sad and sick. I take actions at rallies and make donations to express my rage and solidarity but where do I put the sadness.

7 hours ago   ·  7

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Don’t Check it,go somewhere n live off the land, if your gon get deported anyway

4 hours ago
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