Mobilizing for Change



Alliance San Diego is a community empowerment organization building coalitions to bring change in local, state, and national policy. Our mission is to empower diverse people & organizations to engage more effectively in our communities, and in the civic process, to create a San Diego where all people can achieve their full potential in an environment of harmony, safety, equality and justice.

Alliance San Diego seeks an experienced and energetic person to recruit, coordinate, and support our growing volunteer needs. This position will also be responsible for creating and managing special events throughout the year. The Volunteer & Special Events Organizer will work closely with all staff to ensure volunteer and event needs are met.

A strong candidate will have experience with volunteer recruitment and coordination, event management and logistics, and great personal skills. This position will also be responsible for providing administrative support, managing volunteer relations, and conducting community outreach. Experience with MS Office and data entry, as well as great communication skills, is strongly desired.

Power Hour Series: Do You Fit the Description?

AUG0PHSIn the midst of a national debate around racial profiling by police and its deadly consequences, California is taking bold steps forward. Alliance San Diego invites you to join us for our August Power Hour, which will be a forum on understanding and addressing racial profiling.

The forum will provide a space for dialog on how racial profiling affects us here in San Diego and what steps we can take to address it. We will also have a discussion on recent policy developments aimed at tackling the problem of racial profiling. Food and refreshments will be provided. Click here to RSVP!

Four Years Into DACA, Focus Is On Asian Youth


Four years after President Barack Obama announced the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, a local community advocacy group is launching a campaign to enroll Asian youth.

According to Alliance San Diego, the Asian Pacific Islanders have the lowest rates of enrollment.

Spokesman Erwin Mendoza said more than 80 percent of eligible Mexican immigrants in the U.S. have applied for the program, but only 20 percent of Koreans and Filipinos have done so.

“There’s a definite stigma among the Asian community of revealing yourself and saying ‘I am here without papers,’ so part of that is what is affecting the Asian population,” Mendoza said. “So we want them to come forward and help them better their lives.”

DACA Anniversary Kicks Off Push to Enroll Asian Youth


Asian Pacific Islanders Have the Lowest Rates of Enrollment

San Diego – Today, immigrant advocates in San Diego commemorate the four-year anniversary of President Obama’s executive order, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), by calling on Asian Pacific Islander (API) youth to apply for the DACA program.


Launched in 2012, DACA provides an exemption from deportation and a renewable two-year work permit.  While the program has provided a better life for thousands of undocumented youth in San Diego County and across the nation, the API community has the lowest rate of enrollment. More than 80 percent of eligible undocumented youth from Mexico have applied, but only 20 percent of Koreans and Filipinos have done so.


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Do you want to be a part of mobilizing the community for change? Alliance San Diego ( is hiring paid canvassers for its Fall 2016 Voter Engagement Campaign. The program will start on Monday September 12th, 2016 and end on Tuesday November 8th, 2016. The work shift is 5 hours a day, from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm Sunday through Thursday, and 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturdays. Fridays off.

We will be walking neighborhoods in Mid­-City, Southeast San Diego, Clairemont Mesa, Kearny Mesa, and Mira Mesa. The program will educate residents on progressive social justice issues impacting our community.

If you are interested in helping us educate and motivate residents to help make San Diego’s future a bright one, we have a position for you!


  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to read and write in English.
  • Good people skills.
  • Energetic and physically able to walk up to 2.5 miles during each work shift
  • Prior canvassing or equivalent experience is a plus.
  • Proficiency in a second language (Spanish, Vietnamese, Arabic, Tagalog, etc.) is a plus.

Apply Now — Positions are Limited!!!

If you’re interested and available for the program hours listed above, please send your resume with two references to [email protected] (please do not call or walk into the office).

From the resumes submitted, we will invite select candidates for an interview, during which candidates will be asked questions and can learn more about the job requirements.

We will hire the best of the best from this process. (You must be available and attend 2 interviews to be hired).

Pay rate is $13.00 per hour. 
Positions are part-time & temporary.

Alliance San Diego is an equal opportunity employer that encourages all people to apply. Applicants shall not be discriminated against based on religion, race, color, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or family status, or any other basis prohibited by law.