Mobilizing for Change

Human Rights

What It’s Like To Be College-Bound And Worried About Your Immigration Status

Posted by on Aug 9, 2016

Larissa Martinez and Mayte Lara Ibarra had just finished their senior year of high school when they each decided to go public with their immigration status. Their stories are apart of 65,000 undocumented students who graduate high school.

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Educational Equity

KPBS: Admission Offers Up At UC San Diego

Posted by on Jul 7, 2016

UC San Diego announced Wednesday that it has offered admission to more than 30,000 freshmen for the fall semester, almost 3,800 more than last year, and around 9,800 transfer...

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Inclusive Democracy

Appeals court strikes down North Carolina’s voter-ID law

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016

A federal appeals court on Friday struck down North Carolina’s requirement that voters show identification before casting ballots and reinstated an additional week of early...

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Community Development

Power Hour Series: Do You Fit the Description?

Posted by on Aug 17, 2016

In 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...

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Alliance Updates


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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.

What It’s Like To Be College-Bound And Worried About Your Immigration Status

Chelsea Beck/NPR

Chelsea Beck/NPR

Mayte Lara Ibarra and Larissa Martinez had just finished their senior year of high school when they each decided to go public with their immigration status. Both Texas students came to the U.S. illegally, and they didn’t want to keep that fact a secret any longer.

Ibarra identified herself on Twitter as one of the 65,000 undocumented youth who graduate high school in the U.S. Martinez revealed her status in the commencement speech she delivered at graduation.

An anxious election season for DACA cardholders

Francisco Salcido, 22, is a typical student who holds down a job and attends college. But his life — along with thousands of others —could change dramatically after the November presidential election. He is an undocumented immigrant with a renewable two-year work visa and deportation deferral called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

“I just can’t think of what would happen if my DACA got taken away,” he said.

Black Lives Matter joins the fight against the unjust immigration system


The Black Lives Matter movement this week announced it has adopted a 10-point platform that includes a call to end all deportations. It could be a game changer.

Black Lives Matter, which started as a hashtag in 2013, has quickly evolved into a leading civil rights movement that until this week has mainly focused on policing issues that affect the black community. But on Monday the movement adopted a more comprehensive platform developed by the Movement for Black Lives, which has a list of demands, including a call for an “end to the war on Black immigrants.”