Proclamation International Day of the Migrant

WE ARE HIRING!!

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR Child & Migrant Services (CMS), a visionary and expanding non-profit organization that supports and empowers migrant & seasonal farm workers and their families in Mesa County, is currently seeking a dynamic, creative, and committed individual to join our team as a full-time Office Administrator. The office administrator supports the Executive Director by developing, maintaining, and facilitating routine office functions such as records management, vehicle and facility maintenance, reception, and communications. He or she will manage the volunteer program and will assist the Executive Director with special events and fund-raising. The Office Administrator must be able to work independently in the absence of the Executive Director and must be able to exercise discretion and demonstrate sound decision-making in the execution of his/her duties.   Minimum Position Requirements At least 3 years’ experience in office administration including records administration. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. Conversationally bilingual in Spanish and…

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The Colorado Health Foundation Awards Three Year, $375,000 Grant to Child and Migrant Services

The Colorado Health Foundation recently awarded Child and Migrant Services (CMS), a Palisade based non-profit, a $375,000 grant for capacity-building. This grant is unprecedented in the organization’s 68-year history. The grant will further the organization’s work in pursuit of its mission “To serve, empower, and cultivate the well-being of migrant and immigrant agricultural workers and their families in the Grand Valley” The grant will support the development of policies and practices that promote racial equity and opportunity across all aspects of the organization. It will also provide for the development of a community engagement model to develop grassroots leadership amongst the migrant and immigrant communities. This will allow members of these communities to take on integral roles in the decision- making processes and governance of CMS, building upon the base already created by CMS having 100% of its staff being Latinx with lived immigration experience. CMS will also use grant funding…

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Would you like to volunteers for CMS? Sing up today!

Our summer hot meal program is up and running!! June 22, 2022 UPDATE:  Come volunteer for Child and Migrant Services (CMS)! The on-site hot meals program addresses food security, as well as social connection and connection to resources. An average of 50-100 agricultural workers visit CMS every week to enjoy a delicious Mexican traditional meal and are able to talk to our community connector who supports them to access health resources. Thank you to community organizations like Community food bank, Migrant Education Program, Mesa County Public Health, Mind Springs and  Mesa County Democratic Party for  support CMS during hot meal nights. We  appreciate the help of all the volunteers who assist us every night! If you would like to learn more about CMS work in the community and support our meal nights, please sign up using the following link Bit.ly/CMShotmeal      

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WE HAVE A NEW MISION AND VISION

The Board of Directors of Child and Migrant Services, together with our Executive Director, met on February 19, 2022 to review and revise CMS’s Mission Statement, Vision Statement, and Five year Strategic Plan.  We were guided by Rick Adelman as our facilitator.  The Board is proud to announce the new Mission Statement for CMS: To serve, empower, and cultivate the wellbeing of migrant and immigrant  agricultural workers and their families in the Grand Valley. Next we developed our Vision Statement.  We envision an inclusive community where immigrants and migrants are valued, respected, and have equal opportunity. Next the Board began the task of mapping out a Strategic Plan for the next three to five years.  This process will be ongoing and goals and objectives will be developed and implemented as resources and time allow.  We will be mindful of including input and participation from the people we serve and congruence…

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Amazon shopper? Help support CMS through Amazon Smile

CMS participates in the Amazon Smile program—support our programs when you shop on Amazon! Here’s another way you can lend a hand to this organization.When you are ready to make an online purchase through Amazon, go to: smile.amazon.com/ch/84-0831830 and Amazon will donate to Child & Migrant Services Inc.

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