We are seeking qualified applicants for the position of Program Assistant to join our team! Check out the job description below for more information about the position and how to apply.
Our Mission Statement
Compañeros is a grassroots organization dedicated to the mission of empowering immigrants and their families through resource navigation, education and community engagement in order to achieve the vision of a diverse, empowered and liberated community of immigrants thriving in Southwest Colorado.
Compañeros began in 1999 as a diverse grassroots coalition that formed to block the construction of an immigration detention center in La Plata County. Following this victory, the coalition formalized into a program of the San Juan Citizens Alliance, a local environmental justice nonprofit, until becoming an independent 501(c)3 organization in 2011. The founders of Compañeros differed in race, ethnicity, language, socioeconomic status, immigration status, and political affiliation but all shared the values of promoting social justice, equity, and inclusivity.
In the last few years we have grown a lot and gone through many changes, but our commitment to our mission remains the same. We play a crucial role in the local ecosystem of service-based entities by specializing in addressing the particular needs of our constituency; we are the only immigrant resource center in our region and our unique programs are not duplicated anywhere else.
Our programs work to promote social justice, equity, and inclusivity for people of all backgrounds.
Our bilingual staff helps anyone who comes to our door with a wide range of issues ranging from translating documents to finding health, mental, or specialized service providers.
We aim to empower our constituents and their children with the knowledge and educational support they need to achieve self-sufficiency and independence.
Compañeros works to strengthen the community, create coallitions with allies, and increase community capacity through resource distribution and leader development.