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Volunteers Sought to Serve on the Cambridge Commission on Immigrant Rights and Citizenship. (Application Deadline 2-6-23)

Cambridge City Manager Yi-An Huang is seeking volunteers to serve on the Cambridge Commission on Immigrant Rights and Citizenship (CIRC).

About CIRC's Role

Cambridge welcomes immigrants and works to support their success and access to opportunity and advancement. CIRC acts as a centralizing organization in Cambridge to address immigrant rights and citizenship issues by providing information, referrals, and guidance to residents seeking assistance. CIRC also coordinates and collaborates with other city departments and external organizations and individuals that support immigrant rights and citizenship.

CIRC Meetings
The Commission consists of 11 members appointed to three-year terms. Meetings are typically held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m., though the meeting schedule may be reassessed to accommodate Commissioners’ needs.

CIRC Membership Expectations

Commissioners are expected to work with other members of the Commission and CIRC staff, including the newly established Language Justice Division, to fulfill the goals and objectives of the Cambridge Commission on Immigrant Rights and Citizenship Ordinance (Cambridge Municipal Code Chapter 2.123).

Commissioners should be knowledgeable about immigrant rights and citizenship, preferably with lived experience as an immigrant to the United States, and must be Cambridge residents. The City of Cambridge is committed to advancing a culture of antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion. All board and commission members in Cambridge must have the ability to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

The deadline for submitting applications is Monday, February 6, 2023. Applications can be submitted to City Manager Yi-An Huang using the city’s online application system at Cambridgema.gov/apply.  A cover letter and resume, or an overview of relevant experience, can be submitted during the online application process. Paper applications can also be obtained at the City Manager’s Office at Cambridge City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue.

For more information, contact Jennifer Mathews at 617-349-4396 or jmathews@cambridgema.gov.

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