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UWDN Membership Application Form

UWDN Membership Application Form

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Published by United We Dream
New UWD Affiliates must complete this application
New UWD Affiliates must complete this application

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2011 MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM
Criteria
A candidate organization is required to demonstrate the following characteristics in order to be considered for UWDN membership:
An organization/program that is lead by immigrant youth, decision on strategyand goals are made by that constituency.
A commitment to the leadership development of a membership
A commitment to the development of relationships with other partners and alliesin their town, city or state.
A commitment on being a partner of UWDN on programs and local and nationalcampaigns for the advancement of the immigrant community.
A commitment to developing the organization to create long, sustainable change(raise $, establish a structure, engage in a process of vision and long termstrategy)
A dedication to the values and goals of the UWDN
Nomination
To be considered by the National Coordinating Committee (NCC) for UWDNmembership, an organization must:
Receive a nomination from 1 current UWDN member or NCC Representative,which includes justifications for the nomination
Meet the criteria for membership listed above
Complete an application to be reviewed by all NCC members that indicatesshared interest, and identifies specific contributions a nominee would make to thework of the United We Dream Network.
Membership Application Process
Once this initial step is completed, an NCC member(s) of the designated region and/or UWDN Organizing Staff will request an in-person or phone interview with leadershipteam of the possible affiliate to identify possible shared values and interest.Once the interview has been conducted, the result of the interview will be share with thewhole National Coordinating Committee for an approval of the membership.If membership is approved, the new UWDN affiliate will proceed to sign the “UWDNMembership MOU” and then be inviting to join the programs and campaigns of the
 
network.Organization:Application completed by:Position: 
I. ABOUT YOUR ORGANIZATION:
1. Please identify your organization primarily constituency (membership)
14-30 yr old who have lived the immigrant experience
o
Immigrant
o
Citizen Children of Immigrants
o
Immigrant Experience (2
nd
generation, etc)
o
Immigrant Youth Farm Workers
o
Immigrant Youth that work in Factories (Poultry, etc)
o
High School Graduates
o
College Students
o
College Graduates
o
 Non-High School Graduates
2. Please briefly describe how your organizational programs and campaigns engage withthese communities:3. Does your organization have full time position (paid or non-paid)?4. What are the goals and strategies of your organization?5. We know that as a national network, our affiliates have varying decision makingstructures to deal with in their organization. This impacts the speed with which plans arecommitted to etc. How does the decision-making process within your organizationwork?6. What is the story of your organization? What brought your leadership together?
II. SHORT ANSWERS:
8. How do you feel your organization will contribute to the mission and goals of UnitedWe Dream Network?9. How will being a member organization/affiliate of United We Dream Network addvalue to your programs, campaigns and members?
 
10. What excites you most about participating in UWDN and what are
three
main areasyou would like to collaborate on with?

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