GALEO is Hiring: Two (2) Full-Time Community Organizers

JOB POSTING: TWO (2) FULL-TIME COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS Compensation: $18-20.67 / hour. GALEO’s mission is to increase civic engagement and leadership development of the Latino/Hispanic community across Georgia. Our core beliefs are: Inclusion, Non-Partisan, Diversity and Responsive.  For more information, please visit https://galeo.org. Position:  Two (2) Full Time- Community Organizers (Locations:  Clayton/Henry Counties-South Metro Atlanta AND […]

Mimi Woodson Ends 28-Year Run on Columbus City Council

On Tuesday, December 13, 2022, Councilwoman and GALEO Board Member, Mimi Woodson, ended her 28-year run on the Columbus City Council. After representing District 7 for nearly three decades, she did not run for reelection. Born in Puerto Rico, Woodson was the first Hispanic person to be elected to office in Georgia.  “The ride has […]

GALEO is Hiring: Program Coordinator for Leadership Development

 Program Coordinator for Leadership Development  Job Description GALEO Latino Community Development Fund (also known as GALEO) is Seeking a Program Coordinator for Leadership Development Location: Norcross, Georgia Reports to: Director of Leadership Development Posted:  December 7, 2022 About GALEO GALEO’s mission is to increase civic engagement and leadership of the Latino/Hispanic community across Georgia. Vision: […]

Georgia Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

GALEO CEO Jerry Gonzalez joins the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. November 15, 2022 The Georgia Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights released a report following a series of public meetings and a collection of public testimony on the use and impact of civil asset forfeiture in communities of color in Georgia. […]

225+ Orgs Sign Letter to Speaker Pelosi & Leader Schumer re: Prioritizing protections for immigrant youth and DACA recipients in end-of-year

November 14, 2022  The Honorable Nancy Pelosi  Speaker  United States House of Representatives H-232, The Capitol  Washington, DC 20515  The Honorable Charles E. Schumer Majority Leader  United States Senate  S-221, The Capitol  Washington, DC 20510  Re: Prioritizing protections for immigrant youth and DACA recipients in end-of-year package  Dear Speaker Pelosi and Leader Schumer,  The over […]

Jerry Gonzalez Remarks, GHCC Hall of Fame

September 26, 2022 “Buenos dias! What a humbling honor to be here with you all today. I want to begin with gratitude. Gratitude for our community first and foremost. It is for the Latinx community, US citizens and immigrant alike, that I accept this honor. It is not a recognition of what I or GALEO […]

Federal Court Rules Neither Georgia Nor Gwinnett County Accountable for Failure to Translate Ballot Applications into Spanish as Required by Federal Law

Georgia Congressional Representative Introduces Bill Clarifying Responsibilities STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 27, 2022 CONTACT:Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta, James Woo, jwoo@advancingjustice-atlanta.org GALEO – Alba Villarreal, avillarreal@galeo.org Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda – Edrea Davis edmedia@dogonville.com (770-961-6200) New Georgia Project – Paul Glaze, paul@newgeorgiaproject.org (404) 431-5962 Simran Jadavji, simran.jadavji@ngp.org  Common Cause –  Sarah Ovaska, sovaska@commoncause.org  […]

Power Breakfast Recap

2022 Power Breakfast brought together the Latinx community! Our 2022 Power Breakfast was a success! Together, we showed Georgia the POWER of the Latinx community. Our keynote speaker, Deborah Gonzalez, gave an uplifting speech about the future of our community and many attendees recommitted themselves to advocating for the protection of Latinxs in our state. […]

“Latino Power” by Deborah Gonzalez, 2022 Power Breakfast Keynote Speech

Good morning. Buenos dias. Thank you, Jerry, and thank you GALEO for inviting me here today to share a few words as your keynote speaker. I would like to start my keynote today with two quotes that I believe will help put the rest of my words in context: All things are subject to interpretation […]

El Refugio Spotlight

By Jennifer Silva  El Refugio is a non-profit organization that began its roots with the Georgia Detention Watch, in which members began leading groups to visit immigrants and asylum seekers detained at Stewart Detention Center in 2008. After witnessing the challenges shared by those visiting loved ones at Stewart — traveling long distances, the trauma of […]