Human Relations Ambassador Program

The Human Relations Ambassadors Program (HRAP) is for young people who are looking to take the next step by turning their belief in equality and respect into action. HRAP is a place to meet young people from across OC to discuss ideas, develop a support network and reach out to others with the message of respect, understanding and social justice.

HRAP could possibly have been the highlight of my year, I feel like I’ve learned so much from each meeting, the knowledge I’ve gained from HRAP is definitely something that will stay with me for years to come.

What is HRAP?

The Human Relations Ambassadors Program (HRAP) is a yearlong internship designed to provide advanced human relations training and skills to a diverse cross section of Orange County youths who are committed to diversity, inclusion, and social justice. Ambassadors further the mission of Groundswell by serving as youth representatives of the agency in their communities and at events as participants, presenters, or facilitators.

Our Goal

HRAP seeks to create a safe environment for students to attain the skills and knowledge in order to become leaders that can reach out to the diverse communities of OC as part of a larger human relations and social justice movement.

Program Components

Ambassadors meet bi-weekly to discuss human relations/social justice issues, gain leadership skills, develop workshops and community presentations. Ambassadors must not miss more than (5) meetings to graduate.

Ambassadors meet bi-weekly to discuss human relations/social justice issues, gain leadership skills, develop workshops and community presentations. Ambassadors must not miss more than (5) meetings to graduate.

Ambassadors are encouraged to find ways to bring the knowledge and skills attained in the program back to the Orange County community. Each year Ambassadors are trained to make presentations at local conferences, community meetings, schools and Groundswell events. These presentations help spread the mission of Groundswell of reducing intergroup tension and fostering mutual understanding in Orange County.

Upon completion of all the program requirements, Ambassadors receive certification of completion at a special graduation ceremony in May.

The internship runs September – May and we’ll meet Wednesday’s from 6-8pm at the Groundswell offices located at 1801 E. Edinger, Santa Ana, 92705. Dinner will be provided. Meeting dates are TBD

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I’m going to continue to strive for justice in my community and wherever I go. I also want to inspire change and establish more community between others.

For more information please contact Jorge Franco at [email protected]