VCET Weekly Update

New VCET Deputy Director

The Virginia Civic Engagement Table is excited to announce Tierra Ragland as our new Deputy Director. Tierra has a new focus of sustaining VCET as an organization as well as strengthening the relationships between partner organizations and VCET in addition to her role as the Director of the Virginia Progressive Leadership Project. As a staff, VCET is committed to the work of building a Virginia that is strongly rooted in the values of the communities our partner organizations work in. There will be a deeper commitment to creating an expansive civic engagement model that centers the most directly impacted communities in all of our work. This model includes investing in training and leadership development programs that center people of color. The most directly impacted communities will thrive as we develop a strong coalition who invests in centering power building in our work. Let’s collaborate in new bolder and exciting ways!

Advocacy Training Planning

Are you interested in helping us plan an awesome Advocacy Training? Join us for our next planning call on July 9th, 2019 from 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM. Please email Alex at if you would like to join the call.

Upcoming VA Counts Coalition Calls

Mark your calendars for the next VA Counts Coalition calls.

  • July 12, 2019 from 12:00pm-12:45pm

  •  August 23, 2019 from 12:00pm-12:45pm

Please RSVP for the call by emailing Alex at

Save the Dates: VCET Partner Meetings

We are less than a month away from VCET’s next partner meeting. It will take place at VCET’s Richmond office (1705 E. Main St., Richmond, VA) on July 16th, 2019 from 1 PM – 3 PM. An agenda will be shared on a date closer to the meeting. The following partner meetings will be on September 26th and December 17th at the same time and location. Please save the dates and plan to attend.

Next VCET POC Partner Meeting

On Thursday, August 29th at 3 PM, we will hold our next POC Partner Meeting at our Richmond office (1705 E. Main St., Richmond, VA). The group will decide at the meeting what changes they want to make happen in Virginia together. Save the date and RSVP here. Executive Directors and Presidents are excluded from this meeting.

Career Opportunity: Community Health Organizer at NAKASEC

The Community Health Organizer is a full-time position who will recruit, engage, and activate Asian American & Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) to address inequities in health access for AAPIs and immigrants in Prince William County. This is a new organizing area for NAKASEC VA in terms of issue area and geography, and the Community Health Organizer will coordinate this initiative with support from other members of the NAKASEC VA staff. All staff at NAKASEC VA is expected to participate in organizing and fundraising campaigns. Learn more about this position and how to apply here.

Career Opportunity: CCAN VA Senior Grassroots Coordinator

Chesapeake Climate Action Network is hiring for a Senior Grassroots Coordinator. This position will manage Organizers, plan field campaigns and organize in targeted areas including Northern Virginia. An ideal candidate has the skills, passion and drive to fight for climate justice. Learn more about this position and find out how to apply here.

Career Opportunity: VCET Executive Director

VCET is looking to hire an Executive Director. This position will provide leadership for the organization’s 501(c)(3) programming and the Virginia Progressive Leadership Project, which is an affiliated 501(c)(4). An ideal candidate has experience in both 501(c)(3 and 501(c)(4) with the abilities to facilitate collective actions between partner organizations, build organizational capacity through fundraising and manage administrative functions. See more about this position and find out how to apply here.

You’re Invited: VAPLP Cohort 6 Graduation

We welcome you to join us in celebrating the graduation of VAPLP Cohort 6. Graduation will be from 2 PM – 4 PM on June 30th at Christopher Newport University (1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA 23606). A full lunch will be served and we are honored to have Jessica Byrd, Founder of 3-Point Strategies, as the guest speaker. Come celebrate with us and help fill the room with like-minded progressives to show the new cohort there is a strong group of leaders in VA ready to support and collaborate with them. RSVP here.

Data Tip of the Week

???? Beyond VAN Training:  Google Docs

What do you do when collaborators of a Google Doc make a mess?  How do you restore the original document?  Find out the solution here.

Census:  State Voices Guide to Responding to the Citizenship Question
State Voices put together materials that provide tips and messaging suggestions for responding to the citizenship question.  You can find them here.  
VCET Support Helpdesk
To access the articles listed in the weekly Data Tips and to Submit support requests, please use our VCET Support ticketing system (, found here.
Learn How to  Sign Up & Use the VCET Support Helpdesk
To learn how to sign up and use the new VCET Support ticketing system, please watch this brief How-To video.
After signing up and creating a user account (it’s quick and easy) the VCET Support helpdesk, you can create new tickets and track existing ones.
VAN On-demand Video Training
On-demand VAN training is a great resource when onboarding new volunteers and staff members.  It’s a great tool to use for refresher training for current staff and volunteers.
???? UPDATED LINKS: Hustle On-demand Video Training
Training new staff or accessing refresher lessons is now a click away with Hustle’s on-demand walkthrough videos.
Please let me know if you have any questions,

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