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Join our movement to build a more just and equitable society


Join our mission to achieve a just society fully inclusive of immigrants. The leading immigrant rights organization in California with a national impact. A grassroots and membership organization with almost 20,000 members who give us power to bring about positive change. Members and staff are the voices of CHIRLA. They are the core actors in the fight for immigrant rights.

Our Values

Guided by the power of love, wisdom and vision of community, CHIRLA embraces and drives progressive social change, being part of something meaningful creating a social impact.

We organize immigrant youth and their families to become leaders while building a sense of community. CHIRLA is a place where people can connect with one another and find support.


  • Care for our staff and colleagues
  • A familial culture of love and respect for one another
  • Take time to be present
  • Show love to our Staff, Members, Clients, Supporters and Volunteers
  • Partner with communities
  • Cultivate and nurture relationships
  • Cultivate curiosity
  • Learn by doing
  • Go the extra mile
  • Build a diverse and sustainable community
  • Encourage equality and equity
  • Support and motivate all voices
  • Build leadership and empowerment
  • Promote diversity and inclusion


  • Be open and accessible
  • Value entrepreneurship
  • Encourage everyone to speak up
  • Inspire through action and change

Who We Are

The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1986. CHIRLA is a California leader with national impact made of diverse immigrant families and individuals who act as agents of social change to achieve a world with freedom of mobility, full human rights, and true participatory democracy. CHIRLA organizes and serves individuals, institutions and coalitions to build power, transform public opinions, and change policies to achieve full human, civil and labor rights.

CHIRLA works with community leaders to advance policy platforms that urge all levels of government to invest in the potential of immigrants and refugees.  CHIRLA fights for equality, inclusion and representation. We Educate Organize Advocate for the rights of all immigrants.

Our Culture

We’re looking for candidates who are mission-focused, data-driven, and above all else, looking for a deeper meaning in their work. We also pride ourselves in hiring talented individuals from all walks of life and non-tech backgrounds.

TaskRabbit will always remain a startup at heart with an aim to continue to have small groups of tight-knit teams working cross-functionally, learning from each other, and not being afraid to take on grand challenges.

Changing the Future Together

At CHIRLA, we hold our values of power of love, wisdom and vision of community very high, leading the future together and empowering one another.  We are committed to cultivating an equal and equitable workplace environment that mirrors our desired reality. We advocate for societal equality and inclusion.

Challenge & Opportunity

Aspirational environment to work where you learn how to challenge yourself, helping you grow and learn to become the leader of tomorrow.

Learning & Empowerment

A place where you can learn and teach others how to become empowered, developing tools and resources to help you individually and collectively.


CHIRLA offers an excellent benefit package which includes group medical, dental, vision, life insurance and a 401K Profit Sharing retirement plan. Our generous leave package is a combination of vacation, sick and personal leave for eligible employees. Additionally, CHIRLA’s offices are generally closed for two weeks during the holidays and reopen on the first Monday following New Year’s Day and much more.


Staff retreats, public transportation incentives, select partner discounts and meals.


Westlake District (near Downtown Los Angeles) headquarters, with a fully-stocked kitchen and a wellness room with co-working spaces with great energy. Free lunch on special days, staff birthday recognition and rewards.  Similar work environments at subsidiary offices throughout the state of California and in Washington D.C.

Wellness & Connection

Bi-weekly workshop meditation, one-one wellness sessions available as needed, annual charity and arts and culture events, and wonderful community connections.