Current Opportunities – April 28, 2014

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Guest Lecture: A conversation with Simon Rosenberg, A85

TODAY, Monday, April 28, 3-4:15pm

Miner 225

Students encouraged to attend

You are invited to a seminar with special guest speaker, Simon Rosenberg. He will be visiting Prof. Natalie Masuoka’s seminar on political participation. Professor Masuoka has kindly agreed to open her class to visitors, and students are welcomed to hear from Rosenberg on his perspective of political processes. Rosenberg will be talking talk about what it takes to change a political party so that it effectively mobilizes a new electorate. Specifically, he has been working to persuade the Democratic Party to target Latinos and youth, which requires changes in the consultant class, funding priorities, etc. He will give an insider’s perspective on that effort.

After graduating from Tufts, Rosenberg worked for the Dukakis and Clinton campaigns, the Democratic National Committee, and the Democratic Leadership Council. He then founded the New Democratic Network (NDN) and has been its president since the 1990s. NDN is a significant player in the DC think tank scene, now focusing on Latino voters. He is also a member of the Tisch College Board of Advocates.

Become a Vote Everywhere Ambassador!

Vote Everywhere (VE) is a unique Civic Engagement Initiative rooted in a legacy of civil rights and social justice.  Vote Everywhere carries on the work of Andrew Goodman, a sophomore at Queens College, who was murdered along with James Chaney and Michael Schwerner during Freedom Summer 1964 while attempting to register African-Americans to vote.  Vote Everywhere empowers a national community of campus leaders to mobilize others to act on issues of importance using their votes, voices and networks.

Through this yearlong paid internship campus ambassadors will learn by participating, connecting and engaging with others, and forming coalitions for change.  For more information, visit http://activecitizen.tufts.edu/vote-everywhere-ambassador-application-20142015/

Qualifications

• Sophomore or junior in good academic standing. High level of self-motivation, responsibility, and ability to collaborate with other students, faculty and staff

• Submission of a 1-minute video or one page essay demonstrating why you believe you would be a great Ambassador, and what social issue you are passionate about and why. Include a current resume with cover letter and send to: tischcollegesubmissions@tufts.edu. Your identified campus contact is Danica Tisdale Fisher, Tisch College Program Administrator.

• Deadline April 30, 2014

 

Off campus opportunities

Environmental League of Massachusetts Campaign Boot Camp

Saturday & Sunday, May 17–18 | 8:30am–5:00pm
Appalachian Mountain Club, 5 Joy Street, Boston 

Build the skills you need to get involved in political campaigns and have an impact. Get in-depth training on the four key elements of political campaigns: field organizing, fundraising, communications, and political strategy. Register by Friday, May 2 at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/elm-campaign-boot-camp-tickets-10924259755. Registration fee is $50, or $25 for students and seniors (Financial aid available based on need).

 

Join City Year – Seniors Apply Today!

Applications due April 30

Looking for a high-impact, meaningful post-graduate or gap year opportunity?  Apply to City Year, an education-focused nonprofit organization that unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service to keep students in school and on track to graduation. At our 25 urban locations across the United States, teams of highly-trained corps members serve full-time in schools as tutors, mentors and role models. By focusing on attendance, behavior and course performance, which identify students who are at risk of dropping out, corps members are uniquely able to help students and schools succeed.

 Visit http://www.cityyear.org/how-we-work/join-corps for more information and to apply. For more information contact: Liz Barney, Regional Recruitment Manager, ebarney@cityyear.org.

 

Mentor UP: Be a Digital Coach

May 8-10, 2014

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

415 Summer St. Boston, MA 02210

Mentor Up is looking for volunteers to help older adults learn some technology basics in a fun and interactive way. All it takes is a little of your time, energy and digital smarts. To learn more contact Lina at lina@mentorup.org or call 202.434.6656.

 

America SCORES New England—Open Position

AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/Alumni Coordinator

For more information, go to www.americascores.org

BOSTON-America SCORES New England’s mission is to inspire Boston youth to lead healthy lives, be engaged students, and have the confidence and character to make a difference in the world.  Our innovative after-school SCORES Program uniquely combines soccer activities, language arts workshops, and service-learning projects into a single after-school program to address three areas of critical need in the lives of Boston’s low-income urban youth: health, literacy, and community building. The SCORES Alumni Leadership Academy (ALA) provides former SCORES poet-athletes who are currently enrolled in the Boston Public High Schools with opportunities for leadership development through soccer and service-learning.

Additionally, the Fellow will provide employment opportunities and resources for college and career preparation. The Alumni Fellow will be responsible for building an inclusive community that utilizes the SCORES alumni’s passion for soccer and their shared experience of the SCORES Program to provide resources for college preparation and personal development. For full position description, click on the PDF or Word document. Hiring on a rolling basis with the application deadline on May 12, 2014.

 

SENIORS: Youth-related service positions available!

Massachusetts Promise Fellowship is currently in its fifteenth year places Fellows who commit to a year of service at non-profit organizations, schools, and city agencies across Massachusetts to create, lead, and manage youth development projects. All fellows will receive a modest living stipend, professional development, and free graduate courses at Northeastern University.

More info at: http://www.masspromisefellows.org/openpositions.html.  Contact Colleen Holohan at c.holohan@neu.edu with questions, or call Colleen at 617.373.7881.

Horizon for Homeless Children seeking spring volunteers!

Horizons for Homeless Children is seeking volunteers to play with children living in family, teen parent, and domestic violence shelters in Greater Boston. A commitment of 2 hours a week, the same day and time each week, for 6 months is required.

To find training dates and fill out an application, go here:  www.horizonsforhomelesschildren.org . Send an email with any questions to this address:  boston@horizonsforhomelesschildren.org  or call at  (617) 553-5488.

Volunteer with AMIGOS de las Americas this summer!

Amigos de las Americas is looking for volunteers interested in promoting youth leadership this summer in México, Ecuador and Colombia!  Volunteers live and work in rural communities with one or two other students.  They collaborate with community leaders to implement a small-scale sustainable community development project and facilitate educational activities alongside local youth. College students in Ecuador and México meet weekly to discuss issues in development theory and visit local nonprofits and government agencies.  Students in Colombia can also get Tufts credit through a course on sustainable development taken at the Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla.

Many volunteers conduct independent research projects while volunteering with Amigos.  For more information, check out www.amigoslink.org. Email paige.tweedy@tufts.edu if you would like to get more info.

 

AmeriCorps Positions Available:  Youth Empowerment Corps Members Needed

At the United Teen Equality Center in Lowell, MA

The United Teen Equality Center (UTEC) is currently seeking passionate and dedicated applicants for Year 7 of the Youth Empowerment Corps! This position requires a commitment of ten-months beginning in August 2014 through July 2015. Youth Empowerment Corps Members serve full time during their service year at UTEC located in downtown Lowell, MA. UTEC’s mission and promise is to ignite and nurture the ambition of Lowell’s most disconnected young people to trade violence and poverty for social and economic success. Members serve UTECs youth directly in various capacities from case management, teaching, coaching, job training, civic engagement, community service and mentoring. Offering a unique and dynamic opportunity for professional and personal development, Members will cultivate skills from project planning and management to public speaking, relationship building to time management, and so much more. Corps Members will have abundant opportunities to work on individual projects, department tasks, and Corps-wide collaborations. If you are searching for an opportunity to foster meaningful connections with youth and team members, develop useful professional skills, and contribute to a fulfilling and profound mission, UTEC is the place for you.

For consideration, send resume and letter of interest; or for further information, email Melany Levesque at mlevesque@utec-lowell.org. For more information about UTEC, please visit http://www.utec-lowell.org/programs/americorps. Additional information about AmeriCorps can be found at www.americorps.gov. No phone calls, please.

 

World Citizenship Competition

The Imagine Cup World Citizenship Competition is a global contest for the best new software to address social issues and the winning team will take home $50,000 (US). Create a desktop or tablet project using Windows, or a mobile project using Windows Phone, or a browser project using Windows Azure and you could win big at the Imagine Cup World Finals in Seattle 2014. Follow this link to find out more info about this great opportunity: https://www.imaginecup.com/Competition/1000#?fbid=Iq5Lk442Vn2.

 

SENIORS: Take on environmental challenges, join Green Corps!

In the next few months, Green Corps will invite 35 college graduates to join in 2014 -2015. We’re looking for people who are serious about saving the planet, people who have taken initiative on their campus or community, and people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and work for change over the long haul.

If you think you’re one of those people, visit www.greencorps.org to apply to join the 2014-2015 class of Green Corps’ Field School for Environmental Organizing. In Green Corps’ yearlong paid program, you’ll get intensive training in the skills you need to make a difference in the world. You’ll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems — global warming, deforestation, water pollution, factory farming and many others — with groups like Sierra Club and Food and Water Watch. And when you graduate from Green Corps, we’ll help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups.

Green Corps’ yearlong program begins in August 2014 with Introductory Classroom Training in Boston, and continues with field placements in multiple locations across the U.S. Candidates must be willing to relocate.

For more information, visit www.greencorps.org or contact Charley Olena, Lead Organizer, at charlotteo@greencorps.org or 716-870-4555. Or, visit http://www.greencorps.org/findoutmore.

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