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Natural Disaster Relief Efforts
Jumpstart Positions- Now Recruiting!
Jumpstart is a national early education organization that recruits and trains college students to work with children in preschool classrooms. Inspire young children to learn, serve in a local community, collaborate with others in a team, and build professional skills all while having fun! Join our Corps of 80 students on the UConn Storrs campus!All members will receive training prior to classroom service and receive an education award of $1,212 upon completion of 300 hours of service. Transportation to and from preschool centers is provided.
Help us close the achievement gap by equipping our preschoolers with the language and literacy skills they will need for success in kindergarten and beyond. Join us to work toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed.
- Ability to verbally communicate with peers, Jumpstart staff, children and classroom teachers
- Ability to commit to 300 hours of service over the course of the academic year (September – May)
- Time management skills (approximately 10-12 hours of service per week)
- Ability to demonstrate effective reading and writing skills
- Enthusiastic and positive attitude toward helping others
- Willingness to undergo a criminal history check
- Recent tuberculosis (TB) test required for classroom service
Application submitted online at https://application.jstart.org/.
Poverty Inc. Film Screening – October 18th
Human Rights Career Night – Oct. 24 – 4:30pm
The Human Rights and Career Night will highlight a human rights professional’s journey into the field, allow the 2017 Summer internship Fellows to share their experiences with premier domestic and international human rights organizations, and introduce students to the opportunities, awards, and funding available through UConn’s Human Rights Institute. The event aims to introduce students to the career opportunities in the human rights field and share resources to help them prepare for their future careers. The event will occur on October 24th from 4:30 to 6:30pm in the Konover auditorium.
Who is a Muslim? Lecture – October 27, 4pm to 5:30pm
Situated within a U.S. imaginary marked by increased Islamophobia and xenophobia, this lecture considers the ongoing relevance of artist-activist Kazi Nazrul Islam. Known for his life-long dedication to social justice in the face of oppression, Nazrul opposed bigotry in all its forms. Find more information here.
Community Engagement Opportunities
Afterschool STEM Mentoring Program (ASMP)
Mentor a boy or young man of color today!
My Brother's Keeper Alliance in Hartford, represents a coalition of local youth service providers and community partners that are working together to support young men and boys of color. From July 11th to October 19th 2017, our goal is to recruit 100 Mentors in 100 Days to be able to provide support to even more young men in the community. Once the campaign is over, we still welcome mentors all year round! For more info email Catherine Ramirez
YMCA Glastonbury Preschool
Glastonbury Preschool YMCA is looking for college students to work with their preschoolers. Those interested should contact Cheryl Wheeler at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tech Time Support – Every Monday (Sept. 11 thru Jan. 1, 2018) 8:30am to 11:30am
Tech Time Support is an informal drop-in time when Seniors bring in their phones, tablets, and various devices along with their questions. The community partner is looking for at least one consistent volunteer who would like to assist this population with helpful technology information.Contact Cara Webb at WebbCJ@masfieldct.org for more information.
2017 Stamford Health Fair – October 14th
Special Olympics of Connecticut Sports Tournaments – October 22-23
Windham Area Interfaith Ministries Walk for Warmth – November 19th
Internships and Scholarships
Leadership and Public Service Scholarship Information Sessions – Oct. 2nd & 16th
Are you a leader who is passionate about public service and/or the environment? These information sessions will introduce students to several scholarship and fellowship opportunities in these areas. Sessions will occur on Oct. 2nd and 16th at 4:30pm in Rowe 420. Contact the Office of National Scholarships & Fellowships for questions.
$500 OutdoorStack Scholarship
UConn students interested in outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, skiing, or hunting are eligible to apply for this scholarship. More information on the details of this scholarship can be found here.
Co-op Legacy Fellowship
The new Co-op Legacy Fellowship supports students who are engaged in student-designed or student-led projects over the summer. The Co-op was committed to public engagement, innovation, and social impact, and all projects funded through the program must express these values. Students can receive up to $5000 in funding to support their summer projects. The program is only open to undergraduates, and the students must graduate no earlier than May 2019. All majors are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is Monday, November 6th. Please visit ugradresearch.uconn.edu/co-op/ for more information.
Build a Career at Achievement First
Teach with Achievement First. Now hiring for positions in Brooklyn, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Click here to get a glimpse into #thatteacherlife and decide if Achievement First could be your future home: http://www.achievementfirst.org/ Submit your resume to email@example.com. Due to the volume of resumes we receive, only those candidates moving forward in our process will receive a response.