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Call To Action

Call to Action (CTA) is UConn Community Outreach’s e-bulletin developed to publicize campus and community based events and opportunities. If you are interested in publicizing a related opportunity, please complete our online form.

Featured Opportunities

Natural Disaster Relief Efforts

Information on how to assist with the relief efforts for disasters across the globe such as Hurricane Harvey, Puerto Rico, Mexico, or flooding in Southeast Asia, can be found on the Community Outreach Relief Efforts webpage.

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.

For more information, visit our website at http://communityoutreach.uconn.edu/jumpstart/.
To apply, visit https://application.jstart.org/!

Job Requirements:

  • 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

Community Outreach will screen the documentary Poverty Inc. on Wednesday, October 18th at 4pm, followed by a dinner reflection where students will discuss the main parts of the film, review their own beliefs and  think on how to apply them to their different activist and program initiatives. Register for the event here.

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)

In partnership with the Girl Scouts of Connecticut, ASMP aims to train dedicated mentors to provide STEM coursework to middle school students in the Norwalk and Waterbury area.
There is a need to increase enthusiasm in STEM among the youth and to better prepare them for the future.  The deadline to apply is Sept 30th. You can apply here or direct your questions to Kristian Breton.

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 cheryl.wheeler@ghymca.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 

The Stamford Health Fair is designed to help provide health services to those who may not have access to them. The event will take place on October 14th, from 8:00am to 2:00pm. Event coordinators are looking for volunteers to assist with a variety of tasks, such as flyer distribution, interpreting services, registration, and more. Volunteer shifts are flexible with scheduling. Contact Francisco Cardona for more information. 

Special Olympics of Connecticut Sports Tournaments – October 22-23

Basketball: 10/21 8am to 5pm  Volleyball: 10/22 8am to 1pm.

Come support Special Olympics of Connecticut by volunteering with the volleyball and basketball tournaments. Interested volunteers can register for the basketball tournament  here or for the volleyball tournament here.

Windham Area Interfaith Ministries Walk for Warmth – November 19th

To meet the ever-increasing needs of residents in financial crisis, the Walk for Warmth is seeking to expand its base of participants who walk a short, 2-mile route through Willimantic to raise a goal of $40,000 for this year’s Energy Assistance Program. For more info please visit their website.

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.

Job Opportunities

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 weldonlummus@achievementfirst.org. Due to the volume of resumes we receive, only those candidates moving forward in our process will receive a response.