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***NEW FALL 2020 / SPRING 2021 VIRTUAL OPPORTUNITIES POSTED****

Community Events and Speakers

Community Engagement Opportunities

FALL 2020 FOOD DRIVE! 

Although things look a bit different this year, we are continuing to do our best to support and provide for our community through our annual Fall Food Drive. Boxes can be found at the Student Union (cafe), Weston A Bousfield Psychology Building, The Family Studies Building, and Wilbur Cross.

Boxes will be picked up between the first and second week of November to distribute the collected goods to our community partners before break. Please contact Fiona Pare at Uconn.co.initiatives@uconn.edu with any additional questions regarding this event.


2021 Avenue of Dreams Prom Giveaway for foster and adopted teens

The Avenue of Dreams is a prom giveaway event for foster and adopted teens. It is an opportunity for them to receive free prom and formal attire, attend workshops, have their hair and makeup done (young ladies) and barbers for the boys. We have a DJ and fashion show. And at the end of the day, each teen gets to walk away with a gift bag full of body products. And we also have a raffle. It truly is an amazing day. We are currently looking for volunteers to assist. We are still in need of fairy glam mothers, shining knights, dressing room attendants and shoe attendants. While we know COVID has put a damper in things, we are proceeding cautiously and we are cautiously optimistic that we will still be able to hold the event in on 3/5/2021 at 08:00 am. We will be preparing to ensure everyone's safety should the event still go forward.

Close date: 03/05/2021

Please contact Catherine at catherine.rose34@gmail.com for any additional questions!


Volunteer Tutors Needed!

My name is Alyssa Wright and I am the 2020/21 tutoring coordinator at Achievement First Amistad High School in New Haven. We are currently looking for some awesome volunteer tutors to assist some of our scholars for this school year (grades 9-12). We are looking to have tutors start sometime around mid-October.

To ensure the health and safety of everyone, all tutoring will take place via zoom for the time being. Hours will vary depending on student needs/circumstances. Please reach out regardless of availability, as this is something we can discuss further.

If you have any questions, please contact Alyssa at alyssawright@achievementfirst.org

Close date: 12/21/20


Chrysalis Center - Craft Kits for Kids - VIRTUAL OPPORTUNITY

Chrysalis Center offers supportive housing sites throughout the state, which provide case management services and stable housing to families residing within the units. With the COVID-19 restrictions, children living in the apartments need activities that will allow them to have fun while being safe. We are looking for individual students or a group to put together craft kits for the children in this program. This virtual opportunity allows students to be creative in developing the kits, which should include everything necessary to complete a craft. Students may use holidays, seasons, etc. as a basis for the crafts.

To volunteer or for more information, please contact Nancy Sherman at nsherman@chrysaliscenterct.org.

Close date: 12/31/20

Internships and Scholarships

Change Grant Accepting Applications

Be the Change! Apply for a UConn Co-op Legacy Fellowship – Change Grant! UConn undergraduates in all majors can apply for up to $2000 in funding to support projects that represent the legacy of the UConn Co-op’s commitment to public engagement, innovation, and social impact.  Projects need to be student-designed and/or student-led. Applications are accepted from individuals and from small groups (no more than 3 people) who will be working collaboratively or co-leading an initiative.

Application Deadlines:
• Monday, October 5, 2020
• Monday, February 8, 2021

Participate in a virtual information sessions to learn more about the program. More information on the Change Grant, as well as a list of upcoming information sessions, can be found at https://ugradresearch.uconn.edu/change.

Please contact Melissa at melissa.berkey@uconn.edu with any additional questions/ comments.

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