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Natural Disaster Relief Efforts
Toward Justice: Reducing Harm and Protecting Health and Safety – November 14 – 4pm to 5:30pm
This talk will look at how organizing grassroots and grasstops coalitions helped shift public will for systemic change and policy reform in Connecticut. Here, they will elevate the importance of community organizing in municipalities so policy reform efforts are grounded in the leadership of directly impacted people who are working with allies sharing aligned policy reform priorities. The public talk will occur from 4 to 5:30pm in Laurel 201, with an optional dinner discussion from 5:30 to 7pm in Laurel 302. Register for the dinner here
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/.
Community Events and Speakers
Guest Lecturer: Judge Matthew Gordon – November 13th – 10:10am to 11:00am
Volunteer with North East Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls Conference
Volunteers are a key factor in pulling off a successful leadership conference. If you are interested in helping with this amazing event please fill out the quick form: https://goo.gl/forms/Q42kqBRpYTIbkvAC2
CT Speaks Out – November 17 – 6:30pm to 8pm
Toward Justice Conference – December 4th-5th – Albany, NY
Community Engagement Opportunities
Special Olympics Connecticut 3v3 Basketball Tournament – December 3rd
YMCA Glastonbury Preschool
Glastonbury Preschool YMCA is looking for college students to work with their preschoolers. Those interested should contact Cheryl Wheeler at email@example.com
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.
Windham Area Interfaith Ministries Walk for Warmth – November 19th
Internships and Scholarships
Community First School
Community First School is working to open its door in the North Hartford Promise Zone. They envision a school that inspires academic excellence, promotes greatness in each child, and partners with the community, but they need you to make it happen! Information on how to apply for the position can be found here
$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.
UConn IDEA Grant Accepting Applications
Internship and Research Assistant positions
The Human Rights Education and Deliberation Project aims to provide a knowledge and understanding of human rights norms and principles. The project will focus on three classrooms at different local high schools during the spring semester. The project is seeking interns and research assistants to support the initiative. The position descriptions and information on how to apply can be found here for the internship and here for the research assistant.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to the volume of resumes we receive, only those candidates moving forward in our process will receive a response.