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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

RISE – Reaching Inclusive Excellence

The Office for Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) in partnership with the Division of Student Affairs will be introducing RISE (Reaching Inclusive Excellence)- a diversity education program, to all first year students this August 2018. The program will be a 1.5 hour interactive workshop led by a co-facilitator team (Faculty/Staff/Graduate Student & Undergraduate Student).

The program will be a 1.5 hour interactive workshop led by a co-facilitator team (Faculty/Staff/Graduate Student & Undergraduate Student). The facilitator teams will participate in a Train the Trainer session to be led by CreativiTEAM, Inc. You can learn more about CreativiTEAM, INC here: http://creativiteam.com/ 

The two day Train the Trainer sessions will be held from 9am-4pm on: 

1.       May 7th and 8th 

2.       May 9th and 10th  

3.       August 20th and 21st  

4.       August 22nd and 23rd  

Facilitators would have to commit to attending ONE of the above 2-day Train the Trainer sessions and be available during the RISE (Reaching Inclusive Excellence)- a diversity education program time on Saturday August 25th from 6:30pm-8pm. Facilitators who are current residential students will be allowed to extend their housing in May or arrive early in August in order to attend the training sessions. 

You can sign up here: RISE- A Diversity Education Program Application  

Visit our FAQs here: https://diversity.uconn.edu/rise/ 

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/.

Community Events and Speakers

Community Engagement Opportunities

STEM Family Fun Day

Booker T. Washington Academy is a K-4 school located at 804 State St, New Haven, CT 06511. Our school is hosting its first STEM Family Fun Day on Saturday, May 19 from 12-2 pm. We are currently seeking volunteers interested in engaging students and families in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics activities and demonstrations. Volunteers who are interested in leading STEM activities and demonstrations must sign-up using this sign-up sheet: https://docs.google.com/document/d/11fdoKylMqj98QaSdS7x4JcHe1GgjzftCAfAMp4LgAhA/edit?usp=sharing 

WAIM Community Garden Workdays

WAIM Community Garden is seeking volunteers to assist in their community garden on Saturday mornings from 8:30am to 11:30am. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Jessica Duers at duersjessica@gmail.com

Riverfront Music Revival Volunteer Opportunity

The Riverfront Music Revival festival happening in Shelton, CT on the weekend of June 9-10, 2018 is looking for volunteers to work 5+ hour shifts throughout the weekend. Volunteers are provided with a festival t-shirt, access to the hospitality tent for food and drinks either before or after their shift, and access to the rest of the festival for the remainder of the weekend.
If interested please email me at maryannvictoria331@gmail.com, or info@riverfrontmusicrevival.com, with your name, email, phone number, and t-shirt size.

Volunteer at Urban Canopy

Urban Canopy is a parklet design that will be being installed in New Haven. Urban Canopy is currently seeking volunteers to help build. An event flyer can be found here.  Volunteers can sign up for weekend work shifts here. They can also write urbancanopyparklet@gmail.com if they wanted to pitch in at another time, organize a bigger group, or find other ways to help!

Organize a Book Drive for Reach Out and Read

Reach Out and Read is a national organization that gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together. Our objective is to improve emergent literacy and social-emotional health during the span of rapid brain growth and development between birth and age five, particularly in economically disadvantaged families who are at risk for adverse outcomes. Reach Out and Read is looking for student organizations to organize, host, or sponsor a book drives. Those interested in supporting Reach Out and Read should email Deb at VolunteersCT.MAregion@reachoutandread.org 

WEBelieve

WEBelieve stands for Women Everywhere Believe, inspired by the vision of a day when all women will believe in their power to change the world. A groundbreaking initiative created by young women of color to empower the next generation. It is the fastest growing leadership pipeline nationwide centering the voices of women & girls of color. This spring we are further expanding our organization by 30 colleges & universities so that women can start their own chapter on their college campus! Below you can find the application so please remind the students to sign up for the opportunity by filling it out! Check out here for more info and the application: http://webelieve.nyc/we-rise-network

Internships and Scholarships

Job Opportunities

North Hartford Promise Zone is recruiting for (4) Full-Time AmeriCorps VISTA Positions

  The North Hartford Promise Zone is a partnership between the Federal government & local leaders to help build & strengthen the North Hartford, Connecticut community. We are currently recruiting for (1) Communications VISTA, (1) Data & Research VISTA, and (2) Community Outreach VISTAs.

For more information email: catherine.ramirezmejia@hartford.gov
To apply, visit MyAmeriCorps at https://my.americorps.gov/mp/recruit/registration.do, and search for listing in Connecticut.

Service to Improve Community Health 2018-2019 AmeriCorps Program

The Community Health Center Association of Connecticut (CHCACT) will host Service to Improve Community Health (STICH) AmeriCorps Members statewide to expand access to primary and preventative health care.This position is a full-time, 10-month commitment to national public service, which is compensated through a living allowance and Segal Education Award upon completion of 1,700 hours of service- among other benefits. More information can be found here