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Community Service Days
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/.
Community Events and Speakers
Christian Picciolini – Life After Hate – February 27th
Christian Picciolini is an Emmy Award-winning director and producer, a published author, TEDx speaker, global peace advocate, and a reformed white supremacist. His work and life purpose bear witness to a deep-seated desire to atone for his grisly past, and an urgency to transform the hurts and wounds he inflicted into vehicles for profound healing. Christian tenaciously works to use the redemption he has been offered to make the world a better, more peace-filled place. The event will take place on February 27th, from 7pm at the Student Union Theater. A UConn student ID is required for entry.
Careers for the Common Good Career Fair
Community Engagement Opportunities
Environmental and Climate Justice Teach In – February 24
Scrapbooking Fundraiser for Diabetic Patients – March 24
Generations Family Health Center is hosting a scrapbooking/crafting social to benefit diabetic patients. The event will feature crafts, door prizes, and more. The event will occur in Willimantic. a $40 fee is required. Please RSVP to the event by March 10th.
Windham Early Childhood Center Tshirt Design Contest
E.O. Smith TOEFL Course – Feb 21 thru May 9
We will run a TOEFL course at E.O. Smith beginning in February through Continuing Education. It is for high intermediate/advanced ESL students planning to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), which is accepted by many English-speaking academic and professional institutions. There are 11 meetings from Feb. 21 to May 9, 2018 on WEDNESDAYS 2:45 PM --5:30 PM. Cost for course is $90.More information can be found here.
Avenue of Dreams Volunteers Needed for Kids in Foster Care – March 24th
The Avenue of Dreams is an annual prom giveaway event for kids that are in foster care or that have been adopted. It is an opportunity for them to receive free prom and formal attire, have the portrait taken, and attend motivational workshops. We are still looking for dressing room attendants, as well as fairy glam mothers and shining knights. Breakfast and lunch will be provided to all volunteers. Click here for more information.
Internships and Scholarships
UConn Idea Grant
Applications for UConn IDEA Grant academic year funding are now open. Funding of up to $4000 per student is available to support student-designed projects including community service initiatives, artistic and creative endeavors, entrepreneurial ventures and prototype development, and original research projects. Undergraduates in all majors at all UConn campuses can apply. The application deadline is Monday, March 12, 2018. More information on the IDEA Grant program can be found at ugradresearch.uconn.edu/IDEA
100 Years of Women Scholarship Fund
The 100 Years of Women Scholarship Fund was established in 1992 to honor a current matriculated UConn student who, as a role model or advocate, has advanced the role and contributions of women in society. More information can be found here. The application is due February 28th and can be found here.
Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Fellowship
Summer Fellowship Program was created to leverage core competencies of UConn faculty and students, draw on the knowledge of community business leaders and stakeholders, and support entrepreneurs in the process of developing the infrastructure and partnerships needed to launch their businesses. The goal of the Summer Fellowship program is to help aspiring entrepreneurs move out of the conceptual stage of venture development, and into the marketplace. More information can be found here.
Summer Garden Internship
Redeemer Ministry Corps, sponsored by the Sisters of the Redeemer, is currently launching a new short-term volunteer opportunity for any students interested in environmental care. It’s a 3-week Summer Garden Internship where volunteers serve at Redeemer Valley Garden in Huntingdon Valley, PA, live in community and share meals and prayer together. Applications are due April 1st. More details can be found here and on our website.
$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.
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|
Children’s Corps – Class of 2018
The Children’s Corps is a program of Fostering Change for Children. Our mission at FCFC is to help children and families by creating positive solutions to challenges within the child welfare system. We are currently recruiting graduating students and alumni to apply for the Children’s Corps Class of 2018! This opportunity is open to anyone who will have a BA or MA by June 2018 and may be especially pertinent for those with a Social Work, Psychology, Social Justice, and other related concentrations. There are two separate application deadlines: January 28th and March 11th. Please click here and visit our website for additional information.