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MLK Day of Service – January 15th
Each year Community Outreach sponsors the MLK Day of Service in collaboration with community partners as a way of honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Community Outreach will be offering on- and off-campus service and reflection. Please visit the MLK Day of Service website to learn more and register to serve.
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
Toward Justice Conference – December 4th-5th – Albany, NY
Community Engagement Opportunities
UConn Empower 3v3 Basketball Tournament
On December 2nd, Saturday, UConn Empower will be hosting a 3v3 Basketball Tournament for a $50 UCONN Bookstore gift card in Hawley Armory.
Registration is $15 per team of 3 - Cash and Venmo accepted
All proceeds will go toward helping finance a community service trip for your fellow UConn Huskies to go to the Dominican Republic.
Email email@example.com to sign up! You can also register the day of (12/2/17) at 9 AM. To see a flyer for the event, click here.
Special Olympics Connecticut 3v3 Basketball Tournament – December 3rd
Help Connecticut End Youth Homelessness – Jan. 24 – 31
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.
Internships and Scholarships
Volunteer Opportunity in Cape Town, South Africa
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
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.