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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

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

Information on how to assist with the relief efforts for disasters across the globe such as Hurricane Harvey, Puerto Rico, Mexico, or flooding in Southeast Asia, can be found on the Community Outreach Relief Efforts webpage.

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

Toward Justice Conference – December 4th-5th – Albany, NY

Attend the Toward Justice conference on December 4th and 5th in Albany, NY. The focus of the conference is related to reducing harm and improving health and safety. Communities across the country are grappling with the urgent crisis of mass incarceration, opioid addiction, and fatal overdoses. At Toward Justice, participants will explore innovative municipal approaches, like Albany's Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program, to improve community health and safety, address racial disparities, and save lives. Register now at http://towardjustice.eventbrite.com
 

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 uconn.empower@gmail.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

Join Special Olympics of Connecticut for their 3 v 3 Unified Basketball Tournament on December 3rd. The event will occur from 9:30am to 1:00pm. Participants can sign up individually or as a team by going to https:give.classy.org/uconnco3v3 
You can find the event flyer

  here

Help Connecticut End Youth Homelessness – Jan. 24 – 31

The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness is looking for volunteers to help with the Youth Count. We need people like you to take surveys of young people in schools, parks, restaurants, and other public areas. Your work will make a difference in the fight to end youth homelessness in Connecticut!
The Youth Count will take place from January 24-31, 2018 throughout the Northeast region. We have many shift times and locations available. Register here

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

Are you passionate about community service, advocating for equal access to education, and empowering students through mentorship? One Heart Source is a non-profit organization that focuses on helping to build sustainable communities around the world. Their service focuses on education, health, and empowerment. When applying to volunteer with One Heart Source, you will be given the opportunity to mentor and educate middle school students on different educational topics including math, literature, and science. Along with this mentorship, you will also be educated yourself on the culture and community found in Cape Town. This is a chance for you to grow as a person and learn what it truly means to commit yourself to service. 
Contact your OHS advocate at Shannon.papalia@uconn.edu and reference Shannon in your application! If you are interested in applying, please use this link: https://goo.gl/bapsse 

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

Funding of up to $4000 per student is available through the UConn IDEA Grant to support student-designed and student-driven projects including community service initiatives, artistic and creative endeavors, research projects, entrepreneurial ventures, and prototype development. Undergraduates in all majors at all campuses can apply. Applications are accepted from individuals, and from small groups who plan to work collaboratively on a project.
Summer funding application deadline: Monday, December 18, 2017.
More information available at http://ugradresearch.uconn.edu/idea 

Job Opportunities

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 weldonlummus@achievementfirst.org. Due to the volume of resumes we receive, only those candidates moving forward in our process will receive a response.