Art and Justice Fellowship (4/28/17)

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The Art and Justice Fellowship allows John Jay students to study and practice “visual arts as a vehicle for promoting justice and human rights.” Through internships at various sites including but not limited to: the MoMA, the MET, the Bronx Museum, interns will promote social justice and change through the visual arts.

Interns will also have the opportunity to take two academic course over the course of one year. For their commitment to the program, interns will receive a $2,000 stipend 

Eligibility Requirements 

  • Strong interest in the visual arts
  • Completed at least one 100 level art course at John Jay
  • Cover letter explaining the applicant’s interest in the program
  • One reference letter
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Resume

For more information on the fellowship and details on an upcoming info session, see the attached flyer HERE

CUNY Tutor Corps in Math and Science (4/16/17)

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CUNY Tutor Corps in Math and Science allow its tutors to provide one-on-one support and small group instruction to middle and high school students in the math and sciences. By supporting the Algebra for All and Computer Science for All initiatives from the Office of the Mayor, CUNY Tutor Corps members will have the opportunity to inspire young people to pursue careers in STEM and gain experience for a potential career in teaching.

Important Points

  • Will be paid $15 dollars an hour
  • Must work 12 hrs a week
  • Acquire a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Completed 12 credits in Math
  • Must have work permit or DACA/Workers Authorization
  • Must be a full-time CUNY student

A complete application includes the following:

  1. A completed online application form
  2. An unofficial transcript from your current CUNY College
  3. One recommendation letter
  4. Response to three short answer questions.

For more information and access to the application which will be live after March 16th, click HERE

 

 

NYC Men Teach (02/17/2017)

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NYC Men Teach aims to improve the diversity of the NYC teaching workforce by adding 1,000 male teachers of color into the teacher pipeline by 2018. NYC Men Teach have a commitment to educating and supporting students in urban schools, and they work to highlight the importance of deep clinical, culturally-relevant and restorative practice.

Stop by at their upcoming info session (2/16; L.74.02) to learn more about this unique program. At the info session you will, learn more about the eligibility requirements, benefits, and to access the information session date. click here for the flyer!

Eligibility Requirements 

  • An interest in becoming a NYS Certified teacher
  • 3.0 GPA minimum
  • Experience/Work in urban communities 
  • Committed to working/teaching in NYC public schools

Benefits include: 

  • Dedicated advisement and academic support
  • Monthly Metrocards 
  • Free Certification Exam Practice Tests 

To access the application, click HERE.

MBBA LSAT Prep Scholarship Application (01/31/2017)

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The Friends of the MBBA provides financial support to create greater diversity and allow students to be able to afford education to the path of being Lawyers. The purpose of this scholarship is to cover the costs for preparatory courses for the LSAT.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • must be permanent residents of New York City
  • Undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Relevant work experience
  • Community service
  • Financial need
  • Must be registered for an upcoming LSAT within the 2016-2017 test administration cycle
  • Submit a statement (750 words or less) on “Black Lawyers Matter.”
  • Current resume
  • Copy of undergraduate and, if applicable, graduate transcripts

Application material must be emailed to scholarship@mbbanyc.org

The Application: Click here

SASP Peer Success Coach Program [John Jay Students ONLY] (3/13/2017)

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SASP Peers Success Coaches are dedicated to supporting students in SASP Programs (e.g., Adelante, Early Start, Freshmen, and Transfer Seminars). By working closely with faculty and staff, they aim to ensure that students have a successful and fun Academic Journey at John Jay!

Minimum qualifications and requirements:

  • Be a full-time John Jay student
  • Maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Earned between 15 and 90 credits
  • Work at least 10 hours per week between 8:00am-5:30pm during the semester
  • Attend all trainings and staff meetings
  • Enroll in the Peer Success Coach Training Courses: CSL 210 (FA17) and CSL 211 (SP18)
  • Genuine desire to help students
  • Enthusiasm for promoting events and representing John Jay
  • Familiarity with John Jay services and resources
  • Desire to work with and contribute to the success of a large team

To learn more or to access the application, CLICK HERE.  

If you have any questions, please contact the Associate Director for Student Success Initiatives, Nancy Yang at nyang@jjay.cuny.edu.

CUNY Becas 2017 (2/28/2017)

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The CUNY Becas program of the Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute offers scholarships to CUNY undergraduate and graduate students who have little or no access to other funding sources. CUNY Becas does not discriminate based on immigration status so undocumented students can encouraged to apply. The scholarship can only be used for tuition and it covers up to $6,330.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Academic achievement
  • Financial need
  • Commitment to service in the Mexican community.

Application Materials:

  • Completed application form
  • Most recent transcript, can be an unofficial student copy
  • Two short essays of one-page max each
    • a personal statement with attention to your community service within the Mexican community
    • a financial statement that explains why you would benefit from being awarded CUNY Becas. If applicable, discuss any unusual personal or family circumstances.
  • A letter of recommendation and recommendation form

Click HERE to learn more information about CUNY Becas or to access the application.

 

Housing and Community Problem Solving Undergraduate Internship

In this internship, students are academic-participants in a project exploring ways communities work to address conflicts and concerns regarding housing issues and the ways by which they attempt to resolve them.

Students selected for this internship will work in the organization, learn the role that the organization plays in community life and explore its role in dealing with issues of housing in the community. In the academic component of the internship, students enroll in ISP 392. This course focuses on how communities work to address local problems and develop means to resolve them by considering how government, not for profits, and landlords/developers negotiate community based housing issues on a local level.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact Prof. S. Leftoff in the Interdisciplinary Studies Program at sleftoff@jjay.cuny.edu or at 212.237.8452. For the flyer, click HERE. For the application, click here