GENDER JUSTICE ADVOCATES PROGRAM (3/31/2017)

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The Gender Justice Advocates Program is designed for John Jay students who are passionate about women’s rights, LGBTQ equality,  and creating a hospitable campus culture free of barriers, prejudice and bigotry and interested in event planning, and meeting new people. Advocates learn about local and national gender justice efforts, receive training in social justice organizing, and build bridges between their academic interests and professional ambitions.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Open to all undergraduates
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA for sophomores and beyond
  • Enthusiasm for gender advocacy
  • Desire to learn about gender-based programs, policies and resources
  • Ability to commit to the program for one academic year and fulfill the duties as listed below
Roles & Responsibilities
  • Participate in Tuesday weekly Gender Justice Meetings during community hour
  • Attend at least 2 site visits each semester
  • Plan and implement one event each semester that supports the Women Center Gender Justice’s (WCGJ) tenets
  • Work collaboratively with the WCGJ staff to develop a year-long advocacy campaign
  • Attend a minimum of 2 events sponsored by the WCGJ each semester
  • Promote the WCGJ mission and events through outreach, tabling and social media
  • Ability to work a minimum of 5 hours per week in the Women’s Center for Gender Justice
 Advocates will receive a stipend of $500.00 per semester.

 

To learn more about the opportunity or to access the application click HERE!

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.

 

Giva Corporate Student Scholarship (12/1/2016)

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The Giva Corporate Student Scholarship will award $1,000 scholarships to undergraduate or graduate students who write thoughtful 500-600 word essays in answering the following two questions:

  1. How will you use your talents and education to make the world a better place for future generations?
  2. What are your career and personal goals and why?

A current resume must also be included with the essay.

Eligibility & Applying

All students, regardless of major, currently attending a college or university degree program either full or part-time are eligible and encouraged to apply. The candidate must be enrolled and active as a student already, not a high school student and not waiting to attend the college/university. The award is for school tuition so the scholarship check will be written out to the student’s educational institution. Giva employees, family relatives and vendors are not eligible.

The deadline is December 1st, 2016. Giva will choose the scholarship winners and will award the scholarships by  February 15th.

Click HERE to access the application.

Volunteer to Protect the Vote with Common Cause

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Common Cause is a nonpartisan grassroots organization whose mission is to uphold the core values of American Democracy. They are currently recruiting volunteers to answer voters’ questions at polling places and to assist voters in reporting any bad practices at polling places to election authorities on Election Day. Common Cause is specifically targeting areas where competitive races are taking place and voters have historically faced barriers to voting.

Prior to Election Day, volunteers will need to register for a 90-minute training where they will be provided with all the information and tools necessary to be a poll monitor. After volunteers complete their training, poll monitors will take a two-hour shift at a polling place in their community on Election Day.

CLICK HERE to register for a poll monitor training right now.

If you have any questions, please contact ajohnson@commoncause.org

Trial Advocacy Opportunity with the NYC Law Department (John Jay Students only)

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The New York City Law Deportment is in need of volunteers to serve as jurors for their trial advocacy program which supports junior attorneys at Fordham Law School. This is a great opportunity for students to learn about trial practice and to learn about the work that is done by the Law Department.

The program will be held on Friday, January 13 from 9 am until 5 pm at Fordham Law School.  A light breakfast and lunch will be served.

If you would like to volunteer your time on January 13th, please e-mail John Campbell at the Law Department at jcampbel@law.nyc.gov.  If you have any questions, you can e-mail or call John at 212-356-4081.  Please treat this as a firm commitment if you agree to volunteer because people are relying on your participation for the program to run effectively.

Google Lime Scholarship Program

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Google is dedicated to helping the innovators of the future make the most of their talents by providing scholarships and network retreats for computer science students with disabilities.

Recipients of the 2017 Google Lime Scholarship will receive a scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year. Scholarships will be awarded to each student based on their academic background and demonstrated passion for computer science. The reward includes $10,000 for students studying in the U.S. and $5,000 for those studying in Canada- based on tuition costs!

Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be an undergraduate, graduate, or PhD student currently enrolled at a university in Canada or the U.S.
  • The scholarship is open to international students studying in the U.S. or Canada and undocumented students are eligible to apply as well
  • You must be a full time student in the 2017-2018 academic year
  • You must be pursuing a degree in a technical field (ex: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software engineering)
  • You must be a student with a visible or invisible disability
  • You must demonstrate leadership and commitment to and passion for technology

Application Requirements:

  • Contact, education and experience information
  • Current resume & unofficial transcripts
  • Three essays – this is your opportunity to show us your passion for computer science
  • Two recommendation letters from a professor, adviser or supervisor

The deadline to apply is December 4, 2016

For more information on the Google Lime Scholarship Program and how to apply click HERE

WRL’s Fall ’16 Grassroots Fundraising Freeman Internship

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The War Resisters League’s Freeman Internship is now accepting applications! The War Resisters League is an organization dedicated to antimilitarist projects and police demilitarization. Interns will work with the Communications & Development Associate and Coordinator to support daily operations. Day to day operations may include helping to plan fundraising drives, organize volunteers to participate in phone banking activities, and prepare campaign messaging and fundraising response scripts. If you are interested in working for a good cause while also gaining a wealth of skills and knowledge, apply to be a War Resisters League’s Freeman Intern today!

Qualifications:

  • Experience or education in campaign-related grassroots fundraising strategy
  • Knowledge of current social movement landscape
  • Excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills are a plus
  • Able to work 20 hours a week for 13 weeks

For more information on the War Resisters League’s Freeman Internship and how to apply follow this link.