$1,000 DISH Promotions Scholarship (5/31/2017)

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Dish Promotions is having a writing contest and the winner will be awarded with a $1,000 scholarship.

Applicants must answer in 600 to 1000 words, the following:

Explain what makes watching a sporting event live more valuable than watching it pre-recorded, and why this is different from most other programming.

Additionally, two professional sources are required (Wikipedia does not count as a professional source). Also, all applicants must use perma.cc if they choose to use online sources and use MLA citation style for their work. *Citations will not be included in the word count limit.*

To learn more about this opportunity or to access the application, click HERE.

 

 

Living Environment and Writing/ELA Tutor

Living Environment and Writing/ELA Tutor

Masa works with Mexican and Latino immigrant children, youth, and families in the South Bronx to develop strong learners and leaders who fully participate in and contribute to the larger community.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create curriculum, present drafts well in advance to the Youth Program Associate for review, and make revisions as needed
  • Implement lesson plans in a group setting
  • Provide 1-to-1 tutoring to students in the program
  • Provide feedback on student progress and/or concerns to Youth Program Associate on a timely basis

REQUIREMENTS

  • MUST be available on Wednesdays from 4:30-7 PM
  • Experience tutoring in Living Environment and Writing
  • Experience facilitating group discussions
  • Comfortable working in a dynamic environment; extremely independent and goal-oriented
  • Extremely positive, patient, and understanding; able to build rapport and trust with youth
  • Excellent administrative, time management, and organizational skills; computer-savvy
  • Comfortable with providing tutoring in Math/Algebra a plus

HOURS

Approximately 5.5 hours/week, including Wednesdays from 4:30-7 PM

How to apply:
Send your resume and a brief cover letter explaining why you are a good fit for this role to jobs@masany.org.

To learn more about this opportunity, 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.

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

 

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

America Needs You Fellows Program

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The America Needs You Fellows Program helps high achieving, first-generation college students succeed in college and their careers. Freshman can also apply! (see eligibility requirements below).

Eligibility Requirements

  • You are a first-generation college student (neither of my parents have a bachelor’s degree)
  • You are a freshman attending a 4-year or community college
    • If attending community college, you must intent to transfer to a 4-year school (ANY provides transfer support)
  • You are a college freshmen or a college student with no more than 30 credits by by 3/1/2017 if on a semester schedule
  • You are available to attend regular Saturday workshops
  • You are a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, or eligible for full-time work in the U.S. by July 2017
  • You are considered low-income by HUD standards

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Program Benefits

  • Individualized support from a successful professional
  • 28 intensive workshops over a 2-year period
  • Counseling and academic support, up to $2,000 in grants
  • Diverse professionals and internship/job opportunities

The deadline to apply is March 1, 2017. 

If you are a freshman, please take advantage of this fantastic opportunity; not many fellowships are available for freshmen! For more information on the America Needs You Fellows Program and how to apply click HERE. If you have any further questions, email Alexander Rendon at alexrendon13@gmail.com.