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.

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.

 

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.

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

Latinas on the Verge of Excellence Mentoring Program

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The Latinas on the Verge of Excellence (L.O.V.E) program is now excepting applications! This program is a yearlong commitment from September to May requiring mentors to make weekly high school campus visits in either the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan or Brooklyn.

L.O.V.E mentors will help students excel in school through sessions focused on developing strong study skills, self- empowerment and increasing college readiness. While helping mentees, Mentors will gain valuable experience in leadership and communication. If you are interested in supporting Latina students through their high school experience, this is an excellent opportunity for you.

Qualifications

  • University female student
  • GPA: 3.0 and above
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Creative capacity
  • Strong organizational, project management and presentation skills
  • Be proficient in Word and Excel
  • Be available a minimum of 10 hours per week
  • Commit to work for the organization for a semester

To apply for the L.O.V.E. internship, please send a resume and cover letter to Claudia Espinosa, at claudia@lovementoring.org

If you have any additional questions, contact stephanie@lovementoring.org

For more information check out the attachment below:

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Cuny Big Apple Job & Internship Fair (4/22/16)

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Come to the annual Big Apple Job and Internship fair hosted by CUNY! The fair is open to all CUNY Alumni and students graduating this year looking for full-time employment. Current degree-program students looking for part-time employment or internships are also welcomed.  This is a good way to meet with employers and learn more about what careers compliment your degree. This is a great opportunity specifically designed for CUNY students so don’t miss out!

  • When:  Friday April 22, 2016 11AM-2PM
  • Where: River Pavillion and Galleria, Jacob Javits Center, Manhattan
You must present your updated resume and current CUNY college ID for admission into the fair. Professional business attire is required so make sure to dress for success!
For more in formation of admission requirements and employers attending visit http://www.cuny.edu/bigapple
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America Needs You Fellowship (March 1, 2016)

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https://www.americaneedsyou.org/fellow-application/

Eligibility-We invite all applicants who meet the following criteria to apply to be a Fellow:

  • Neither of my parents/guardians have a bachelor’s degree (from any country)
  • I am a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, or eligible for full-time work in the U.S. by July 2016
  • I am a freshman attending 4-year or community college
    • If applying in New York you must attend a CUNY school
    • If attending community college, you must intend to transfer to a 4-year school (ANY provides transfer support)
    • ANY defines “freshman” as having earned no more than 30 credits by 3/1/2016 if on a semester schedule and no more than 45 credits by 3/1/2016 if on a quarterly schedule
  • I am in the process of obtaining my first associate’s or bachelor’s degree
  • I am available to attend regular Saturday workshops (workshops occur bi-weekly in Year 1 starting in July 2016; monthly in Year 2)
  • I am considered low-income by HUD standards. Click herefor NY guidelines, click here for NJ guidelines and clickhere for IL guidelines  (view the “FY 2015 Low-Income (80%) Limit (LIL)” table in the bottom row)

Application

https://www.americaneedsyou.org/fellow-application/

Selection Criteria

  • Performance: Applicants must have a strong academic record, reflecting a commitment to hard work and excellence. We require Fellows to maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout their time in the program. The average GPA of the 2014 Fellows Class was 3.6.
  • Leadership: Applicants must demonstrate leadership and a commitment to communities in need through work experience, campus organizations, athletics or other extracurricular activities.
  • Ambition: Applicants must possess a passion for reaching their potential, and must have a vision for how the Fellows Program can help them achieve their professional goals. The Fellows Program is open to students from all disciplines and interests.

Program Admissions Timeline

  • September – Application Opens
  • March 1, 2016 – Application and Recommendations Due
  • April – Finalists Notified and Interview Day
  • May – Class Selected

Application Details

Essays: Three essay questions must be completed before submitting the application. We consider the responses to the following questions important in the selection process. For each of the essay questions below, you must draft a response in 1500 characters or less (approximately 250 words).

  • What are your professional goals and how can the Fellows Program help you achieve those goals? Also, describe why you believe you are a good candidate for the Fellows Program.
  • Describe a significant obstacle that you have faced and how you overcame it or describe an experience that has significantly impacted your life.
  • Describe a problem associated with your community (or another community that interests you) and the steps that you have taken (or would like to take) to address that problem.
  • OPTIONAL ESSAY: If you feel there are extenuating circumstances of which the Fellows Committee should be aware, please explain them here (e.g., inconsistent or questionable academic performance, weakness in your application).

Resume: Applicants must submit a one-page resume. A resume should generally contain the following:

  • Contact Information – Full name, address, phone number and e-mail
  • Education – college and high school (optional), start and end dates
  • Work experience – companies at which you have worked or volunteered, start and end dates, and a description of your responsibilities
  • Activities – description of any extracurricular activities you are involved in
  • Awards and honors – list of any awards or honors you have earned or received

Transcript: Applicants must upload transcripts for their high school and for each college or university they have attended. Only unofficial transcripts are required for their application to be reviewed and should be uploaded. If you are selected for the Fellows Program, you will be required to submit official transcripts.

Letter(s) of Recommendation: Applicants must submit the name and email of one person to submit a letter of recommendation via the online application. The Letter of Recommendation must be submitted online. Applicants should give their recommender ample time to complete the form and submit the recommendation. Submitting recommendations from friends or relatives is discouraged.

Permanent Resident or Work Authorization Status (if applicable): If applicable, applicants also upload a copy of their green card or employment authorization card, which authorizes them to live and work in the United States.

If you have any questions about the online application or admissions process, please contact:

Illinois: ILapps@americaneedsyou.org or (872)-202-0504

New Jersey: NJapps@americaneedsyou.org or (201) 332-2155

New York: NYapps@americaneedsyou.org or (646) 651-1863