Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship (05/31/2017)

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This scholarship is open to students studying behavioral health, counseling, psychology, social work, nursing, and related sciences. The American Additions Centers (AAA) is a resource that help individuals overcome the obstacle of addiction in the hopes of being able to have a healthy long term life. Scholarship awards consist of:

  • 1st place: $5,000
  • 2nd place $2,500
  • 3rd place: $2,500

Requirements:

  • In the form of a first-person essay, answer the question below in no more than 500 words
  • Submit an application here

Eligibility:

  • High School graduates as of Summer 2017
  • Open to full or part-time college undergraduate or graduate students
  • Enrolled or entering an academic program in nursing, counseling, psychology, social work, marriage/family therapy, or other curriculum that focuses on treating mental health and substance use disorders.

Essay Question:

In your chosen area of Behavioral Science study, what do you see as current challenges for getting individuals into addiction treatment? What are your suggestions for how to fix this problem?

 

Summer Youth Employment Program (3/31/2017)

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The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides New York City residents ages 14-24 with PAID summer employment in July and August for up to six weeks.

Participants are selected by lottery for the program and selected participants are given the opportunity to work in entry-level jobs within the following industries:

  • Arts and Recreation
  • Educational Services
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare/Medical
  • Hospitality/Tourism
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing/Public Relations
  • Media/Entertainment
  • Real Estate/Property
  • Retail

Program Requirements

  • New York City Residents
  • Ages 14 – 24
  • Completed Required Document Checklist

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

Living Environment and Writing/ELA Tutor

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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.

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

 

John Jay Forensic Psychology Info Session (10/24/16)

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John Jay students, are you a forensic psychology major? At any point, did you have any of the following questions:

  • what can I do with a forensic psychology degree?
  • is graduate school necessary for psychology majors?
  • what is needed to succeed in a career in psychology?
Ask these questions and more at the forensic psychology info session with Dr. Charles Stone. Head on to L2.84 in the New Building during community hour! It’s open to all students and no RSVP required.