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!

Young Latinas Leadership Institute 2016 Application (12/20/2016)

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The 100 Hispanic Women National, Inc. (100HW) Young Latinas Leadership Institute (YLLI) provides financial assistance and leadership development to young Latinas in undergraduate programs who excel academically, demonstrate capacity to lead and serve, and are committed to social change. Eligible candidates are provided with an annual tuition scholarship award of $1,000 in each undergraduate year. 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Latina student currently enrolled in an accredited four-year college or university as a full-time, degree seeking, first-year student
  • U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident
  • Official high school transcript
  • Recent completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher throughout the four-year undergraduate program
  • Official transcripts submitted two times each year (Fall and Spring Semesters)
  • Participate in two annual workshops sponsored by 100HW National, Inc. and annual YLLI Award Ceremony

To learn more about the opportunity or to access the application click here

For any questions or concerns visit their website (100hispanicwomen.org) or contact 100WH at:

100 Hispanic Women National, Inc

413 East 120th Street, Suite 314 New York, NY 10035

(646) 689-2260

Submission Deadline: December 20, 2016

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.

Scholarships Open to Undocumented Students

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My (Un)Documented Life is a blog whose mission is to post up-to-date information and resources for undocumented immigrants and to provide a sense of community to their diverse group of readers.

My (Un)Documented Life posts scholarship opportunities that are open to undocumented students, ways for navigating the educational systems, information on how to apply for DACA/Advanced Parole, news on DAPA, and much more information.

Opportunities showcased on the blog with upcoming deadlines includes the UCLA Law School Fellows Program, for those who are pursuing top law programs and legal careers, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, for those who will be transferring to 4-year colleges, and the Public Policy and International Affairs Program, for those who are pursuing graduate degrees in public policy and international affairs.

To view other opportunities posted on the My (Un)Documented Life blog click HERE.

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.

Hispanic Federation Voter Registration Phone Bank

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The Hispanic Federation is working with Telemundo to register voters and answer questions about voting. HF is requesting volunteers who speak Spanish. Volunteers will be trained to answer callers’ questions and to assist in filling out voter registration forms. This is a great volunteer opportunity! Help out the community while building your resume at the same time!

Volunteers are being requested for any of the days/times listed below:

  • Friday, September 16th: 10:00AM-1:00PM; 1:00PM-4:30PM; 5:00PM-8:00PM
  • Monday, September 19th: 10:00AM-1:00PM; 1:00PM-5:00PM
  • Tuesday, September 20th: 10:00AM-1:00PM; 1:00PM-5:00PM

*Note: Dinner will be provided for the shifts in the evening.*

To sign up or for additional information, please contact Fryda Guedes at fguedes@hispanicfederation.org or via phone at 212-233-8955 ext 103.