New York State Youth Leadership Council Scholarship $500-$1000 (7/18/18)

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The New York State Youth Leadership Council (NYSYLC) awards students $500-$1000 who aspire to further their education, express interest in social justice, and continue to support immigrant rights movement. Success comes from all parts of the world. Represent where you come from proudly!

2018 marks the 9th year the NYSYLC Scholarship Awards Program will provide monetary support to youth, regardless of their immigration status.

Requirements:

  • Must be a resident of NYC and attend school in New York
  • Must be a graduating high school senior, have a High School or GED/HSE/TASC™ diploma and planning to attend college in the Spring; OR current undergraduate student
  • Volunteer 10 hours with the NYSYLC
  • Attend the awards ceremony in NYC (details TBD).
  • Submit resume, personal statement, statement of financial need, and letter of recommendation
  • Awardees will be selected based on community involvement, financial need and commitment to the immigrant rights movement.

*Note* There are additional requirements. For more information, please click here: https://www.nysylc.org/scholarship

Student Online Application:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdtHCT486cdgNjWBFPS4uhhicA_To_jCOfnYIY8-Kycuapx7w/viewform

NYSYLC Form/Checklist:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZeqGS_dPOwucAvDnqS3GN9v3wybG5VeZwDnrrv3Fj90/edit

Deadline: All applications MUST be submitted by July 18th, 2017.

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Dream Summer 2018 Fellowship Application (03/10/2018)

Dream Summer 2017 is open to both highly involved social justice leaders and those who wish to begin or strengthen their involvement in social justice. Dream Summer participants are placed in social justice organizations for 10 weeks for additional training. Dream Summer fellows work closely with their host organization to incorporate and strengthen the inclusion of undocumented immigrant issues onto the organization’s social justice work. Dream Summer participants receive a $5,000 fellowship for their participation in the program.

Admission Requirements

  •  At least 18 years of age by June 19, 2017.
  • An interest and commitment to social justice.
  • Full-time availability from Monday, June 19th, to Sunday, August 20, 2017.
  • Available to travel on Sunday, June 18 to attend the orientation retreat hosted in Los
    Angeles from Monday, June 19, to Friday, June 23, 2017.
  • Available to travel on Thursday, August 17 to attend the closing retreat hosted in Los Angeles from Friday, August 18, to Sunday, August 20, 2017.
  • Submit online application form by 11:59 PM PST, Friday, March 10, 2017. The notification deadline is rolling: April ~ May 2017.

After completing online application questions, you will be prompted to upload your resumeletter of recommendation and prompt responses. The prompts can be found here

For updates please check their website: labor.ucla.edu/what-we-do/dream-resource-center

John Jay’s Disaster Relief Team $1,000 (2/16/18)

John Jay’s Disaster Relief team is a semester-long opportunity to:

  1. Develop, plan and institute long term relief
  2. meet and work with community leaders and,
  3. gain work and life skills

As part of the opportunity, you will earn a $1,000 stipend! To apply, please email communityoutreach@jjay.cuny.edu or visit Community outreach in L.72NB.

See the flyer below!

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CUNY BECAS Scholarship Program 2018 (03/01/2018)

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The Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute at CUNY is proud to offer scholarships of up to $6530 to current and prospective CUNY undergraduate and graduate students. Scholarship winners are selected based on academic achievement, financial need, and commitment to service in the Mexican and/or immigrant community. The fellowship will cover the student’s tuition for the remaining years left until graduation. Students being considered for the fellowship will be required to participate in an interview.

If accepted, students must 0comply with the following conditions may result in the suspension or revocation of scholarship award and future eligibility.

  • Undergraduate students are expected to enroll full time (more than 12 credits per term).
  • Remain in good standing and maintain a GPA of 3.0.
  • Attend a series of professional and leadership workshops.
  • Complete a 200-hour internship in an affiliated nonprofit institution.
  • Participate in community events throughout the year.
  • Host one CUNY BECAS Promotional Workshop
  • Write one blog post about CUNY BECAS Experience

Eligibility:

  • Have graduated or will graduate from high school or have earned or will earn a high school equivalency diploma by the end of the 2017-2018 academic year
  • Intend to enroll full time in an associate or baccalaureate program at a CUNY Campus in Fall 2018 AND Spring 2019
  • Must demonstrate significant financial need

How to Apply:

  • Completed application form
  • Upload your most recent transcript (can be an unofficial student copy)
  • Upload two essays, 750-word max each
  • Upload resume
  • Provide one reference for a letter recommendation

Important Dates

  • December 6, 2017 – Application Opens
  • March 1, 2018, 11:59PM. EST- Application Closes
  • Late April – Awardees Notified
  • Late May – Award Ceremony, recipients must attend

Have more questions? Visit their website at http://www.lehman.cuny.edu/cuny-mexican-studies-institute/scholarships.php or send an email to mexican.studies@lehman.cuny.edu

 

Center for Court Innovation Intern (10/31/2017)

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The Center for Court Innovation is a non-profit organization that works to reduce crime and incarceration while strengthening public trust in justice. The Center also conducts original research on topics of justice reform and provides consulting services to criminal justice innovators.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing administrative assistance to the Strategic Partnerships Specialist  (Assisting with scheduling meetings with elected officials and other stakeholders, making phone calls, copying and preparing materials for meetings and maintaining contact databases, etc.)
  • Assisting the Strategic Partnerships Specialist with special projects and research
  • Monitoring and tracking city and state legislation trends related to the Center’s work
  • Assistance in the creation of policy profiles for city and state elected officials
  • Assistance in planning and coordination of advocacy activities that promote Center programming to further our work
  • Participating in team check-ins, off-site project visits and attending  public hearings as necessary

Qualifications:

  • Current undergraduate student
  • Demonstrates interest in public policy, government, criminal and social justice
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, presentation and writing skills
  • Experience with event planning and/or customer service experience a plus
  • Open to learning, team oriented, and able/willing to speak in front of groups
  • Availability to work evenings and weekend as needed

Position Type:  Part-time (20 hrs/wk), Temporary (October through June)

Salary: $11/hour

How to Apply:

Send a resume, cover letter, and a writing sample (2 pages maximum) to:

Subject line: Strategic Partnerships Intern

Attn.:  Sharese Crouther

Center for Court Innovation

520 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10018

Fax (212) 397-0985

E-mail: crouthers@courtinnovation.org

Deadline: October 31, 2017

To learn more or to apply, click HERE.

Internship at City College Immigration Center (9/15/17)

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CUNY Citizenship Now! is looking for an intern to assist in day to day operations at the City College Immigration Center. Duties include: making and confirming appointments, scanning and filing documents and all necessary duties required by staff. Commitment is for at least 3 months at 12 hrs per week during regular business hours and days.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Fluent in Spanish and English
  • Able to operate office equipment
  • Computer proficient
  • Must have pleasant phone manners and present professional attitude towards participants and staff
  • Ability to establish priorities and take initiative

If you are interested, send a cover letter and resume to Stephanie Delia at stephanie.delia@cuny.edu by September 15, 2017.

2017-18 CUNY LGBTQI Student Leadership Program (9/15/17)

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The CUNY LGBTQI Student Leadership program will bring together students to cultivate the next generation of LGBTQI leaders. Through a year-long leadership training experience, students will have the opportunity to focus on leadership and personal development, civic and community engagement and social networking opportunities with LGBTQI industry and community leaders.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Currently enrolled CUNY undergraduate students
  • Identify within the LGBTQI spectrum

For the complete description of this great opportunity and application, see -> CUNY LGBTQI Student Leadership Program Application_Fall2017