Fall 2017 Opportunities with the Center for Social Justice

The Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching & Service (CSJ) announces opportunities for social justice and deep community engagement in Fall 2017. Interest forms for these opportunities are available below. Each interest form includes more detailed information about the program.

CSJ will hold our annual Open House on Tuesday, August 29, 1:00-4:00pm in Poulton Hall 130. Meet the students and team of the Center for Social Justice and learn how to get engaged as #HoyasForOthers through social justice work including community service, community-based learning courses, research, immersion, and more--for a day, week, semester, summer--here in DC and around the world.

After School Kids Program

The After School Kids (ASK) Program serves local at-potential teens, who are looking to make positive strides in their lives and to be catalysts for change in their community. Our youth are adversely impacted by the school-to-prison pipeline, and may experiencing multiple obstacles, including court-involvement, to obtaining their high school diploma. ASK provides tutoring to support our youth in realizing their vision for the future.  Scheduling options include: M/W & T/Th 5:30-8:30 pm or Saturdays 10:30 am-2:30 pm. Additional hours are also available to pick-up and drop-off youth M/W & T/Th 3:30-5:30 pm and 8:30-10:30 pm; and Saturdays 9:00-10:30 am and 2:30-4:00 pm. Find additional information about ASK and register your interest at https://goo.gl/forms/xqla4iYOVh5lfZdC2. Volunteer and Federal Work-Study (FWS) positions are available. Interest forms are accepted on a rolling basis, and priority consideration is given to interest received by Friday, September 8. Contact CSJ Assistant Director for Youth Justice Programs, Gina Bulett, at askprogram@georgetown.edu with questions.

Georgetown DC Reads Program

Georgetown DC Reads is a tutoring, mentoring, and advocacy program for 1-4th grade students  in DC’s Ward 7 who are a grade level or more behind in literacy skills with college students serving as tutors through Volunteer and Federal Work positions. Register your interest at https://goo.gl/forms/C1d2uDeGgzew1ySV2. Interest forms are accepted on a rolling basis, and priority consideration is given to interest received by Friday, September 8. Contact DC Reads Program Director, Sabrina Sifuentes, at dcreads@georgetown.edu with questions.

DC Schools Project

DC Schools Project (DCSP) is a tutoring, mentoring, and advocacy program that serves youth and adults of all ages who are English Language Learners (ELLs). DCSP offers multiple options to fit with your schedule. You do not have to speak another language to tutor with us! Join us today in Volunteer and Federal Work positions. Register your interest at https://goo.gl/forms/7zhvZJRl5GUbquSx1. Interest forms are accepted on a rolling basis, and priority consideration is given to interest received by Friday, September 8. Contact DCSP Program Director, Jessica Lee, at dcsp@georgetown.edu with questions. 

HOME Program

Through HOME, students serve at the drop-in center Georgetown Ministry Center (GMC) which guides service-resistant, chronically homeless individuals towards stability and housing through aggressive street outreach, provision of a safe and welcoming environment, and advocacy for the homeless. Students support different client-focused programs and projects 4-8 hours a week in Volunteer and Federal Work Study positions. Register your interest online at https://goo.gl/forms/B5N36LEUBIz0cVzv1. Interest forms are accepted on a rolling basis, and priority consideration is given to interest received by Friday, September 8. Contact the HOME Program Coordinator at homelessness@georgetown.edu with questions.

Georgetown Jumpstart

Jumpstart is a national early education organization and works with underserved preschool children in schools and community centers. Through an evidence-based curriculum, Jumpstart strives to develop language and literacy skills that youth need to be ready for school, setting them on a path to close the achievement gap. Jumpstart Corps Members have the unique opportunity to inspire young children to learn, serve in a local community, work on a team, and build professional skills. All Corps members receive high quality training to help them implement Jumpstart’s outcome-based program, promote children’s school success, and build family involvement. Register your interest online at https://goo.gl/forms/uoRqnnyRqdealWA52Interest forms are accepted on a rolling basis, and priority consideration is given to interest received by Friday, September 8. Contact the Jumpstart Site Manager, Melissa Bernard, at jumpstart@georgetown.edu with questions.

STEM Afterschool

STEM Afterschool is a project-based science enrichment program for 3rd grade students in DC elementary schools. Georgetown STEM tutors are responsible for leading science, mathematics, engineering, and technology explorations to improve youth's academic performance in STEM. Volunteer and Federal Work Study positions are available. No STEM background is required! Find more information and apply online at https://goo.gl/forms/iq2haW9WGzS2Maei1. Interest forms are accepted on a rolling basis, and priority consideration is given to interest received by Friday, September 8. Contact the STEM Afterschool Program at stemafterschool@georgetown.edu with questions.

Sign up for updates and fall applications for the Alternative Breaks Program

Interested in the Alternative Breaks Program? ABP will be offering one trip, Footsteps & Futures, over Winter Break in January 2018. Applications due on Sunday, October 15. Our three Magis international immersion trips to India, Jamaica, and the US/Mexico border (Kino), also have an application deadline of Sunday, October 15. Applications coming soon! Sign up to receive email updates regarding ABP. Email CSJ’s Assistant Director for Immersion Programs, Mollie Vita, at mollie.vita@georgetown.edu with questions.

Center Operations Intern

The Center Operations Intern (COI) is the first point of contact for visitors and callers to the CSJ. The COI implements projects assigned by the CSJ staff, supports staff research, facilitates operations, and creates a welcoming environment in the Center. This position is Federal Work-Study only. Register your interest online at https://goo.gl/forms/Tc780MiailnfvhfG3. Interest forms are accepted on a rolling basis, and priority consideration is given to registrations received by Sunday, August 27. Contact CSJ Operations Officer Caitlin Miller at ckm46@georgetown.edu with questions.

UNXD 130: CBL Social Action

UNXD 130: CBL Social Action is a 1-credit course that offers students the opportunity to integrate their academic studies with a community engagement experience. Through reflection, UNXD 130 students link a course in which they are enrolled with 30-40 hours of community-based service / social justice work. Apply to UNXD 130: CBL Social Action at https://goo.gl/forms/yjtDmWcxJjurBoXC3. Completed applications (including confirmation of your location of service) will be accepted on a rolling basis, due no later than Friday, September 8. CSJ can suggest community-based organizations and courses. Contact Assistant Director for Social Justice Curriculum and Pedagogy, Amanda Munroe, at Amanda.Munroe@georgetown.edu, with questions.

CSJ Van Assistants

The CSJ Van Assistant works with CSJ in keeping the vans fueled and cleaned. Hours are flexible for each day. A valid driver's license for at least one year is required to obtain a driver authorization. This position is Federal Work-Study only. Register your interest online at https://goo.gl/forms/9pxcgjzIFgdhkofD3. Interest forms are accepted on a rolling basis, and priority consideration is given to registrations received by Sunday, August 27. Contact Van & Payroll Administrator, Lucia Cappelloni, at lc877@georgtown.edu with questions.

ASK/DCSP Drivers

The ASK/DCSP driver positions are a critical component of our programs, without whom we would not be able to serve the community. The drivers will fulfill pick-up duties for the ASK program and/or drive GU tutors to youth’s homes for DCSP’s 1-2-1 in-home tutoring program. For ASK, drivers will be departing campus by 3:30pm to pick up youth participants to bring them back to campus for programming. For DCSP, drivers will be dropping off the tutors at the homes in which they tutor, and then pick them up after their tutoring sessions to bring them back to campus. Trainings will be held so that drivers feel comfortable driving a 12-passenger van and navigating routes. 

Any combination of days and 2.5-, 3-, or 5.75-hour shifts are available Monday through Thursday between 3:30pm - 9:45pm.

Shift Option 1: 3:30 - 6:00pm (ASK)

Shift Option 2: 6:30 - 9:30pm & 6:45pm - 9:45pm (DCSP)

Shift Option 3: 3:30 - 9:45pm (ASK & DCSP) 

Find additional information about the position and submit interest forms online at https://goo.gl/forms/QQ6HNORFCYpdMHOE3. Volunteer and Federal Work-Study (FWS) positions are available. Interest forms are accepted on a rolling basis, and priority consideration is given to interest received by Friday, September 8. Contact the ASK Program Manager at askprogram@georgetown.edu or DCSP Program Director, Jessica Lee, at dcsp@georgetown.edu with any questions.

Apply for a MetroCard for your social justice work

CSJ provides MetroCards to undergraduate students participating in campus-sponsored service-learning initiatives, such as Community-based Learning (CBL), as part of an academic course, or UNXD 130: CBL Social Action, that require regular transportation needs. The MetroCard is used by the student to take public transportation to and from campus to their community-based organization site in the Washington, DC metro area. Fill out the following short application at https://goo.gl/forms/GUEWVjcaGPpVyQCC3. The application deadline is 9am on Friday, September 22. Contact Van and Payroll Administrator Lucia Cappelloni, at lc877@georgtown.edu with questions. Funds for this program are limited; MetroCards will be loaned on a first-come, first-served basis.

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