Fall 2022 Opportunities with the Center for Social Justice

The Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching, and Service (CSJ) announces opportunities for social justice and deep community engagement in Fall 2022. Sign-up forms for these opportunities are available through CSJ’s website csj.georgetown.edu. Each interest form includes more detailed information about the program, including its mode of operation.

CSJ will hold a Meet and Greet on Tuesday, August 23, 12:00pm-3:00pm ET. Meet the students and team of the Center for Social Justice and learn how to get engaged as #HoyasForOthers through social justice work including CSJ EngageDC Programs, 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

Mentor and tutor with the After School Kids (ASK) Program, which serves youth in the DC metropolitan area through both academic and social-emotional support. ASK offers a supportive team environment and multiple scheduling options in the evening (Monday through Thursday) and possibly some opportunities on Fridays or Saturdays. Find additional information about ASK and sign up at https://forms.gle/YwDhnWo2j1ed6eAZ9. Both volunteer and Federal Work-Study (FWS) positions are available. Sign-up forms are accepted on a rolling basis with priority consideration given to sign-ups received by Friday, August 31, 2022. Contact the current ASK Program Coordinator, LaMaria Glass, at askprogram@georgetown.edu with questions.

Alternative Breaks Program

Sign up at https://forms.gle/eRPGRRDcTmmJe8qn9 to receive email updates regarding our social justice immersion programs for Spring 2023. ABP leader applications will open August 2022 and participant applications will open November 2022. Contact CSJ Assistant Director for Immersion Programs, Kyra Hanlon, at altbreaks@georgetown.edu with questions.

DC Schools Project

DC Schools Project (DCSP) is a tutoring, mentoring, and advocacy program that serves youth and adult immigrants of all ages who are designated as 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. Sign up at https://forms.gle/HdNvGhE9Uy5eN7AfA. Sign-up forms are accepted on a rolling basis with priority consideration is given to sign-ups received by Friday, September 2, 2022. Contact Assistant Director, Immigrant Justice Initiatives, Jessica Lee, at dcsp@georgetown.edu with questions.

HOME Program

The Center for Social Justice is seeking Student Staff to volunteer in the Homelessness Outreach | Meals | Education (HOME) Program’s awareness and advocacy efforts and participate in direct services and programming for unhoused individuals in partnership with Georgetown Ministry Center (GMC), the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, the Unhoused Collective, and others. Join us today in Volunteer and Federal Work positions. Sign up at https://forms.gle/9u2Vtisyx4kGSZ1R8. Sign-up forms are accepted on a rolling basis with priority consideration is given to sign-ups received by Sunday, September 18, 2022. Contact CSJ Deputy Director, Ray Shiu, at homelessness@georgetown.edu with questions.

Georgetown Jumpstart
Georgetown Jumpstart engages preschool children from under-resourced communities in playful learning experiences to develop the language, literacy, and socio-emotional skills they need to success. Jumpstart asks for a 10-12 hour per week time commitment for the full academic year. Volunteer and Federal Work Study positions are available. Upon completion of the program and 300 hours of service, Corps Members receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education award of about $1,300. Sign up at https://forms.gle/QgZ11UjuQR9ADKXq8. Sign-up forms are accepted on a rolling basis with priority consideration given to sign-ups received by Friday, September 9, 2022. Contact the Jumpstart Site Manager, Nicole Reeder, at jumpstart@georgetown.edu with questions.

DC STEM

DC STEM 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. DC STEM asks for a 7-8 hour time commitment per week. Volunteer and Federal Work Study positions are available. No STEM background is required! Find more information and sign-up at https://forms.gle/kBcUtghicjwK5srr8. Sign-up forms are accepted on a rolling basis with priority consideration given to sign-ups received by Friday, September 3, 2021. Contact CSJ’s Assistant Director for Educational Equity, Noelle Gipson, at dcstem@georgetown.edu with questions.

Legacy of a Dream (LoaD) Internships

LoaD Interns use their skills, time, energy, and capacities to support a Legacy of a Dream (LoaD) Awardee Organization. While duties vary with each organization placement, the goal is for each Hoya to contribute to the agency’s capacity. LoaD Interns work for and regularly communicate with their assigned organization and also commit to a regular reflection with the CSJ team. Position descriptions and a sign up form with a priority deadline of Friday, September 2, 2022 are at the LoaD webpage. Contact dcmission@georgetown.edu with questions.

UNXD 130: CBL Social Action

UNXD 130: CBL Social Action is a 1-credit course. Students integrate a 3-credit course with their own community engagement experience through this 1-credit wrap-around steeped in reflection. 30-40 hours of community-engaged/social justice work is required to be completed throughout the semester. Click https://forms.gle/YWdsTNA88rPYmASL9 to express your interest. Completed applications (including confirmation of your virtual or in-person site placement) are open now and the priority deadline is 9:00AM EST on Friday, September 2, 2022. Contact csjcbl@georgetown.edu with questions.

Submit your social justice project ideas for funding with the Social Innovation and Public Service (SIPS) Fund!

The SIPS Fund is a $1.5 million student-run fund that makes strategic investments in Georgetown students and ideas that further our community’s Jesuit tradition of service to others. Since its inception in 2011, SIPS has funded more than $250,000 in student and alumni social ventures, ranging from developing a prototype shield to protect students and teachers in the US to an app that connects healthcare workers and patients in Nigeria. Visit sips.georgetown.edu and follow our social media (Insta: @georgetownsips, Twitter: @georgetown_sips) to get updates on our fall 2022 project application and Executive Committee applications. If you have any questions, you can contact the SIPS Executive Committee at sips@georgetown.edu.

Join Georgetown’s delegation to the virtual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice 

Participate in the virtual Ignatian Family Teach-in for Justice on Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23. Come together around social justice and solidarity to learn, reflect, and advocate in a community that sees faith and justice integrally linked. We are recruiting students from all faith traditions to represent Georgetown’s diversity in our virtual Hoya delegation. Sign up here. Contact dcmission@georgetown.edu with questions.

Take a Course

Explore important social justice themes in DC through these community-based learning courses in Fall 2022! You can search for CBL courses any semester by selecting “community-based learning” in the “Attribute Type” field in MyAccess. For a list of Fall 2022 CBL and social justice courses, visit csj.georgetown.edu/socialjusticecourses. Email the course professor or reach out to csjcbl@georgetown.edu.

Student Academic Assistants

CSJ Student Academic Assistants (SAAs) commit 6-8 hrs per week to complete organizational and logistical tasks to support social justice focused courses that may include virtual community-based learning opportunities with partners in DC. SAAs sit in on classes, and offer a range of support including on the academic and reflective components of a course. While SAAs meet and communicate regularly with faculty, they report to CSJ’s Dr. Wisler, and participate in biweekly reflection sessions. Undergraduates only and must have FWS to apply towards this position. Submit an application at https://forms.gle/GdjXQyndriMyzhQeA by the priority deadline of Monday, August 15, 2022. Contact csjcbl@georgetown.edu with questions.

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