Fall 2023 opportunities with the Center for Social Justice
The Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching, and Service (new window) (CSJ) announces opportunities for social justice and deep community engagement in Fall 2023. Sign-up forms for these opportunities are available through CSJ’s website csj.georgetown.edu (new window). Each interest form includes more detailed information about the program, and most offer Federal Work Study positions. Get engaged as #HoyasForOthers through social justice work including CSJ EngageDC Programs (new window), community service, community-based learning courses, research, spring break trips, and more–for a day, one week, or all semester–here in DC and around the world.
- Apply for the Alternative Breaks Program
- Mentor middle and high school youth with the After School Kids (ASK) Program
- Advance literacy skills for elementary school students with DC Reads
- Explore science and math with elementary school students with DC STEM
- Tutor migrant English Language Learners (K-Adult) with DC Schools Project
- Support the unhoused community with HOME
- Advance early literacy skills for preschool children with Jumpstart
- Intern with a Legacy of a Dream awardee organization
- Be a coordinator in our cohort of Racial Justice Initiative Coordinators
- Submit your social justice project ideas for funding with the Social Innovation and Public Service (SIPS) Fund
- Serve as a Student Academic Assistant (SAA) and work with a faculty member
- Register for the 1-credit course, UNXD 130: CBL Social Action (Interest Form closes at 9am ET on Friday, September 1, 2023)
- Participate in the Ignatian Family Teach-In For Justice as a member of GU’s delegation
Contact information for each program is located on the program’s webpage. For general questions, email email@example.com.
After School Kids Program
Mentor and tutor with the After School Kids (ASK) Program, which serves at-potential youth in the DC metropolitan area through both academic and social-emotional support, with an emphasis on youth justice. ASK offers a supportive team environment and multiple scheduling options in the evening (Monday through Thursday). Find additional information about ASK and sign up at https://forms.gle/zR3nizfpJixZ2Ksu8. 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 September 10, 2023. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Georgetown DC Reads Program
Georgetown DC Reads is a tutoring, mentoring, and advocacy program for elementary students who are a grade level or more behind in literacy skills in DCPS schools and community centers East of the River in DC. DC Reads time commitment ranges from 8-10 hours per week, with multiple scheduling options. Volunteer and Federal Work positions available. Sign up at https://forms.gle/E3Lk6Rc6VPNh7URF8. Sign-up forms are accepted on a rolling basis with priority consideration given to sign-ups received by September 1, 2023. Contact Assistant Director for Educational Equity, Nicole Reeder at email@example.com with questions.
DC STEM is relaunching in Fall 2023 and we are looking for dedicated students to help support these efforts. 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/E3Lk6Rc6VPNh7URF8. Sign-up forms are accepted on a rolling basis with priority consideration given to sign-ups received by September 1, 2023. Contact Assistant Director for Educational Equity, Nicole Reeder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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), Ward 2 Mutual Aid, Ward 6 Mutual Aid/Serve Your City, and others. Join us today in Volunteer and Federal Work positions. Sign up at https://forms.gle/dM1Jh3qG9Ffeh3kP9. Sign-up forms are accepted on a rolling basis with priority consideration given to sign-ups received by September 10, 2023. Contact CSJ Deputy Director, Ray Shiu, at email@example.com with questions.
Georgetown Jumpstart is an early education organization that aims to prepare preschool children in DC’s under-resourced communities to succeed. Jumpstart utilizes playful learning experiences to develop children’s language, literacy and socio-emotional skills. This program has Federal-Work study and volunteer positions available, and there is a time commitment of 8-10 hours weekly. Upon completion of a 300 hour service requirement, members receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $1,300. Sign up at https://forms.gle/opVfhrL77SXHwauT9. Sign-up forms are accepted on a rolling basis with a priority deadline of September 1, 2023. Contact the Jumpstart Site Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Alternative Breaks Program
Take a deep dive into social justice and solidarity with a group of 12 Georgetown students, staff, and faculty on one of our immersions. Through weekly meetings and a Spring Break trip, you’ll have the opportunity to learn with peers, hear from people and partners most impacted by injustice, and discern how to take action for justice. Apply to be a leader by April 18 and check back in October for participant applications for Spring 2024. Contact CSJ Assistant Director for Immersion Programs, Kyra Hanlon, at email@example.com 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 will be posted the week of July 17, 2023 at which time a Google sign up form will open with a priority deadline of August 14, 2023. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
UNXD 130: CBL Social Action
UNXD 130: CBL Social Action is a 1-credit, pass/fail, online, asynchronous 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. Fill out the Google form by 9am ET on Friday, September 1, 2023 to express your interest. Contact email@example.com with questions.
Submit your social justice project ideas for funding with the Social Innovation and Public Service 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. Visit sips.georgetown.edu and follow our social media (Insta: @georgetownsips, Twitter: @georgetown_sips) for updates on our Fall 2023 project application and Executive Committee applications. Contact the SIPS Executive Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Student Academic Assistants
CSJ Student Academic Assistants (SAAs) commit 4-8 hrs per week to complete organizational and logistical tasks to support faculty on their social justice focused courses and research. While SAAs meet and communicate regularly with faculty, they report to CSJ’s Dr. Wisler. Undergraduates only and must have FWS to apply towards this position. Submit an interest form by the priority deadline of Friday, September 1, 2023. Contact email@example.com with questions.
Racial Justice Initiative (RJI) Coordinators
Are you interested in the opportunity to develop knowledge, awareness, and skills to host dialogue spaces for students, by students? We invite you to apply to become a RJI Coordinator to facilitate the Center for Social Justice Critical Conversations on Race dialogue series. The series helps participants to understand how race impacts each person on an individual, group, and systemic level. Volunteer and FWS positions available. Priority Deadline to apply is April 24, 2023; Apply here. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or questions.
Be a Member of the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice Delegation
Every year the CSJ sends a Hoya delegation to participate in the Ignatian Family Teach-in for Justice (IFTJ). The IFTJ is an annual gathering for 1,600+ members of the Ignatian family (Jesuit institutions and larger church) to come together in the context of social justice and solidarity to learn, reflect, pray, network, and advocate in a community that sees faith and justice integrally linked. This year the IFTJ is happening in-person at the Washington Hilton on Saturday, October 28 and Sunday, October 29; read more about the event here: https://ignatiansolidarity.net/iftj/. To commit to being a member of GU’s delegation, please fill out the short form at https://forms.gle/enDzuPgrqjTEo1aj7. All are covered by CSJ. Because spots are limited and the fees can not be transferred, we ask only seriously committed students to register.