The Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching, and Service (CSJ) announces opportunities for social justice and deep community engagement in Spring 2019. Sign-up forms or applications for these opportunities are available through CSJ’s website csj.georgetown.edu. Each sign-up form or application includes more detailed information about that program.

Tutor teens impacted by the School to Prison Pipeline with ASK Program

Serve as a mentor and tutor with the ASK Program which serves at-potential teens in the DC metropolitan area who are looking to make positive strides in their lives and to be catalysts for change in their community.  

ASK offers multiple scheduling options and a supportive team environment: evening shifts (Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday: 3:00 pm-8:30 pm, 5:30pm-8:30pm, 5:30-10pm) and Saturday shifts (8:30am-2:30pm, 10:30am-2:30pm, 10:30 am- 4pm). Find additional information about ASK and sign up at https://goo.gl/forms/2wWCqujekCwkYzmX2. Volunteer and Federal Work-Study (FWS) positions are available. Sign-up forms are accepted on a rolling basis with priority consideration is given to sign-ups received by January 11, 2019 and a secondary deadline of January 18, 2019. Contact ASK Program Coordinator, Erick Castro, at askprogram@georgetown.edu with questions.

Tutor elementary school students in literacy with DC READS

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 4-8 hours per week, with multiple scheduling options. Volunteer and Federal Work positions available. Sign up at https://goo.gl/forms/9kP1P3w7ypPpY85r1. Sign-up forms are accepted on a rolling basis with priority consideration is given to sign-ups received by January 11, 2019 and a secondary deadline of January 18, 2019. Contact the CSJ Assistant Director for Educational Equity Programs, Noelle Gipson, dcreads@georgetown.edu with questions.

Tutor Immigrant English Language Learners (K-Adult) with DC Schools Project

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. Sign up at https://goo.gl/forms/Wi1VxLLCr0p4e2Z72. Sign up forms are accepted on a rolling basis with priority consideration is given to sign-ups received by Friday, January 18, 2019 and until January 25, 2019. Contact DCSP Program Director, Jessica Lee, at dcsp@georgetown.edu with questions.

Serve men and women experiencing homelessness with HOME

HOME Program

Through HOME, students serve at Georgetown Ministry Center (GMC), a drop-in center which seeks lasting solutions to homelessness one person at at time. Students assist GMC’s staff at guiding individuals experiencing homelessness towards stability and housing through street outreach, educating the community about homelessness, and creating a safe, respectful and and welcoming environment in the center. Students support client-focused programs, services and projects 4-8 hours a week in Volunteer and Federal Work Study positions. Sign up at  https://goo.gl/forms/IgjnoeHtmXsA9cF62. Sign-up forms are accepted on a rolling basis with priority consideration is given to sign-ups received by January 11, 2019 and a secondary deadline of January 18, 2019. Contact the HOME Program Coordinator, Suzy Lefelhocz, at homelessness@georgetown.edu with questions.

Advance early literacy skills for preschool children with Jumpstart

Georgetown Jumpstart
Georgetown Jumpstart works with preschool children from under-resourced communities to help them develop the language, literacy, and socio-emotional skills they need to be ready for success in kindergarten. Jumpstart Corps members are responsible for leading twice weekly after-school programming that centers around reading and playful learning experiences. Volunteer and Federal Work Study positions are available. Sign-up online at https://goo.gl/forms/zRL6DE7ZlIXxUXsG3. Sign up forms are accepted on a rolling basis, with priority consideration given to those received by January 11, 2019 and a secondary deadline of January 18, 2019. Contact the Jumpstart Site Manager, Melissa Bernard, at jumpstart@georgetown.edu with questions.

Advance STEM engagement for 3rd graders with DC STEM

DC STEM

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 sign up at https://goo.gl/forms/9kP1P3w7ypPpY85r1. Sign-up forms are accepted on a rolling basis with priority consideration is given to sign-ups received by January 11, 2019 and a secondary deadline of January 18, 2019. Contact the CSJ Assistant Director for Educational Equity Programs, Noelle Gipson, dcstem@georgetown.edu with questions.

Honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.-Participate in the MLK Evening of Hope and Resistance on Saturday, February 16

Honor the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Participate in the February 16 MLK Evening of Hope and Resistance

This year, the Let Freedom Ring Initiative honors Dr. King's legacy of captivating hearts and ears through an evening of spoken word, poetry and music. We hope that through this evening of reflection and artistic expression we can stir imaginations for change and hope for the future. Please join use in an evening of beloved community. Email CSJ Assistant Director Whitney Maddox at guserviceday@georgetown.edu with questions.

Volunteer with the Hypothermia Outreach Team during the cold weather

Hypothermia Outreach Team (HOT)

The Hypothermia Outreach Team (HOT) is an ad hoc volunteer group that go in teams during cold nights to assess the needs of those living on the street, helping to prevent injury and death from exposure and encouraging individuals to seek safety in available shelters and warming stations. This volunteer work is an important way for the Georgetown community to care for our neighbors in need. No previous experience or specialized skills are required. All are invited to register their interest and RSVP to a HOT training here. Contact HOME Program Coordinator, Suzy Lefelhocz, at homelessness@georgetown.edu with questions.

Apply for the Social Innovation and Public Service Fund (SIPS) Executive Committee

Join the Social Innovation and Public Service (SIPS) Fund Executive Committee

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 inception in 2011, we have funded more than $200,000 in student and alumni social ventures ranging from sustainable community gardens in DC to youth action mapping in Liberia. This Spring, we are recruiting individuals to fill the following roles: Executive Director, Managing Director, Operations Director, and Project Manager. Learn more about each position here, and to receive updates on the application process, fill out this interest form. Contact the SIPS Executive Committee with questions at sips@georgetown.edu. The application will open in mid-December and will close on Sunday, January 20, 2019.  

Enroll in the 1-credit course, UNXD 130: CBL Social Action

UNXD 130: CBL Social Action

UNXD 130: CBL Social Action is a 1-credit course. Students integrate a 3 or 4 credit course with a community engagement experience through 1 credit in reflection. 30-40 hours of community-based service / social justice work is required to be completed throughout the semester.

Click here to apply to UNXD 130: CBL Social Action. Completed applications (including confirmation of your location of service) are open now and accepted on a rolling basis, due no later than Friday, January 18. CSJ can suggest community-based organizations and courses. Contact Assistant Director for Social Justice Curriculum and Pedagogy, Amanda Munroe, at csjcbl@georgetown.edu, with questions.

Support the CSJ’s work and join the team of Center Operations Interns, CSJ Van Assistants

Center Operations Intern

The Center Operations Intern (COI) is the first point of contact for visitors and callers to the Center for Social Justice. 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. Sign up online at https://goo.gl/forms/m2r4GYOjXwXeXrTP2. Sign-up forms are accepted on a rolling basis with priority consideration is given to sign-ups received by January 11, 2019 and until January 18, 2019. Contact the CSJ Operations Officer, Caitlin Miller, at caitlin.miller@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. Sign up online at https://goo.gl/forms/tdeW6I7VcvYOCP3B2. Sign-up forms are accepted on a rolling basis with priority consideration is given to sign-ups received by January 11, 2019 and a secondary deadline of January 18, 2019. Contact the Van & Payroll Administrator, Lucia Cappelloni, at lc877@georgtown.edu with questions.

Join the CSJ Evening Programs Driver team

CSJ Evening Programs Drivers

The CSJ Evening Programs Driver positions are a critical component of our DC Schools Project and ASK evening programs, without whom we would not be able to serve the community. The drivers will fulfill pick-up duties for the After School Kids (ASK) program and/or drive GU tutors to homes for the DC Schools Project's (DCSP) 1-2-1 in-home tutoring program. CSJ will provide trainings so that drivers feel comfortable driving a 12-passenger van and navigating the city and routes.

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

Shift Option 1: 3:30 - 6:00 pm
Shift Option 2: 6:15 - 9:45 pm
Shift Option 3: 3:30 - 9:45 pm
Shift Option 4: 8:00 - 9:45 pm
Shift Option 5: 8:30 - 10:30 am (Saturday)
Shift Option 6: 2:00 - 4:00 pm (Saturday)

Volunteer and Federal Work-Study (FWS) positions are available. Sign-up forms are accepted on a rolling basis with priority consideration is given to sign-ups received by Friday, January 18. Contact CSJ Associate Director, Ray Shiu, at ray.shiu@georgetown.edu regarding any questions.

Apply for a CSJ Metrocard for your community-based learning commitment

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, 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 this short application. The application deadline is 10:00 am on Monday, February 4. 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.