Spring 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 Spring 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.

Advisory Board of Student Organizations

The Advisory Board for Student Organizations (ABSO) is an advisory and funding board of the Center for Social Justice that works to support the missions of student organizations. ABSO oversees, facilitates, and provides resources to student-run social justice service activities, student advocacy, and community involvement activities at Georgetown. As a member of ABSO, students commit to serve student organizations, fellow board members, and the CSJ between 3-8 hours a week. To serve on ABSO, you must be available for weekly meetings on Tuesday from 5:30-6:30pm. Volunteer and Federal Work-Study (FWS) positions are available. To apply, submit an application at https://bit.ly/3DmGRQf by Friday, January 21. Contact the Assistant Director, Student Organizations and Leadership, Blaythe Ayala, at ba618@georgetown.edu with questions. 

After School Kids Program

Mentor and tutor with the After School Kids (ASK) Program which serves striving court-involved and court-diverted teens in the DC metropolitan area through academic and social-emotional support. ASK offers a supportive team environment and multiple in-person scheduling options in the evening (Monday through Thursday) and Saturday. Find additional information about ASK and sign up at https://forms.gle/qPRSSwDEDKGrS2j48. 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 Monday, January 21. Contact the ASK Program Manager, Erick Castro, at askprogram@georgetown.edu 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 5-8 hours per week, with multiple scheduling options. Volunteer and Federal Work positions available. 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, January 21. Contact the CSJ Assistant Director for Educational Equity, Noelle Gipson, at dcreads@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/6egYZH7Dn45tKMXA7. Sign-up forms are accepted on a rolling basis with priority consideration given to sign-ups received by Friday, January 21.. 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 Ward 6 Mutual Aid Society, and others. Join us today in Volunteer and Federal Work positions. Sign up at https://forms.gle/mYLHXC5SATqcvYkJ9. Sign-up forms are accepted on a rolling basis with priority consideration given to sign-ups received by Friday, January 21. 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 succeed. We will be in person Spring 2022, but will follow public health guidance and the needs of our Program Partners. 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/LxJNhFpSwzPTztAM8. Sign-up forms are accepted on a rolling basis with priority consideration given to sign-ups received by Thursday, January 27. 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, January 21. 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 with their contributions, support, and learning. While LoaD Interns work for and regularly communicate with their assigned organization, they report to and meet with CSJ’s Assistant Director for Mission Integration, Melissa.Bernard@georgetown.edu on a biweekly basis. Specific position descriptions can be found here. Find the sign-up form (priority deadline of January 14, 2022) and more information at https://forms.gle/McGzcdvSQHPWNG4fA

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 receive updates on our rolling project application and Executive Committee applications.Contact the SIPS Executive Committee at sips@georgetown.edu with questions.

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 Melissa Bernard, and participate in biweekly reflection sessions. Undergraduates only and must have FWS to apply towards this position. Submit an application at https://forms.gle/8RXbgtawzpXDCmoNA by Friday, January 21, 2022. Contact CSJ Assistant Director, Mission Integration, Melissa Bernard, at csjcbl@georgetown.edu with questions.

Take a Course

Explore important social justice themes in DC through these community-based learning courses in Spring 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 Spring 2022 CBL and social justice courses, visit csj.georgetown.edu/socialjusticecourses. Direct questions to either the course professor or CSJ Assistant Director, Mission Integration, Melissa Bernard csjcbl@georgetown.edu.

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. Register here to express your interest. Completed applications (including confirmation of your virtual or in-person site placement) are open now and accepted due no later than 9:00AM EST on Friday, January 21. Contact CSJ Assistant Director, Mission Integration, Melissa Bernard at csjcbl@georgetown.edu with questions.