Spring 2023 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 2023. 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. 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. Find additional information about ASK and sign up at https://forms.gle/ELReiEBBi9k5JMtJ9. 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 January 20, 2023. Contact 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 8-10 hours per week, with multiple scheduling options. Volunteer and Federal Work positions available. Sign up at https://forms.gle/NrYX8ny1feaLfFBi9. Sign-up forms are accepted on a rolling basis with priority consideration given to sign-ups received by January 22, 2023. Contact DC Reads 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 newcomer 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/Q6nz7opRhuyGnU359. Sign-up forms are accepted on a rolling basis with priority consideration given to sign-ups received by Friday, January 27, 2023. 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), 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/znJMJRNPbbew6W419. Sign-up forms are accepted on a rolling basis with priority consideration given to sign-ups received by Sunday, January 22, 2023. Contact CSJ Deputy Director, Ray Shiu, at homelessness@georgetown.edu with questions.

Georgetown Jumpstart

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/q9qGZg8KFeSjb1JYA. Sign-up forms are accepted on a rolling basis. Contact the Jumpstart Site Manager, Nicole Reeder at jumpstart@georgetown.edu 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 four 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 participant by Monday, January 16, 2023. Contact CSJ Assistant Director for Immersion Programs, Kyra Hanlon, at altbreaks@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, January 20, 2023 are at the LoaD webpage. Contact akw28@georgetown.edu with questions.

Student Academic Assistants

CSJ Student Academic Assistants (SAAs) commit 4-8 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.. Undergraduates only and must have FWS to apply towards this position. Submit an application at https://forms.gle/3VKw6oL1dswvScQR7 by the priority deadline of Friday, January 20, 2023. Contact csjcbl@georgetown.edu with questions.

Racial Justice Initiative (RJI) Coordinators

Are you interested in the opportunity to develop knowledge, awareness, and skills to host dialogue space 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 January 12, 2023; Apply here. Contact racialjustice@georgetown.edu for more information or 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/t1NQoss2XBhJJDbT6 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 January 20, 2023. 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. Visit sips.georgetown.edu and follow our social media (Insta: @georgetownsips, Twitter: @georgetown_sips) for updates on our Spring 2023 project application and Executive Committee applications. Contact the SIPS Executive Committee at sipsfund@georgetown.edu with questions. 

Apply for the $10,000 Projects for Peace award!

The Projects for Peace Award, made possible by Kathryn W. Davis, offers Georgetown undergraduate students the opportunity to design their own grassroots projects to promote peace and address the root causes of conflict between parties. We encourage applicants to propose projects where they have strong existing relationships (a partner letter of support is required). The application is now open and is due by 11:59pm EST on January 19, 2023. Interested students are encouraged to review information about the award and schedule a brief check-in to discuss your project idea with Kyra Hanlon-Batiste, Assistant Director of Immersion Programs. Contact Kyra at csjglobalimmersion@georgetown.edu with any questions.