The Center for Social Justice offers opportunities to stay engaged and serve over the summer. Stop by our Summer Opportunities Fair on Friday, February 17, 2017 in HFSC. Each interest form below includes more detailed information about the program. Also check out Apply for Funding for ways to fund summer social justice work from the local to the global.
- Join the CSJ Alternative Breaks Program
- Mentor court-involved youth with After School Kids (ASK) Program
- Support and mentor high school youth towards college access with C.A.M.P.
- Serve the homeless community with the HOME Program
- Reduce summer learning loss and teach in Ward 7’s elementary schools with the Summer Institute for Teaching and Learning
- Lead as a Days of Service Coordinator
- UNXP 030-130: CBL Intersections of Social Justice
- Support the CSJ’s work and join the CSJ Front Desk Administrator and Van Assistant teams
- Summer Housing Resources
Alternative Breaks Program: Board, Trip Leader, and New Trip Development Proposals
The Alternative Breaks Program will be accepting applications for the 2017-18 Board Members, Trip Leaders, and New Trip Development Proposals. These are excellent opportunities for strengthening and developing leadership skills while learning about social justice issues. Through this hands-on leadership experience, you have the opportunity to work with your peers, faculty, and staff, as well as community partners locally and internationally. Board Members guide the direction of the program’s growth and support over 30 trips and nearly 400 students participating in immersion experiences. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Serve as a mentor and tutor with the After School Kids (ASK) Program and empower court-involved youth in Washington, DC to make positive changes in their lives by challenging them with new learning opportunities and teaching them the necessary skills to successfully meet those challenges. ASK offers multiple scheduling options and a supportive team environment: evening shifts (Monday-Thursday, 5:30pm-8:30pm) and Saturday shifts (10:30am-2:30pm). Find additional information about the program and register your interest online at https://goo.gl/forms/I8iU5UCsYaLWqe8P2. Volunteer and Federal Work-Study (FWS) positions are available. Interest forms are accepted on a rolling basis, and priority consideration is given to registrations received by May 4. Contact ASK Assistant Program Director, Allison Hilton, at email@example.com with questions.
The College Access Mentorship Program (C.A.M.P.) is a college preparation and mentorship summer program working with high school students in partnership with the Latin American Youth Center through which GU mentors serve as teacher's aides, mentors, and facilitators for workshops for college and career preparation. C.A.M.P. mentors work with low-income youth from DC high schools. An on-campus two-week training will begin June 12 followed by youth programming from late June to mid-August. Federal Work Study and volunteer positions are available. This program is contingent on funding and partnership organizations. Register your interest online at https://goo.gl/forms/d6UCxRVRhKVKacZH2. Interest forms are accepted on a rolling basis, and priority consideration is given to registrations received by May 2. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis. Contact C.A.M.P. coordinator, Jessica Lee, at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Through HOME, students serve at the drop-in center Georgetown Ministry Center (GMC) guiding service-resistant, chronically homeless individuals towards stability and housing through aggressive street outreach, provision of a safe and welcoming environment, and advocacy for the homeless. Students support different client-focused programs and projects 4-8 hours a week in Volunteer and Federal Work positions. Register your interest online at https://goo.gl/forms/dFEd02W9tnjEPchu1. Interest forms are accepted on a rolling basis, and priority consideration is given to registrations received by May 2. Contact HOME Program Coordinator, Melissa Bernard, at email@example.com with questions.
The Summer Institute for Teaching and Learning (SITL) seeks undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in a meaningful experience teaching in a classroom setting while engaging in deeper social justice issues surrounding education. GU Summer Educators provide instruction at a public elementary school in DC's Ward 7. The program begins June 5 with three weeks of training in Common Core Standards, assessment, lesson planning, building positive classroom culture and other elements of pedagogy. In co-teaching pairs, Summer Educators continue with five weeks of classroom instruction, ending July 28. The Summer Educators create and implement lesson plans for six hours a day, while receiving weekly observations, feedback, and support from experienced teachers. No prior teaching experience is required, but interested students should have a deep interest in education, teaching, and social justice. Federal Work Study and volunteer positions are available. Find additional information and register your interest online at https://goo.gl/forms/ZNDwkR2rnhMqz5Yb2. Interest forms are accepted on a rolling basis, and priority consideration is given to registrations received by May 2. Watch our videos, “Georgetown Students Prevent Summer Learning Loss in DC” and “Social Justice and the Classroom.” Contact CSJ’s SITL coordinator, Sabrina Sifuentes, at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Days of Service Coordinator Positions
Are you a student who is passionate about service and community-building? Are you looking for an exciting challenge in the coming academic year, through which you can use your creative talents and organizational abilities? CSJ seeks two students for year-long Days of Service Coordinator positions (June 2017 - May 2018) to coordinate, manage, and lead service day programming for Community Service Day (September 2, 2017) and the MLK Day of Service (January 2018). DoS coordinators also lead smaller-scale service days throughout the school year. Duties include managing volunteers, recruiting and training student leaders, outreach to community and campus partners, logistical event planning, budget management, marketing, and establishing and maintaining partnerships. This is a Volunteer or Federal Work Study position. Register your interest online at https://goo.gl/forms/78aSdkqSW1gkvuJy2. Interest forms are accepted on a rolling basis, and priority consideration is given to registrations received by April 24. Contact CSJ's interim coordinator of special events at email@example.com with questions.
Intersections of Social Justice is a field-based online course. During the summer cross-section term (June 5 - July 29), students in Intersections earn 1, 2, or 3 credits (student’s choice) while engaging in community-based learning and reflective practice in virtual collaboration with a tight-knit learning cohort. To enroll, students submit an interest form or talk to CSJ’s Assistant Director for Social Justice Curriculum and Pedagogy, Amanda Munroe, to discuss possible sites for social justice work over the summer. Learn more here.
CSJ Front Desk Administrator
The Front Desk Administrator (FDA) is the first point of contact for visitors and callers to the Center for Social Justice. The FDA distributes van keys, manages mail, and supports the administrative work of the CSJ staff. This position is Federal Work-Study only. Register your interest online at https://goo.gl/forms/LbasqFirJNzh6vme2. Interest forms are accepted on a rolling basis, and priority consideration is given to registrations received by May 2. Contact CSJ's Executive Director, Dr. Andria Wisler, 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 and pays $12.00/hour. Register your interest online at https://goo.gl/forms/fUXDzLLM42vnoCfq1. Interest forms are accepted on a rolling basis, and priority consideration is given to registrations received by May 2. Contact Van & Payroll Administrator, Lucia Cappelloni, at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Summer Housing Resources
Below are some resources that may be helpful in securing housing during the summer. Please check back as we include additional resources as they become available. If you have another resource to suggest, please contact us at email@example.com.
- Center for Multicultural Equity and Acceess (CMEA) Summer Housing Scholarship
- Georgetown Summer Fellows
- Georgetown University Summer Housing
- Georgetown University's Off-Campus Housing Listing and Roommate Search
- Georgetown University School of Foreign Service Human Conditions Grant
- SIPS Summer Fellowship
- CSJ Summer Housing Support Award