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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

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ANNOUNCEMENTS MENTORING INSTITUTE @ FSU VOLUNTEERS NEEDED On Wednesday, December 12th, 2012, (yes, that’s 12/12/12) the Center for Leadership and Social Change will be sponsoring a special day-long institute for mentors and mentor professionals from all across the Tallahassee community. This event will take place from 9am-4pm and will be held on campus in the Student Services Building. Volunteers are needed throughout the day to assist with various tasks, including: parking, check in, room set up/breakdown, computer equipment set up/breakdown, introducing workshop speakers, distributing and collecting evaluations, and other vital behind-the-scenes logistics. Volunteers are needed between the hours of 8am-5pm. If you are interested, a minimum 3 hour shift is preferred. Volunteers will be “plugged in” to the schedule and jobs will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis – so please don’t delay – sign up today! For more information or to volunteer, contact Heather Stitely at If you want to volunteer, please indicate the specific times you are available and list any specific tasks you are interested in. PARTNER STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS The Center for Leadership and Social Change is looking for Partner Student Organizations (PSO) to be a part of an exciting new opportunity. A Partner Student Organization is a recognized FSU student organization whose purpose actively aligns with the mission of the Center for Leadership and Social Change. The mission of the Center for Leadership and Social Change is to transform lives through leadership education, identity development and community engagement. The Partner Student Organization program is a new initiative for prospective organizations to foster strong relationships with the Center's staff, work collaboratively on events, and maintain office space within the Dunlap Student Success Center and the Center for Global and Multicultural Engagement. To Apply please complete the following application by November 26, 5pm. TOYS FOR CHILDREN IN NEED "Toys for Tally" is a non-profit organization that was created last year by FSU students. This year donations will be delivered to the Big Bend Homeless Shelter, The Ronald McDonald House, and the Ronald Mcdonald Family Room for the children in the Capital Regional Medical Center. Please contact Denisse Ugalde at 850980-5478 or email

MULTICULTURAL LEADERSHIP SUMMIT PROPOSALS The application for 2013 MLS Presentation Proposals are NOW open. We are looking for students, faculty and staff members to submit presentation proposals for the 2013 Multicultural Leadership Summit and we encourage students and faculty/staff to collaborate on presentations. Presentations should be designed with the following points in mind: Sessions are 55 minutes in length, and should allow for 10-15 minutes of discussion and processing, and presentations should be creative and interactive! Consider using an activity to help put the concepts in your presentation into a more concrete form. The deadline for submitting a proposal is Monday, DECEMBER 3, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. To submit a proposal, please click the following link: Please feel free to contact the Center for Leadership and Social Change at 850-644-2450 or email Michael Dobrin at if you have any questions or concerns. We are more than happy to provide assistance and feedback on presentation proposals prior to their submission. If you would like to set up a consultation for your proposal, please contact Michael Dobrin or visit us in the Center for Global and Multicultural Engagement, Suite 3100.


It’s that time of year again! Center for Leadership and Social Change is excited to present the 2013 Multicultural Leadership Summit “Anchored in Diversity” occurring Friday, January 25th from 4pm-6pm and Saturday from 9am-5pm. The Multicultural Leadership Summit has educated students on diversity and multiculturalism to empower them to be agents of social change in an increasingly diverse and global community. This year, the Multicultural Leadership Summit is focusing on identity development in the areas of: -Race, Ethnicity and Nationality -Sex, Gender, and Sexual Orientation -Access, Class, and Ability -Leadership and Action

PROFILES OF SERVICE Student Profiles of Service is an award sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs and the Center for Leadership and Social Change that recognizes individual students who demonstrate exemplary commitment to community service at local, national, or international levels. Profiles of Service awardees may be recognized through local newspapers, on Blackboard, and through our social media outlets. ALL application materials are due to The Center by: Friday, November 16, 2012 by 5 pm. Have questions? Contact us at 850-644-3342 or

We invite students to register to attend the 2013 Multicultural Leadership Summit to explore how their identities contribute to creating a multicultural and diverse community. Join us to discover how you are “Anchored in Diversity” by registering NOW at, CLINTON GLOBAL INNITIATIVE UNIVERSITY The next meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) will be held at Washington University in St. Louis from Friday, April 5 - Sunday, April 7, 2013. This meeting will bring together student leaders from around the world, building on the successful model of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), President Clinton hosts the CGI U meeting for students, youth organizations, topic experts, and celebrities to create innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. To be considered for attendance at CGI U, students must apply online at by November 30, 2012 for our early decision and travel assistance deadline, or by January 30, 2013 for our final application deadline. In order to apply, students are required to develop a Commitment to Action: a new, specific, and measurable plan that addresses a challenge on campus, in the local community, or around the world. At the CGI U meeting, accepted students then have the opportunity to discuss global issues, develop practical skills, identify potential partners, and formulate concrete plans of action for the months ahead. LACE UP YOUR RUNNING SHOES AND PREPARE FOR BATTLE! Website: December 8, 2012 at Kleman Plaza in Downtown Tallahassee from 9:00AM-2:00PM Tallahassee’s First Urban Obstacle Race Aims to Highlight City’s Revitalization Projects. Urban Disturbance combines the fundamentals of running with the thrill and challenge of an obstacle course. Social Design Group, in partnership with Operation One Voice, will host Tallahassee’s second annual urban obstacle event. Interested racers can check out the course and register online at It is designed for provide an entertaining event for participants at all levels of fitness. And, volunteers will be needed to provide assistance to racers as necessary.

YOU'RE INVITED: 28th Annual

"Thanksgiving Tallahassee A Community Gathering" Thursday, Nov. 22nd fl'om 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. At American Legion Post 13 on Lake Ella Drive

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO ASSIST WITH 2 DAY CYCLING Event in Tallahassee, 31st Annual TOSRV Double Century Bike Ride, April 20th and 21st, 2013, Internship starts: Early January (though you can start now if you have time) Event Website(s): (2012 version), - Cycling club website TOSRV South 2013 is a 2 day, 200 mile bike ride from Quincy, FL to Albany GA and back. The event typically attracts 450 cyclists from all over the southeast. The event has been run by the Capital City Cyclists since 1982 and the event continues to grow. This year we are adding an off road option to the tour as well. We are now beginning preparations for TOSRV 2013 and are seeking volunteers to assist with the event. This is a two day event. Volunteers can work one or both days. Two day volunteers may have to spend the night in Albany, GA. We will cover the costs of your accommodations if that is necessary. Interested students should email the Tour Director, Paul McManus at

RENAISSANCE COMMUNITY CENTER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The Renaissance Community Center needs volunteers to work Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. The RCC seeks to reduce the number of homeless individuals residing in local emergency shelters by providing tools and resources to help people return to independence. Volunteer duties include signing clients in, acting as receptionists, and minimal data entry. If you have a social services background, we may offer you a different position based on your experience. The Renaissance Community Center is located at 457 West Virginia Street directly behind The Shelter on Tennessee Street. To sign up or for more information contact Nancy Burke, or Mark Lazarus,

MOELLERSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE The Moellership Program provides funding for students to focus 8 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12 weeks of their summer of full-time service at a non-profit agency. Examples of past projects include caring for HIV/AIDS patients in Spain, constructing a poultry production project in Tanzania, and promoting sustainability in Brazil. The application for summer 2013 is available on the website at If you have questions, email Jillian White at

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE The countdown to the 2013 Florida International Leadership Conference (FILC) has begun! FILC provides Florida college students an opportunity meet other students interested in global issues and leadership and to strengthen their knowledge about how to lead. Learn more about the conference and how you can attend as a representative of FSU at or by attending the FILC Interest Meeting on Nov. 16 at 5:00 pm at The Globe Auditorium. Application Deadline: November 26, 2012. For those students selected to attend, all costs will be covered by The Center for Global Engagement (includes transportation, food during conference, and housing). COLLECTING TOYS FOR CHILDREN PAEC Migrant Program would like your help collecting toys for migrant children this holiday season! There will be a box outside the Center for Leadership and Social Change until Friday, December 14th, and any toy for a child age 3-12 would be much appreciated! Further questions? Email Gaby Megias at SPRING COMMUNITY OUTREACH FACILITATOR APPLICATIONS AVAILAVBLE The Center for Leadership and Social Change is seeking goaloriented, self-motivated, service-minded students to facilitate service projects for the Community Outreach Program in the SPRING semester. Responsibilities include transporting FSU students in Center vans, so having a valid driver license, current auto insurance, and a good driving history are all needed. Other responsibilities include recruiting, informing, educating, supervising and encouraging the students on the project, helping them learn more about the needs of the community, discover what they are passionate about, and inspire them to continue volunteering. If you are interested, please complete a Facilitator Application and return it to Heather via email at or drop it off at the Center for Leadership and Social Change. VOLUNTEER AT THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB Do you love helping children with homework, and coming up with activities to help child development? Would you like to be a mentor to a child? Do you like fundraising for community organizations? The Boys and Girls Club is just the place for you! Come out to the volunteer orientation to learn more about this non-profit organization and ways you can make a difference. The meeting will be on November 26th from 6:15pm-7:00pm, in room 1006 of the FSU Dunlap Student Success Center. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact FSU Community Ambassador Emily Kaye Caruso by email,, or by phone (813) 210-7989. WORK FOR A GREEN FUTURE: BECOME AN ENVIRONMENT AMERICA FELLOW Each year, Environment America hires recent college graduates with the passion, the commitment and the talent it takes to stand up to polluters, organize public support and fight for our environmental values. Environment America works to advance the environmental vision and values we share—clean energy, clean water, wilderness and wildlife protection, healthy food and sustainable agriculture, and more. As an Environment America fellow, you’ll get a two-year crash course in the nuts and bolts of environmental activism, organizing, advocacy and the type of institution-building that can sustain long-term battles. Learn more here: APPLY NOW

FIGHTING HUNGER BY DEVELOPING LEADERS The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program, a project of the CHC, is a unique leadership development opportunity for motivated individuals seeking to make a difference in the struggle to eliminate hunger and poverty. Applications are encouraged from candidates reflecting diverse educational, cultural, personal and experiential backgrounds. Each year 1620 participants are selected for this eleven-month program. Fellows are placed for five months with urban and rural community organizations involved in fighting hunger at the local level, such as food banks, local advocacy groups, economic development agencies, and faith-based organizations. They then move to Washington, D.C. to complete the year with five months of work at advocacy and public policy organizations involved in anti-hunger and anti-poverty work at the national level. A living allowance, health insurance, travel expenses, professional development training opportunities, and an end of service award are included. For more information about the Program and for details on the application process, please visit our website: If you have questions, please email or call (202) 547-7022 ext. 29. The application deadline for the 2013 – 2014 program is January 14, 2013. Semifinalist selection will be complete by mid-February; interviews will be scheduled in Washington, D.C. in March; and final selection decisions will be made in April. Hunger Fellows arrive in D.C. for Orientation and Field Training in August 2013. DONATE DIAPERS TO SUPPORT KIDS INC. As part of a project for the class Leadership in Groups, three students are holding a diaper drive to benefit Kids Incorporated of the Big Bend. Their visionis that every family reaches their full potential. To do this they provide early child care centers for those families that cannot afford it. The organization uses 123,00 diapers per year and we are hoping to aid in that cost. Drop boxes will be located in front of the Center for Leadership and Social Change throughout the rest of the semester. Like Kids on Facebook! THE DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD was established in 1986 to honor a faculty member, administrator or staff member for his or her outstanding service in keeping with the principles and ideals of Dr. King. While the award is a tremendous honor, it also carries a $1,000 stipend for the recipient. Nominations are for a member of the Florida State University community who exemplifies Dr. King's ideals and the university's commitment to diversity. Nominees from the faculty must demonstrate scholarly excellence and a commitment to diversity. Nominees from the administration or staff must exemplify a commitment to fostering a diverse campus community. Members of all racial/ethnic groups are eligible for the award. Nomination packet must include: - A resume and/or short biography - Three letters of recommendation, one of which must come from the nominee's administrative or academic unit, must be submitted on behalf of the nominee. Nominations are DUE on Friday, December 5th by 5:00pm. Letters of nomination, with all accompanying support material, must be received by Amber Hampton in the Center for Leadership and Social Change. Address for hard copy submissions: 110 S. Woodward Avenue, 3rd Floor, Ste. 3100 (Corner of S. Woodward and Learning Way) Mail Code 4161 Email for electronic submissions: Amber Hampton,


NONPROFIT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM Do you want to make a lasting contribution to a local nonprofit while earning 6 or 12 credits? The Center for Leadership and Social Change is now accepting applications for Spring 2013 Nonprofit Internship Program. This competitive program is designed to students to work halftime or full-time in the community and develop professional skills while earning credit. Previous interns have worked in: child development, juvenile justice, health services, homelessness, hunger, environment, government, and more. Find out more on our website. WEBMASTER VOLUNTEER NEEDED The Center for the Advancement of Human Rights has conducted nationwide projects on varies human rights issues. We are currently extending an opportunity for a graduate or motivated undergraduate student for the fall 2012 semester to gain hands on work experience and service hours. This person would work between 5-10 hours a week designing changes to the existing webpage and making recommendations for future ideas or concepts. This is an unpaid volunteer position which offers both work experience and the opportunity to have service hours recorded on the student’s Florida State University transcript, using the ServScript Program. If this position interests you and you feel you qualify, please contact Bambi Griffin at or 850.644.4550. OLDER GENTLEMEN REQUIRES A VOLUNTEER To move, open and unpack approximately 45 boxes of books and other home items, pack in boxes surplus home items for delivery to Goodwill Industries, rearrange home furnishings after boxes have been handled, clean, mop tile floors, vacuum carpeted floors, wash car. Payment: 1st period - $15 per hour for up to 4 hours - $60 (portion of hour counts as 1 hour) 2nd period - $15 per hour for up to 8 hours -$120 (portion of hour counts as 1 hour) Can be flexible with the time periods to meet a student's schedule. Contact David McAlee at WORK FOR A GREEN FUTURE: BECOME AN ENVIRONMENT AMERICA FELLOW Each year, Environment America hires recent college graduates with the passion, the commitment and the talent it takes to stand up to polluters, organize public support and fight for our environmental values. Fellowship positions are available across the country. Environment America works to advance the environmental vision and values we share—clean energy, clean water, wilderness and wildlife protection, healthy food and sustainable agriculture, and more. With nearly 100 professional staff, more than 1 million members, activists and allies and affiliates in 29 states, we organize the support it takes to stand up to polluting industries and ultimately sweep past them. As an Environment America fellow, you’ll get a two-year crash course in the nuts and bolts of environmental activism, organizing, advocacy and the type of institution-building that can sustain long-term battles. Learn more at APPLY NOW DEADLINE: Friday, November 30th


As a dynamic environmental campaign on a tight deadline, we are looking for enthusiastic interns who are willing to commit ten or more hours a week to helping us at campaign headquarters in Tallahassee. Here are some of the positions we need filled: Events Intern Research events around the state of Florida, gather information on those events, enter into a database, call contact persons about availability of tables/tents, etc. as well as any policies that event might have on gathering signatures. Policies Intern Research corporate policy on public signature gathering, i.e. Publix, Home Depot, Wal-Mart, etc. Data Entry Intern Enter new volunteer data into our database. Phone Bank Intern Assist the Phone Bank Coordinator with calling and confirming volunteers scheduled to phone bank. Petitions Intern Assist Operations Manager in processing petitions and petition packet assembly. Interested candidates, contact Laura C., Operations Manager, at or 850.629.4656. Students are encouraged to use their best judgment when selecting service opportunities. Opportunities are not screened before they are posted.

OTHER JOB OPPORTUNITY RESOURCES: >> FSU Career Center | >>SERVEnet | >>Idealist | >>Opportunity Knocks | >>Independent Sector | >>


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