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Friday, June 29, 2012

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ANNOUNCEMENTS APPLY TO BECOME A KCCI COMMUNITY CATALYST Applications for the 2012-2013 KCCI Community Catalyst class are now available. Complete the application or download the application from their website. KCCI leads the way in community engagement efforts for Tallahassee. There is no fee to become a KCCI Community Catalyst. If you have questions or concerns while completing the application, please contact Kelsey Primiano at kelsey.primiano@kccitallahassee.com. All applications are due by 5:00pm on Monday, August 13, 2012. SOUTHERN SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION NEEDS VOLUNTEERS FOR FENCE PAINTING The Southern Scholarship Foundation is a local organization that operates rent free housing for students who qualify academically and have financial need. They will be hosting an event to paint a new fence, which was built to increase the safety of their residents, TODAY June 29 at 5:00pm and June 30 at 10am at the Southern Scholarship House at 322 Stadium Drive. Please contact Brett Schubert at bschubert@ufl.edu to RSVP. ATTEND OPPORTUNITY NATION Opportunity Nation is looking for additional Leaders and Scholars who have overcome barriers to opportunity in their own lives and demonstrated dedication to improving their community through advocacy, service, or study. All accepted individuals will attend, free of cost, at the Opportunity Nation Summit on September 18 and 19, 2012 in Washington DC. This is a chance to share stories and messages, as well as hear from some of our nation's passionate thought-leaders. At their inaugural Summit last year, journalist Fareed Zakaria, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, business mogul Russell Simmons, tennis champion Serena Williams, and many more took part. They will be hearing from equally prominent speakers this year. If you would like to nominate someone from Florida State University who would be a great fit for this program, please contact Justin Kang at jkang@bethechangeinc.org. Feel free to nominate more than one person! Please do not hesitate to apply for yourself. Deadline to apply is Wednesday, July 18th. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis. CAMPUS VOTE PROJECT ANNOUNCES VIDEO CONTEST ON STUDENT VOTING The Campus Vote Project (CVP), a campaign of the Fair Elections Legal Network, is launching a contest to encourage students and student organizations to send in videos to Campus Vote Project that highlight barriers to voting that students face on their campus, strategies for overcoming them, or why students care about the upcoming election. The winning video will receive a $500 grant for their organization or school to help promote student voting on campus this fall. These videos will be a way for students to highlight how important voting is to them. The video could be about why it’s important for students to vote this election, efforts on campus to help students get to the polls, plans student groups have taken this year to help students vote, or challenges students on campus face to get to the polls. For more information about the contest, visit their website. Here’s how to enter: Shoot a 1-2 minute video on student voting. The video should feature parts of campus or the school’s mascot. Be creative and original. Upload the video to the Campus Vote Project page. First, “Like” Campus Vote Project. Then click on “Photo/Video” below the Campus Vote Project banner. Upload the video and in the description box put in “Entry for Campus Vote Project Video Contest”. Include the school’s name and student group in the description as well. Share with friends and others on campus and ask them to come to the Campus Vote Project page and “Like” the video.

The contest closes on July 20, 2012 at 11:59 pm EST. The sooner students enter the more opportunities they have to get people to “Like” their video. More information on Campus Vote Project can be found online at www.campusvoteproject.org. THE CENTER NEEDS YOUR HELP Florida State will be hosting a Summer Luau Resource Fair July 11, 2012, on Landis Green from 11am to 2pm and the Center needs your help tabling! We are looking for students to come and talk about the Center and their experience with different programs for one hour shifts. If you are available, please contact Alison Slusarczyk at aslusarczyk@admin.fsu.edu or (850) 6443342. THE TALLAHASSEE SQUARE HOSTS SUMMER CAMP WITH A CIVIC TWIST!

Three Sunday afternoons this summer, The Village Square invites you to help Tallahassee join Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington D.C. as one of only a dozen communities in the world to have a hometown wiki. TallahasseeWiki, online at www.tallahasseewiki.org, will become the story of Tallahassee – written by you. The project is part of LocalWiki, a John S. and James L. Knight Foundation funded initiative to share local information online about communities across America. It started in Davis, California where one in seven residents has now contributed to the wiki. There are no special skills required to edit TallahasseeWiki, so you easily can add information anytime about what you know and love about Tallahassee - your school, neighborhood, church, business or your favorite restaurant, artist or hangout. You only need to register to use the site in order to add and edit pages. If you want to learn more, ask questions or write in the company of other residents interested in this project, Camp Wiki will meet July 15 and August 5 from 12:30pm to 3:30pm at RedEye in Midtown. Pizza and drinks will be provided and a RedEye barista will be on hand to keep participants caffeinated. You may attend one session or all three; please also feel welcome to drop in for part of a session. The program is free and open to the public. To register, order your pizza or get more information, go online to www.tothevillagesquare.org or call (850)264-8785. SOUNIQUE NEEDS YOUR HELP SoUnique Enrichment for Girls is looking for volunteers to help with their summer mentoring program. Assistance is needed until August 25, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 6pm to 8:30pm. If you have experience in modeling, please call right away, modeling instructors are needed. Contact Ms. Paula Lay at (850) 687-1610 or Mrs. Minesha White at (850) 980-0024.


COMMUNITY OUTREACH SUMMER SCHEDULE UPDATED!

The Community Outreach Program gives students the opportunity to get involved in community service on a regular basis, with projects to choose from almost daily. Projects are student-led and are offered at a variety of nonprofit agencies. Students can sign up for projects as early as one week in advance and up to the day of the project. Space is limited so signing up early is strongly encouraged. To participate, stop by The Center to sign up in the project binders, and then arrive at The Center on the project date at the designated arrival time (according to the schedule). For more information about the Community Outreach Program, you can stop by the Center for Leadership and Civic Education, or check out the website. THE OASIS CENTER FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS The Oasis Center for Women and Girls’ Girls Can Do Anything! Summer Camp provides a space where girls get to celebrate, learn, grow, and thrive while developing expansive visions of who they can be and what they can do. The Center relies on

volunteers to transport girls to and from field trips. They go on two to three field trips per week and can use your help! Volunteer drivers must have proof of insurance, valid Florida driver’s license and a clean driving record. Do you have a skill, trade or experience you would like to share with the campers? If so, consider being a guest speaker! To learn more about the camp, please visit their website or call the Oasis Center at (850) 222-2747. You can also make donations of healthy snacks for the program inside the lobby of the Center for Leadership and Civic Education. FOLLOW THE MOELLERSHIPPERS AROUND THE WORLD! The Moellership Program, named for its founder Bill Moeller, provides selected students at Florida State University the opportunity to focus 8–12 weeks of their summer of full-time service at a not-for-profit agency. Examples of past projects include fighting homelessness in Tallahassee, food banking in London, caring for HIV/AIDS patients in Spain, constructing a technology center in Rwanda, designing and constructing a poultry production project at an orphanage in Tanzania, and


promoting sustainability in Brazil. To find out more about this program, check out its webpage. To follow the five students participating in this program, check out their blog! PACE CENTER FOR GIRLS IS LOOKING FOR TUTORS PACE Center for Girls-Leon is an education program that targets the needs of females 12 to 18 who are at risk. PACE is currently seeking Math tutors with skill levels ranging from basic math to Algebra II. Experience in math tutoring is preferred, but not required. All tutoring services will be provided at the PACE Center located at 1344 Cross Creek Circle, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. Tutoring opportunities are available Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm Scheduling is flexible, but commitment and consistency are essential once a schedule is agreed upon. If you have the ability and the desire, help a PACE girl attain excellence in math. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Jacqueline E. Paramore, PACE-Leon Volunteer Coordinator at (850) 921-9280 or by e-mail at volunteer@pacecenter.org. VOLUNTEER WITH THE FSU C-CORE PROJECT Would like to make a difference in the life of a child? If so, please become a mentor with the FSU C-CORE Project. The goal of the FSU C-CORE project is to match disadvantaged youth in the Big Bend area with a mentor. By dedicating a small amount of your time, you can make a huge difference in the life of a child. If you would like more information about the FSU C-CORE project please visit their website or contact their Program Coordinator Malisa Neptune at (850) 645-0100 or mnn10c@my.fsu.edu. You can also contact their Research Assistant Derrika Hunt at (850) 644-3497. LOCAL GOVERNMENT CANDIDATE FORUM The Tallahassee League of Women Voters wishes to invite students to their Local Government Candidate Forum on July 12 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm at the LeRoy Collins Leon County Library, in the first floor meeting room. Candidates running in city and county commission races where there is opposition (County Commission At-Large, Group 1; County Commission District 2; City Commission Seat 1; City Commission Seat 2) have been invited to attend this event. MAGNOLIA TERRACE STEM SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM The Magnolia Terrace, in collaboration with FAMU volunteers, will offer a Summer Enrichment Camp in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) for resident youth. The Magnolia Terrace is a low income apartment community located in the south side. The mission of the program is to provide residents with a summer alternative for their children and expose the young residents to a rich weekly schedule of events in STEM areas to ensure continuing learning and prepare them for the new academic year. The camp will run until August 17 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm, Monday through Thursday. The ages for the camp will be from 7 (second grade) to 18 years of age. This camp will be directed by Dr. Antonio Soares from the FAMU E Electronic Engineering Department, Co-Directed along with Ms. Sandra Kelly, (who started our Girl’s dance team here at Magnolia) and other FAMU volunteers. For more information, please contact Dr. Antonio Soares at antonio.sores@famu.edu.

INTERNSHIPS & JOB OPPORTUNITIES INTERN WITH THE CHILDREN’S HOME SOCIETY Join a non-profit development and marketing department at the Children’s Home Society of Florida and gain on-the-job training under the guidance of experienced development professionals. This small department guarantees growth opportunities for the right person and provides plenty of marketing, event planning

and fund-raising tasks to build your portfolio and start networking! Applicants must be Juniors and Seniors who will be receiving college credit for the internship, with a 3.0 or higher and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Communications, Marketing, Advertising, PR, and Hospitality majors preferred. Duties will include, but are not limited to assisting the Development Team with fundraising activities and special events, assisting with the public launch of the Champions for Children™ campaign, developing and maintaining fundraising and/or public relations campaigns, preparing materials that promote programs and services, as well as writing and distributing news releases and work with media outlets to ensure coverage of CHS produced events and activities, writing and producing materials and correspondence for CHS activities, and developing and maintaining positive working relationships with local media, CHS staff, volunteers and Board members. For more information and to apply, check out their website. WORK STUDY WITH THE CENTER FOR LEADERSHIP AND CIVIC EDUCATION The Center for Leadership and Civic Education is looking for student assistants that qualify for work study. Student assistants are responsible for performing a variety of clerical tasks that include answering telephones, responding to routine questions, and referring calls and visitors to appropriate staff. Additionally, they are responsible for assisting in the maintenance of the departmental vans and maintaining the filing system for driver’s records. Student Assistants may also run errands, organize spaces, work at tabling events, and help complete short-term projects. If you are interested, please email your resume, a copy of your work study authorization, as well as your availability to aslusarczyk@admin.fsu.edu. Students must be available between the hours of 8am and 5pm Mondays through Fridays. For questions, please contact Alison Slusarczyk at aslusarcyzk@admin.fsu.edu. THE CENTER FOR LEADERSHIP AND CIVIC EDUCATION IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE FALL 2012 NONPROFIT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM. Do you want to make a lasting contribution to a local nonprofit while earning 6 or 12 elective academic credits? Are you looking for work experience related to your major? Are you interested in enhancing your professional skills? If you answered yes to these questions, you should consider applying to participate in the Nonprofit Internship Program. This competitive program is designed for students from degree programs that do not presently offer an internship opportunity for academic credit. If you are from such a program and would like to gain valuable experience in a nonprofit organization, you are welcome to apply. Examples of internship focus areas include: child development, juvenile justice, health services, education, counseling, elder services, domestic abuse, poverty, homelessness, environment, government, disaster service and more. Selected students will serve either full-time (36 hours/week for 12 credit hours) or half-time (18 hours/week for 6 credit hours), for the full 15 week semester. We will offer a limited number of internships for the fall, spring, and summer semesters, and applications will be considered on a first come, first serve basis until the internship slots are filled. For fall semester, applications must be submitted no later than TODAY, June 29th by 5pm. For more information or to access an application, visit the NPI website. 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 | >>Fastweb.com


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