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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

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INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES SETH ROSSETTI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Established in 2006, this memorial scholarship was created in memory of Seth Rossetti. The purpose of this scholarship is to support one undergraduate student who is presently or who was for a significant part of his/her life the child of a single parent. This scholarship is available to all current FSU undergraduate students with a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average and all incoming FSU freshmen with a minimum 3.0 high school cumulative grade point average. Applicants for the award must submit a pictorial collage of at least 10 but no more than 20 photographs/images that will communicate the student's sense of his or her personal identity and how he or she perceives the concept of diversity. Collages cannot exceed a size of 15” x 20”. The collage will be accompanied by an essay of no more than two to four pages describing the collage and explaining their financial need. Essays must be typed and submitted using the standard U.S. 8 1/2” x 11” format, double-spaced, in 12-point font (Times New Roman). One winner will receive a $1000 scholarship ($500 in Fall 2013 & $500 in Spring 2014). For more information about the requirements or to apply, visit the Center’s website, at http://thecenter.fsu.edu/rosetti. The application deadline is August 9th, 2013. Any further questions regarding the Seth Rossetti Memorial Scholarship can be directed to Marlynn Lopez at mlopez2@fsu.edu.

LEAD YOUR PEERS IN SERVICE YOU CARE ABOUT! The Center for Leadership and Social Change is seeking goal-oriented, self-motivated, service-minded students to facilitate service projects for the Community Outreach Program in the fall semester. Being a facilitator requires a minimum semester-long commitment. 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, 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. Interested? Take a look at the Community Outreach Program website for more information or to access the application. Contact Heather Stitely if you have questions or need any additional information. If you are interested, complete the facilitator application and return it via email to hstitely@admin.fsu.edu or drop it off at the Center for Leadership and Social Change at your earliest convenience.

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT LEADERSHIP? Attention Students: We are in the process of writing the second edition of the book Emotionally Intelligent Leadership (Jossey-Bass). One of the highlights of the first edition of the book was the inclusion of college students' ideas and stories through student quotes. Students' quotes helped the content in the book come alive. We invite you to please share your perspectives and ideas by answering a few short questions about leadership. We will select quotes to include in the book from the responses we gather here. You can access the survey at this link. If you have any questions or encounter any issues with the survey, contact Paige at ph31@txstate.edu.

SUMMER HELP NEEDED AT GRACE MISSION The following opportunities are available: On July 25, 12-5pm Reading Academy field trip; On July 30-31 - Reading Academy; On August 1, 12-5pm - Reading Academy field trip; On August 6-7 Reading Academy. On August 8, 12-5pm - Reading Academy field trip. Every Sunday in July, from 10am-1pm - Nursery and Sunday school; On Saturdays in July, from 8am-11am - Prep and serve breakfast. Please contact Elizabeth at elizcrowe@comcast.net for more information.


BUILDING TOMORROW Did you know 31 million children in Sub-Saharan Africa don't have a school to attend? Did you know that if every student at Florida State gave just $1.87, FSU could fund the construction of an entire school in Uganda? Do you want to do something to help? If so, check out Building Tomorrow! Building Tomorrow can help you find fun ways to teach other members of the FSU community about the education crisis and help motivate your peers to make a difference. You can host movie nights, participate in fundraisers, or even reach out to younger students in your community! Building Tomorrow envisions a world in which every child with a desire to learn has a safe, permanent place to do so. Visit www.buildingtomorrow.org for more information. ENVIRONMENT AMERICA INTERNSHIP Environment America is looking for college students who are driven to protect the environment, to intern this fall. They are hiring in 20 cities, including Tallahassee. Environment America interns will spend the semester making a big difference on critical environment issues and learning a ton, while getting the experience needed to launch a career in the environmental movement after graduation. Read more about their internship program here: http://jobs.environmentamerica.org. Interested candidates can complete an online application at the following link: http://jobs.environmentamerica.org/page/amr/applyintern-environment-america-fall. Don’t hesitate to contact Monique Sullivan with questions, at 202-461-2448 or via email at msullivan@environmentamerica.org.

FINANCE/ACCOUNTING/BUSINESS MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP Tallahassee Food Network (TFN), a nonprofit working to grow community-based food systems is looking for a finance, accounting, business, or management intern who is looking for a cool service learning opportunity. A few of TFN's initiatives include iGrowWhatever You Like, a Frenchtown-based entrepreneurial youth empowerment and urban farming program; Collards and Cornbread, a monthly gathering for food movement players to connect, learn from, and collaborate with each other; and Farmers' Market Promotion. This intern will work with the TFN treasurer to manage budgeting, invoicing, payments, bookkeeping, and financial reporting. This is a great opportunity to gain real-word experience with financial spreadsheets, QuickBooks, collaboration, and team management. Contact Nathan Ballentine @ 850-322-0749 or ManInOveralls@gmail.com for more information. ART ALLEYS Art Alley participants have cleaned and greened two alleyways in the Gaines Street and All Saints area in Tallahassee with the goal of creating “art/plant zones” and other spaces that broadly relate to the region. Volunteers and students are beginning to research other green spaces in the neighborhood and collaborate with local businesses and land owners to determine the most eco-friendly environment to create. Volunteers are needed to assist with watering, weeding, planting and planning events and also interacting with the homeless that frequent the alleys and surrounding neighborhood. Depending on the number of volunteers, we may plan an art event this summer, 2013. Every First Friday this summer we will set up the Doodle Cart and provide other interactive art activities off Gaines Street. For more information and to volunteer contact Paul Rutkovsky at prutkovsky@fsu.edu.

KIDS UNITED TOGETHER (KUT) KUT is a nonprofit youth center in Apalachicola, Florida. Kids served by this organization range in age from 5-18 years. KUT has been open for two years, operating in a gym sponsored by the city. The organization is in need of funding for repairs on the facility and for activity equipment. In an attempt to fundraise, KUT is holding a two weekend Haunted House this October. All admission proceeds will go to the center. KUT is fully insured and has been given permission to move forward by their mother nonprofit, Franklin's Promise. The next step is to stand before the county commissioner at an upcoming meeting to get their permission and support. Before the meeting, there needs to be a full plan of execution, along with reliable adult resources and volunteers to help build the Haunted House and put together a Halloween mini festival for the younger children. If you can help by volunteering your time or donating materials or funds, contact Sunny Stultz-Dunaway at 843-957-3248 or sunnyhouse@yahoo.com.

ACCEPTING FALL APPLICATIONS: 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 selective program is designed for students from degree programs that do not 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, please 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. A limited number of internships are offered for the fall, spring, and summer semesters, and applications are considered on a first come, first serve basis until the internships are filled. Fall 2013 applications are due no later than Friday, August 9th by 5pm. Applications can be submitted via email to Heather Stitely at hstitely@fsu.edu or dropped off at the front desk of the Center for Leadership and Social Change, on the first floor of the Dunlap Student Success Center. For more information or to access an application, visit our website at: http://thecenter.fsu.edu/Programs/NonProfitInternship-program. This listserv contains information that is intended expressly for the convenience of its members, to advertise the latest involvement opportunities. Readers are encouraged to use their best judgment when selecting opportunities, as they are not screened prior to posting.


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