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Work as a CE AmeriCorps*VISTA member – 2 positions now posted!

Interested in staying in Addison County after graduation?

Community Engagement will be supporting 2 AmeriCorps*VISTA members for the 2016/2017 year:

The SerVermont Americorps*VISTA member will work as our Poverty Initiatives Coordinator. Join Community Engagement to weave together co-curricular poverty-related programs and mobilize students to help alleviate poverty in our local community. Work to build Middlebury College’s Privilege & Poverty initiative, combining curricular & co-curricular opportunities with community partners to address issues of poverty. Learn more and apply for the Poverty Initiatives Coordinator on MOJO.

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Do you love working with and for kids? Are you committed to providing meaningful opportunities for mentorship? Interested in social justice work at the youth development level? Come join Community Engagement as a Vermont Campus Compact VISTA member to work as our Mentoring & Youth Programs Coordinator. Gain experience, work in Addison County, and hone your understanding of work that supports positive outcomes for local youth. Read more about and apply for this 1-year position on MOJO.

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We’ll hold an info session at two different times on Thursday, April 14:

12:30 – 1:15 at Coltrane Lounge

4:30 – 5:15 at Community Engagement’s office at 118 South Main Street

Come learn more about both positions at either session (we’ll cover the same material both times).

Middlebury seniors: please apply on MOJO by 4/29.

We also welcome external candidates. If you are not a current student and would like more information about the positions please contact Ashley Laux or Megan Brakeley

On, Wisconsin: BernieMentum, The Donald’s Gaffes and What Tonight Really Means

If the current polls hold up and Ted Cruz pulls out a victory over Donald Trump in Wisconsin, the media spin will immediately focus on The Donald’s “terrible two weeks” as the proximate cause of his defeat. As the New York Times puts it:  “A Cruz victory will suggest that a backlash against Mr. Trump […]

Volunteering Snapshots: Nicole and Preston

Here at the Middlebury Ecole en France, our undergraduate students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in French culture in more ways than just going to French university;  our students also live with French hosts or host families and participate in service learning doing volunteer work that ranges from tutorting to working in cafés or in museums.

nicoleprestonTwo of this semester’s Paris students, Nicole Hoehle and Preston de Garmo, volunteer with the assocation la Salle Saint Brunoan organization that serves and supports the residents and the associations of the quarter La Goutte d’Or.   Recently, Nicole and Preston had the opportunity to contribute to the quarter’s conversations in going to see an exposition and sharing their thoughts and impressions in an article published on the site of the Goutte d’Or et vous, another organization that that aims to:

“-inform others about the quarter [of the Goutte d’Or], its history, its goings-on

– support and highlight the value of local and associative initiatives

-to bring out and highlight the value of the initiatives of the quarter’s residents

-contribute to the democratic debat and to democratic participation in creating a space where citizens can express themselves, and a place to exchange points of view on social subjects as they relate to the concerns of the quarter.  ”

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Nicole and Preston got to not only enrich hammam-2-5fc29their personal lives and to experience something they may not have experienced otherwise, but they also were able to share this experience with each other and an with an entire community here in Paris, and now the Middlebury community.