Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) will be hosting a conference at Green Mountain College on Friday, April 10th for college students wondering about life after college and making an impact in the world. College students today want to engage in meaningful work that will bring about positive change in the world. At the same time, financial pressures lead many to question whether it is possible to follow their passions and still earn a decent enough living. This conference will explore the challenges and opportunities of doing both. Join VBSR for an inspiring series of TED-style talks from mission-driven entrepreneurs and leaders of change in business, government, and education. Student will get to engage with these and other leaders in stimulating discussions and meet with them informally.
If you are interested in attending, please contact Tracy Himmel Isham at email@example.com. This event is FREE to the public!
Also please REGISTER here: http://vbsr.org/events/making_a_difference_making_a_living/
The English Open Doors Program is a fee-free, volunteer initiative which invites native and near-native speakers to volunteer-teach English in the Chilean public school classrooms. It is a part of the Ministry of Education in Chile and supported by the United Nations Development Program and their goal is to improve public education in Chile, and increase the level of opportunities available to students who can’t afford to pay for a privately funded education.
The English Open Doors Program has added a second volunteer service for the second semester in the Chilean Public school system! What does this mean for this year’s Middlebury graduates? For the first time, there are two program start dates in August! Students graduating in April, May, or June will have an increased chance to start their professional career with our fantastic opportunity!
To find out more information about the available 2015 volunteer services and their application deadlines please visit: www.centrodevoluntarios.cl.
Year Up is an award-winning national 501(c)3 organization striving to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. Through a one-year intensive training program, Year Up provides urban young adults ages 18-24 with a unique combination of hands-on technical and professional skills, college credit, and corporate internships.
To be successful in this role, you’ll bring a passion for education, strong interest in teaching, and some knowledge of customer service and business etiquette in the corporate world. You’re detail-oriented, enjoy playing a collaborative, supportive role as a member of a team, and feel comfortable serving as an advisor and coach to our young adults.
Apply online ASAP here: https://yearup.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=124
StartingBloc is built on the belief that a small, committed group of people can change the world.
StartingBloc brings together entrepreneurs, activists, educators, and innovators working to create change. They connect them to their tribe and give them access to the resources, co-conspirators, projects and support they need to create the impact they want.
Through a transformative 5-day experience, Fellows learn from proven change-makers, are pushed to take bigger risks, and find new life-long allies. As a result of StartingBloc, hundreds of Fellows have found meaningful work, launched new companies, and joined forces to tackle our world’s challenges.
StartingBloc will be hosting 5 institutions in 2015 (see below) and they are accepting early applications! To learn more visit: http://startingbloc.org/la15/
Recent graduates and current seniors who know Yiddish and have a strong background in Jewish studies or related fields can apply to the Yiddish Book Center’s Fellowship Program. Fellows spend a year as full-time members of our staff, developing valuable professional skills while working on the Center’s most important projects: education, oral history, online accessibility, translation, and bibliographic work with our ever-growing collection of books. Working with mentors, the Fellows also apply their ingenuity and personal expertise to the creation of new projects. Each fellow receives a stipend of $28,000 plus health insurance. The program runs from September 2015 to August 2016. Applications are due by January 5. (Click here for details.)
Current college students can apply to the Yiddish Book Center’s Steiner Summer Yiddish Program, which offers seven weeks of intensive language studies, tuition free. A beginner track for students who haven’t previously studied Yiddish includes daily three-hour language classes and an introductory course in Yiddish culture and history. Students who have completed one year of Yiddish can apply to the intermediate track, where they’ll take daily three-hour language classes and work on the Center’s ongoing projects in exchange for free housing and a $1,000 stipend. All students take part in workshops, film screenings, and cultural and social activities at the Center.
Students accepted to the Steiner Summer Yiddish Program receive free tuition and are eligible for academic credit from the University of Massachusetts. The 2015 program runs from June 7 to July 24. Applications are due by February 10. (Click here for details.)
Are you exploring ways to think about working with the environment, whether from the policy angle at a think tank, an environmental non-governmental organization (ENGO) or the technical consulting side? Have you thought about trying to launch your career in renewable energy or in sustainability for education? In this session we will explore the many layers that make up this sector, talk about the importance of networking with alumni and how to tailor your search to propel you forward . This is one of the fastest growing industry sectors and yet, many Middlebury students are unaware of the potential opportunities out there. PLEASE RSVP ON MOJO FOR THIS EVENT.
When: Wednesday, October 1st
Time: 4:30-5:30 pm
Where: Franklin Environmental Center, Hillcrest 103
The world is full of problems. GlobalGiving is full of solutions. Solutions run by innovative, grassroots projects and organizations that are working to educate children, feed the hungry, build houses, train women (and men) with job skills, and hundreds of other amazing things. Check out GlobalGiving’s different internship opportunities in East Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America!
They are looking for some amazing people to join their team (follow this link to learn more: our team )so that they can help even more people, projects, and communities around the world achieve their goals.
Math for America (MƒA) was founded in New York City by a group of business leaders, mathematicians and educators, led by Jim Simons, president of Euclidean Capital and chair of Renaissance Technologies, a private investment firm that uses innovative mathematical methods to make investment decisions.With nearly 850 teachers across our fellowships, besidesNew York City, MfA also operates in Berkeley, Boston, Los Angeles, San Diego, Utah, and Washington, DC. MƒA creates a community around exceptional educators and works to make teaching an attractive and sustainable career choice for the very best thinkers in the STEM field.
MƒA is beginning its academic year with nearly 800 MƒA teachers and school leaders in New York City, a number that has increased each year since our inception. Now in their 10th year, they are pleased to announce the MfA Exponent program: three fellowships – Early Career, Master Teacher, and School Leader – to include science teachers and teachers of all grade levels (K-12) within the program. This is a wonderful opportunity in the effort of building a professional community for outstanding mathematics and science educators. To learn more about these opportunities please visit: http://www.mathforamerica.org/home
Match Corps is a year-long tutoring program in which highly qualified college graduates work closely with K-12 students. Match Corps is associated with Match Education, an organization that works to operate public charter schools in urban areas and train teachers for high-poverty schools. Many alumni of Match Corps go on to pursue careers outside of education, but nonetheless apply experience they gained during their year of training. See the Match Corps alumni page to read about alumni and their experiences with the program. Match Corps has two locations, Boston and Chicago, and has rolling admissions until June 15th – apply now and hear back within a month!
For those graduates interested in pursuing a career in education, Match Education also has a program called the Match Teacher Residency (MTR), which is located in Boston. MTR residents work in the Match Corps program Monday through Thursday and then receive intensive MTR training on Fridays and Saturdays. In the spring, MTR helps residents to find jobs at top urban charter schools around the country. Visit the MTR page to read more about this program and its “sister” institution, the Sposato Graduate School of Education (SGSE).
All students deserve the support necessary to achieve academically and to develop as the future leaders of our country. You can provide that support.
City Year is hiring AmeriCorps Members to dedicate ten months helping students excel in school and beyond. At City Year’s 25 urban locations across the United States, corps members serve full-time for 10 months, each providing more than 1,700 hours of service. Highly trained corps members serve in schools as tutors, mentors, role models. As a City Year corps member, you will help students stay on track and get back on track to graduate by helping them improve course performance, attendance and behavior. City Year provides real world experiences of incomparable value in terms of personal and professional development.
– $5,645 educational award for student loans or graduate study
– Access to graduate school scholarships exclusively for City Year alumni
– Bi-weekly living stipend
– Federal loan forbearance
– Professional Development & Leadership Training
Final Application Deadline: April 30
Thuy Le, Senior Regional Recruitment Manager
tle[at]cityyear.org | @ThuyRecruits | 617-927-2386
It’s that time of year where many of you seniors may still be looking for opportunities after graduation, so I wanted to be sure you knew about WorldTeach. WorldTeach provides opportunities for college graduates to live and teach abroad in 11 month programs in 13 developing and middle-income countries. Notably we have just receive requests for 50 new positions in the Pacific Island programs, all of which are fully funded, including airfare from a U.S. gateway city; these programs have a July departure date. Could you pass this information along to your seniors especially? Read the rest of this entry »
The Yiddish Book Center Fellowship Program is looking for recent college graduates with a background in Jewish studies (or related disciplines) and a working knowledge of Yiddish. The Yiddish Book Center aims to preserve Jewish culture and heritage through literature. The founder of the Center, Aaron Lansky, realized that untold numbers of irreplaceable Yiddish books, which were the primary legacy of 1,000 years of Jewish life in Eastern Europe, were being discarded by American-born Jews that could not read Yiddish. The Yiddish Book Center has more than a million volumes in its libraries and their goal is to place these books in the hands of new readers. Their initiatives include education, translation, publications, oral history, exhibits, and public programs.
Apply by January 6th!
To learn more about being a fellow, click here.
There are four days left to register for the Northeast Farm to Preschool Forum in Dublin, NH!
Discover new strategies for bringing joy and wonder to early childhood through food and farm education! Attend workshops, network, take a field trip and discuss the exciting intersection where seed to table meets preschool.
Field trips will be hands-on and activity-based and are designed to provide you with ideas for bringing farm and food-based education to your students!
Cost: $20/person, includes lunch. A limited number of scholarships are available. Registration will close at the end of the day on September 30!
More info, workshop descriptions & schedule:
Farm-Based Education Network
Farm Fresh RI
Happy Valley School
MA Farm to School Project
NH Department of Education
NH Farm to School
Northeast Steering Committee of the National Farm to School Network
Otter Brook Farm
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
USDA Food & Nutrition Service
Vermont Food Education Every Day (VT FEED)
The symposium will feature a remarkable group of educators, students, and community leaders who are working to create an institutional framework for sustaining food education in several regions of our country and Canada. Read the rest of this entry »
Bridport Central School AmeriCorps VISTA opening…
What is Vermont Campus Compact? VCC is a statewide consortium of higher education institutions that have made a commitment to our role in creating a flourishing democracy. We believe that higher education can help prepare tomorrow’s civic and social leaders while strengthening today’s communities.
What is a VISTA? VISTA stands for Volunteers in Service to America; they are people who live and work in communities to eliminate poverty.
The Bridport Central School VISTA will collaborate with current staff to support students and their families towards their continued growth and aspirations for lifelong learning. Read the rest of this entry »
Blackboard Mobile began as a Stanford-based startup called Terribly Clever Design and was acquired by Blackboard 3 years ago. Being a part of the greater Blackboard organization is a huge opportunity for anyone looking to make a difference in the world of education. Mobile office is located in San Francisco and works with hundreds of institutions all over the world, touching the lives of millions of students. Blackbord Mobile has the opportunity to revolutionize the way people are educated and has a passionate, fun, and impactful culture.
There are 3 Middlebury alums working with Blackboard Mobile today and they are looking to hire a few more Midd kids who are hungry to make a difference in the worlds of education and technology.
“This session will be presented via Skype or Webinar”
Thursday , January 24, 7 – 8 pm
Francklin Environmental Center, Hillcrest 10
Here is a great blog post from Cynthia Belliveau, Dean of University of Vermont Continuing Education and professor in UVM’s Department of Nutrition and Food Science, about her Dewey-ian approach to using food preparation and communal eating as a means to learn about our troubled food system, the environment, economics and society.
Teaching English in El Triunfo, Ecuador gives students an opportunity to help local students from ages 6-13 improve their English skills. Aside from the English teacher no one else in the town speaks English, so the ability to speak Spanish is necessary. The goal of this J-term program is to get the kids excited about English and help them improve their speaking abilities.
You should attend this information session prior to submitting an application on MOJO. We will go over the differences between the Nosara and El Triunfo programs. Alumni from these programs will discuss the details of the internships. Selected students will need to complete the Winter Term proposals forms and submit them by the deadline on MOJO.
Check MOJO for full details on this job opportunity!
Exploration Summer Programs
Several Positions available : APPLY NOW!
Application deadline: Sunday, September 30
Exploration Summer Program, a world-wide leader in summer academic enrichment, is seeking students for a variety of teaching and administrative positions at each of their summer programs: the Senior Program at Yale University, the Intermediate Program at Wellesley College and the Junior Program at St. Mark’s School.
For more detailed information about the available positions, please check MOJO or refer to the Faculty Hiring section of their website: hiring.explo.org.
Exploration will be on campus Oct 3rd and Oct 4th, conducting an info table, session and on campus interviews.
Check MOJO for full details on this job opportunity!
City Year :AmeriCorps Member
Application deadline: Sunday, September 30
Every 26 seconds a student in America drops out of high school, producing one million dropouts annually. As a city Year corps member you can help lead the change in this crisis.
City Year is an education focused, nonprofit organization that unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service to keep students in school and on track to graduation. For information on What You’ll Do, visit www.cityyear.org/virtualopenhouse.
Here are just some things you’ll gain by joining City Year:
o Leadership training and development
o Project management and communication skills
o Eligibility for exclusive scholarships to dozens of colleges and universities
o Networking opportunities with more than 15,000 alumni
o $5,550 AmeriCorps Education Award
o Federal student loan forbearance
Please apply both on MOJO and on the City Year website at http://www.cityyear.org/CityYear/Home_New_2011/Home_A_2011.aspx . Apply early!
Check MOJO for full details on this job opportunity!