Community Engagement Weekly!

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE

Feb. 24-28, 2014 

CCE PROGRAMS

[1] CCE Video Contest – Deadline March 13th

[2] CCE Open House – March 14th – 12-2:30pm

Stroll Down Black History Lane – February 26 – 6-8pm

The Great Debate: Legalization of Marijuana – February 28, 2014 – 4-5pm

COMMUNITY-BASED VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

[3] United Way Target Parking – February 2014

[4] Startups x Stetson – March 21-23rd, 2014

Kilometer Kids – February 24, 2014 – Meet at CCE – 3:45-5:15pm

Kilometer Kids – February 26, 2014 – Meet at CCE – 3:15-4:45pm

Kilometer Kids – February 27, 2014 – Meet at CCE – 3:45-5:15pm

Hatter Harvest Work Day – February 28, 2014 – 12-1pm

CONFERENCE OPPORTUNITIES

[5] Oxfam America CHANGE Leaders Application/Conference [Funded by Oxfam]

2014 NASPA Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Conference

Gulf South Summit on Service-Learning & Civic Engagement at Auburn University – March 26-28, 2014

Stetson University Democracy in America: Participation, Social Justice Conference – March 27-28, 2014

Global Health & Innovation Conference – Yale University – April 12-13, 2014

Youth Service America MONUMENTAL – National Service-Learning Conference – April 9-12, 2014

SCHOLARSHIPS, INTERNSHIPS, JOBS, GRANTS, ETC.

[6] Summer Internship Opportunity with the Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP)

[7] Volusia Literacy Council Internship at DeLand Campus

[8] Council on Aging Marketing Department Volunteer

Paid internship with TurboVote in New York – Deadline February 27, 2014

Sillerman Center’s annual student philanthropy contest with a winner’s prize of $10,0000

2014 SURE Grant Competition now open to all Stetson undergraduate students

AmeriCorps Rolling Application

Global Brigades Kaplan Course Scholarship – Deadline May 1st, 2014

DC Summer Internships – Deadline March 18th

COMMUNITY REPORTS

Community Health Assessment – Volusia County 2013

Community Agenda Snapshot 2013 

STAY CONNECTED
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[1] CCE Video Contest – Deadline March 13th

The CCE will be hosting a Video Contest after spring break! This contest is open to all students and will be used to showcase the variety of volunteer opportunities you all choose to participate in. It is a simple and fun way to market yourselves and your talents! 

Guidelines

Proposal: To create a video showing how you give back! It’s a chance for students to show what community service they do or IMPACT they make! The video will not be longer than 6 seconds and no shorter than 4 seconds (you can easily make this through Vine!)

Benefits: Getting your name out there! Fun way to show off all our amazing volunteers and programs and showcase your many talents and passions.

Who:  Students would record a video stating their name and what service they do! (They can be doing the service while videoing!) Students can be as creative as they want to be!

How: Students will make videos on vine with the appropriate hashtag, as stated above, as well as #CCEservice. Then videos will be uploaded to the FB page of CCE (the time frame is listed under dates). Once we close the time frame of submitting, the videos will be released the following day for people to like, share, and comment on it!

Dates: Once we come back from Spring Break, Monday, March 10th open up for submissions!!! Close the submissions on Thursday, March 13th and we will reload them into a video album and let the liking begin! The contest would go from that Thursday until Sunday!  Monday, March 17th announce a winner and a prize.

Below are the hashtags that should be used:

IMPACT #StetsonIMPACT2014

ASB #StetsonASB2014

General Service #CCEservice

For more information, contact Heather Hamilton at hhamilto@stetson.edu

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[2] CCE Open House

One March 14th, 2014 from 12-2:30pm the CCE will be showcasing the experiences that students had on the trip to the IMPACT Conference and both Alternative Spring Break trips. Students will be asked to take photos and videos during their trips and compile them into a slideshow or presentation of some sort to display on that Friday. Students will also be available to talk about the wonderful experience they had on their trips. Everyone is invited to stop by during this time period to see some of the opportunities we offer students and find out if they would be interested to participate in these in the future.

For more information, contact Heather Hamilton at hhamilto@stetson.edu

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[3] United Way Target Parking

One of our Community Partners is asking for our support! United Way is partnering with Target in the February Target Parking Races. This is how you can help!

Target Department store donates their parking lot and 100% of the funds raised benefit the United Way and our partner agencies which support programs in the areas of Education, Income and Health in order to create lasting, meaningful change locally.

We’re using VolunteerSpot (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activity.

Please sign up for Feb. 2014 Target Parking – here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/t8Z4Y7
    2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
    3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

For more information contact Diane Olsen at 386-366-9053 or dolsen@unitedwayvfc.org

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[4] Startups x Stetson – March 21-23rd

The Startups x Stetson is a three-day long event, March 21-23rd that starts with idea pitches and ends with minimally viable products (MVP) that are presented to judges for evaluation. Ideas pitched can range from for-profit enterprises to social enterprises to nonprofit ventures. After pitches, everyone votes on which ideas they like the most and the top teams do a call for skills, at which point people sort themselves into teams depending on their interests and capabilities. With the help of mentors with various industry expertise, the teams work on their MVP to develop a demonstrable product. On demo day, the teams pitch their MVP and the judges determine which top three teams are eligible for prizes.

The event is designed to be a win-win-win for students, mentors, and the community. Students gain valuable real-world experience and advice from mentors. Mentors have access to dedicated, talented, and proven students. The community gains a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem in which businesses and students partner to foster learning. Not all the teams win, but participants get a unique experience wherein they network, learn, and have fun in a 54-hour entrepreneurial marathon. In similar events around the world, some teams have gone on to start successful businesses.

Contact Michelle Vergara (mvergara@stetson.edu) for more information.

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[5] Oxfam America

Oxfam America is now accepting applications for its national student leadership program for rising college sophomores and juniors. CHANGE Leaders are exposed to the international development issues that inform Oxfam’s work, and apply their skills and creativity to run Oxfam campaigns on campus. Selected students participate in a week-long training in Boston, July 19-25, 2014, which is organized and paid for by Oxfam. Students then work with Oxfam on campus during the 2014-15 academic year and join or form an Oxfam Club to implement an Oxfam campaign on campus.

CHANGE Leaders:

  • Receive leadership and advocacy training focused toward creating social change locally and globally
  • Have access to expert skills based training, resources, materials and year-round support from Oxfam staff
  • Explore policy issues related to the global food system using a rights based approach
  • Establish connections and share knowledge with college students from the US and beyond

Applications are due April 1, 2014. Learn more about the CHANGE Initiative and read the FAQ at: http://www.oxfamamerica.org/change.

Students should apply online at: http://oo.oxfamamerica.org/change/index.php/register/.

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 [6] Summer Internship Opportunity with the Campus Election Engagement Project

The Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP), a national non-partisan effort that worked with over 500 campuses in 2008 and 750 in 2012, with a combined enrollment of over 5 million undergraduates. CEEP works primarily through the state offices of the key higher education service learning organization Campus Compact, so we’re encouraging Bonners to intern with participating state Compact offices, either in your own state, or in another state you’d like to work with, according to the list below. We’ll also have some opportunities to work directly with the national Compact staff, as described below. The local Compacts have strong ongoing relationships with colleges and universities in their states. They’ll build on these relationships to help the schools use their extensive resources to assist their students in registering to vote, getting educated on the issues, volunteering in the campaigns, and showing up at the polls. After three election cycles, CEEP has pulled together a wealth of effective practical suggestions, drawn from campuses throughout the country, which significantly increase the participation of students as voters and volunteers.

Supervised by the staff of whatever state Compact you’d be interning with, and supported by weekly coaching sessions and conference calls run by CEEP’s national staff (including CEEP founder and Soul of a Citizen author Paul Loeb), you’ll reach out to your Compact’s contacts at colleges and universities state-wide, and help them engage their students.  You’ll distribute the lists of effective engagement approaches that CEEP will provide, and then brainstorm with the schools on how to most effectively apply them. (Here’s a link to our core resource list, Six Key Ways to Engage Your Campus). You’ll begin by finding out what efforts are already going on at a given campus and who is already involved. You’ll then want to identify gaps in current efforts, share relevant resources as CEEP provides them, and find key individuals or groups to get things going at each school you approach. Coached by the CEEP staff, you’ll then talk the schools through how to assemble a broad enough and energetic enough team to be able to contact all key departments and offices. And you’ll keep following up to ensure each schools’ election-engagement efforts keep moving ahead.  Here’s a wonderful video from 2012 Ohio outreach staffer Coral Breuer, describing her experience working with the project.

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[7] Volusia Literacy Council Internship at DeLand Campus

The Volusia Literacy Council is in need of assistance with a few projects at their DeLand campus. They are an organization that offers tutoring to adults and assists them with basic literacy skills. They are located at 1155 C.R. 4139 Deland, FL. 32724. For more information about specific tasks and how to sign up for this opportunity contact one of the below individuals:

Program Director: Jonel Persinger – j.persinger@volusialiteracy.org

Executive Director: William Hinebaugh – w.hinebaugh@volusialiteracy.org

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[8] Council on Aging Marketing Department Volunteer

Council on Aging is currently in need of a volunteer to assist their Marketing Department doing some data entry. Council on Aging is a non-profit organization devoted to assisting our aging community by enhancing their quality of life. The position would have a somewhat flexible schedule, which could be worked around class schedules Monday through Friday.  Currently, the work is backlogged, so it would require someone to volunteer in roughly a few 3-4 hour blocks and then ongoing for a couple of hours per week. If anyone is interested in this volunteer opportunity, please contact the individual below to find out more information:

Nutrition & Volunteer Coordinator: Deb Korfage-Amborn

Phone: 386.253.4700 x 239

Email: dkorfage-amborn@coaiaa.org

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If you anticipate any barriers to your access, participation, transportation to, or inclusion in any of these opportunities, please contact the Center for Community Engagement.

Want to make a submission to the Community Engagement Weekly?  E-mail a title and description (subject of e-mail should read “Community Engagement Weekly Submission”) to Heather.