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Community Service Bulletin

December 17, 2013


Register today for Cambridge's MLK Day 2014

Cambridge's 4th Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service
Monday, January 20
2-5 pm in Central Square, Cambridge

Organized by Many Helping Hands 365, this year's MLK Day of Service event will offer hands on service projects for all ages in Central Square.

We'll gather on City Hall steps at 2:00pm for kick-off remarks and then disperse to nearby service locations (City Hall, the Cambridge YWCA and Cambridge Senior Center).

Hands-on projects include sorting food, books and clothing donations; preparing toiletry kits for homeless teens and adults; making scarves and blankets for homeless children, teens and adults; creating Valentines for elders and veterans; designing bookmarks for students in literacy programs; and assembling activity kits for children waiting in hospital emergency rooms.

Bring a can of food, a children's book or a gently used item of winter clothing to participate.

Register now:


One-Time Opportunities

Ongoing Opportunities

Funding/Employment Opportunities

One-Time Opportunities

Jan 16: City Year Shadow Day Opportunity (RSVP by 12/20)

RSVP by Friday, December 20th. Please e-mail the recruiter at the site you are interested in attending and indicate your name, school, year of graduation, e-mail address, phone number, and how you heard about the event. More details will be provided upon your registration.

City Year Boston
TIME: 2pm-7pm.
CONTACT TITLE: Senior Recruitment Manager
ADDRESS: 287 Columbus Ave, Boston MA 02116
TELEPHONE: 617-927-2386
EMAIL ADDRESS: Tle@cityyear.org

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. At City Year’s 25 urban locations across the United States and two international affiliates, teams of trained young people - called corps members - serve full-time in schools for the academic year as tutors, mentors and role models. By focusing on attendance, behavior and course performance, which identify students who are at risk of dropping out,corps members are uniquely able to help students and schools succeed.

During the site visit you will:
- learn about City Year’s work addressing the national dropout crisis in public schools
- engage in a Leadership Workshop similar to training our corps members receive
- have an opportunity to meet corps members and students in a school

Contact: Thuy Le, 617-927-2386, tle@cityyear.org

Ongoing Opportunities

Academic Mentors Needed in Boston Public Schools (Gr. K- 12)

Boston Partners in Education provides subject matter training and mentoring to help facilitate a happy and successful match. We are required by the Boston Public Schools to run a CORI/SORI background check on each potential volunteer; this background check is run at no cost to you. Boston Partners in Education is looking for volunteers to tutor and mentor students in Boston Public Schools. Volunteers work one-on-one or with a small group of students for an hour a week during the school day. Opportunities are available in all grades (K-12) in either English Language Arts or math.

To apply for this opportunity, please visit: http://www.bostonpartners.org/index.cfm/pid/10253

Student/Volunteer matches are made based on your preferences:
- Location
- Time of day
- Day of the week
- Subject matter
- Grade level
- One-on-one vs. small group work

Ready to make a difference in the lives of Boston Public School students? For more information about volunteer opportunities, please contact Boston Partners in Education at ebrady@bostonpartners.org or 617-451-6145.

SquashBusters is seeking Academic Coaches!

SquashBusters is a long-term, intensive youth development program that combines the sport of squash with academic enrichment, community service, summer opportunities and college counseling and support. The mission is to ensure college enrollment and completion. The program serves 200 Boston and Lawrence middle, high school and college-aged students. SquashBusters runs long-term, year-round, comprehensive programming, and is located at 795 Columbus Ave, Boston MA.

The role of the Academic Coach is to work with SquashBusters’ high school students in their core classes. We are seeking academic coaches with expertise in the advanced sciences and math. Academic coaches broaden students’ awareness of science-based careers, as well as support students who are struggling in advanced high school classes such as: AP/Honors Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Statistics, and Calculus. Academic coaches will work one-on-one with students during a 60 minute homework help session. These sessions are designed to help honor roll students maintain strong GPAs, and to support other determined but less successful students to steadily improve their grades, so both groups are prepared for the college application process.

There are many opportunities for involvement, and we are looking forward to hearing from you. For further information, please contact: Charles Levinson, c.levinson@squahbusters.org, 617.373.6929.

Fellowship/Internship Opportunities

Deadline approaching for Legatum Fellowships at MIT (Due 2/15)

The application deadline for the Legatum Fellowship is two months away. The program prepares MIT students to launch innovative and inclusive enterprises in low-income countries.

Since its inception in 2008, the Legatum Fellowship program has provided students with the services and support needed to start and grow successful businesses in the rapidly expanding markets of Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Learn more about this opportunity at legatum.mit.edu/fellowship

The Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center is not responsible for the quality or safety of outside service agencies, and does not screen volunteer placements or projects. The Community Service Opportunities bulletin is published once a week by the staff of the Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center. If you have questions, feel free to call us at 617-253-0742, or stop by 4-104.

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