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Community Service Bulletin

April 23, 2014


Monday, April 28: MIT IDEAS Global Challenge Innovation Showcase

6:30-8:30 p.m., Stata Center Student Street

Meet this year's MIT student-led teams, listen to their ideas, see their prototypes, and learn about their potential to make substantial impact around the world!


Monday, May 5: MIT IDEAS Global Challenge Awards Ceremony

6:30 p.m.: Mix & Mingle | 7 p.m.: Program in Stata Center, 32-123

Come celebrate with us! We'll announce the winners of this year's competition and award up to $75,000 in implementation grants. Register here.

One-Time Opportunities

Funding, Employment & Longer-Term Opportunities

One-Time Opportunities

May 10: Assemble protein-modeling Lego kits for middle and high school students

Saturday, May 10, 3:30-6:30 p.m., at MIT

Help us assemble protein-modeling Lego kits for middle and high school students. To learn more about these kits, created by MIT Edgerton Center's Dr. Kathy Vandiver visit: http://edgerton.mit.edu/k-12/teacher-resources/k-12-curriculum/dna-protein-and-trna/dna-protein-and-trna.

No specific knowledge of science is required; take a break from classes, de-stress, and contribute to the education of others. When you are sure you can commit to the entire volunteer period register at: https://s.zoomerang.com/s/pmd051014

More information: http://www.pmd.org/popup.phtml?id=722

People Making a Difference (PMD): Lori Tsuruda '89, lori@pmd.org, 781-963-0373

May 17: Fill book requests for prisoners (sign up by May 8)

Saturday, May 17, 12:45-4:15 p.m., at Prison Book Program (Quincy Center, T accessible)

Most prisoners come from marginalized sectors of society and nearly all are poor and under-educated. Education is a proven tool for preventing people from returning to prison after they have been released; however, prisoners often have little to no access quality reading materials. In partnership with the Prison Book Program, volunteers will fulfill prisoner's requests for quality reading materials.

Take a break from finals studying and join PMD in contributing to the education of others. Volunteers will confirm prisoners' addresses via the internet, read their letters, select books, prepare postcards, package the books with resource materials, and address the packages.

When you are sure you can commit for the entire volunteer period, sigh up at: https://s.zoomerang.com/s/pmd051714

More information: http://www.pmd.org/popup.phtml?id=723

People Making a Difference (PMD): Lori Tsuruda '89, lori@pmd.org, 781-963-0373

June 23-25: Volunteer at PV America and receive a free Full Conference registration! (sign up by June 2)

Apply to volunteer www.pvamericaexpo.com/attend/volunteer

Volunteer at PV America on June 23-25, 2014 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and receive a complimentary Full Conference registration, with access to all education sessions, including the General Session and new programs like Master Speakers, Educational Posters, and QuickTalks; nearly 100 exhibitors on the Show Floor; and all networking receptions.

PV America is the place to be for professionals in the New England PV market and solar energy and related fields. Plan to join more than 3,000 of the most progressive professionals in the industry for a dynamic exhibition, cutting-edge conference program, and daily networking opportunities.

PV America is powered by SEIA and SEPA. Unlike other solar conferences, all proceeds from PV America support the expansion of the U.S. solar energy market through both associations' year-round research and education activities, and SEIA's advocacy.

Funding, Employment, and Longer-term Opportunities

CSF grants for faculty, staff, and students (apply by April 30)

The MIT Community Service Fund gives grants to support the public service initiatives of MIT faculty, staff, students, and retirees. Apply by April 30 for the spring cycle! Information is available at http://csf.mit.edu

City Year Final Application Deadline (apply by April 30)

Looking for a high-impact, meaningful post-graduate opportunity? Apply to City Year, 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 our 25 urban locations across the United States, teams of highly trained corps members serve full-time in schools as tutors, mentors and role models. With over 340 hours of training, corps members develop skills that employers seek and have the opportunity to interact with a variety of corporate sponsors and a network of over 18,000 City Year alumni.

Apply online at www.cityyear.org by April 30 to serve in one of 25 locations across the U.S. Applicants must be between 17-24 years old and a U.S Citizen or Permanent Resident. Contact: Thuy Le, Senior Recruitment Manager, at tle@cityyear.org.

Benefits include $5645 education award, living stipend, graduate school scholarships, and extensive leadership training.

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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