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Community Service Bulletin

April 24, 2013

Spotlight

Apr 30: Collate/check print-braille books for children

Help collate printed-paper and braille-embossed plastic pages that will go into special print-Braille books. These books enable both sighted and blind parents and children to enjoy reading together, an important part of building literacy. This is a wonderful opportunity to help make a difference in a child's life; come one, come all!

When/Where: Tuesday, April 30; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
National Braille Press, Boston (Two blocks behind Symphony Hall)

For more information regarding the project: http://www.pmd.org/popup.phtml?id=672, RSVP by 4/23
Contact: Lori Tsuruda, Lori@pmd.org, 781-963-0373

One-Time Opportunities

Ongoing Opportunities

Fellowship/Internship Opportunities

PSC Events

One-Time Opportunities

Apr 27: Volunteers Sought to Lead a Tour of MIT

We want to get a group of middle school students from Salem, MA excited about careers in STEM and is there any better place to do this than MIT? Most of the students are from low-income homes and for many it will be the first time on a college campus and first time exposed to STEM careers.

We are looking for 3 - 4 volunteers to help organize and lead a large group of 6th and 7th graders (broken down into smaller groups) on a tour of the "cool" places on campus. We leave it up to your ingenuity to design the tour. It might also include a trip to the MIT Museum. We know how crazy you guys can be - so show us your stuff.

We are looking at Saturday morning, April 27 9:30 –noon. Please contact Linda Saris at lsaris@salemcyberspace.org or 781.696.0899.

May 11: Support STEM Education by Completing LEGO Science Kits

Saturday, May 11, 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Where: MIT, Cambridge

LEGO science kits help students of all levels learn some of the most fundamental biological processes--DNA replication and gene expression, for example-- "hands on. "
Help build, fix, and permanently glue LEGO amino acids that will go into these wonderful kits, and make sure to have fun!

To sign up for this volunteer project visit: http://s.zoomerang.com/s/pmd051113
For more information regarding the project visit: http://www.pmd.org/popup.phtml?id=674

Contact: Lori Tsuruda, lori@pmd.org, 781.963.0373

Jun 2: AIDS Walk Boston & 5K Run

Where: DCR Hatch Memorial Shell Charles River Esplanade in Boston
Time: 7am-2pm (Volunteer shifts vary)

Calling all volunteers! Volunteering for AIDS Walk Boston & 5K Run is a great way to both support the fight against AIDS and also have some fun! Each year, AIDS Action Committee relies on hundreds of volunteers to help serve the 10,000+ attendees that participate in the AIDS Walk & 5K Run.

We are looking for talented, dedicated and hard working individuals to fill the following volunteer positions on Sunday, June 2nd:

  • Walk Course Marshals
  • Run Course Marshals
  • Crowd Control/Security
  • Finish Area Volunteers
  • Registration Volunteers
  • Cheerleaders

To sign up, please visit www.aidswalkboston.org and choose “Volunteer” as your participation type. If you can’t volunteer but would like to still participate in the event, we invite you to join us as a Walker or Runner. For more information about volunteering for AIDS Walk Boston & 5K Run 2013, please contact Sharon Glasser, AIDS Walk Volunteer Coordinator at 617.450.1520 or sglasser@aac.org.

Ongoing Opportunities

MIT Community Service Fund grants available for MIT Community (Due 4/30)

MIT faculty, staff, students, and retirees are eligible to apply for CSF grants to support their personal public service initiatives, which include programs that they run or would like to start, or projects that they want to work on that enhance the public service work of an existing organization or school.

CSF funding is seed funding or project funding: it provides short-term support. It can help you fill a short-term need, build an enhancement that is self-sustaining, or launch a new organization that will be supported by other sources in the long term. The CSF Board emphasizes service to local communities surrounding the Institute. It may also support partial funding for effectively designed public service initiatives to more distant communities.

Find application instructions and more information at http://web.mit.edu/csf, and contact csf-staff@mit.edu with any questions.

Fellowship/Internship Opportunities

Civic Education Project

The Civic Education Project, based at Northwestern University, is hiring temporary full-time staff for Summer 2013. YOU have the power to create life-changing experiences for young student leaders and get paid to do it! We're looking for residential & academic staff & administration to serve in Baltimore, Chicago, & San Francisco. For more details, visit our website: http://www.ctd.northwestern.edu/cep/jobs/
Hours: Full-time Salary: contract per 1+ weeks Phone: (847) 467-2572 Email: cep@northwestern.edu

CTY

CTY offers summer academic programs for academically-talented students in grades 5-12 at various colleges and universities. See specific job openings and salaries below. More information and online application: http://cty.jhu.edu/jobs/summer

Hours: varies/wk Phone: (410) 735-6185 Email: ctysummer@jhu.edu

  1. Resident assistants (RAs) help create a community that encourages and supports intellectual curiosity, rigorous thinking, and a joy for learning. RAs ensure the physical and emotional safety of students, and develop a fun, dynamic, and engaging activities program. Salary: $2,700 per 6 weeks
  2. The residential program assistant (RPA) provides logistical support to the daily operation of both the site office and the residential program. Salary: $2,800 per 7 weeks
  3. As a member of the site administrative team, the senior resident assistant (SRA) helps manage the day-to-day operation of the residential program and supervises the staff of resident assistants (RAs). Salary: $3,600 per 7 weeks
  4. Health assistants (HAs) participate in the day-to-day operation of the site health office, keep track of students' medications and medical appointments, confer with parents, and act as a liaison with nearby medical professionals. Salary: $3,000 per 7 weeks
  5. Teaching assistants (TAs) tutor students, assist with the paperwork of a class, teach the class as requested by the instructor, supervise late afternoon/evening study sessions, and assist with administrative tasks. Many of these positions focus on math and science. Salary: $2,300 per 6 weeks

Summer Program in Mathematical Problem Solving

This summer, change the lives of underserved students with talent in math. The Summer Program in Mathematical Problem Solving invites you to apply to be a residential counselor and teaching assistant for low-income NYC kids who have high potential in mathematics. You'll create a vibrant social experience for kids who are discovering for the first time that there are other people who like doing mathematics, and you'll help them get a first taste of advanced study. Counselors will lead activities, be role models and advisers, and help teach courses on topics like number theory and combinatorics.

Hours: Full-time, July 4-July 31 Salary: $2,500 plus room, board and travel Contact: Daniel Zaharopol Phone: (888) 264-2793 Email: spmps@artofproblemsolving.org

Summer Study

Provide assistance to High School students in academic setting as well as participate in activities, chaperone students to evening activities and weekend trips.

Hours: Full-time Salary: $250-$350/wk Contact: David Wolk Address: 900 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, NY 11747 Phone: (631) 424-1000 Email: staff@summerstudy.com

PSC Events

MIT IDEAS Global Challenge: Community Choice Vote, Innovation Showcase (4/29), and Awards Celebration (5/2)

Community Choice Vote – now through Monday, April 29
Place your vote! The IDEAS Global Challenge Community Choice Vote is open through 11:59pm EDT. The three teams with the top votes will win $1500 each to implement their idea. Meet the teams: http://globalchallenge.mit.edu/

Innovation Showcase – Monday, April 29
Meet the teams at our Innovation Showcase. 6:30 - 8:30pm in MIT's Stata Center, Building 32.

Awards Celebration – Thursday, May 2
Come celebrate with us! We'll announce the winners of this year's competition and award up to $75,000 in implementation grants. 6:00: Mix and Mingle | 7:00pm: Program in MIT's Building 34, Room 101. RSVP here: http://mitideas.eventbrite.com/#

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