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Free Screening of La Cosecha (Documentary on Migrant Children) Thurs Dec 6th 6:30pm

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La Cosecha Flyer

Join the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association

and the Spanish Speaking Lawyers Committee for a Free screening of La Cosecha.

Every year more than 400,000 American children are torn from their friends, schools, and homes to pick the food we eat. Zulema, Perla, and Victor labor as migrant farm workers, sacrificing their own childhoods to help their families survive. La Cosecha profiles these three as they journey through the heat of Texas’ fields to the winter snows of the Michigan orchards and back to the humidity of Florida to follow the harvest. This award-winning documentary provides an intimate glimpse into the lives of these children who struggle to dream while working 12-14 hours a day, 7 days a week to feed you and me. These are the children who do not have the ability to say “no” to work. These are the children we see as we drive through Brighton and other parts of Colorado. These are the kids that need our help.

When: 6:30 pm on Thursday Dec. 6th

Where: Su Teatro 721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204.

Preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfJUEtdKDsk&feature=g-hist

There will also be a happy hour and food before the screening.

RSVP: RamirezRoberto1@gmail.com

Roberto Ramírez

Spanish Speaking Lawyers Committee

Colorado Bar Association

720-898-7193

 

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Casework and Children’s Program Internships Available for Spring

These are posted on Career Buffs.

To learn more about career Buffs, go to: http://careerservices.colorado.edu/students/CareerBuffs.aspx

 

23168 / Lafayette Children’s Program Intern

Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA)

EFAA Children’s Program Interns provide a wide array of assistance to the program: Lead activities with children living in our shelter, chaperone field trips, organize donations, support children’s caseworker with administrative work.

All Interns are required to attend a volunteer orientation before beginning their position. Interns will be trained and supervised by the children’s caseworker and evaluated at the end of their term and on an as needed basis.

This is an unpaid internship and all interns would need to be available during two days of the children’s program.
Those hours for spring are:
Lafayette – Tuesdays and Fridays 2:30-5:30pm

The student selected for this opportunity must fill out an Internship Learning Plan (ILP) with Career Services. To access the ILP, go to:
http://careerservices.colorado.edu/employers/internLearningPlan.aspx. If the employer requires credit for this internship, go to the Career Services website to see how you can earn credit:
http://careerservices.colorado.edu/students/exploreInternshipCredit.aspx.

Qualifications:

Intern needs to show compassion and be open to learning about poverty and homelessness and their effect on our community. Intern also needs to be responsible and dependable. Must pass a criminal background check

Application Instructions:

Send resume to shalon@efaa.org – you will also need to fill out a volunteer application on our website www.efaa.org.

 

25568 / Lafayette Casework Assistant Intern

Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA)

This positions will work with a designated caseworker with a primary focus on assisting with casework paperwork and direct client contact.
Duties can include, but are not limited to:

•Assist client with funding applications
•Follow up with clients to ensure all paperwork is in order
•In shelter locations, lead activities or informational sessions with shelter clients
•Assist shelter caseworker with data entry and statistics
•Meet with and interview clients for basic services
•Screen client needs over the phone and in person
•Make resource referrals for clients when appropriate

This particular internship will work with our Lafayette shelter caseworker.

All interns are required to attend a volunteer orientation before beginning their position. Interns will be trained and supervised by a Shelter Caseworker and evaluated at the end of their term and on an as needed basis.

Qualifications:

•Attention to detail and accuracy is essential.
•Must be a fast learner with copier and fax use
•Ability to navigate web based software and input data
•Understanding and sensitivity with vulnerable populations, good listening, a nonjudgmental attitude and the capacity to display respect, patience, concern and compassion are necessary.
•Willingness to use a “strengths based” approach is necessary.
•Must enjoy working with a variety of people and demonstrate a commitment to helping others.
•Can flourish in a fast-paced, crisis oriented environment.
•Spanish language skills are an asset.

Application Instructions:

Send resume to shalon@efaa.org – you will also need to fill out a volunteer application on our website www.efaa.org

Note from Career Services:
The student selected for this opportunity must fill out an Internship Learning Plan (ILP)
with Career Services to be covered by Worker’s Compensation Insurance. To access
the ILP, go to: http://careerservices.colorado.edu/employers/internLearningPlan.aspx
If the employer requires credit for this internship, go to the Career Services website to see how you can earn credit:
http://careerservices.colorado.edu/students/exploreInternshipCredit.aspx.

 

Colorado Gives Day Seeks Phone and Donation Volunteers! Tues Dec 4th

Colorado Gives Day is an initiative to increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving, presented by Community First Foundation and FirstBank.Join your friends, family and neighbors in supporting the Colorado nonprofits that enrich all of our lives. More than 1,000 organizations are participating!

Rocky Mountain PBS will be televising the event and in the true spirit of a telethon, they will be having different organizations from within the state to take phone calls and take donations for Colorado Gives Day.

The Latin American Educational Foundation (LAEF) and we have been chosen to be one of the featured organizations on December 4th.  And NEEDS volunteers.

WE SEEK around 15 volunteers to help us with the phones and obtain donations from about 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 

If anyone can help this day email: xgarcia@laef.org

You can also call/text (303) 521-2062 or call me at the office at (303) 446-0541 ext. 12.

 

Eating and Body Image, Talk with Expert Jenni Shaefer Wed. 7pm

“Perfectly Imperfect: Eating and Body Image” with Jenni Schaefer

Wed. Nov. 28, 7pm

UMC 235

The Conference on World Affairs Athenaeum will host a free public talk “Perfectly Imperfect: Eating and Body Image” with internationally known eating disorder expert Jenni Schaefer on Wednesday, November 28 at 7 p.m.

The talk will take place in the University Memorial Center, room 235. Schaefer, whose own eating issues began as a young child, created an approach to the disorder that enables men and women to personify their illness. As part of her own healing process, she named her illness “ED,” short for eating disorder.

Her first book, Life Without ED, turned into a national bestseller and has helped expand and improve approaches to treating eating disorders. Schaefer is a regular commentator on television shows such as Dr. Phil and Entertainment Tonight. In addition to her books, her writing has appeared in The New York Times and Cosmopolitan.

STUDENTS – Be sure to check out the FREE student-only dinner with Jenni on Thursday, November 29. RSVP required – ath@colorado.edu

 

Low Cost LSAT and GRE Prep at CU

(this is an announcement from Campus Prep, Inc. and has no affiliation with CU Boulder nor CU’s advising units/ academic depts)

$150 LSAT and GRE Prep at CU

Interested in grad school but don’t want to pay $1200+ for prep classes? We’ve got you covered. There will be another set of low-cost – high quality – GRE and LSAT courses starting in the new year at CU. You can apply for the program you are interested in (and see testimonials, etc.) at campusprep.org and you can email any questions to testprep@colorado.edu

Please note that you can try any of our courses (for the first session) free of charge.

$150 GRE Prep –

This comprehensive course consists of 18 hours of live prep with a Master Instructor. The entire course costs $150 ($275, if you do not qualify for financial need-based aid). The course will take place on campus starting in January. I include the schedule here. You can find more info. on the course and on the instructor at http://www.campusprep.org/#!__cu-gre

GRE Schedule:

Tuesdays 6-9pm

1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5

Apply ASAP at campusprep.org, as there will be more applications for the course than there are spaces available.

$150 LSAT Prep –

This comprehensive course consists of 30 hours of live prep, with proctored (practice) exams. There is also an option to add an additional 21 hours of prep for only $45. The course is held in Flemming and Wolf Law and is taught by our highest rated (by students) instructor in the nation. She is a practicing attorney, and she has taught the LSAT to hundreds of students. The entire course costs $150 ($275, if you do not qualify for financial need-based aid). Please apply ASAP, as there will be more applications than there are spaces available. Visit the course page: http://www.campusprep.org/#!__cu-boulder-lsat

LSAT Schedule (There will also be a spring course) Mon. and Wed. 6-9pm 1/16, 1/21, 1/23, 1/28, 1/30, 2/4, 2/6

Proctored Exams: 1/14 (6-9pm), 1/26 (10:30-1:30pm), 2/2 (10:30-1:30pm) ****(make-up exams, and class lessons, are available)

Matt Cucharo

Program Director

Campus Prep, Inc.

Toll free: 877-805-2521

 

http://www.campusprep.org/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteer and Be a GED Tutor for Boulder County Probation

Become a GED Tutor for Boulder County Probation

Purpose Statement

The 20th Judicial Boulder County Probation Department is looking for diverse and compassionate educational leaders that have the ability to be consistent in holding Probation clients accountable, while achieving their educational goals.

Minimum Qualifications

Proficient knowledge in basic high school education for tutoring Probation clients in order to help them receive their GED. *The clients you will be working with are reasonably stable and are maintaining sobriety.

Essential Functions

 *Tutor clients one-on-one for the purpose of improving performance and problem solving techniques.

* Tutors will be asked to help keep clients on task and help them achieve a healthy learning environment.

                Proposed hours for client study sessions

•At this time two hour blocks with each client (during 8:00-11:00AM and 1:00 P.M.-5:30 P.M.) on Tuesdays or Thursdays

•All testing and study sessions will be conducted at The Boulder County Probation Department (Boulder and Longmont offices)

•*If these days/times do not work for you, but you are still interested in volunteering as a tutor, please do not hesitate to contact us.

**If you are interested in becoming a GED tutor for the Boulder County Probation Department, please contact Joseph McGrail at joseph.mcgrail@judicial.state.co.us or at 303-441-4858.

 

San Franciso-based Artist, Pamela Z Performs with BLOrk Sat. Dec 1st 7:30pm

AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTIST PAMELA Z PERFORMS WITH BLOrk AT CU-BOULDER

Performance: SATURDAY DECEMBER 1, 7:30PM, ATLAS BUILDING “BLACK BOX”

 

Roundtable: MONDAY DECEMBER 3, 5-7PM. IMIG MUSIC, C113

Workshop for composers: WEDNESDAY DEC 5, 3-5PM

Singer/composer and media artist Pamela Z will join the Boulder Laptop Orchestra (BLOrk) in a performance of original multimedia electronic works that involve visuals, acting and sound.

The performance will take place at the ATLAS Black Box in the CU-Boulder campus on

Saturday, December 1 at 7:30PM.

It is free and open to the public.

 

Other activities include a roundtable discussion on her works and her career as an African American woman composer on December 3, Room C113 in the College of Music, from 5-7PM, and a workshop with student composers on December 5 from 3PM to 5PM.

Pamela Z (pamelaz.com) is a San Francisco-based composer/performer and media artist who works primarily with voice, live electronic processing, sampling technology, and video. A pioneer of live digital looping techniques, she creates solo works combining experimental extended vocal techniques, operatic bel canto, found objects, text, digital processing, and MIDI controllers that allow her to manipulate sound with physical gestures. In addition to her solo work, she has composed and recorded scores for dance, theatre, film, and new music chamber ensembles.

Her large-scale multi-media works have been presented at venues including Theater Artaud and ODC in SanFrancisco, and The Kitchen in New York, and her media works have been presented in exhibitions at the Whitney Museum (NY) , the Diözesanmuseum (Cologne), and the Krannert Art Museum (IL). Pamela Z has toured extensively throughout the US, Europe, and Japan. She is the recipient of numerous awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Creative Capital Fund, and the CalArts Alpert Award in the Arts among others. She holds a music degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder

The emergence of the laptop orchestra in the last several years has given composers and improvisers innovative tools for creating novel musical experiences. BLOrk integrates technology with performers in an ensemble setting providing live interaction between the two. The ensemble consists of performers each equipped with a laptop, a hemispherical speaker, and a variety of control devices, which can include traditional instruments or voice. The use of hemispherical speakers projects sound in a way similar to that of an acoustic instrument, creating a unique sonic experience.  The ensemble builds on the research of the Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk) and the Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk).  BLOrk is the ensemble-in-residence at Colorado University’s Center for Music, Art, and Performance and is directed by John Gunther and John Drumheller.

Pamela Z’s residency and performance is made possible by a generous IMPART grant from the Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement at CU-Boulder.