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CMA Hiring Peer Mentors for 2013-2014 Academic Year

CMA Peer Mentor 2013-2014 The Center for Multicultural Affairs (CMA) is now accepting applications for the position of Peer Mentors (Student Assistant I).  This position will provide peer to peer mentoring including helping students navigate the university system, provide resource and referrals, guidance on personal/social/cultural issues and present during orientation sessions.  Should possess knowledge of the policies and procedures related to the university setting, and have good multicultural and interpersonal skills.  Self-initiation, leadership and the ability to work collaboratively are highly recommended.  If you enjoy meeting people, are highly interested in multicultural and social justice work, we encourage you to apply!

The ideal candidate will possess qualities/knowledge/skills such as:

  • commitment to model and encourage the multicultural vision and framework of the Center;
  • ability to work with a diverse constituency;
  • friendly/outgoing and positive personality/demeanor;
  • strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills;
  • high energy, efficiency, and enthusiasm for performing job responsibilities;
  • solid knowledge of the resources/support networks/student organizations related to the university setting

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

1.  Please complete (type or print legibly) the attached application (page 3)

2.  Submit the following items with application:

  • Current resume
  • A list of at least three (3) references, which includes at least one work supervisor
  • Fall 2013 class schedule – indicate if schedule is final or if you will be making changes
  • Work-Study award (with amount) for Spring 2010 if applicable
  • A schedule of all times you are available to work (by day) Monday – Friday, 8a – 5p.

Application Submission Instructions:

Submit a complete application materials packet to:

Leslie Wong

Peer Mentor/Student Employee Supervisor

Center for Multicultural Affairs

Center for Community (C4C) – suite N320, 103 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309

FAX: 303-735-0321,   or electronically to:      Leslie.Wong@colorado.edu

Phone:  303-492-0444

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be a regularly enrolled, full-time student at the University of Colorado-Boulder during the academic year
  • Work-study award highly preferred
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.50 (or above) is desired
  • Able to fully comply with university/department security and confidentiality policies and maintain high professional work standard
  • Basic knowledge of the policies and procedures related to the university setting
  • Demonstrated ability to manage academic, work, and extracurricular responsibilities
  • Experience working with diverse populations in leadership and social justice topics
  • Experience facilitating/co-facilitating training in diversity issues
  • Self-initiating, reliable, responsible, diligent, efficient
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills / Team player
  • Able to work independently or work on projects with specified instructions

Peer Application

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Free Law Clinic with Spanish and English Services, Tues May 14th 5:30-7:30

Please Forward Widely!! Longmont’s fourth law clinic!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Avenue

All services will be offered in both Spanish and English.

No registration required. Attorneys in a wide variety of specialties will be on hand to speak with participants.

We will also have a special presentation on Deferred Action for childhood arrivals in the United States.

FREE LAW CLINIC
General legal information and brief legal advice from attorneys, available in both
Spanish and English about:
Immigration Family law Issues
Criminal law Employment law
Collections Landlord/tenant
Bankruptcy Consumer Issues
Concurrent Presentation: What is Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and what are the requirements?

See Attached Flyers for details

Eng-Span Flyer May 14

 

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OPEN Fall Course HIST Seminar – Japanese Diasporas in Asia and the Americas

open History seminar for those students interested!

HIST 3800-801 Seminar in Global History (Japanese Diasporas in Asia and the Americas) – Prof. Kingsberg

We 3:00PM – 5:30PM

Beginning in the mid-nineteenth century, migrants from the islands of Japan came to settle throughout Asia, North and South America. This course examines the history of “Japanese” abroad through the present day both to shed light on issues common to many modern diasporas, and to analyze this unique and rich experience on its own terms. Through a variety of primary sources (films, memoirs, novels, short stories, newspapers, oral histories, social science studies, etc.) we will explore topics such as national and ethnic identity, community formation, assimilation, racism, economic development, diplomatic relations, changing visions of the homeland, and repatriation and “return.” We will devote particular attention to World War II, including the American internment experience, as a turning point in the history of the Japanese diaspora. Students will be expected to participate actively in class discussions, give presentations on assigned readings, and produce a 15-20 page research paper on a topic of their choosing.

“Ideally” students will be seniors or advanced juniors, will have taken at least one Japanese History course and/or one Ethnic Studies course with an Asian-American focus

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Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence Volunteer Training – June

Be an agent of change! 

Use your talents to strive for peace, and support survivors and their children! Share your experience and learn new skills.  In our 44-hour Paraprofessional Training, you will learn about social justice issues, the dynamics of abuse, how to provide support in a non-judgmental way, and how to use your time to advance positive social change…and you may be changed in the process!  Become a part of the solution as we work together to end all forms of violence.

44- Hour Paraprofessional Anti violence Training

SPAN’s paraprofessional volunteer training incorporates crisis intervention skills, dynamics and issues of abuse, and developing tools to challenge the various systems of oppression.

Throughout the training volunteers develop active listening skills and practice ethical communication while learning about SPAN’s programs, procedures and philosophy in order to support survivors and their families in the best way possible. All Trainees will attend five sessions of generalized training and three sessions of specialized training in the area they have chosen.

We offer our Anti violence Volunteer training three times annually; February, June and October.

Upcoming Training dates:June 2013

June 8th, 15th, 22nd, & 29th – Saturday trainings are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
June 11th, 13th, 25th, & 27th – Tuesday and Thursday trainings are 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Completion of training does not indicate acceptance into our volunteer/internship program.

Click here for our volunteer application.

Questions about volunteering?  Contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 303 444 2424 or volunteer@safehousealliance.org

Training Application 2013 (e-mail)

VolunteerBrochure2013

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City Year, Education-Focused Non-Profit Now Hiring

Are you still looking for a job for next year?  Would you like to do something more than waiting tables, folding clothes, or making coffee?  Do you want to make a positive impact on the world?

City Year is an education-focused non-profit that is currently hiring young adults, aged 17-24, to spend one  academic year in challenge-rich schools across the country and serve as tutors, mentors, and role-models  to students.  These idealists, or corps members, are placed on team in a school where they will spend every day engaging with students both in the classroom and after school from a near-peer perspective to help keep them in school and on track to graduate.

The program is a ten-month commitment, and during that time corps members will receive extensive leadership training, professional development, networking opportunities, and career support.  Other benefits include a living stipend, health insurance, federal student loan forbearance (on most federal loans), food stamp eligibility, and a $5,550 Segal Award that can be used towards more education or student debt.  City Year also partners with over 70 university programs that offer 25%-100% tuition to City Year alumni, and over 100 different university programs that will match the Segal Award.

 

Applications are online at www.cityyear.org, and will be accepted on a rolling admissions basis so the sooner you apply, the better.

Unfortunately, the Denver site will not be accepting any more applications, but there are 23 other sites that will be, so check them out!

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Summer Arts Internship Opportunity with Molina Speaks Productions

In Arts Production & Arts Education

For college students interested in careers in:
Cultural Arts and Entertainment
Independent Media, Community Media and Social Media
Telecommunications, Marketing and Public Relations
Cultural and Social Events Organizing

It is preferred that students be obtaining at least a minor, or showing a strong interest, in
a Cultural Studies program – Ethnic Studies Majors & Minors welcomed!

Scope of work:
10+ hours per week through late June / early July
Weekly meetings + attendance to numerous social events (and assistance with events).
Otherwise hours are flexible. Intern will be given weekly tasks to analyze, collect, organize and
disseminate information.
Intern should have plans to be living in the Denver area during the Internship period. Intern should be
highly self motivated and should have intermediate research, computer and social networking skills.
Intern should enjoy people and events, should have a very open mind and think outside the boxes of
social imitation and mediocrity.

Return:
Students will not be paid by the hour, nor will the intern be exploited. The Intern will receive a small
but commensurate monthly stipend. The intern can expect to make meaningful connections with dozens
of Denver poets, musicians, artists, activists, cultural workers, community advocates and social
entrepreneurs. Intern will gain real world experience and mentorship―culturally, socially, politically,
and economically. Also, depending on the intern’s job, career and work interests, he or she may find
personal use in the information and databases produced through the internship.

To Apply:
1. Familiarize yourself with the artist Molina Speaks. Begin at http://www.molinaspeaks.com. You will be
working directly with the artist and will be put in positions in which you need to speak about the artist’s
work and vouch for the artist’s messages, scope of work and skills. Confirm this is the right job for you.
2. Submit the following to molina@molinaspeaks.com:
– A one page Resume highlighting related educational and work experience and/or interests and skills.
– A one page essay in response to the following questions: What is the nature of the relationship between
People and the Media? What role does art play in this Relationship?

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