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9/11 5K Memorial Run/Walk and Family Day, April 21st

March 27, 2013 3 comments

On April 21, 2013, the 9/11 Memorial will host a 5K Run/Walk and Family Day to raise awareness about the National September 11 Memorial & Museum and to encourage volunteerism. The 5K is 3.1 miles.

All funds raised through your participation in the 9/11 Memorial Run/Walk and Family Day will support the 9/11 Memorial and 9/11 Memorial Museum.

The Run/Walk and Family Day will take place in lower Manhattan, taking participants on a historic route passing important places that are part of the 9/11 story. The route will also symbolize how we came together to support one another in the aftermath of 9/11.

The date of the Run/Walk and Family Day – April 21 – marks the anniversary President Barack Obama signed into law legislation making 9/11 a day of service and volunteerism in the memory of the victims of the 2001 attacks.

Please register by April 2, 2013 for discounted early registration fees.


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Many have been affected by 9/11, including Blanca Garcia, sister of Helen Garcia who lost her life on 9/11.  Visit  http://grouprev.com/inmemoryofhelen to participate in her team walk and/or donate to the cause.  

Encourage volunteerism.  #SupportUnites

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Los Angeles’ 13th Annual Diversity Employment Day Career Fair, March 20th

March 19, 2013 Leave a comment

LA Job Fair

Joseph S. Murphy Institute Internship Offering Scholarship, Stipend, and Unlimited MetroCard

March 15, 2013 1 comment

Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies, SPS, CUNY**

NY Union Semester combines hands-on experience at a New York City labor union or other worker host organization with academic course work. This one-semester internship is open to undergraduates and college graduates from the U.S. and other countries.

Host organizations provide interns with:

  • a $1,900 scholarship toward the cost of in-state tuition and fees
  • a $210/week stipend and
  • a monthly transit allowance to cover the cost of an unlimited Metrocard

Start date:  August 26, 2013

End date:  December 13, 2013

Responsibilities:

  • Students intern 32-hours each week for 15 weeks. They may work on organizing campaigns, policy research, training programs or other activities.
  • Students also complete four labor studies courses at the Murphy Institute. Undergraduate students earn 16 college credits. Graduates earn 12 credits. Students receive a Certificate in Labor Studies from the School of Professional Studies (SPS), CUNY.

 Requirements:

  • Undergraduates: minimum of 45 credits and 2.5 GPA
  • Graduates: BA/BS or a at least a 3.0 GPA in a post-baccalaureate program
  • Commitment to social and economic justice

How to Apply:

  • Union Semester is now accepting applications for the Fall 2013 term. While they accept applications on a rolling basis, you should submit your application and other application materials by June 17th.  
  • Placements are limited and the selection process is competitive.  Complete the application and a telephone interview.
  • More Information on the program can be found at www.unionsemester.org. You can access the application from the union semester website or here.
  • Questions? Contact the Union Semester Outreach Coordinator at tamara.shapiro@mail.cuny.edu or call 212.642.2011.

Applications Now Open for the Margaret E. Mahoney Fellowship Program

March 12, 2013 Leave a comment
The New York Academy of Medicine is accepting applications for the Margaret E. Mahoney Fellowship Program for Health Professional and Health Policy Students.  These Fellowships will provide stipends to support outstanding medical, dental, nursing, public health and public policy students wishing to participate in 8-10 week research and action programs and policy projects addressing the health needs of vulnerable urban populations. Student projects will focus on transforming health care delivery systems and improving access to high-quality, cost-effective care, including preventive services, for low-income, uninsured, and minority urban populations, and/or early childhood health and development. The Fellowship program will also include several leadership sessions throughout the Fellowship period.  Fellows will participate in a culminating event at which they will provide an oral presentation of their project, and will also be required to submit a written report within three months after the Fellowship period. On successfully completing the Fellowship, the students will join a Margaret Mahoney Fellows Alumni Association and will continue to be offered unique opportunities for career development.

There will be an initial cohort of 5-7 Fellows with a planned increase to 10 Fellows per year as funding permits. Students will receive a stipend of $4,500 and a travel allowance of $500.

 

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants must be students currently enrolled in medical, dental, nursing, public health, or public policy schools in the United States; must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, or authorized to work in the U.S. throughout the award period. Projects must be conducted over an 8-10 week period between June 1 and September 1 during the application year and must be conducted with or supervised by a senior professional mentor in an academic, government, or non-profit institution in the Greater New York/New Jersey area.  The program will develop sites for these experiences and match them with selected applicants, or applicants may propose their own mentors and projects during the application process.

 

Application Process

Applicants must complete an online application that requires uploading certain materials and forms. Click here to apply online. Deadline: April 8th!

For more information, please visit www.nyam.org/grants/mahoney.html

Questions? Please contact Mahoney@nyam.org

 

 

2013 Summer Youth Employment Program, Ages 14-24

March 12, 2013 12 comments

It’s that time of the year again!  Henry Street Settlement is gearing up for another cycle of SYEP.

The SYEP 2013 Application will be available online beginning on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 9am at www.nyc.gov/dycd

The deadline to submit the SYEP application is May 10, 2013

There will be applications available in the Brooklyn office located at 1958 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11233 and in the Queens office located at the Jamaica YMCA 89-25 Parsons Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11432.  Please remember that applications will not be available until the 1st week of April.

Unfortunately, Henry Street no longer has a contract of SYEP in the Manhattan office.  If you live in Manhattan, you will not be able to apply to Henry Street as you did in the past but instead you will have to visit the other providers in Manhattan which include:

SYEP Youth Aged 14-15:

  • Catholic Charities Community Service, Archdiocese of NY
  • Chinese American Planning Council
  • El Barrio’s Operation Fightback, Inc
  • New York City Housing Authority
  • New York Mission Society
  • New York State Education Department
  • The Children’s Aid Society

SYEP Youth Aged 16-24:

  • Catholic Charities Community Service, Archdiocese of NY
  • Chinatown Manpower Project, Inc.
  • Chinese American Planning Council
  • El Barrio’s Operation Fightback, Inc.
  • Inwood Community Services, Inc.
  • New York City Mission Society
  • New York State Education Department
  • Police Athletic League, Inc
  • The Children’s Aid Society
  • YM-YWHA of Washington Heights Inwood

There are some major changes to the program this year:

  • All participants are required to attend an 8-hour unpaid mandatory training prior to the start of the program in order to secure a job placement. If the participant does not complete the 8-hour training they will not be paid in this program.
  • 14-15 year old participants can only work a maximum of15 hours per week at the work-site   They must attend a 5-hour training weekly in order to be paid for a full 20 hours per week.
  • 16-24 years old can work a maximum of 25 hours per week- they will not have to attend training’s outside of the mandatory 8-hour orientation prior to the start of the program

Start preparing now for SYEP 2013

Required documents needed if you are selected in the Summer Youth Employment Program

  • Current Report Card or Photo ID required

Proof of Age

  • Birth Certificate or Benefit Card;
  • State ID;
  • Alien Registration Card; or
  • Valid U.S Passport

Proof of Citzenship/ Alien Status

  • Valid U.S Passport;
  • U.S Birth Certificate;
  • Alien Registration Card;
  • I-94, I-551, I-688B, I-766;
  • Certificate of Naturalization; or
  • Employment Registration Card

Proof of Social Security Number

Working Papers or Selective Service (where applicable)

  • 14 and 15 years of age: Blue Card
  • 16 and 17 years of age: Green Card
  • Selective Service Registration Card; or
  • Selective Service Online Receipt (males 18 years of age or older)

Proof of Address (Dated within the last 6 months of enrollment date)

  • Home Utility Bill (No Phone, Cable or Credit Card Bills accepted);
  • Current Lease or Housing Bill or Agreement; or Official Mail from Federal, State or City Agency
  • Official Mail from Federal, State or City Agency

Proof of Family Income (Dated within the last 6 months of enrollment date)

  • Two (2) consecutive pay stubs dated within the last six months (Must include payee name and gross income);
  • 2012 W-2 Form and one (1) pay stub dated within the last six months;
  • Current Pension Award letter;
  • Unemployment Benefit Document dated within the last six months; or
  • If Self Employed, 2012 Tax Return including Schedule “C” or “E” (if receiving rental income)

If Supported by Public Assistance

  • EBT Card and a recent store receipt showing a balance greater that $0;
  • Benefit Budget Letter; or Official letter from Social Service (Must include applicant’s name, Benefit number and date)

 SYEP participants will begin working on Monday, July 8 and end on Friday, August 16 for a total of 6 weeks.

SYEP

Diversity Employment Day Career Fair, March 13th

March 9, 2013 1 comment

The City of New York, in conjunction with CityCareerFair.com, proudly presents the 13th annual Diversity Employment Day Career Fair!

Date:  Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Time:  11AM-3PM

Location:  Holiday Inn Conference Center, Midtown 57th Street, 440 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

Featured industry pavilions:  

  • Government
  • Women’s
  • Education/Non-Profit
  • Veterans
  • Bilingual
  • Americans with Disabilities
  • Finance
  • Healthcare
  • Retail/Small Business
  • High Tech/Top-Secret Security

Current and past employers include:  Amalgamated Bank, Crate & Barrel, Deutsche Bank, Dickstein Shapiro LLP, Eileen Fisher, Hamilton Sundstrand, Kawasaki Rail Car, Martha Stewart Living, NYS Department of Correctional Services, Prudential, Random House, Regeneron, sanofi – aventis, The Rockefeller University, Tiffany & Co, EPA, CIA, Disney ABC Media Networks, Eli Lilly, Frito-Lay, National Basketball Association, Smith Barney, St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP, United Water, AT&T, Lockheed Martin, BP Amoco, Wells Fargo, State Farm Insurance, Northrop Grumman, PG&E, Coca-Cola, Home Depot, US Secret Service, Drug Enforcement Agency, Internal Revenue Service, Walgreens, Verizon, Hilton Hotels, Waste Management, Wal-Mart, DeVry University, Aflac, Kaiser Permanente, Trilogy Financial, Quest Diagnostics, FBI, Starbucks, LifeCare Hospitals, US Army, University of Phoenix and many more!

Come closer to meeting your goals and objectives!

Click the link to access the flyer:  Diversity Employment Day Career Fair

Apply Today to the Oregon Health and Science University Internship

March 6, 2013 Leave a comment
If you are interested in research, medicine, nursing or dentistry, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion is offering a Summer Equity Research Program! This PAID internship is for undergraduate students for 8 to 10 weeks during the summer, working with faculty and graduate students in a research and clinical setting.

The OHSU Equity Summer Research, Dental, Nursing and Medicine Internship Program offers:

·         An exciting opportunity to spend 8 to 10 weeks working with faculty and graduate students in a research setting, learning new skills, and gaining hands-on experience.

·         Weekly seminars and meetings with fellow students and faculty to discuss ongoing research.

·         An opportunity to present a poster presentation of your summer research project.

·         Ongoing, personal mentoring about your individual career pathway from OHSU faculty .

·         Clinical rotations.

·         A paid stipend during the program.

·         Free Housing.

Please note the program is only open to applicants who have experienced social or economic disadvantages:

  • Economically disadvantaged students are defined as individuals who come from a “low income family,” using low income levels specified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a guideline.
  • Socially disadvantaged students come from an environment that may inhibit them from obtaining knowledge, skills or abilities required to enroll and successfully complete an undergraduate or graduate course of study that could lead to a career in the health sciences. This category includes but is not restricted to students whose parents did not attend or complete college.

Click here to download the Equity Internship application or visitwww.ohsu.edu/diversity for more information

Applications due by 4:00pm, Friday, March 22, 2013.