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Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Technology Program

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Here is a great opportunity for internships from the organization, Girls Who Code. Girls Who Code works to educate, inspire, and equip young women with the skills and resources to pursue academic and career opportunities in computing fields.  Girls Who Code’s vision is to reach gender parity in computing fields. GWC believes this is paramount to ensure the economic prosperity of women, families, and communities across the globe, and to equip citizens with the 21st century tools for innovation and social change. GWC believes that more girls exposed to computer science at a young age will lead to more women working in the technology and engineering fields.

Girls Who Code is aggressively recruiting 10th and 11th grade girls to apply to three of their summer immersion programs.

In their summer programs, 10th and 11th grade girls will have an extraordinary opportunity to gain skills and be exposed to careers in computer science and technology. Girls will tour the halls of reputable tech firms such as Facebook, Google and Twitter, as well as learn how to create their own mobile apps, robots and more.

There are only 60 spots available and applications are due online on Monday, April 15th. Applications can be found at www.girlswhocode.com/applynow .

Spread the word today!

TheInnerU Presents the Autism Awareness Happy Hour, April 26

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April is Autism Awareness Month!  And TheInnerU is having an autism fundraiser!

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors.

Did you know:

  • Males are four times more likely to have an ASD than females.
  • Experts estimate that 1 out of 88 children age 8 will have an ASD.
  • As early as infancy, a baby with ASD may be unresponsive to people or focus intently on one item to the exclusion of others for long periods of time.
  • For many children, symptoms improve with treatment and with age.
  • There is no cure for autism.

Come out and support a great cause! Proceeds from this event will go to Autism Speaks, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fundraising for autism research, awareness, and advocacy!

You can RSVP and/or donate here: http://www.TheInnerUAAHH.eventbrite.com 

TheInnerU hopes to see you there!

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Brooklyn Networks Cable Installation Training Program is Recruiting

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Brooklyn Workforce Innovations (BWI) helps jobless and working New Yorkers establish careers in sectors that offer good wages and opportunities for advancement.

BWI’s mission is to empower low- and moderate-income people by creating living-wage employment opportunities and access to career paths.  BWI seeks to develop programs that counter prevailing market inequalities (especially those based on race or gender) and contribute to a broader movement for economic justice.
Brooklyn Networks, under BWI, is an exciting and challenging program that allows its students to earn an internationally recognized certificate with hands-on training that will enable them to install cable lines for computers, telephones, security systems, A/V equipment and broadcast cable at NO COST TO THE STUDENT!  
 
Once Brooklyn Networks’ students have completed the required 6-week course, BN provides FREE job placement services to get them working in the field.
Minimum Requirements
  • MUST be a NYC Resident
  • 21 years or older
  • MUST have a valid driver’s license
  • Eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Qualify as low income OR receiving public assistance
  • MUST pass a drug test
  • MUST pass a reading & math test at the 8th grade level

Orientations are held every Tuesday at 10:00 AM sharp (No RSVP required) at 621 Degraw Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217. LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE! 

Attend orientation NOW to increase your chances of enrollment!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Brooklyn Networks at: 718-237-2017 ext. 149.  Or visit bwiny.org.

The 2013 UNH Viacom College Scholarship Program

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United Neighborhood Houses (UNH) is currently seeking applications for the UNH Viacom College Scholarship Award for Graduating High School Seniors. By providing financial assistance for higher education, United Neighborhood Houses seeks to encourage and support the growth of future leaders who promote tolerance and positive community change.   

This spring, UNH will award $2,000 each to up to 9 graduating high school seniors accepted into college undergraduate programs.  They are looking for young people who have demonstrated a commitment to promoting positive change within their community.  Students must be active participants in one of UNH programs and be nominated by an agency staff member.  The ideal candidate is a student who has demonstrated his/her potential as a future leader in fighting for social justice and community concerns.

The Viacom Scholarship application process will take place completely online through the UNH website.  All application materials will be uploaded to the UNH Hub, a members-only section of the website that requires a username and private password. Instructions on how to apply are attached. Note: Only a staff member from a UNH member agency will be able to submit the application online on behalf of the nominated student.

Please see the documents How to nominate a student for the 2013 Viacom College Scholarship Award and About The 2013 UNH Viacom College Scholarship Program for more information on the scholarship program, award qualifications, requirements and how to apply. After you read the document with instructions to apply, please click here for a direct link to the UNH Hub:  http://www.unhny.org/members/login.

Applications are due no later than 5:00pm, Friday, April19th.

Please contact UNH Deputy Director for Member Services, Snehal Majithia at smajithia@unhny.org or (212) 967-0322 x317 if you have any questions.