CU BOULDER COMPACT SERVICE CORPS MEMBERS

January 25, 2014

The Service Learning and Ameri-Corps Office is off to another fan-tastic year of service projects en-acted by our dedicated AmeriCorps Members! We have 81 Members serving this year all over the Boul-der and Denver area. Take some time to read about the amazing work your fellow Members are accomplishing: Our 19 Academic Mentors support the academic growth of K-12 students across Boulder County, "...the highlight of this month was working with Den-ise on her grammar homework. It felt like the way I explained posses-sives genuinely helped her under-standing and after we finished...she asked me to read with her." Our 21 Student Teachers work with stu-dents in schools searching for extra support. They are helping to turn these struggling students into the best and the brightest, "I have been able to assist students with more specific learning needs and areas of growth...I work on helping students transfer their thoughts onto paper…" The Public Achievement program helps elementary, middle school and high school students become more engaged in their communities (see photo). "This student came to me and shared that this class, PA, is mak-ing her excited for college and the idea that she can continue learning and make a difference." Last, but not least, our Capacity Building Members take on issues in non-profits and expanding their re-sources and impacts across the community, "I feel like my efforts have contributed to our volunteer satisfaction and retention rate, as there was no eway prior way to collect feedback from the volun-teers." These amazing stories and accomplishments come pouring our office each merging field of ICTD are trained to address issues of access, social equity, sustain-ability, appropriate design and distribution. They study how ICT can best support sus-tainable development, while investigating issues of globalization, policy, health, liveli-hoods, gender and entrepreneurship.

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Contact:
Ruscha Cohen
ruscha.cohen@colorado.edu
303.492.5081

READING VILLAGE INTERNS
A Boulder-based nonprofit which leverages scholarship, leadership, and literacy to dis-rupt poverty in rural Guatemala. They are looking to recruit 1-3 student interns this semester (January 20th—May 20th) who are interested in learning how to leverage social media for social change.
Contact:      
Kassia Binkowski
kassia@readingvillage.org

PEACE CORPS
Work in emerging areas like information technology and business development. Peace Corps Volunteers support individuals across the globe to strengthen people and communities. Apply now!
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Contact:
Cedar Wolf
peacecorps@colorado.edu
303-492-8454

INSTITUTE ON PHILANTHROPY AND VOLUNTARY SERVICE
A fast-paced eight week academic intern-ship program will allow students from around the world to dive head first into the nonprofit sector while they live, learn, and intern in Washington, DC. summer’s pro-gram! Students will be accepted on a rolling basis.
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Contact: 202.986.0384
admissions@tfas.org

FEDERAL JOBS FOR AMERICORPS MEMBERS
Check out job opportunities with the federal government specifically geared toward alumni AmeriCorps members. Use your AmeriCorps skills to continue serving he U.S. government.
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JOBS WITH THE CORPORATION FOR NA-TIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
If you are interested in continuing a career with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) check out jobs here.
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PLEASE LET US KNOW IS YOU ARE APPLYING FOR ANY PROGRAMS OR SCHOLARSHIPSWE CAN HELP WITH APPLICATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS!