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Harvard Square Homeless Shelter: Winter Donations Needed! Especially blankets, gloves, hats, scarves, deodorant, and fresh fruit and vegetables.
Learn more: https://hshshelter.org/donate
In this investigative theater workshop, we will explore the theme of the Stranger within the urban landscape. By opening a dialogue with concepts from urban studies, geography, cognitive sciences and the theory of complex systems, participants will discover new ways of thinking about the theatrical event and ignite alternative writing processes.
Place: Harvard University.
Dates: Feb 3, from 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Feb 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Summer Urban Program seeks directors and counselors to work at camps across Boston and Cambridge.
Director position: http://pbha.org/get-involved/job-opportunities/work-at-sup-director/
Counselor position: http://pbha.org/programs/cambridge-youth-enrichment-program/
The Summer Urban Program PBHA’s Summer Urban Program, or SUP, is a network of 10 summer camps at 12 different sites across Boston and Cambridge for seven weeks each summer. SUP is staffed by 130 college students and 90 local high schoolers, and each summer welcomes more than 800 young people ages six to 13. Its Refugee Youth Enrichment Program (RYSE) is an evening camp serving high school students. SUP offers mornings of academic enrichment, afternoons of educational field trips, and artistic, cultural, and service-learning workshops throughout the week, along with two overnight camping trips and a day-long final trip.
Summer Urban Program youth come from low-income backgrounds in the Dorchester, Roxbury, South End, South Boston, Mission Hill, Chinatown, and Cambridge communities. In addition, SUP has recent immigrant youth between the ages of 13 and 19 from the greater Boston area in our Refugee Youth Summer Enrichment Program, and Native American youth from across Boston attend our Native American Youth Enrichment Program.
In partnership with the SCI AmeriCorps Program, ENGAGE’s “Eastie Soars” campaign is proud to announce the launch of the East Boston Corps, a neighborhood-wide strategy to recruit service year members to meet the youth program gap within the community. ENGAGE’s goal is to grow from 15 to 115 service year members in East Boston by 2020. To get started, ENGAGE has partnered up with Social Capital Inc. to find energetic, community-minded individuals for Half-Year SCI AmeriCorps positions at the four community organizations below.
❖ Support and build youth programs to meet a critical need in East Boston.
❖ Full-time (40-43 hours/week); January 2018 – July 2018 (with possible continuation).
❖ $600 bi-weekly stipend; $2,500 Education Award upon completion; other benefits.
❖ Participate in an exciting, new, skill-building heavy, neighborhood-based corps.
AmeriCorps member will lead story sharing and interviewing programs with youth (all ages) and coach educators.
East Boston Social Centers
AmeriCorps member will support teen leadership programs.
East Boston Neighborhood Health
AmeriCorps member will support the Let’s Get Movin’ (ages 11-14), obesity tackling, healthy lifestyle program.
AmeriCorps member will recruit volunteers and support youth in a STEM makerspace.
Send Kevin Ballen (Kballen@theengagecommunity.org) your resume or any questions. Mention interest in a specific organization above, if you have one. Individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and experiences are strongly encouraged to apply.