Healthy and Hunger-Free Schools AmeriCorps Position

Commit to a year of service with the Healthy and Hunger-Free Schools Campaign!

United Way of King County is seeking 20 entrepreneurial, energetic, problem solvers to commit to a year of service with our Healthy and Hunger-Free AmeriCorps team. This team will help launch our new, innovative Nutrition Hubs in high-need schools in Seattle and South King County. This unique AmeriCorps opportunity is the perfect fit for someone who enjoys a fast-paced environment, is goal-oriented, and is willing to go above and beyond to serve the community and help end childhood hunger. Learn more and apply today: http://bit.ly/1IJYR2I

United Way is committed to ending childhood hunger by helping low income children access nutritious food where they live, learn, and play. Schools play a critical role in getting children the nutrition they need to learn and thrive. In school year 15/16 we will begin establishing Healthy & Hunger Free Nutrition Hubs at King County schools. Hunger Free Schools will leverage partnerships with schools, AmeriCorps members, and community based organizations, to make sure no kid is hungry. We will increase participation in federal nutrition programs, connect families with income supports, expand access to emergency services, and provide nutrition education to low income kids and families. Building on the model of our successful One Million Meals Campaign, we will launch the program at 10 schools and plan to replicate the model in the most high-needs King County schools.

Crisis Clinic Volunteer Opportunity

Crisis Clinic Volunteer Opportunity

Crisis Clinic is at the heart of the Seattle-King County safety net providing a broad array of telephone-based crisis intervention and information and referral services. For many people in emotional distress or needing community services assistance, we are their “first call for help.” Our mission and passion is caring and listening; empowering people to make positive life changes. We do this through connections between people and critical resources.

http://www.crisisclinic.org/

Opportunity Title: 24-Hour Crisis line Phone Worker

Opportunity Description: Crisis Clinic offers emotional support and information & referrals to the community and relies on the service of skilled volunteers and interns. Crisis Line Phone Workers are provided with 60 hours of specialized training covering a broad range of Crisis topics; Crisis and Suicide intervention, Addictive Behavior, Intimate Partner and Relationship Abuse, Greif and Loss and the Principals of Recovery among others. Phone Workers work under the direct supervision of a LMHP (Licensed Mental Health Professional) and also receive on-going support from a well-established Volunteer Services program.

Start Date: None specified, contact Volunteer Services at volunteerservices for more information.

End Date: None specified, contact Volunteer Services at volunteerservices for more information.

Time Commitment: All Crisis Line Phone Workers are asked to make a 12 month commitment to service to a minimum of a once weekly 4.5 hour shift. Additionally Phone Workers commit to (1) ‘holiday shift’ during the 12 month commitment and to signing up for (1) on-call shift per calendar month. Incoming Volunteers and Interns for the Crisis Line Phone Worker position must also be available to attend all dates of a full training session (offered 5 times per calendar year.)

TransportationRequirements: Site location is very nearby a large public transit center.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Working under the supervision of a LMHP (Licensed Mental Health Professional) a Crisis Line Phone Worker is responsible for:

· Emotional Support: using active listening skills and tools to build a connection with the caller, offering direct feedback through these skills and tools to the client that they are heard and understood no matter what their feelings, experience or situation.

· Crisis intervention; helping callers identify and clarify issues and feelings, gather information and empowering the caller in assisting in identifying resources and developing action plans.

· Psychiatric Emergency Services: assess and refer emergent situations to appropriate crisis intervention services.

Desired Skills: Demonstration of a compassionate, non-judgmental attitude and the ability to put aside personal opinions and biases while serving as a Phone Worker, strong commitment to client confidentiality, punctuality, clear communication and the willingness to work as a part of a team.

Available Learning Opportunities: 60 hours of specialized training on a wide range of Crisis topics is required for Crisis Phone Workers prior to active service as a Crisis Phone Worker. Once an active Phone Worker, on-going ‘on the job’ training takes place while a part of the Crisis Phone Room Team through the direct supervision of a LMHP(Licensed Mental Health Professional.) Additionally a robust ‘continuing education’ program is offered by Volunteer Services covering additional Mental Health and Social services topics relevant to Crisis Services work on a frequent basis.

Name & Title of Supervisor: Letha Myers, Volunteer Services Manager, lmyers

2015-2016 Health Sciences Common Book: The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

The Health Sciences Service Learning and Advocacy Group is pleased to announce this year’s Health Sciences Common Book: The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander.

Students, staff, and faculty in the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Social Work are asked to read this book over the summer and come prepared to participate in the 2015-2016 Health Sciences Common Book Series. The Common Book Series will include workshops and lectures that invite Health Sciences community members to dialogue about the book and the issues it raises and to build skills to address the challenges and opportunities that exist when managing the health of individuals and populations. The Common Book Series provides a shared framework for inter-professional dialogue with the goal of creating collaborative health professionals. The New Jim Crow will spark thoughtful discussion across the departments and programs of the UW Health Sciences, bringing to light a range of issues touching health disparities, mass incarceration and racial oppression

In the wake of the Charleston massacre, the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, and the ongoing state-sanctioned violence against black people in the United States, it is imperative that future health professionals understand how this country’s legacy of racial violence and white supremacy contributes to and produces the racialized health disparities that can be observed in and beyond clinical and social work settings. By using The New Jim Crow as a jumping off point, the Health Sciences Common Book Series will prime students from across the health professions to understand and act to undo the institutional racism that is woven into the fabric of the U.S. criminal justice system, the educational system, the health care system, and more.

Visit our website or facebook page and sign up for the Common Book Listserv to stay-up-to-date on the schedule for the series.

2015 UWAA MAP SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION – DEADLINE MON 8/3

The University of Washington Alumni Association (UWAA) Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) awards scholarships to deserving University of Washington students who need financial assistance to assist with their progress toward a degree at the UW. Funding for these scholarships comes from contribution from UW alumni and friends as well as proceeds from the Bridging the Gap Breakfast held annually on Homecoming Saturday.

One of MAP’s missions is to promote the UW and the UWAA. It supports the recruitment of diverse students, faculty and staff and encourages appropriate mentoring activities.

Qualifications for MAP Scholarships:

  • Continuing UW student in good standing
  • Full-time student at the University of Washington, undergraduate or graduate/professional
  • Minimum one quarter at the UW
  • Financial aid need as determined by the UW Office of Student Financial Aid

Questions: Contact Dr. James Flowers, (206) 616-2309 or jflowers

2015MAPSCHOLARSHIP.pdf

Employment Opportunity with United Way

Commit to a year of service with the Healthy and Hunger-Free Schools Campaign!

United Way of King County is seeking 20 entrepreneurial, energetic, problem solvers to commit to a year of service with our Healthy and Hunger-Free AmeriCorps team. This team will help launch our new, innovative Nutrition Hubs in high-need schools in Seattle and South King County. This unique AmeriCorps opportunity is the perfect fit for someone who enjoys a fast-paced environment, is goal-oriented, and is willing to go above and beyond to serve the community and help end childhood hunger.

Learn more and apply today: http://bit.ly/1IJYR2I

Background

United Way is committed to ending childhood hunger by helping low income children access nutritious food where they live, learn, and play. Schools play a critical role in getting children the nutrition they need to learn and thrive. In school year 15/16 we will begin establishing Healthy & Hunger Free Nutrition Hubs at King County schools. Hunger Free Schools will leverage partnerships with schools, AmeriCorps members, and community based organizations, to make sure no kid is hungry. We will increase participation in federal nutrition programs, connect families with income supports, expand access to emergency services, and provide nutrition education to low income kids and families. Building on the model of our successful One Million Meals Campaign, we will launch the program at 10 schools and plan to replicate the model in the most high-needs King County schools.

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Recruiting ’15-16 Undergrad Research Leaders: App deadline: 9/1/15

Apply to be an Undergraduate Research Leader!

Application Deadline: Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015

The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) is seeking enthusiastic and experienced undergraduate researchers from all disciplines to be Undergraduate Research Leaders (URLs) for the 2015-16 academic year. Students conducting research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences are particularly encouraged to apply.

URLs serve a central role in connecting undergraduates to support services of the URP. The goal of the URL program is to increase awareness and participation of undergraduates doing research in a range of disciplines. As a URL, you can motivate future undergraduate researchers! Anticipated URL time commitment is approximately 8-10 hours/month and dependent on quarterly events and student availability.

More information and application available here.

Questions? Contact the URP Staff at urp or (206) 543-4282