Apply now for the Student Epidemic Action Leaders (SEAL) Team!

SEAL Team Application_Fall 2018

For questions about the application process, please email SEAL Team Director, Dr. Janet Baseman (jbaseman@uw.edu). Questions about the Team itself can be sent to SEAL Team RA, Haylea Hannah (hahannah@uw.edu).

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First Biology Students for Equity Meeting!

Biology

Biology Students for Equity is a new RSO on campus and our primary goal is to create an open and inclusive community in which we can further conversations about equity and diversity in STEM. Throughout the year we plan on continuing our mentorship program, hosting panels, networking events, laboratory technique courses, information sessions, socials, and even a podcast club.

If you are interested in being a part of our community and learning more about what we do, come check us out at our first meeting on Monday, October 8th @ 6:00pm in the Life Sciences Building Room 201. There will be FREE PIZZA!

We are officially launching our BSE Mentorship Program for the year, meaning applications for mentees and mentors are now OPEN. The goal of our Mentorship Program is to connect first and second year students to mentors and resources to help them succeed in the biology introductory series.

Our mentors will have had completed the biology introductory series. This our only requirement. Their majors will most likely fall into the realm of biology or related majors (biochemistry, public health, etc.), though that is by no means a requirement. What is expected of you in this role is to act as an academic/social advisor to your mentee. This DOES NOT entail tutoring. Ideally, you would give your mentee advice on how to generally succeed in the class/series and also general college advice to help them navigate through their first years here at UW. The time commitment is estimated to be at least five hours a quarter, though you and your mentee can meet as many times as you like.

Mentors apply heregoo.gl/i76hWa

As a mentee, you will be paired with a student who has completed the introductory biology series (likely a junior or senior) and receive advice to help you succeed in the intro series and support you as you as you navigate your way through the first years of your college career. Your mentor will also offer you advice about topics outside of class (majors, pre-requisite classes, research, how to get involved in extracurriculars, etc.). You do not need to be currently enrolled in the introductory biology series in order to become a mentee. Your mentor WILL NOT act as a tutor for you, though we will gladly connect you to resources where you can receive tutoring services!

Mentees apply heregoo.gl/jrHyrB

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions, concerns, or ideas. We look forward to seeing you at our first meeting!

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Global Health Corp Fellowship Application Live Now!

Globe Corps

Hello! We’re excited you’re reading this because the health equity movement needs leaders like YOU. Transforming health systems so they deliver for all will take a generation of bold, young leaders who bring diverse skills and perspectives – plus a lot of grit and commitment – to the challenge.

Do you: 
…believe health is a human right for everyone, everywhere? ✔️
…thrive in community with others committed to social justice? ✔️
…think our world needs a new leadership paradigm NOW? ✔️

On December 5, we’ll post 130+ fellowship roles within high-impact organizations on the front lines of global health in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the U.S., and Zambia. For reference, check out last year’s fellowship roles, ranging from data analysis and communications to architecture and supply chain management. Note: Many GHC fellowship roles do not require prior work experience/academic background in health.

Application preview now live!

Start prepping NOW to apply on December 5: 

  • Do your research! Why GHC?
  • Check out our application preview to learn about our eligibility requirements and what you’ll need to apply.
  • Start to gather your materials.
    • Draft your four short, personal essays.
    • Consider which current/past supervisor you can reach out to for recommendation letters.
    • Update your resume/CV (making sure it’s no longer than two pages!) and ask a friend or mentor to review it.
    • Renew your passport if needed OR find another document to prove your citizenship.
    • Secure proof – such as a transcript or a letter from your university – that you will have a bachelor’s degree by June 30th, 2019.
  • Review our leadership practices and consider how you can you demonstrate them.

Learn more about what it’s like to be a GHC fellow by reading our digital publication AMPLIFY.

2019-2020 Applications Open December 5 – January 16

Want to learn more? Join two GHC alumni & a current fellow @ 11am EST, Oct. 18: Facebook Live #AskUsAnything! RSVP here.

Featuring : Marcela Laverde, 2014-2015 Rwanda fellow at MASS Design; John Spangler, 2015-2016 Uganda fellow at Jhpiego; Bridget Dela Akasreku, 2018-2019 U.S.A. fellow at New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

 

 

Health Care Alternative Spring Break — Team Leader applications open

HCASB

The goal of Health Care Alternative Spring Break (HCASB) is to provide pre-health undergraduates with the opportunity to learn about the unique challenges and characteristics of rural health care through first-hand, immersive experiences.

During the UW Spring Break, teams of students will travel to a community in rural Washington state, and shadow healthcare professionals for four days (around 30 hours).

This is a good opportunity for students who need shadowing hours or want to learn more about healthcare in underserved areas!

Their trip Team Leader applications are currently open on there website at: http://hcasb.org/ .

Participant applications will be open soon as well.

Undergrads! Volunteer Opportunities for UW Students

Homeless Youth for Peace Empowerment (HYPE) is looking for Volunteers! HYPE, at the Peace for the Streets from Kids from the Streets(PSKS) no barrier to entry young adult shelter, offers a Day Program from 12pm-3pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, additionally with a Night Program from 9:30pm-7:30am.

 

We are always looking for volunteers to help with the myriad services and programs that we offer which include:
– hot meal service
– general cleaning of our shelter space
– case management support and assistance (mental health check-ins, housing referrals, etc.)
– resume and cover letter writing and workshops
– game day activities (video games, board games, billiards, etc.)
– arts and crafts (painting, sculpting, photography, etc.)
– mentoring and relationship building
– education support and tutoring (GED test prep, community college application, scholarship application, etc.)
– computer literacy and skill building (Microsoft Office, Google Suite, programming, etc.)
– yoga and mindfulness

 

Along with these opportunities, we are happy to accommodate specific skills and interests that volunteers would be willing to provide for an enriching experience for our participants!

We have a staff of two case managers, an overnight shelter supervisor/coordinator, and several administrators on sight daily to assist the volunteers and participants.

Interested students can contact volunteers@psks.org

Tutor at an elementary, middle or high school in Seattle during Autumn Quarter!

The UW Pipeline Project recruits, trains and places UW students as volunteer tutors in Seattle schools and community organizations. We are recruiting tutors for Autumn quarter to work with about 40 different schools, and would love to have you!

We’ll help you get set up tutoring in a K-12 classroom or community organization. Tutors make a minimum commitment of 2-3 hours per week for at least one quarter. The schedule is flexible: schools need tutors Mon-Fri between 7:30 and 5pm. And we offer transportation to some of our partner schools that have the highest need for tutors.

Take an EDUC 401 Inner Pipeline Seminar Class for Credit:

Participate in a weekly Pipeline seminar and tutor for at least 2.5 hours a week at a Seattle school or community organization! All of our courses are Credit/No Credit, are I & S credits, and are listed under EDUC 401. The number of credits a student receives depends on the number of tutoring hours completed in addition to seminar attendance. 2 credits: weekly seminar and tutor 2-3 hours per week. Seminars are a fantastic opportunity to learn about issues in public education and tutoring strategies, while reflecting and learning from your tutoring site.

EDUC 401 Seminar Spotlights:

EDUC 401P Challenges and Opportunities in K-12 Education

  • EDUC 401P
  • Date: Wednesdays
  • Time: 5:00-6:20 p.m.
  • Location: SAV 156

Participants in this seminar will explore the world of public education through weekly seminars and a tutoring practicum experience in local K-12 schools or community organizations. Both components will allow students to engage in critical reflection on some of the current issues in education at three different levels: local, national, and international.

The seminars are designed to provide a space where we can collectively reflect on tutoring experiences, emerging knowledge of teaching practices, and the relationships we build with the world. As a whole, this experience is intended to challenge us to raise questions about the purpose and nature of education in an increasingly diverse, global society. We will also always consider possibilities for a stronger, healthier and more equitable future by being realistic optimists!

EDUC 401B: Immigrant & Refugee Education- Mondays 10:30-11:50

Newly arrived immigrant and refugee students are one of the most resilient learners in our education system. Despite fleeing their home country due to a plethora of reasons without the familiarity of language, support systems or societal norms they strive to be successful, both academically and holistically. This is the reality for nearly 17 million refugees around the world, including those in Seattle. Each year, America resettles more refugees than all other countries combined and receives one of the highest number of asylum applications in the industrialized world. This course will focus on and/or bring in:

  • Knowledge and experiences from local community leaders of refugee and immigrant populations,
  • Guest panels from Seattle Public School teachers and student panelist from Sri Lanka, Mexico, Guatemala, Vietnam, Philippines, East Africa and the Middle East.
  • Teaching best practices and techniques utilized by school districts and nonprofits,
  • Looking at foundational best practices, beyond the classroom, through policies and initiatives to strengthen immigrant and refugee voice, participation, equity, and other success pathways long term in the US.

Come join this immersive learning experience to support young newly arrived immigrants and refugees. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about issues of social justice, raise awareness, develop networks, and make an impact with this community.

For questions or add codes email pipeline or come to MGH 171.

Volunteer Opportunity: Community Alliance for Global Justice

Community Alliance for Global Justice presents our 12th Annual STRENGTHENING LOCAL ECONOMIES EVERYWHERE! DINNER and we need lots of help! SLEE! plays a pivotal role in CAGJ’s organizing and fundraising efforts, and volunteers make it happen!

 

WHEN: Saturday, September 29, 2018

WHERE: University Christian Church, 4731 15th Ave NE, Seattle WA 98105

 

Keynote: Edgar Franks, “The Legacy We Inherit: Luchando por una Vida AgroEcológica”. Edgar organizes farmworkers with Community to Community Development (C2C) in Bellingham, WA. In his keynote, he will reflect on agroecology as a way of life and share their work to ensure the needs of migrant farmworkers are represented on the path toward food sovereignty. Amidst the current political context of deportation raids on workers at the backbone of our food system, we will uplift a liberatory vision that connects food justice and immigrant justice. Join us to celebrate farmworkers who are building community self-determination! Help us build community solidarity while also connecting local and global struggles for justice through this fun, engaging and inspiring event!

 

VOLUNTEER NEEDS

We need volunteers for a wide variety of roles. You can choose which role(s) you prefer, or let us know when you are available, and we can assign you where we need people most. To sign up, please email volunteer@cagj.org.

 

WEEK BEFORE SLEE VOLUNTEER ROLE: Sept 24-29

Donation Pick-ups: Anyone with a car who has time to help us with Silent Auction, Dessert and Food donation pick-ups. Please LET US KNOW WHICH DAY/TIMES you are available.

 

DAY BEFORE SLEE VOLUNTEER ROLES: FRI Sept 28

Dining Room Set-up: 10-4pm, (10 people). Come for part or the whole time, but folks are needed especially 10-12 to set up tables and chairs, and hang decorations using tall ladder.

Food Prep: 2 shifts, no experience necessary (10 people/shift) Shift 1: 9AM-3PM; Shift 2: 3-9PM. Note that it’s fine if you can only help out a couple of hours!

 

“DAY OF” SLEE VOLUNTEER ROLES: SAT Sept 29

Food Prep: 2 shifts (10 people/shift) Shift 1: 9AM-3PM no experience necessary; Shift 2: 3-9PM, experience would be helpful, but not required.

Set up: 12 – 2PM (8 people): Help set-up the Dining room and other spaces, make them beautiful!

Registration: 3:30-7PM (8 people) Come early to get oriented – very important!, and start welcoming guests at 5pm when Happy Hour starts. Finish by 7pm, and you can enjoy dinner.

Servers 4-9:30PM (20 people) No experience or fancy outfit required. 4PM Orientation (this is very important!) – 9PM. Each server will have 2 or 3 tables, and will be serving the same platters of food to every table.

Child Care 6 – 9PM (2 people) 2 people needed to help with small group of kids, ages 2 – 11.

Clean Up 9-11PM (8 people) All hands on deck to clean up after the dinner is over! People with vehicles needed to transport supplies back to office in the International District.