SAGA Innovations – Job Opportunity for Graduating Seniors

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Each year, more than 1.2 million students drop out of high school in the U.S. These students are 8x more likely to end up in prison, and 3x more likely to end up unemployed.

We know you may be wondering why we lead with that statistic. Simply put, it’s startling. Well, Michigan seniors recently walked across the stage and if Michigan’s numbers are close to the national average, about 75% of them do not yet have a job.

SAGA Innovations is dedicated to transforming public education by driving the expansion of nationally recognized intensive daily math tutoring, where tutoring is a part of the regular school day for students as a scheduled class period. They partner with district public schools to provide students the opportunity to work with a qualified, engaged tutor who tailors math instruction to the needs of two students at a time.

SAGA Innovations is looking for recent graduates to spend ten months as a SAGA Fellow at a public school in Chicago or New York City. In this role, they will help transform the lives of struggling students through high-dosage personalized instruction. For students, this could be a year of discernment, a gap year before graduate school, or an entry into a fruitful career in education.

5 reasons to become a SAGA Fellow:

  1. The power to change lives. Have a profound impact on the lives of 14 at-risk students and their families.
  2. Develop critical skills. Build valuable teaching and communication skills through in-depth training.
  3. Be part of something that works. Data proves it – SAGA Fellows are dramatically improving student achievement.
  4. Limited commitment. It’s just 10 months – but the impact of the work will last a lifetime.
  5. Join a revolution. Be part of a movement that is changing the face of education in the USA.

For more information, or to begin the application today, please visit us at www.sagainnovations.org.

PD Soros: Graduate School Fellowship for New Americans

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The application for the 2017 Class of Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans just launched, and top students from the University of Michigan are encouraged to apply. The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships are open to immigrants and the children of immigrants who are 30 or younger and entering or are in their first two years of graduate school as of the November 1, 2016 deadline. Fellows receive up to $90,000 over two years in support of their education: $40,000 in tuition support and $50,000 in stipend support. More importantly, they join a lifelong community of New Americans who are making significant contributions to society.

Individuals who are poised to make significant contributions to US society, culture, or their academic field are the ideal candidates.

For full eligibility requirements, to register for a web information session or to apply, go to: www.pdsoros.org.

Please reach to Craig Harwood with any questions.

Craig Harwood
Director
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
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Presentation Opportunity at Educatius International Japanese Tender Camp June 23-27

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Educatius International is currently working with a group of 57 high school Japanese students who were hand selected by the Tokyo Board of Education and the Japanese government for a leadership program. They have been in the U.S since August and have been attending schools throughout Michigan.

Educatius International is organizing a farewell camp for them when the school year is over at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor from June 23-27, 2016. The theme this year is all about global leadership. The goal is for the students to understand global citizenship and what it takes to be a leader.

The hope is to have to have local business owners, professors and students come lecture to the students from the 24th to the 26th from 9-5 with a break for lunch every day. Ideally,  each speaker would talk for an hour and engage the students in discussion afterwards. The speakers can talk about anything relating to global leadership, global citizenship or globalization. The Tokyo Board of Education wants the students to go back to Japan with the knowledge of what he or she as an individual can do to help be part of a positive change for Japan after their experience in the US.

The key takeaway should be for the students to understand the skills it takes to be a leader within the international context, as well as how they can acquire and develop these skills and the steps they need to take as high school students to develop themselves as leaders here and now.

If you or anyone you know who would like to come speak to the students for around an hour either on Saturday June 25th in the afternoon or Sunday June 26th in the morning please contact Courtney Kellogg at courtney.kellogg@educatius.org or 617-651-3387.

U.S. Department of State Spring 2017 Student Internship Program (unpaid): Now Accepting Applications

Now Accepting Applications!

U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program (unpaid)

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We are now accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State Spring 2017 Student Internship Program (unpaid).

Please visit http://careers.state.gov/intern/student-internships for more information about the U.S. Department of State Spring 2017 Student Internship Program (unpaid), and to start the online application process via USAJobs. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is July 1, 2016.

Visit USAJOBS.gov to view the announcement: U.S. Department of State Spring 2017 Student Internship Program (unpaid).

We highly encourage you to complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

If you have any questions or would like to search for topics of interest, please visit our forums or FAQs at careers.state.gov.

We appreciate your interest in a career with the U.S. Department of State.

The Young Democrats of Michigan – Now Hiring Campus and Neighborhood Organizers!

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JOB DESCRIPTION: The Young Democrats of Michigan is looking for people who work hard, communicate well and are committed to progressive causes. Hours are flexible. They require a minimum of 10 to 20 hours per week, though preference will be given to those able to work more.

They are currently hiring for two positions: Campus Organizer and Neighborhood Organizer.

The core of the job is outreach on either college campuses or going door-to-door to talk to as many people as possible. You will be asking people to sign a petition and talking about the importance of progressive causes and campaigns.

PAY: The average hourly wage is $9 to $12/hour.

Those interested should send a resume and statement of interest to sp.youngdemsmi@gmail.com.

Required: Driver’s license and vehicle

Master in Public Policy and Social Change (MAPS), 2016-17 edition

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Applications to the 2016-17 edition of the Master in Public Policy and Social Change (MAPS) of the Collegio Carlo Alberto and the University of Turin are now open.

MAPS is an advanced programme taught in English at the Collegio Carlo Alberto in Turin, a real hidden gem of Italy and one of Europe’s most important and dynamic cities, with a vibrant city and nightlife. MAPS is open to students with a 4-year BA, or BA+MA. In 2015-16 MAPS faculty will feature, among others, Klaus Armingeon (University of Berne), Stefaan De Rynck (European Commission), Margarita Estevez-Abe (Syracuse University & Collegio Carlo Alberto), Manuela Naldini (University of Turin and Collegio Carlo Alberto), Francesco Ramella (University of Turin), Martin Rhodes (University of Denver), Chiara Saraceno (Collegio Carlo Alberto)

MAPS tuition fee is 5,000 €. Tuition waivers and scholarships are available on a competitive basis for those who apply by May 16th, 2016. Afterwards, a rolling application will be kept open.

The attached leaflet as well as our web site (www.carloalberto.org/maps) provide information about the programme. Feel free to contact MAPS secretariat at maps@carloalberto.org, or the programme coordinator, Monica Ferrin, at monica.ferrin@carloalberto.org for any further information.