June Roundup

Sign up for summer service trips and find ways to kick off your Florida State experience well in this week's roundup of center, campus, and community opportunities.

Upcoming Center Programs


Engage TLH trips return Monday


Engage TLH's updated summer schedule begins next week, with trips scheduled for issues ranging from food pantries to hurricane relief in neighboring communities.

EngageTLH allows students to get involved in regular or one-time service in the Tallahassee community, with different projects to choose from almost daily. EngageTLH service projects are offered at a variety of nonprofit agencies at different days and times each week. Participants can sign up online to go on a service trip with EngageTLH as early as one week in advance and up to the day before the project. Space is limited, and the center provides transportation to and from the service site.



SLS offers unique chance for first-year students

sls i create.pngNew FSU students have the chance to come to campus early and meet other students committed to changing the campus and community for the better.

The Service Leadership Seminar is a unique experience for incoming freshman held before the start of fall semester at no cost. The seminar provides an opportunity to learn about community service, identity and leadership. During the week, students participate in community service projects, workshops, speakers and interaction with current campus leaders. The activities are designed to enable the participants to discover how they can help create positive, sustainable change on Florida State’s campus.

The completed application, including short essays, must be received by June 28 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. Students will be notified in mid-July via e-mail about their application status.




Find Community at Estonko


Estonko is a Seminole Creek word offered in greeting and serves as the namesake of our welcome celebration in coordination with New Student & Family Programs. Working with the Seminole Tribe of Florida, we wish to welcome you to campus; introduce you to new classmates, faculty and staff; and provide some insight into what it truly means to be a Seminole as you begin your journey at Florida State University.

Join us for conversation, refreshments, and community on Aug. 29 at 5:30 p.m. in the Globe.


Campus Opportunities

Kick off the Semester With a Block Party

June 23
Landis Green
6 - 8 p.m.

The Summer C Block Party is an event open for all Summer C students. Join University Housing and other campus partners for free food, shirts, and music! They will be serving King Cuisine, Lucky Goat Iced Coffee, Diva Pops, and Rankin Tacos. Students can even try their hands at inflatable jousting. Free t-shirts and food are available while supplies last, so be sure to arrive early!

Community Opportunities

Wake Up Call Youth Forum and Rally

June 8
Cascades Park
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

"Wake Up Call" is an opportunity for youth to engage each other as they share ideas on how to combat crime in the community. A group of youth panelists will lead the conversation, while community leaders and stakeholders will listen.

Wake-up Call is a call to action for youth, as stated by youth, to

  • Put down guns and support non-violence
  • Share concerns with leaders and community stakeholders
  • Take a proactive approach to reducing crime

The event highlights National Gun Violence Awareness Day and is part of the Leon County Sheriff's Office's ALLin LEON initiative to foster collaboration and community engagement.

For more information, contact Chief Audrey Smith of the Sheriff's Office Department of Youth Services at 850-606-3250 or smithaudrey@leoncountyfl.gov.


Volunteer for summer reading academy

Grace Mission’s Summer 2019 “Friends of the Earth Reading Academy” seeks volunteers for its week-long camp, on June 17-21. Students range from elementary-aged to middle-school. Kids will learn about natural resources, renewable and solar energy, and sustainability. The week starts with a hiking trip at the beautiful Lafayette Heritage Park Trail and ends with a beach trip to St. George Island. Please sign up below to help teach children phonics, reading, and environmental stewardship.
More information is found within the SignUp Genius job description for each day. Various shifts are available, from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Volunteers can sign up for as many shifts as work for their schedules.

Feel free to contact Dawn Adams, director of Family and Children Services at Grace Mission, with questions. She can be reached directly at 850-320-2233 or dawn@gracemission.net.

Sign up for shifts on each day below:



Scholarships, Jobs, and Internships

Apply for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Work with the Office of National Fellowships to apply for a Fulbright grant to study or work abroad in the 2020-2021 award year.

From its inception, the Fulbright Program has fostered bilateral relationships in which citizens and governments of other countries work with the U.S. to set joint priorities to meet shared needs. It is the largest U.S. exchange program, offering approximately 2,000 grants annually in all fields of study for students and alumni to undertake international graduate study, research, and English teaching in more than 140 countries worldwide.

Step one is to fill out the Intent to Participate, which will serve as the introduction to FSU’s fellowship advisors and grant access to the Project Proposal. The proposal must be completed by July 2. The Intent to Participate should not take long to complete, but an understanding of Fulbright is helpful. Learn more about the program at us.fulbrightonline.org. Fulbright also has links to past and upcoming webinars for more information.

Contact Josh Stanek with the Office of National Fellowships at jstanek@fsu.edu with any questions. Otherwise, advisors look forward to receiving your Intent to Participate forms and beginning the application process with you!

Intent to Participate