Weekly Roundup April 16

This week at the center: commUNITY Dialogue Series tackles the issue of school resegregation with Dr. Carol Weissert; Moellership recipients gather for a sendoff celebration where they will answer questions about their plans for summers of service; Social Justice Ally Training holds its last Train-the-Trainer.

Upcoming Center Programs


community dialogue series

White and black figures and a school bus in front of a red schoolhouse. Text: Is this what we want? Resegregation of Florida Schools  Is This What We Want? Resegregation of Florida Schools
  Dr. Carol S. Weissert
  LeRoy Collins Eminent Scholar and Professor of Political Science
  Wednesday, April 18
  12-1:30 p.m.
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Racial segregation of public schools is alive and well in Florida and around the country. Leon County, where FSU is located, features one of the most highly segregated k-12 school systems in the state. Professor Weissert will discuss the implications of this trend and other issues flowing from a recent report issued by the LeRoy Collins Institute titled Patterns of Resegregation in Florida Schools.



Moellership Summer Sendoff

Graphic with photos of the 2018 Moellership cohort with the words Please join us for the Moellership Summer Sendoff

Join us on Friday, April 20, to say farewell to the 2018 Moellership cohort before they begin their summer service experiences. Moellership students volunteer at community organizations both locally and abroad for 8-12 weeks, working in partnership with local leadership to create change in specific social issue areas.

This year's social issues include women's refugee settlement, wildlife conservation, indigenous resource development, legal assistance for veterans, first generation college access, arts development, and gender-based health education in locations such as Guatemala, Costa Rica, Kenya, Honduras, Greece, and Tallahassee.

Please come by to learn about students' projects and enjoy light refreshments!


Social Justice Ally Training

Social Justice Ally Training

Did you love your experience with Social Justice Ally Training? Would you like to share it with others? Then become an SJAT facilitator by participating in one of two training sessions scheduled for the spring semester.

The last session this semester will be held:

  • Apr. 18, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at GME 3500



Service Leadership Seminar APPLICATIONS OPEN

Service Leadership Seminar

The Service Leadership Seminar is a unique experience for incoming freshman at Florida State University. The weeklong event is held before the start of fall semester at no cost for students and 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 and beyond.

Apply by June 27 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.



The Community Outreach Program gives students the opportunity to get involved in community service on a regular basis, with projects to choose from almost daily. Projects are student-led and are offered at a variety of nonprofit agencies.  Students can sign up for projects as early as one week in advance and up to the day of the project. Space is limited so signing up early is strongly encouraged. Transportation is provided for all projects.


Campus Opportunities


fight, flight and freeze response: Improving your relationships by knowing the signs

Spiritual Life Project fight, flight and freeze response: Improving your relationships by knowing the signs

Topic: Learn about the physiological response our bodies have to stress and tension and how these responses impact us. This short educational discussion is a great way to prepare everyone for the experiential learning of stress relief.

Presenter: Robin Dunn Bryant has a BA in English from Purdue University and an MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry) from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a member of the second graduating class of Cave Canem, a writer's center with a focus on African American poets and writers. She is a certified yoga teacher, has a Reiki level 2 attunement and is a Certified TRE Provider. She owns Whole Self Wellness, a somatic healing center that teaches overwhelmed women simple to implement solutions to combat their stress, tension and trauma.

Hope to see you there!


#Metoo: a community conversation

#MeToo a community conversation



Asian American Heritage Month


Asian American Heritage Month 2018 Calendar



Community Opportunities


volunteer opportunity

TalTech Alliance TechExpo Conference
April 18
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
FSU Turnbull Conference Center
Organizers are seek student volunteers to help with conference logistics (check in, exhibitor placement, traffic, etc.).Learn more by visiting the conference website or emailing wendi.cannon@med.fsu.edu.


Volunteer with Grace Mission Summer Academy

Grace Mission in Tallahassee seeks volunteers for their Summer Reading Academy at the Episcopal University Center at FSU from June 11 to June 15. The Academy will run from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. This program is for rising 1st - 5th graders, and it provides a fun way for the kids to brush up on their reading skills in preparation for going back to school in August. This year's theme is Secrets of the Forest, and the focus will be the botanical and wildlife species in the Apalachicola Forest and the Native American people who lived here. Volunteers are expected to help with presentations, labs, games or arts and crafts. Volunteers also have the opportunity to aid in the organization of a Friday field trip. For more information contact, Wyatt Anger at wyattanger27@gmail.com.


FRENCH TOWN farmers market

Every Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

524 N Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32301, USA

The Frenchtown Farmers Market is a project of the Frenchtown Neighborhood Improvement Association, a non-profit organization working to grow the Frenchtown community. Support the community by purchasing fresh, local produce from the market!


volunteer with camp boggy creek

Make sure to mark your calendars or set an alarm on your phone because the Summer 2018 Volunteer Application will be available beginning April 4th at midnight! Sign up early because you know how quickly the sessions fill up! For your convenience, here is a direct link to your volunteer login page and the full summer schedule:

  • June 1-7 North Florida Cancer session
  • June 9-15 Heart session
  • June 18-24 South Florida Cancer session
  • June 27 – July 3 Epilepsy session
  • July 7-13 Bleeding Disorders/JRA
  • July 16-22 GI/Immunology/JRA
  • July 25 – 31 Asthma/Craniofacial/Kidney/Spina Bifida/Transplant
  • August 3-9 Sickle Cell


The Florida Department of Corrections seeks volunteers to conduct group activities in new specialized outpatient mental health units at Wakulla Correctional Institution. It’s a unique program that will provide augmented treatment for patients who have struggled to adjust in the general prison environment due to issues related to their mental illness.  Part of this augmented treatment will be providing an array of out-of-cell activities to improve socialization and engagement. We have been working to secure staff and volunteers for many of the activities listed below and some listed activities are just ideas for potential groups. The groups do not need to be limited to these alone. If someone has an interest or expertise in another area, please do not hesitate to inquire.

Planned group activities include:

  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Music Therapy, including classes in guitar, ukulele, music appreciation, band, and choral club
  • Art Therapy
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Reader’s Theatre
  • Poetry Club
  • Pet Therapy
  • Chess Club
  • Horticulture
  • Hydroponics
  • Movie Review Group
  • Book Club
  • Physical Education/Wellness groups
  • Small Group games
  • Computer Lab
  • Substance Abuse Treatment

Volunteers will be working closely with security and our mental health team to provide a better treatment environment for some of our most vulnerable patients. We want to make improvements to meet their specific needs and we need some help to do it.  

For more information, contact Charles Huber, Region 1 volunteer coordinator, at Charles.Huber@fdc.myflorida.com.


American Cancer Society Seeks Event/Office Volunteers

The American Cancer Society seeks volunteer office and event support to provide clerical and reception support for office. Responsibilities include greeting visitors, performing filing as requested, making address/file labels, stuffing envelopes, sorting mail, making copies, and answering phones. Event prep work for community events includes stuffing bags, counting inventory, and assembling event kits.

Desired skills include:

  • Office Reception
  • Organization
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Administrative Support
  • Customer Service

Requirements & Commitment

  • Interview (required)
  • Must be at least 20 years old
  • Orientation/Training
  • 6-9 months
  • Dependable
  • Office hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

For more information contact Chanita Williams at chanita.williams@cancer.org.



Volunteers for Chain of Parks Art Festival

Sign up to volunteer April 21-22 for just a few hours or every day. Assist with Artists, Food Court, VIP Tent, Souvenirs, Donations, Set-Up, Tear-Down, etc. or take part in greening the Festival with Sustainable Tallahassee.

Register by



Museum of Florida History Seeks Volunteers

be a part of your history! Become a volunteer and join the team at the Museum of Florida History. Help visitors discover the rich and fascinating history of Florida through guided tours and public interaction. If interested, join us on Saturday April 28, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Museum of Florida located on 500 South Bronough Street. Find out more about volunteer opportunities while enjoying a guided tour.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Morgan Szymanski by phone at 850.245.6486 or email at morgan.szymanski@dos.myflorida.com.

Scholarships, Jobs, and Internships


Seth Rossetti Memorial Scholarship Open

The purpose of this scholarship is to support one undergraduate student who is presently or who was for a significant part of his/her life the child of a single parent. This scholarship is available to all current FSU undergraduate students with a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average and all incoming FSU freshmen with a minimum 3.0 high school cumulative grade point average.

Apply by May 4 at 11:59 p.m.



Ben Rosenbloom Memorial Service Scholarship OPEN

The Ben Rosenbloom Memorial Service Scholarship is designed to recognize students with an outstanding record of service and a commitment to a lifetime of service. Any rising sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student with a minimum 2.0 GPA is eligible to apply.

Apply by 4 at 11:59 p.m.



Hesselbein Global Academy for Student Leadership and Civic Engagement

The Hesselbein Global Academy for Student Leadership and Civic Engagement at the University of Pittsburgh is preparing for its tenth annual Student Leadership Summit where it will welcome fifty dynamic student leaders from throughout the world on. The mission of the Academy is to inspire, develop, and reward accomplished student leaders to meet the challenges of tomorrow. Summit participants have the unique opportunity to work alongside and learn from professional mentors who are leaders within their respective fields of business, law, medicine, government, education, and not-for-profit. To nominate a student for the Student Leadership Summit, please email the student’s name and email address to Sarah Popovich at sarahpopovich@pitt.edu.

The deadline to apply is April 30, 2018.



FSU Sustainability Advisory Board

In order to fulfill the FSU Strategic Plan's sustainability component, the Sustainability Advisory Board identifies potential projects and creates implementation recommendations. This Board had been separated into four committees, climate action, waste minimization, resource stewardship, and education for sustainability. They are looking for dedicated students to join this effort as a student committee member. If you are interested in playing a role in the future of sustainability at FSU, consider applying.



Common Tides Internship

Common Tides seeks interns for a sailing expedition to the US Virgin Islands where students will be able to teach, learn and instruct others on marine science, and travel. The internship lasts from July 10 to August 5. Interns will have the opportunity to learning basic sailing skills, help with hurricane relief efforts, instruct and lead student snorkel groups, and provide a free marine science program to local students. There is a fee for the participants that covers food, stay on the sail boat, and training. Common Tides, a 501(c)(3) is a non profit dedicated to providing free marine science and sailing programs to underserved local children of the islands.



Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice

The Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center seeks FSU students and alumni interested in uniting congregations and working for social, economic and racial justice.

DART hires and trains organizers to build organizations that have successfully addressed issues including:

* Plugging the school-to-prison pipeline
* Reining in predatory lending practices
* Expanding access to primary health and dental care
* Prioritizing funding for affordable housing and job training
* Improving low-performing public schools
* Fighting for immigrants' rights

Positions start August 13, 2018 in Knoxville, TN, Charleston, SC, Lexington, KY, Louisville, KY, Lawrence, KS, and St. Petersburg, Tampa, West Palm Beach, Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Starting salary $34,000/year + benefits. Although it may be helpful, no prior organizing experience is necessary. Fluent Spanish speakers are encouraged to apply. To find out more about DART or to apply, we encourage you to visit www.thedartcenter.org. Still have questions? Contact Hannah Wittmer at hannah@thedartcenter.org or (202) 841-0353.