Weekly Roundup - April 5

Don't miss out on any of the programs and events offered by the Center for Leadership & Social Change, and find out about volunteer and related opportunities on campus and around the community.

Upcoming Center Programs



Students are invited to apply to be a Leadership LOGIC coordinator for the 2017-2018 school year. As a coordinator students would create a meaningful experience for future participants through collaboration with the LOGIC team, build curriculum, plan weekend retreats, and facilitate leadership learning. Applications are due Apr. 9 at 11:59 p.m.





Enjoy coordinating and participating in an immersive service experience during spring break next academic year. Students are invited to apply for Alternative Breaks Student Coordinator by Apr. 6 at 11:50 p.m. Coordinators will plan and organize the week's service experience, co-lead student peers, and partner with communities in order to facilitate sustainable change.



Spiritual Life Project 

The Spiritual Life Project seeks student committee members for the 2017-18 academic year to help promote student wellness and spiritual development through student-led programming, labyrinth meditation, and interfaith dialogue. 

Apply by April 6 at 11:59 p.m.



With Words: Join the Conversation



With Words is a museum-style exhibit through the Center for Leadership & Social Change that aims to educate members of The Florida State University and Tallahassee community while connecting them to resources that deal directly with domestic and global social justice issues. Using quality research and multi-sensory experiences, we seek to inspire compassion for these issues so participants can engage in meaningful conversations to create change. This year, the exhibit will be focusing on 4 new topics: Water, Social Media, Gentrification, and the Criminal Justice System.

With Words will be at the Globe Auditorium on:

Monday, April 3 – Thursday, April 6, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday, April 7, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Second Harvest Krispy Kreme Fundraiser

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Please help make a difference in our community by purchasing Krispy Kreme doughnuts. All proceeds will benefit Second Harvest of the Big Bend, the local food bank here in Tallahassee.

A dozen glazed doughnuts is $10, and a dozen assorted doughnuts is $12. Orders will be due on Thursday, April 6th. An email will be sent to you after your order is placed to confirm your order and to arrange a location and time to pick-up your payment by Friday, April 7th. The donuts will be delivered to a location near your office for pick-up in the morning on Monday, April 10th.


For questions about this fundraiser, please contact Breanna Scott at brs13d@my.fsu.edu.


Nonprofit InterNships in the Big Bend


The Nonprofit Internship Program invites Florida State University students to earn up to 12 academic elective credits serving a nonprofit initiative in the Big Bend area. This competitive program is designed for students from degree programs that do not offer an internship opportunity for academic credit. If you are from such a program and would like to gain valuable experience in a nonprofit organization in areas such as child development, juvenile justice, environmental issues, adolescent care, public health, public education, elder care, domestic abuse, poverty, homelessness or disaster service, you are welcome to apply.

Successful applicants will serve either full-time or half-time for the full semester. A limited number of internships are offered for the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Applications will be considered on a first come, first served basis until the internship slots are filled.

The application for the summer and fall 2017 semesters is now available. Please download and return the completed application no later than Friday, April 7 by 11:59 p.m.

For more information, email Juan Mendizabal (jmendizabal@fsu.edu) or call the Center for Leadership & Social Change at 850-644-3342.



Apply for the Ben Rosenbloom Memorial Service Scholarship

The Ben Rosenbloom Memorial Scholarship is designed to recognize a student with an outstanding record of service and commitment to a lifetime of service. Any rising sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate full-time student who will be returning to FSU for the 2017-2018 academic year with a minimum 2.0 GPA is eligible to apply. The scholarship is valued at $1,000. A scholarship recipient may reapply each year. The application deadline is Friday, Apr. 13 at 11:59 p.m.



Apply for the Seth Rossetti Memorial Scholarship

Current FSU undergraduate students and incoming freshman are invited to apply for the Seth Rossetti Memorial Scholarship. The Seth Rossetti Memorial Scholarship was established in 2006 in memory of Seth Rossetti. The purpose of this scholarship is to support one undergraduate student who is presently or was a 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. One recipient of the scholarship will be awarded $1,000. The application deadline is Friday, Apr. 13 at 11:59 p.m.



Moellership Program Summer Sendoff

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Apr. 21, 2-3 p.m.
Dunlap Student Success Center, Room 2201/2202

Join us in supporting the pre-departure experience of our 2017 Moellership Cohort, who will share their summer service plans, community partner information, learning goals, and more.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Campus Opportunities



Join Garnet & Gold Goes Green at Doak Campbell Stadium Gate D, and help tailgaters recycle their cans and bottles at the spring football game on Apr. 8 at 1 p.m. Volunteers will receive Servscript hours and a free tank top. To sign up, email sustainablecampus@fsu.edu.


Enroll in Peer Tutoring

FSU is offering an SLS 3717 Peer Tutoring course on Wednesdays from 3:35-4:50 p.m. for Fall 2017. Students interested in becoming a tutor are encouraged to enroll.

This course is useful for students who:

· Have earned an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher (on all FSU coursework completed)
· Have earned a B+ or higher in the subject area(s) for which they wish to tutor
· Have knowledge of subject material and want to improve their confidence and competence with coursework
· Have a positive attitude and genuinely want to help others
· Want to help their peers learn through sharing academic strategies
· Want to gain service-learning hours

This course satisfies a FSU Liberal Studies requirement as a Formative Experience, and is open to all majors. For more information, email the Director of the Academic Center for Excellence, Courtney Barry, at cbarry@fsu.edu.


The Longest Table at FSU

Apr. 17, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Union Green

The seed of collaboration is often conversation. Join fellow students, faculty and staff to share a meal and explore a simple, yet powerful idea – that people from different circles can connect to co-create a better community.



FSU Green Dot is excited to announce we will be hosting 2 more trainings during the Spring ’17 semester. Green Dot is a bystander intervention program that recognizes violence is not tolerated in our community and that we all have a role to play in eliminating it. A Green Dot Bystander is someone who uses the 3 D’s (Direct, Delegate, and Distract) to intervene in reactive situations or proactively promotes the importance of a violence free community. Please visit our website for more information on the program and to add your Green Dots to the map. Also don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram!

This interactive training will seek to empower all of us to find ways to be active bystanders and create a community that does not tolerate violence and recognizes that we all have a role to play in ending it. Lunch will be provided. Those in attendance will receive a certificate of attendance and a Green Dot tee-shirt upon the completion of the training.

Training space is limited so if you’re interested, sign up today! Click below to register.

Saturday, April 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.


Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

April is national sexual assault awareness and prevention month. Check out the following events and engage in the discussion.

Apr. 4th, 2 - 5 p.m.: Tabling on How to Support Survivors at the Integration Statue

Apr. 5th, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Market Wednesday in the Union

Apr. 5th, 5 - 8:30 p.m.: "Rewiring the Norms" Panel and Dialogue in HWC 3503

Apr. 15th, 7 - 9 p.m.: Take Back the Night @ Union Green

Apr. 22nd, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Green Dot Bystander Intervention Training
Email jcarval@fsu.edu to register.

Community Opportunities

Attend women and girls Empowerment Summit

April 14, 9 a.m. - 3p.m.
Tallahassee Community College Workforce Development Center
444 Appleyard Drive, Building 38

The Tallahassee/Leon County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls will host a women and girls empowerment summit, “Igniting the Power Within." 

The summit will be held on April 14 in partnership with Tallahassee Community College. The goal is to convene 250 women and girls from the community to empower, inspire and share vital information in the areas of public safety, academic excellence, diversity, governance and a host of other engaging topics.

The event is free for 7th - 12th grade students, and $20 for adults. Scholarships are also available for college students and adult women. Lunch will be provided for all workshop attendees. Absences for all Leon County School students will be excused with the completion of a Excused Absence Form.

Email ccydcdirector@gmail.com for more information.

Seats are limited, so register now.


Alzheimer's Project, Inc. seeks Volunteers

The AmeriCorps Legacy Corps Program and Alzheimer's Project, Inc. are seeking volunteers to provide in home respite to caregiver's of persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Volunteers would receive intensive training, a monthly stipend, an educational award scholarship for 450 service hours, student loan forbearance for the duration of the service, and would have to volunteer for 12 hours per week. The position ends in October 2017. Volunteers must consent to a level 2 background check and must have reliable transportation. For more information contact Fabiola G. Jean-Charles at 850-386-2778 or fabiola@alzheimersproject.org.


Register for the Nonprofit Enterprise & Social Innovation Summit

Register for the Institute for Nonprofit Innovation and Excellence's 2nd annual Nonprofit Enterprise & Social Innovation Summit on Mar. 30 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The summit  will bring social entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders together to share ideas and strategies for advancing social innovation through entrepreneurship.  Come for a great day of Keynote speakers, entrepreneurial insight and networking with the region’s best and brightest innovative minds. This premier event will feature inspirational speakers and workshops, as well as interactive sessions. Registration for is $45 for students but, student scholarships are available on a first come first serve basis. Tickets include a full day of programming and meals, as well as a Summit swag bag and t-shirt. For more information on the summit email Alexa Cardone at inieoffice@gmail.com. 

Scholarships, Internships and Jobs


Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice

Apr. 11, 8 p.m.

The Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center will hold an online information session on Apr. 11 at 8 p.m. eastern / 7 p.m. central to discuss careers in community organizing with FSU students and alumni interested in uniting congregations and working for social, economic and racial justice.

Positions start August 14, 2017 in Richmond, VA, Louisville, KY, Topeka, KS, Evansville, IN and Daytona Beach, Ft. Lauderdale and St. Petersburg, FL. Starting salary $34,000/year + benefits.

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.




The Student Activities Center is seeking a student to work the entire summer as a front desk assistant. Assistant must be able to start working May 5. Interviews will take place in April. In order to apply, send a resume to LaToya Brown at lbrown5@fsu.edu.


Apply for the Witnessing Change Video Competition

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Climate Cost Project is holding a Witnessing Change Video competition for students to record the impacts of climate change within their own communities and raise awareness of these local impacts. Submissions are due by May 1.



Backwoods Crossing Seeks Intern

Backwoods Crossing seeks a farm helper intern for late spring semester. Backwoods Crossing is a restaurant where all cuisine is derived from the farmland the restaurant is located within. Backwoods is working to make the farm to table ideology a literal means of serving customers. The intern would be responsible for performing general farm functions, maintaining records of actions/changes on the property, maintaining the grounds, and assisting with livestock as needed. The intern is expected to work a minimum of 8 hours each week. For more information on this opportunity, search Backwoods Crossing on SeminoleLink.


Apply for the 2017 Learning From Nature International Essay Contest

UNESCO Global Action Program on Education for Sustainable Development's annual essay contest aims to further the world's youth initiative on sustainable development and peace. Essays must be 700 words or less and can only be submitted by individuals up to 25 years old. This year's topic is on what can be learned from nature and how human beings can use that knowledge in the future. Entries must be submitted by June 15. 



RB Oppenheim Associates and Digital Opps Seek Interns 

RBOA and Digital Opps seek student interns for summer 2017. Interns will assist with promotional projects, event planning, press conferences, and digital marketing. Candidates should be majoring in public relations, digital design, or a related field. Candidates should also have strong writing and research skills. 




Synaptic seeks an undergraduate or graduate intern for the Synaptic 2017 Sales and Marketing Paid Internship Program. Ideal candidates are rising juniors, seniors, or graduates that are enrolled in an entrepreneurship, marketing and advertising, communications, public relations, or business administration and business tech based program. Through the internship students will gain various skills including developing an understanding of the Synaptic's complex sales cycle, gain exposure to brand strategy, analyzing sales and marketing data, and transforming data into ways to improve sales and marketing strategies. The program will run from June to August, and requires that interns work 20-40 hours a week.



The College of Social Work's Arts and Athletics at FSU seeks camp counselors from June 5-9. The camp combines arts and athletics to create activities for students with limited social and economic opportunity. The camp gives students ages 11 to 14 the opportunity to have a glimpse into university life, build confidence, and develop leadership skills. Counselors should be enthusiastic and prepared to lead youth activities. For more information contact head counselor Alex Givens at ag13at@my.fsu.edu.