Weekly Roundup- Aug. 03

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

Servscript hours Due Friday


Students who wish to have community service hours completed this summer appear on their FSU transcript must submit them through the ServScript Program by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, Aug. 4. Students can record hours beginning May 6, but service completed during other semesters will not be accepted.  


Estonko welcome mixer


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  Aug. 28

  4-6 p.m. 

  Globe Auditorium

  Hosted in partnership with New Student & Family Programs.

Estonko is a Seminole Creek word offered in greeting and serves as the namesake of our welcome celebration. 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.  


Register for social justice ally training


The mission of the Social Justice Ally Training program is to educate members of the Florida State community about issues related to social justice in order to develop allies who will promote an equitable and inclusive environment and serve as social change agents in a diverse and global society. Visit http://thecenter.fsu.edu/diversity/social-justice-ally-training for more information on session dates and how to register.


Campus Opportunities

Peer Leadership Course

The Peer Leadership course is designed to equip emerging student leaders with the skills and resources needed to build student organizations that are successful, sustainable, and impactful at Florida State University. This three (3) credit hour course will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00am-12:15pm and will cover a range of topics including personal leadership development, peer mentorship, effective communication, group dynamics and diversity, collaboration and campus resources, and more! This course counts towards the Leadership Certificate, but you must apply and be accepted to take part in the class. Contact Christina Schaefer at cschaefer@fsu.edu for more information and any questions.


Green Dot Bystander Training


The Center for Health Advocacy and Wellness will host the next Green Dot Bystander Student Training on Sept. 17. 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 upon completion of the training as well as other giveaways. For more information concerning the training or Green Dot, contact Jose Carval at jcarval@fsu.edu.




Apply to become a Student Marshal and volunteer for the 2017 Florida State University New Student Convocation on Sunday, Aug. 27. Student marshals act as an example to what can achieved while at Florida State for incoming students. Marshals will wear robes, be recognized during the ceremony, and will be a part of the official procession for the ceremony. If interested in applying for this opportunity, please email the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society at garnetandgoldprogram@fsu.edu. Spaces are limited. The deadline to apply is Friday, Aug. 18 at 5 p.m. 


Intercultural Dialogue and Leadership Seminar

INS 5935-01 & INR 3932-01

This multi-disciplinary seminar is for graduate students (and advanced undergraduates) wishing to work effectively in diverse cultural and organizational settings. Students from the U.S. and other nations will integrate their personal and professional perspectives through class discussions, exercises and a term project. The seminar will be of particular interest and value to students majoring in International Affairs, Education, Communication, Urban & Regional Planning, Public Health and Public Administration, and for anyone who expects to participate in and lead groups or network at the organizational, local, state, national or international level.

At the conclusion of the seminar, students will be able to: analyze and resolve complex issues related to public policy, international development and human rights; design leadership plans to bring about practical and fundamental change; and demonstrate the intercultural communication, conflict resolution, and consensus-building skills required to implement such plans.

Course topics will include:

  • Communication across cultural and religious boundaries
  • Strategies for promoting human rights and sustainable social change
  • Negotiation, conflict resolution and consensus building
  • Theory and practice of collaborative leadership

Community Opportunities

Volunteer with making strides against breast cancer leon


The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Leon is looking for volunteers for its walk on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 at Cascades Park. The walk raises awareness and funds to save lives from breast cancer, bringing people together to raise money to fund innovative research, provide free information and support, and to help people reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it's most treatable.

For more information, contact Porscha Griffith, volunteer recruitment chair, at griffithp11@gmail.com.  



The 2017 St. Jude Run to End Childhood Cancer is on Saturday, Sept. 16 at SouthWood Town Center. Volunteers are a part of the planning committee and subcommittee. Those with experience in event planning and looking to develop those skills including team development, marketing, sponsor-ships, and event logistics are encouraged to join. Contact Marie Lofton at Marie.Lofton@stjude.org or Matt Aldrich at mta@aldrichllc.com.


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.

Scholarships, Internships and Jobs

Child Defender Fellowship

In 2017, CDF will launch the CDF® Child Defender Fellowship. This program will provide training and engage participants in collective nonviolent action to positively impact children’s issues at the national, state and local levels.  Fellows can expect to gain critical knowledge on policy and legislation, learn about the history and tactics of nonviolent organizing, and practice applying those skills in the community including promoting local awareness, showing the local impact of policy, direct engagement with legislators, constructive programming, and building a team. This learning environment will be a web-based, virtual community for action, from October 2017 to June 2018. Over this period, Fellows will engage in approximately twenty learning sessions which will be accompanied by actions that each fellow can take in their communities.  Complete the interest form here.  Contact Madison Sampson at msampson@childrensdefense.org or (202) 662-3589 for more information. Learn more about the Children’s Defense Fund at childrensdefense.org.


Turn About Inc of Tallahassee seeks social services administrative assistant

Turn About, Inc. of Tallahassee is a local non-profit treatment facility for adolescents, young adults and their families who may be experiencing mental health and/or substance abuse problems.  They are in need of a Social Services Administrative Assistant to help us in our front office and to perform office duties.  Turn About is particularly seeking applicants majoring in the helping professions (Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Nursing, etc.). 



Apply for National Endowment for the arts our town grant

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The Our Town grant program supports creative placemaking projects that help to transform communities into lively, beautiful, and resilient places - achieving these community goals through strategies that incorporate arts, culture, and/or design. Creative placemaking is when artists, arts organizations, and community development practitioners deliberately integrate arts and culture into community revitalization work - placing arts at the table with land-use, transportation, economic development, education, housing, infrastructure, and public safety strategies. The application deadline is Sept. 11. Visit http://www.tallahasseearts.org/classified/national-endowment-for-the-arts-our-town-grant/ to learn more.



The Tallahassee Council of Culture & Arts seeks a grants intern for the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters. Grant interns will be expected to assist in tracking and recording COCA grant applications progress, aid in COCA's current economic impact study, and research national, regional, and local grants.


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