Weekly Roundup- Aug.25

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




Florida State Alternative Breaks facilitates accessible service immersion experiences for students to create sustainable change in partnership with local, national, and international community organizations and their constituents. FSAB participants will practice active citizenship by grounding their engagement in intersectional and contextual knowledge of a community need, partnering with host community members to create meaningful change, and engaging in sustained social change practices after returning to their home communities.

Space on Alternative Breaks trips are limited, so students who wish the attend must complete an application. All applications are due by Oct. 4.

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WOMEN's leadership institute


Rooted in the belief that leadership is learned through experience, education and reflection, WLI will focus on women’s leadership development, create a dynamic learning environment, and invite FSU women students to learn with and from FSU women faculty, staff and alumni. This year’s Women’s Leadership Institute will be held Oct. 27-29 on Florida State's campus.

Participant applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 22.



SEC mentoring program


The SEC Mentoring Program provides academic support to African-American males in fourth and fifth grade and works to identify risk factors in the areas of individual, family, education and community. Mentors will mentor two students weekly for the entire academic year.


  • Commit to the program through May 2018
  • Attend required trainings
  • Participate in monthly meetings and family workshops



Reclaiming citizenship

Reclaiming Citizenship is a dialogue-based workshop focused on re-igniting community and civic engagement, understanding and writing power, and creating social change through the hands of the collective. Power lies in the middle and with all of us. Join us as we explore history, identity, and citizenship through our three-part series this fall.

Thursday, September 7 at 4:00pm to 5:00 pm

Global and Multicultural Engagement Building (The Globe)(GME), 2400


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. 

Campus Opportunities


Volunteer with pre-k reading program


Volunteer to read to Pre-K students in the local Tallahassee area. Participants must attend a mandaotry training on Sept. 14 from 4-5:30 p.m. in DSC 2201. Van transportation will be provided.

Contact Mentor Coordinator YoLanda Sanders at ysanders@fsu.edu for more information and any questions.


Volunteer with the recycle bike program

Students are preparing to return to FSU's campus and the reCycle Bike program needs volunteers for our Fall 2017 Bike Distribution for the following stations:

  • Bicycles
  • Lights
  • Locks

A crash course will be taught on how to fit people for bicycles, how to mount lights, and how to properly use bike locks.

Interested? More info here!


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.


volunteer with garnet & gold goes green

Garnet & Gold Goes Green (G4) is a gameday recylcing program with FSU Sustainable Campus. Volunteer and help fans recycle their plastic aluminum, and glass. All G4 hours count as service hours on your ServScript form! Free shirt! Free food! Pleas arrive to Gate D 2.5 hours before kickoff.

Saturday, September 9 at 4:30 PM. Doak Campbell Stadium (Gate D)


re-recognize your rso today

The process to re-recognize your RSO is open. As a reminder, it is the responsibility of the current president, or at minimum another individual who will be serving as an officer for 2017-2018, to complete this process. The easiest way to access the recognition application under the new Nole Central upgrade is:

1. Once you log-in, click the Organizations tab.

2. Scroll down and click Register an Organization.

3. Use the search function to find your organization and click the blue Re-Register* button to begin the application.


Bike safety tips and group ride

Join the FSU reCycle Bike Program for a safety talk and collective ride to Black Dog Cafe in Railroad Square Art Park utilizing some of Tallahassee's best bike friendly streets. Meet at the Integration Statue at 10 AM. The whole ride is around four miles. No one will be left behind! #SSWeek

Friday, August 25 from 10 AM to 12 PM | Integration Statue

Community Opportunities


calling volunteers-register for coastal cleanup

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Keep Wakulla County Beautiful will be hosting the International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, September 16.

Last year we collected tons of debris thanks to volunteers like you who took the time to get involve and make a differene. We hope you will join us for the cleanup, free hot dog lunch, prize drawings and complimentary tee shirts (while they last).

Register Now


VOLUNTEER WITH the 21st cclc program

Florida's 21st Century Community Learning Centers are looking for volunteers and mentors to assist with the 21st CCLC Program Monday-Friday from 3:00PM-6:00PM. Volunteers and mentors schedule can be flexible. Volunteers will assist students with STEM, homework, and literary activities. Volunteers will not have to undergo background checks.

Contact Victoria Smith at victoria@uwbb.org for more information.

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.


PAid sodexo sustainability intern

The Sodexo Intern will perform and train in various responsibilities under their career concentration. Sodexo is looking for someone who is willing to be open to learning and growing. Maturity of judgment and behavior. Maintains a positive attitude. Ability to work a flexible schedule helpful. 

Apply at: sodexo.balancetrak.com | Requisition Number: 2017-16264


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.).