Weekly Roundup - Dec. 2

Nominate someone to speak at TEDxFSU, support the Center on Giving Tuesday, give a presentation at the Multicultural Leadership Summit, or explore new opportunities in this week's roundup of campus and community events. 

Upcoming Center Programs

support the center on giving tuesday

This Tuesday, Dec. 3 is Giving Tuesday, a day of international charitable giving to kick off the holiday season. 

At the Center for Leadership & Social Change, we believe in the vast difference that can be made by the collective efforts of individuals. For decades, the center and its predecessors have transformed the lives of students, faculty and staff through leadership education, identity development and community engagement.

Your support is critical in sustaining and expanding this collaborative, continuous work to live and lead at the intersection of community, diversity and change. Programs such as Multicultural Leadership SummitLeaderShape Institute, and Service Leadership Seminar rely on donations from those who support our vision.

This Tuesday, join us as we continue working to enable and empower each of us to embrace the value of difference and readily accept opportunities for lifelong learning, meaningful influence and positions of trust.



2020 vision: the future is now

Join TEDxFSU to explore ideas worth spreading at its next event, themed "2020 Vision: The Future is Now."

TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At TEDxFSU, live speakers and performers will combine to form one annual event that sparks deep discussion and connection. 

TEDxFSU is looking for both speakers and performers to participate in the 2020 event on March 27.  Any person may nominate themselves or someone else with an FSU affiliation to speak at the event. 

Although the maximum consideration deadline for speaker nominations  is Monday, Dec. 2 at 11:59 p.m., applications submitted after this deadline will be accepted and reviewed.


The deadline for performer nominations is Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.



apply for moellership

The Moellership Program, named for its founder Bill Moeller, provides undergraduate and graduate students at Florida State University the opportunity to focus 8-12 weeks of their summer on service at a non-profit agency. Students receive a stipend of up to $4,000 for participation in the program. Examples of past projects include working in a community garden in Tallahassee, serving at a camp for children with chronic illnesses in North Carolina, engaging in bicycle advocacy in Washington, D.C., implementing a reading curriculum in South Africa, caring for people with HIV/AIDS in Spain, designing a poultry production project in Tanzania, and promoting sustainability in Brazil.

Proposals, including projected budgets, must be submitted online by Dec. 15 at 11:59 p.m.



engage tlh looking for facilitators

Engage TLH is seeking dedicated students to serve as volunteer facilitators for weekly service trips for Summer 2020. As an EngageTLH facilitator, you will commit to leading and attending one service trip or project each week for the summer 2020 semester. You will be paired with another facilitator, report to a staff member in the center, and regularly keep in contact with one or more staff at a partner non-profit agency.

Applications are due by Friday, Dec. 6 at 5 p.m. 



Present at multicultural leadership summit

Registration and presentation proposals for the 2020 Multicultural Leadership Summit is currently open! The upcoming summit, with a theme of “Owning Our Voices & Breaking Down Barriers,” will be held Jan. 24-25.

The Multicultural Leadership Summit focuses on building a foundation of knowledge that will enhance student success in leadership in the areas of multiculturalism and social justice.

The summit provides opportunities for participants to learn about their identities and how they impact the ways in which they choose to show up in the world each day. MLS educates participants to empower them to be agents of social change in an increasingly diverse and global community.

The deadline to submit a proposal to present at the 2020 summit has been extended. Presentations typically relate the summit's theme or broader topics about diversity, multiculturalism, social justice, and various intersecting identities (such as race, ethnicity, nationality, sex, gender, sexual orientation, access, class and ability); and/or about leadership and service. All presentations are 50 minutes.

The deadline to submit a presentation proposal has been extended to Friday, Dec. 6 at 11:59 p.m.


Campus Opportunities


Israel/palestine study trip

Hillel is seeking students with a proven record of campus leadership to join them for a free, 9-day study trip in May 2020 entitled, "Learning from Conflict: Israelis and Palestinians in Context." They will visit sites in Israel and the Palestinian Authority, meeting with everyday citizens, staff and clients from NGOs, government officials, and experts to learn more about the complex geo-politics of this area from real people, in real time, on the ground. 

The application deadline is Tuesday, Dec. 31.



Volunteer with the FSU Food Recovery Network

The FSU Food Recovery Network is dedicated to eliminating food waste on campus and in the Tallahassee community. They recover consumable excess food from various locations around campus and donate it directly to partner agencies, who then distribute it to individuals and families experiencing food insecurity. Their current partners are The Kearney Center, CARE Tallahassee, Westgate Community and HOPE Community. This semester, the Food Recovery Network will be recovering food at the Figg Dining Hall in University Center D on Mondays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Sign up for a shift online to volunteer and help reduce food waste while helping others in need.



Community Opportunities

volunteers needed for westminster oaks christmas dinner

Westminster Oaks is a retirement facility in Tallahassee and is looking for volunteers to serve a Christmas dinner to residents and their families. Volunteers are asked to wear all black so they will be identifiable to the residents. For more information, email Ellen Leverett, the director of volunteer services, at ELeverett@wservices.org.

Volunteers should arrive at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17. 


support coaching for literacy

Coaching for Literacy is an organization dedicated to fighting childhood illiteracy. This season, head coach Leonard Hamilton and the FSU Men’s Basketball Team will host Coaching for Literacy’s Fight for Literacy Games initiative to raise awareness about the issue of illiteracy in America and to provide support for young children struggling to read in Tallahassee. To volunteer at the Games, email chandler@coachingforliteracy.org

At Florida State University, Coaching for Literacy is partnered with the Early Learning Coalition. There are many opportunities to have a positive impact in Tallahassee- volunteer to read to children, host a book drive, have a group volunteer day, and more! 



Scholarships, Jobs, and Internships 


Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice

DART organizations unite congregations to work for social, economic and racial justice, 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
* Fighting for immigrants' rights
* Police accountability

Starting salary $39,064/year + benefits.

DART organizations are largely made up of low- and moderate-income, minority and immigrant communities. We strongly encourage people from these backgrounds, as well as fluent Spanish speakers, to apply.

To apply or learn more about DART, visit www.thedartcenter.org. Still have questions? Contact hannah@thedartcenter.org or 202-841-0353.


florida conservation voters communications internship

Florida Conservation Voters is seeking a Communications Intern who will serve as a strategic, innovative social media guru, focusing on stakeholder engagement, data-driven campaigns, and meaningful analytics and goal-setting. The intern will be closely supervised by the Communications Manager and gain skills and training related to their career ambitions in digital communications. The intern must be getting college credit and/or volunteer hours in exchange for their service. The intern's commitment must coincide with a school semester and/or predetermined 12-week period. FCV will provide a $720 stipend for a 20hr/week internship.

 If you’re interested in applying, please email Communications Manager Carson Mitchell, carson@fcvoters.org with “Communications Intern” in the subject line. Please include your resume, cover letter, and a persuasive writing sample.