Weekly Roundup-June 22

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

South City Head Start Book Drive Donation

Youth Programs is now accepting new and used books for preschool age children 3 to 4 year old today and will continue until November 2017. You can bring books and place them in the gray Tupperware box located by the Center's entrance doors .


Volunteer with Pre-k Reading Program


Mentor with FAMU JAMBO Watoto Summer Program through FSU Community Outreach. Participants must complete a 30-45 minute orientation before volunteering from 10 a.m.-11 a.m.  Orientation is from 9 a.m.-9:45 a.m. on June 15 at FAMU Child Development Center.  Reading group activities include story time on Thursdays from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and reading on Fridays from 9 a.m.-12p.m.  Van transportation only provided on Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.  For more information, contact Yolanda Sanders at ysanders@fsu.edu or (850) 645-6981.


Community Outreach Program

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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. The schedule for each program can be found here.

Campus Opportunities

Green Dot Bystander Training

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The Center for Health Advocacy and Wellness will host the next Green Dot Bystander Student Training on Saturday, June 24 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in HWC 3504. 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.



Sept. 17: REGISTER



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

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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: (1) analyze and resolve complex issues related to public policy, international development and human rights; (2) design leadership plans to bring about practical and fundamental change; and (3) 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



Freshmen, sophomores, and incoming transfer students of all majors an disciplines are encouraged to apply for FSU's Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program. Through the program students will join a community of undergraduate researchers and UROP alumni, explore academic and career interests through faculty and graduate student mentorship, engage with research inside or outside of your  field of study, collect and analyze data with an established researcher or researching team, present findings at conferences, and gain hands-on knowledge of research principles. The program consists of conducting research 5-10 hours per week assisting a faculty member, Ph.D. student, or startup company, meeting bi-monthly with a UROP Student Leader and fellow UROP students, and presenting at the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. The application deadline for current high school seniors and current freshman is May 1. The application deadline for transfer students starting at FSU in Spring, Summer, or Fall 2017 is July 1.


Community Opportunities

ArtopiA 2017


Artopia is a charity art fundraising event that benefits Big Bend Cares. Local and regional artists donate their artwork for this event, which includes a few signed and numbered limited editions. With art and media including painting, sculpture, photography, arts and crafts, and more, Artopia has become a must-attend event, drawing approximately 1,500 participants per year. Artopia features both silent auctions, and a rousing live auction at the end of the evening. Artopia will take place on June 24.  More information can be found at http://www.tallahasseearts.org/event/artopia-2017/


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.


2017 Judson Women's Leadership Conference

A full day conference designed to create a great learning environment to share and analyze the unique strengths, challenges, and opportunities facing women. Participants will discover powerful strategies to move their leadership forward as they interact with peers and deepen understandings of the practices of successful women. There will be unique opportunities for networking, mentoring, and leadership development between attendees and the C-level executives, best selling authors, and successful leaders who will be a part of this year’s event. Several major companies will be recruiting at the conference including but not limited to: The Home Depot, Comcast, UPS, Suntrust, and Chick-fil-a. The conference is in Atlanta and will take place on June 20 from 7:30am-4pm. More information can be found here.

Scholarships, Internships and Jobs


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.




The Florida State School of Dance seeks a energetic and compassionate student intern this summer. Summer Dance Intensive interns should exhibit strong leadership skills and have the ability to act as a role model to younger students. Interns will demonstrate in technique classes, take dancers to the wellness center, supervise meals, act as front lobby administrator, and assist with special events. Interns should expect to work approximately 30 hours per week from June 18 to July 8. Shifts will be scheduled in 4 to 5 hour blocks and may occur on nights and weekends in addition to regular daytime hours. 



Apply for recycle bike program coordinator

FSU Sustainable Campus seeks a a reCycle Bike Program coordinator for the the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters. The coordinator is responsible for monitoring and providing basic upkeep of refurbished bicycle fleet, holding bike distributions and bike returns each school year, working with University Cycles, developing and maintaining an active programming schedule, maintaining a social media presence, communicating with renters, and tracking student bike renters, distribute contracts, and maintain program files. The coordinator is required to work 20 hours per week, attend all bi-weekly Sustainable Campus staff meetings, work with Sustainable Campus staff, meet with Sustainable Campus Program Coordinator bi-weekly, maintain professional dress and demeanor during office hours, and attend the Sustainable Campus Staff Retreat. Coordinator should be passionate for environmental and social sustainability, be familiar with Tallahassee bike routes, be able to multi-task, be creative, be comfortable speaking to large groups, be knowledgeable of social media, have leadership experience, and be knowledgeable of bike riding etiquette, safety, and basic repair 



FSU Sustainable Campus seeks graphic designer

Students are invited to apply for a paid position as a graphic designer for FSU Sustainable campus for the Fall and Spring semester next academic year. As a graphic designer the student will design and produce various marketing materials, maintain folders and files on programs, and be innovative. The graphic designer will be required to complete 20 hours per week, attend all bi-weekly Sustainable Campus staff meetings, work with Sustainable Campus staff, be available to support Sustainable Campus programs and events, maintain professional dress and demeanor during office hours, and attend the Sustainable Campus Staff Retreat before the Fall semester and Chuck It for Charity at the end of the Spring semester. Applicants should be knowledgeable of environmental and social sustainability efforts, be able to accept constructive feedback, have a friendly disposition, and have experience with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. Students with Adobe Premiere Pro or Adobe Audition experience, basic knowledge of social media, and familiarity with on-campus organizations are encouraged to apply. 




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.