Weekly Roundup - Nov. 18

Become a facilitator for Engage TLH trips, enrich your leadership skills at MLS, embark on a summer of service with Moellership, or try something new in this week's roundup of campus and community events. 

Upcoming Center Programs

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. 



applications open for the dr. Martin luther king jr. book stipend

The Center for Leadership & Social Change welcomes you to participate in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Book Stipend Scholarship. We bring you this opportunity through collaboration between the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Family Connection Council, and the Black Alumni Association.The purpose of the award is to assist Florida State University students in completing their education. MLK Book Stipend Awards are available on a competitive basis to both undergraduate and graduate students. All applicants must be full-time Florida State students with a GPA of at least 2.5 for undergraduate students or at least 3.0 for graduate students, and must have plans to be enrolled full-time at FSU during the subsequent academic year. Some awards have additional criteria. To apply, students must provide a transcript, a letter of recommendation, and answer four essay questions. Applications are due by Friday, Nov. 22 at 11:59 p.m.



REgister for 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.

Registration is open through Friday, Nov. 29 at 11:59 p.m.

Present at MLS

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


Want to beat UF and help fight hunger right here at FSU? The FSU Food for Thought Pantry is hosting then yearly Beat UF/Beat Hunger food drive. Each donation to the food pantry helps fellow FSU students and gains points in a competition against UF. The donation point values are:

1 point - Every dollar donated

2 points - Facewash, sunscreen, toothbrushes, toothpaste, lotion, diapers, shampoo, popcorn, baby food, and menstrual products

3 points - Ravioli, dressing, dried fruit, granola bars, oil, jam, syrup, spices, and condiments

4 points - Salsa, gravy, canned soup, and shelf-stable milk

5 points - Peanut butter, pasta, canned meats, tomato sauce, beans, bread, cereal, and rice

To donate, go to one of the drop-off locations on campus. The drop-off locations are Dean of Students (University Center A 4100), Sustainable Campus (Mendenhall A110), the FSUCard Center, the College of Law, the College of Communications, and the Askew Student Life Center. Donate between Nov. 11-22 for points to be counted in the competition.


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 December 31, 2019.



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. 


enter the ucla international coexistence contest

UCLA's second International Coexistence contest aims to promote more constructive civil discourse on US university campuses surrounding polarizing issues. The contest involves teams of 3-5 students, advised by a faculty member or TA, working to create actionable programming ideas concerning polarizing ideas on campus. The competition has $15,000 of prize money to be distributed among the three winning teams. The deadline to enter a team is Friday, Nov. 22 at 5 p.m.



Volunteer at the gulf winds turkey trot

The Turkey Trot is an annual Thanksgiving morning event that combines running with raising money for community organizations, including the Kearney Center. This year, the Kearney Center is looking for volunteers to help with the event in thanks for its continuous financial support for their work with Tallahassee's homeless population. Volunteer roles may include parking before the race, course direction for runners, and water stops. 

Volunteers are needed from 7 - 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 28.


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 will hold an online info session on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. to discuss careers in community organizing. All FSU students and alumni welcome, particularly those graduating before August 2020.

RSVP at www.thedartcenter.org/FSU

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.