Weekly Roundup- Sept. 21

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

Get Involved with PeaceJam

PeaceJam is an international education program built around Nobel Peace Laureates who work personally with youth to pass on the spirit, skills, and wisdom they embody. The goal of PeaceJam is to create a new generation of leaders who will transform themselves, their communities, and the world. You can get involved by being a coach and/or mentor!
Coaches visit a local K-12 school with a partner on a weekly or biweekly basis to teach youth about our Nobel Peace Prize Winners with the hopes of inspiring them and helping them achieve change in their communities through the execution of a service project. Coaches will utilize a curriculum provided to them to engage their students in dialogue related to global issues, service, peace, and leadership. All coaches will go through training to prepare them to work with youth in an educational setting. All application are due by Wednesday, Sept. 27 by 11:59 p.m.
Mentors co-lead groups of 8-10 high school age youth at our conferences. PeaceJam hosts two conferences where we bring 400+ youth from the Southeastern United States and they engage with keynote speakers, service projects, workshops, and community building activities. Mentors will guide their groups throughout the day and facilitate dialogue about their experiences. There will be a training for mentors to learn facilitation and skills and learn how to lead groups. All applications are due by Monday, Oct. 2 by 11:59 p.m.



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. 29.



register for leadership logic

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Leadership Learning in the Outdoors for Group and Individual Change, better known as Leadership LOGIC, is a two-day overnight leadership development program at no cost to students. Specifically, LOGIC caters to FSU students who have not participated in a leadership development program before. It is a great way to explore leadership knowledge and skills through individual, small group and large group interactions.



COmmunity outreach program

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. Transportation is provided for all projects.

See the Fall 2017 Schedule.





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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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


Campus Opportunities


Become An Orientation Leader

Do you want to welcome the next generation of ‘Noles to the University you love? If you’re ready to learn, lead, be challenged, grow, and serve, apply to be an Orientation Leader! The Orientation Leader experience is a rewarding experience that provides opportunities for personal and professional growth. Applications open Sept. 20. Minimum requirements include being a full-time student and completing 12 credit hours at Florida State University by January of the year applying.  

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JOIN renew



RENEW is a peer education organization affiliated with the University Counseling Center. We offer presentations and peer to peer educational sessions with students on topics such as stress management, time management, study skills, conflict resolution, and healthy relationships as well as promote the University Counseling Center through outreach opportunities. We help the Counseling Center with university-wide events such as stress buster day and mood check-up day.

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ecofeminism 101: exploring spritual, gender, and environmental intersections

Wednesday, September 27, 12-1:15 pm
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We welcome anyone with an interest in spirituality, gender, environment, and any other systems framed by patriarchal constructs to a conversation about ecofeminism. Ecofeminism is a theory linking women’s domination, animal domination, and the natural world’s domination by men as parallel to one another. Participate in an intriguing and challenging dialogue about intersectional liberation.


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!

Community Opportunities


volunteer with American red cross

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The American Red Cross-Capital Area Chapter is holding their 10th Annual Robin Lotane Hurricane Run, on Saturday, Oct. 7 in Southwood.  This year, it is called #RunForRecovery. There will be the traditional 5k Run and a 1-mile Family Fun Run/Walk, with a twist. We will celebrate and honor Irma's volunteers and first responders, and hold a community rally with lots of fun, educational events and food.

They need as many volunteers as possible to help with such tasks as set-up, break-down, greeting, registration, parking direction, water stations, course and finish line cheerleaders, food servers (and "master" grillers), and many other fun items. If you and/or members of your organization or team can help them with this community event, please contact the volunteer coordinator at dcs1028@embarqmail.com or (850) 508-2832.


volunteer with communities in schools

As a CIS volunteer, you can help at-risk students in your own community. CIS partners with Leon County Schools to provide mentoring to students in low performing elementary schools. These students are economically disadvantaged, and over half of them perform below grade level in reading and math. Volunteers work with students in small group settings. They may listen to students read, help them with math flash cards, or show them how to count money.

You must be 18 years of age or older, attend a 1.5 hour training session, and pass a criminal background check to volunteer. One hour per week from late September through April is required to participate. Christmas break, spring break, and holidays excluded. Total annual commitment for the year is approximately 30 hours.

Contact Volunteer Manager Emily Fritz at fritze@cisfl.org or (850)-201-9756 to sign up.


become a mentor with cobb middle school

Mentors assist students throughout the school; all teachers participate! Mentors are not just for academic support; we want to offer the students a reliable adult who makes time for JUST THEM. Therefore, mentors meet with their mentees on a weekly basis for roughly an hour (one period). They come at the same time every week, during one of their mentees elective classes.

Anyone interest in mentoring or volunteering with Cobb should go online and complete the Volunteer Application for Leon County Schools. If they wish to mentor, there will be a button to select towards the bottom of the application that will open a few additional questions for the mentor to complete. There is a brief training workshop hosted by the district for volunteers and mentors. Any fingerprinting that needs to be done will be paid for by Leon County Schools.

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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 perform office duties.  Turn About is particularly seeking applicants majoring in the helping professions (Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Nursing, etc.).

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