”We Who Believe in Freedom Cannot Rest”
Ella Baker Internship Program 2012
Now Seeking Summer 2012 Applicants
The Ella Baker Interns experience offers:
• Community organizing work to increase registration and turnout and change the course of the region’s history.
• Seminars on North Carolina history; community economic development; African American and Southern religious, cultural and political traditions.
• Long hours, hard work, new friends and personal growth.
Benefits to participants include:
• Generous stipend and allowance for food and gas.
• State-of-the-art training in electoral database technologies.
• Certificates of Achievement.
• Opportunities for letters of recommendation from our faculty.
• Chances to develop professional contacts, skills and experiences.
Requirements and financial support:
• Interns will receive a stipend of $2500.00 for those who participate from June 1st to August 15th plus gas and a modest expense allowance; those who participate until Election Day, will receive an additional $1500.00 for a total of $3500.00. (Payment will be made in installments.)
• Long hours and weekend work will be common; adapting to shifting scheduling needs will be necessary.
• Most interns will live with their own families or otherwise make their own housing arrangements. The program will attempt to help arrange housing for others, probably with families in the region.
Who is eligible:
• College (Undergraduate and Graduate) students and high school juniors and seniors anywhere.
• Young people with demonstrated potential for thoughtful leadership, hard work, cheerful persistence and a clear commitment to a better future for eastern North Carolina
For application information or for more information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online registration is now available: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TITUS2012
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Announcing New Summer Programs for Students:
CDC Junior Disease Detective Camp – June 11-13, 2012
Epi Intense – July 9-11, 2012
The CDC Junior Disease Detective Camp is an educational program designed to fill the gap in informal public health education for middle school students. The camp is open to upcoming 7th and 8th graders, and will be held at CDC′s headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.
The CDC Junior Disease Detective Camp curriculum is based on contextual and cognitive apprenticeship learning theories. By learning through hands–on activities and interactive presentations, participants completing the camp will be able to:
· Identify five public health careers
· Compare and contrast infectious diseases vs. chronic diseases
· Demonstrate an understanding of basic epidemiologic terms
· Calculate basic epidemiologic rates given an outbreak scenario and data
· Understand the role of laboratory work in public health infectious disease surveillance
· Identify three current event issues related to public health
The 2012 CDC Junior Disease Detective Camp application is now available online. Read the FAQ to find the application.
is a unique opportunity for high school students to learn about epidemiology. The workshop is open to upcoming high school juniors and seniors and is held at CDC′s headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Epi Intense curriculum uses inquiry-based learning principles. By learning through seminars and group work, participants completing the camp will be able to:
· Describe five major epidemiological study designs, including their strengths and weaknesses
· Create, administer, and analyze an epidemiological survey-based study
· Use EpiInfo software to input and analyze survey data
· Design and propose public health strategies based on epidemiological data
The 2012 Epi Intense application is now available online. Read the FAQ to find the application.
TITUS will be hosting a college essay writing workshop open to all students. Students will receive group and individual instruction and should bring a draft of an admissions essay they’ve already written. Our goal is for every student to leave the workshop with a essay ready to be sent off to prospective colleges and universities.
The workshop will be held December 10, 2011 at Cedar Grove High School from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comment section below.
Your TITUS Team
Imagine being at Champion Middle School on the first day of school and watching over 200 African American fathers proudly escorting their children through the school’s doors. These fathers and their children were participating in an initiative offered by the Principal Smith-Hunt as she seeks to find ways to work collaboratively with all the stake-holders in education in Stone Mountain. Her determination to take a once condemned building and polish it to its present brilliance—both physically and academically–is a testimony to what a committed leader working collaboratively with the community can do with few outside resources. “We’re old, but not abandoned… and our train is still moving,” she says with a bright smile. The fathers bringing their children agreed with her and so did the local newspaper.
Champion is a theme school with no academic requirements, yet Mrs. Smith-Hunt’s students boast the highest scores in reading and math in Dekalb county. The school consistently achieves AYP. Further, as a school of choice, Champion experiences one of the longest waiting lists of any other school in the county.
What makes Champion the” undermined gem” of Stone Mountain? Ms. Smith-Hunt deserves much of the applause. Her vision of producing world-class, globally competent students, is unwavering. Along with an extraordinarily dedicated staff, Champion offers students a challenging interdisciplinary service-learning curriculum, the fruit of which was a recent initiative to build homes for the Haiti refugees. Go behind the school and you will see another of their learning efforts—the school’s garden, currently being used to help feed the homeless. The principal’s goal is simple: “I want the students of Champion Middle school to be globally recognized and soar … high—to break out of the norm of what society or DeKalb say they can do.” One visit to Champion leaves no doubt that the school is well on its way.