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11/5: Faces of Homelessness: An Intimate Conversation

In partnership with Hands on Hartford, UConn Hartford invites the campus community to listen to some of our neighbors who are experiencing or have experienced homelessness bravely share their personal stories. The conversation works to dispel myths, educate audiences about the causes of homelessness, and encourage us all to engage with all members of our community to cultivate meaningful change. It all starts with a conversation.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

 

UCS Spring 2020 Course Flyer

If you have not yet meet with your UCS faculty advisor for Spring 2020 registration, please be sure to reach out to them via email or via their to make nexus site.

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Spring 2020 – URBN 3998: Work and Economic Justice in Cities

This course will focus on big forces sweeping through cities – Learn more…

If you are unable to view the document above download the the flyer.

Interested in Soc Justice? Try Alternative Break!

Want to engage in meaningful service? Interested in social issues such as homelessness, urban poverty, cultural preservation, environmental conservation, and more?

Apply to an Alternative Break! During these week-long and weekend-long alternative break trips, students will have the opportunity to engage in meaningful service surrounding the trip topics. Students will have pre-trip educational meetings, on-trip reflection, and post-trip reflection meetings.

For more information, please go to: https://communityoutreach.uconn.edu/alternativebreaks/

Applications opened on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 9am and close on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at noon.

Apply here: https://communityoutreach.uconn.edu/alternative-break-application/

For more information, contact: Grace Lemire at uconn.co.boston@gmail.com.

Killing African American Course – Spring 2020 learn more…

Professor Noel Cazenave will be offering SOCI 3833 – Killing African Americans: Polic and Vigilante Violence as a Racial Control Mechanism on the Hartford campus. The course will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:15 am to 12:30 pm.

Mentoring Opportunity in Hartford – ConnectiKids

Students have the opportunity to volunteer their time to mentor Hartford students once a week in the afternoon. For more information please contact ConnectiKids, Inc. at 860-522-8710 or visit www.ct-kids.org.

 

Disclaimer:

Volunteer postings are being provided for informational purposes only. Anyone interested in applying for one of these positions is responsible for verifying all related information. The Urban and Community Studies Program, nor the University is recommending these employers/agencies nor guaranteeing the accuracy of the information furnished in the job posting.

10/17 – 10/18 Southern New England Planning Association Regional Conf.

The Southern New England American Planning Association (SNEAPA) Regional Conference is a great opportunity for students to volunteer, share their research, and network with planning professionals. The conference is hosted by the Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts chapters of the American Planning Association and is scheduled for October 17th and 18th 2019 at the MassMutual Center in downtown Springfield. The conference draws nearly 600 planners, landscape architects, architects, engineers, and academics and features two days of high quality, hands-on and interactive sessions, mobile workshops, planning law and planning ethics presentations.

Students can be involved in SNEAPA in the following ways:

  • Volunteer – Free Registration is available for up to 14 student volunteers each day on a first come, first served basis. In exchange for free registration, volunteers will assist in collecting lunch tickets, aiding speakers with handouts or other tasks, and provide other conference support as needed.  Interested students should email planningstudent@gmail.com ASAP.
  • Present Research – Up to 7 students will have the opportunity to present their research at the Student Research Session on Friday, October 18th from 1:45-3:00 pm.
  • Network – The SNEAPA Mentoring Lunch on Thursday, October 17th at 1:00 pm provides an informal setting for students to interact with established planning professionals

Please contact Town of Mansfield at 860-429-3335 with any questions.

Disclaimer:

Postings are being provided for informational purposes only. Anyone interested in this opportunity is responsible for verifying all related information. The Urban and Community Studies Program, nor the University is recommending these sites nor guaranteeing the accuracy of the information furnished in the posting.

 

Advance Scholarship Program for Sophomores – Deadline 10/1/19

For questions regarding the scholarship please contact Scholarship America (1-800-537-4180).

 

 

City Planner position in the City of Waterbury

The City of Waterbury has a full time City Planner position available. They will take applications until they have received sufficient applications for the position.

They are seeking an individual with a Master’s degree in planning or related field from an accredited college or university with major course work in urban planning, regional planning, urban design, public administration, business management or a closely
related field, plus five years of increasingly responsible experience in comprehensive urban planning, preferably
with a mid to large-sized municipality, plus two years of administrative and supervisory responsibility; 6
additional years of responsible planning experience is acceptable in lieu of the Master’s degree; AICP
certification preferred.

Please visit City of Waterbury’s site for additional information regarding this position.

Please note: Job postings are being provided for informational purposes only. Anyone interested in applying for one of these positions is responsible for verifying all related information. The Urban and Community Studies Program, nor the University is recommending these employers nor guaranteeing the accuracy of the information furnished in the job posting.

FoodCorps Position Norwalk Schools

FoodCorps is a nationwide team of AmeriCorps leaders that connects kids to real food and helps them grow up healthy.
They do that by placing motivated leaders in limited-resource communities for a year of public service. Serving under the
direction of local partner organizations, our service members focus on three areas of service:

As a FoodCorps Position Summer 2019 Posting with Norwalk Public Schools you will work with schools and community partners to build
healthy school food environments.

To learn more about this position please visit FoodCorps website.https://foodcorps.org/apply/where-youll-serve/connecticut. This position does provide a living stipend.

Please note: Job postings are being provided for informational purposes only. Anyone interested in applying for one of these positions is responsible for verifying all related information. The Urban and Community Studies Program, nor the University is recommending these employers nor guaranteeing the accuracy of the information furnished in the job posting