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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.

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

National Park Service Summer Ranger Intern Program

The Ranger program runs from June 2019 to August 2019. For further information please contact amy_glowacki@nps.gov.

 

Please note:

Internship 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 sites nor guaranteeing the accuracy of the information furnished in the posting.

Environmental Justice Internships with Naugatuck Valley Project

The Naugatuck Valley Project has three potential internship projects. Please contact the program directly for further information on how to apply.

 

Please note:

Internship 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 sites nor guaranteeing the accuracy of the information furnished in the posting.

Change Corps Positions – Apply by May 15th!

Change Corps has several positions still available, which they are trying to fill by May 15th. Apply now to join their next class of organizers.

They are still accepting applications, however, they hire on a rolling basis so people should apply quickly.

Take a look at one of our spring campaigns below!

 

Full Day Kindergarten in Colorado

Mason Astill, has been working with the Colorado Children’s Campaign and the Full Day Kindergarten NOW Coalition for his spring campaign! This campaign was to pressure the Colorado General Assembly to increase state funding for Kindergarten from funding each Kindergartener as a half day student to funding each kindergarten enrollee as a full day student. While the majority of school districts in Colorado offer full-day kindergarten, thousands of Colorado kids are not enrolled, and if they are, the cost of the remainder of the day is taken up either by school districts or parents. That means that Colorado’s Kindergarten system was fundamentally unequal from district to district.

 

Click here to apply!

 

The Full Day Kindergarten Advocacy Day and Press Conference on April third was the culmination of months of work with a coalition of over 100 organizations all focused on bringing Colorado to fully fund a full day of Kindergarten for every child in Colorado, no matter their zip code. We also brought together Governor Jared Polis, parent advocates Kiki McGough and Karen Hampel, and bill sponsors Senator Jeff Bridges, Representative Barbara McLachlan, and Representative James Wilson to speak in the Colorado State Capitol about funding Full Day Kindergarten (see photo below).

 

As you might know, Change Corps offers graduating seniors and others a year-long, full-immersion training fellowship in grassroots organizing that helps prepare them for careers in social change.

 

Change Corps couples classroom training with real-world experience, partnering with groups like the National Education Association, MoveOn and Everytown for Gun Safety on their campaigns.

Click here to learn more!

 

Application Deadline is May 15th!

 

Find out more information at www.changecorps.org or contact Change Corps Recruitment Director, Varsha Nair, at varsha@changecorps.org

How to apply

Apply online at http://www.changecorps.org/apply.html.

 

Change Corps is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to a diverse workplace and a diverse movement. We will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.

 

 

Please note: Job/Internship 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 guaranteeing the accuracy of the information furnished in the job posting.

Deadline Fast Approaching for UCS Scholarship

All UCS majors are encouraged to apply now for the Bastow and Binnie Scholarship. This year’s deadline has been extended to Tuesday, April 7th at noon. Visit our Scholarship page for an application.

 

 

Download application and submit to maria.winnick@uconn.edu by the stated deadline.

BASTOW AND BINNIE SCHOLARSHIP FOR URBAN AND COMMUNITY STUDIES MAJORS 2019 Due March 26 2019

 

Deadline Fast Approaching for UCS Scholarship

All UCS majors are encouraged to apply now for the Bastow and Binnie Scholarship. This year’s deadline has been extended to Tuesday, April 7th at noon. Visit our Scholarship page for an application.

 

 

Download application and submit to maria.winnick@uconn.edu by the stated deadline.

BASTOW AND BINNIE SCHOLARSHIP FOR URBAN AND COMMUNITY STUDIES MAJORS 2019 Due March 26 2019