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The Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign Alternative Spring Break Info Sess

Ross “Rosendo” Levin ’15 is really freakin awesome and extends the opportunity to be awesome to you:

An experience of learning by living, communal living, anti-poverty organizing and bridging barriers through dialogue and action in one of the poorest urban neighborhoods in the country. The Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign is a nationwide, multiracial movement that does everything from organizing marches to defending families from evictions to occupying vacant land to grow food. This is not some cushy non-profit. The group is led by the poor and people of color. For decades, in various incarnations, they’ve been working to ensure, as the name suggests, that their basic human rights are met and taking care of each other when society doesn’t. From March 10 to 17, students will have the opportunity to live in the home of a member of PPEHRC in Philadelphia, PA and participate in anti-poverty organizing classes and actual anti-poverty organizing, ranging from knocking on doors to home takeovers.

There will be two informal info sessions to talk more about the details, costs (not very expensive at all), and whatever else you’d like to know.

12pm-1pm, Friday, February 15
41 Wyllys, Room 114
5pm-6pm, Wednesday, February 20
41 Wyllys, Room 114

Teague Hopkins ’06: Lean Startup for Non-profits

Dana Pellegrino ’12 invites you to equip yourself with some entrepreneurial knowledge:

Interested in business, entrepreneurship, or nonprofits? Looking for some solid post-grad advice? Teague Hopkins ’06 comes to Allbritton to talk about “how to start cheap, learn fast, and build an organization that changes the world.” Complete with reception to follow! Brought to you by the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship.

Date: Thursday, October 18th
Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Place: Allbritton 311
Cost: None

Let’s Get Ready is Looking for Coaches

A message from perpetually enthusiastic sweethearts Emily Schwed ’15  and Max Owen-Dunow ’15:

Let’s Get Ready is a nonprofit organization that provides free SAT tutoring and college counseling for underserved high school students in the Middletown area. It has chapters in over 20 schools across the Northeast, and the Wesleyan program is currently recruiting coaches!

We need volunteers to coach for either the verbal or the math SATs for two and a half hours one night a week. Each coach has a class of the same five kids every week, so it’s a great opportunity to get to know the students one-on-one and make a real impact on their college application experience. For a tiny time commitment, you get to build a great relationship and have a huge impact on some students who could really use your help.


Down Stream Foundation Applications due April 15 at Midnight

The Down Stream Foundation is expanding into chapters for individual schools and universities across India and the United States. We are, therefore, looking for people to head each chapter.

Any registered student is eligible to apply for the position, regardless of whether they are from or have ever been to India.

It’s a great opportunity to obtain a major leadership position in an international non-profit, and to utilize your entrepreneurship skills for an amazing cause.

The application DEADLINE is the Midnight on the 15th of April, 2011. [EDIT: Note that this has been extended since the original post, which said that the deadline was on March 28.]

Selected applications will be followed by a short interview. This is an excellent chance for anyone looking for a major leadership position with an international non-profit.

Tell your friends, mailing lists, and groups about this great opportunity, and apply. It’s a very short application, and if selected for a leadership position, you can carry forward the group to raise and utilize the funds as you fit.