The Maryland Democratic Party is actively seeking fall interns – for more information visit this link. It includes the description as well as application all on the same page.
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Calling all Allegany College of Maryland students from Cumberland, to Somerset, to Bedford!
Are you passionate about saving the world? Do you have a solution to a problem that the world is challenged with today? Here is your chance to share your ideas and help make the world a better place!
How can you be a change agent? It’s simple! REGISTER HERE!
Enter the “Save the World Fair,” slated to be held on Wednesday, April 27th at ACM’s Cumberland Campus – in the College Center and Auditorium – from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Those who enter will create and display a presentation / poster board at the Save the World Fair that tells us how you plan on making a better world possible. The world needs your best ideas and active participation!
The registration deadline is Friday, April 22, 2016.
For your presentation / poster board – include the following:
1) Describe the problem.
2) Explain the problem….list facts and/or statistics.
3) Tell us what your solution is and how it might be accomplished.
Each of the presentations will be voted on by students and staff on April 27th.
“Save the World” Voting Criteria:
1) The problem being presented is clearly defined.
2) Background information about the problem is evident, engaging, and credible.
3) A creative solution was presented that can be applied in the real world.
PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED FOR THOSE PRESENTATIONS THAT EARN THE MOST VOTES FROM PEOPLE WHO ATTEND THE “SAVE THE WORLD FAIR.”
The top two winners will attend the “Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement Meeting” Tuesday, May 31, 2016 to Saturday, June 4, 2016 * Indianapolis Marriott Downtown • Indianapolis, Indiana – all expenses paid. More information is available about the meeting can be found at: http://www.aascu.org/meetings/clde16.
The third place winner will receive a $100 gift card to Walmart.
The fourth place winner will receive a $50 gift card to the ACM Book Center.
For more information email email@example.com. When possible, we encourage students and instructors to work together on a project that applies what you have learned in class to real world scenarios. If you would like to discuss this further or need help with transportation please contact at the email or phone number below.
Service Learning and Civic Engagement Center
Allegany College of Maryland
Allegany Museum Collections Management Internship: Spring 2016
Job Description: The expectations of the intern to the Museum Manager at the Allegany Museum are primarily focused around the organization, care, and display of the museum’s permanent collections. The intern will also assist in the preparation of museum programs for visitors of all ages, including office managerial tasks such as copying, data entry, etc.
Contact/Supervisor: Courtney McKay, Museum Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Location Address: Allegany Museum, 3 Pershing Street, Cumberland, MD 21502
Student Learning Objectives (What Students Will Learn): Students will learn specific roles of collections management including: Proficiency in Past Perfect data collections software, Construction of exhibits, Deepen understanding of local history, Provide experience within the field of Museum work.
Dates Need/Length of Time: Part time (<10/Week), March – May Spring 2016, Actual hours TBD between student and supervisor, Office Hours of the Museum include M-F: 9-1
What kind of student are we looking for: The Museum is looking for a student who is pursuing their undergraduate degree in History or the Social Sciences. This internship is for those who desire more experience within the museum field.
Next Steps: complete the attached application and return it with your resume to Courtney McKay, Museum Manager, email@example.com
firstname.lastname@example.org, or send to: Courtney McKay,
|Include With the Application: Resume|
Bridges to Opportunity is a local effort (Cumberland, MD) bringing together individuals and organizations to develop a collaborative approach that enhances resources which promote opportunities for individuals and the community.
There is a Steering Committee and five workgroups. They include individuals transitioning out of poverty and representatives from financial institutions, healthcare, faith-based communities, higher education, nonprofits, social services, the school system, law enforcement, behavioral health, the government, community action, and business.
– Getting Ahead: Engagement of All
– Ally Partner
– Youth Engagement
– Resource Building
– Gain insight from the community about the frustrations experienced trying to get ahead in life, what holds people back from moving forward in life, factors that make life most difficult, and what would need to happen for individuals to be part of this community effort.
– Coordinate an educational campaign including:
–Bridges Out of Poverty – to change the way people think about economic class, all the causes of poverty, and their influence on the entire community.
–Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World – to enable participants to examine their own experience of poverty as well as explore issues in the community that impact poverty – banking, housing, jobs, transportation – providing critical information the community can use to take action to end poverty.
– Recruit and train Ally Partners to help Gerring Ahead graduates build resources and continue to get ahead
– Seek insight from youth and identify opportunities to engage youth in the future of our community
– Advocate for education/career development, civic engagement, and support opportunities
– Identify resources and gaps in housing, transportation, child care, employment relations and performance
– Advocate for policy changes that will address the causes of poverty and support resource building which will result in a sustainable community for all
With action by individuals and organizations in the community, Bridges to Opportunity will help:
—Move individuals from poverty to self-sufficiency
—Reduce social costs related to crime, poor health, and welfare
—Strengthen educational attainment and job skills
—Enhance economic development and revitalize neighborhoods
IF YOU WANT TO SHARE AN IDEA, PARTICIPATE IN TRAINING OR BECOME INVOLVED IN BRIDGES TO OPPORTUNITY, PLEASE CONTACT NANCY FORLIFER, FACILITATOR AT 240-964-8422 OR NFORLIFER@WMHS.COM.