Community Organizing Job Opportunity, Alumni News, and More

REMINDER: The deadline for applying for PTS awards for the 2012 Spring Quarter is TOMORROW Wednesday, September 26th. Complete instructions and the application form can be found on the MAE and MAWP D2L sites under “Content.”

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In Alumni News, congratulations to Marcy Ferrey (MAWP ’12) who recently acquired the position of Digital Content Editor for a new digital startup company, Career Girl Network. Marcy is putting her MAWP skills to work managing all of Career Girl Network’s digital content, writing and editing articles, and developing the website’s video platform.

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The Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center will be hosting a webinar on Thursday, September 27th at 8 p.m. EST to discuss careers in the field of community organizing with students interested in empowering their communities and working for social change, and they are extending a special invitation to DePaul students and almuni in the English programs.

If you are interested in learning more about DART’s community organizing career opportunities, please RSVP by contacting Hannah Wittmer at hannah@thedartcenter.org or calling 785.506.8915 with your name, phone #, email address and year in school. You will then receive instructions for accessing the webinar.

DART is now accepting applications for the 2013 DART Organizers Institute, which trains and places individuals into full-time, salaried careers in community organizing.

The DART Center’s twenty affiliated organization have won important victories on a broad set of justice issues including:

  • Education reform in low-performing public schools
  • Job Training
  • Drugs and Violence
  • Criminal Recidivism
  • Living Wage
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
  • Predatory Lending
  • Affordable Housing, etc.

The DART Organizers Institute combines a classroom orientation with on the ground infield training at a local grassroots organization and in-field training site.  Organizers are provided with a cost of living stipend and travel. After successful completion of the program, graduates are placed into permanent full-time salaried positions earning $34,000/year + benefits, with an expected commitment to remain within the DART network for a minimum of three years.

The DART Organizers Institute will begin January 7th, 2013 and June 10th, 2013.  Training locations and permanent placements sites include cities in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, South Carolina, Virginia and Florida.

To find out more about DART or to apply, visit www.thedartcenter.org or contact Hannah Wittmer at hannah@thedartcenter.org or (785) 506-8915. The deadline to apply is midnight on October 1st, 2012.

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