From Richmond Youth Peace Project News: Mark Your Calendars for Generation Dream 2011: Sunday, January 30 and Friday, February 4 The Richmond Youth Peace Project will present its sixth annual youth Educoncert, Generation Dream 2011, honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Two performances are scheduled this year. The first show […]
Mark Your Calendars for Generation Dream 2011:
Sunday, January 30 and Friday, February 4
The Richmond Youth Peace Project will present its sixth annual youth Educoncert, Generation Dream 2011, honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Two performances are scheduled this year. The first show will be held at the VCU Singleton Performing Arts Center, 922 Park Avenue, on Sunday, January 30, 2011 at 4 p.m. A second performance will be held at the Richmond Public Library’s main branch, 101 E. Franklin Street, on Friday, February 4 at 7 p.m. A $5 donation is requested to help defray expenses at the Sunday afternoon show. Admission to the Friday evening show–part of February’s First Fridays events–is free.
Generation Dream 2011 features youth performers from throughout metro Richmond, along with several adult professional artists. This uplifting 90-minute multi-cultural variety show is built around the themes of peace, nonviolence and social justice. The show is part of Living the Dream, Richmond’s annual commemoration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Click below for more 2011 youth opportunities:
OPPORTUNITIES FOR TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS:
Summer 2011 Student Intern Opportunity: Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program
VCU Global Education Office
The Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP) is funded by the Embassy of the United States in Baghdad, and implemented by the Academy for Educational Development and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). IYLEP enables 25 outstanding undergraduate students from Iraq to participate in a 6 week intensive academic summer program on VCU’s Monroe Park Campus, focusing on themes of social media networking, cultural understanding, and community building. Interns serve a strategic role in the development and implementation of these unique, cross-cultural experiences. Through personal interactions with international students, interns identify the interests and needs of students, develop responsive action plans, and work with other interns and the Program Director to facilitate positive interactions between international students and the VCU and Richmond communities. Interns may receive internship credit and/or a stipend for their work.
How to Apply: 1) ONLINE APPLICATION: Go to www.vcujobs.com, click “Create Application” on left side of screen, and select “Student Application.” Complete, print, sign, and return the application to Amanda Davis.
*There is no specific job posting for GEO internships. Just fill out the generic application.
*If you are currently employed at VCU, you do not need to fill out this application.
2) COVER LETTER: Write a cover letter discussing your interest in being an IYLEP intern.
3) RESUME & REFERENCES: Submit a resume detailing your qualifications as they relate to the intern description. Include the names and contact information for three references.
*If selected for an interview, you will also be asked to provide a driving record from Department of Motor Vehicles.
Wm. Byrd Community House Seeking Youth to Participate in Career Readiness Program – Immediate Openings
The William Byrd Community House Career Readiness Program prepares youth to become productive, socially responsible adults. Career Coaches guide youth as they build the necessary skills to compete and succeed in the work-place.
Throughout the year, youth progress through self-paced stages and earn bonuses for meeting short term goals: Basic Skills Preparation and Leadership Development, Workforce Readiness Training, Paid Internships and Opportunities for Post Secondary Education.
Transportation and other assistance are available. On completion of the program, a Career Coach follows along with each youth for an additional year to support further goal attainment, including employment.
Help us reach our goal of preparing 180 youth in Richmond and the surrounding 7 counties (Charles City, New Kent, Hanover, Henrico, Chesterfield, Goochland, and Powhatan) to successfully enter the workforce.
Youth must be:
* Between the ages 16-21 at time of enrollment
* Meet federal guidelines for poverty
* Face significant environmental barriers to gaining or maintaining employment
* Not currently enrolled in high school or college
The following youth are encouraged to apply:
* GED program participants who are basic skills deficient, underemployed or not employed, GED students on the waiting list for the program, but not enrolled, GED students who have exited the class, who may or may not have taken the * test
* PLC students transitioning out of the program
* High school dropouts
* Homeless, Runway, or Foster Child
* Pregnant and Parenting Youth
Application Days are every Tuesday. Call or email to reserve a spot for your youth!
Melissa Jennings, DWCP-ES, Employment and Communications Coordinator, William Byrd Community House, 224 South Cherry Street, Richmond, VA 23220, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: (804) 643-2717
U.S. Department of State Fall 2011 Internships
Become a student of the world as an intern with the U.S. Department of State. We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2011 Student Internship Program.
Whether you work in the U.S. or overseas at one of over 265 American embassies and consulates, this one-of-a-kind opportunity will offer you a global perspective and the chance to embark on the journey of a lifetime.
As a U.S. State Department intern, you will work alongside Foreign Service Officers and Specialists, and Civil Service professionals who influence U.S. foreign policy in an effort to:
· Rebuild the world’s economy; Protect our environment; Defeat violent extremism; Protect the interests of American citizens overseas
To meet these challenges, we are seeking diverse, culturally aware, adaptable, well-rounded and strategic problem-solvers – including those pursuing degrees in Economics, Business, Public Administration, Information Management and Engineering, or language skills in Arabic, Urdu, Farsi, Hindi, Dari and Mandarin Chinese.
For complete details on the Fall 2011 Internship Program, view and/or download our brochure at http://careers.state.gov/docs/4.0_Student_Intern_brochure.pdf
Apply now at careers.state.gov to begin your life trip. You’ll be surprised by how far it takes you.
U.S. citizenship required. An equal opportunity employer.