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  • MIT Staff - Quick Guides - MIT Public Service Center
    here at MIT Some examples include mentoring and advising a student service group participating in Giving Tree an annual holiday gift drive that benefits over 600 area children becoming a member of the team of volunteers who help run the IDEAS Competition the annual public service as innovation event or get involved with Community Giving at MIT which strengthens our local community through philanthropy activities Volunteering off campus If you are interested in volunteering in the community there are endless possibilities for making a difference To keep updated on the latest opportunities sign up for the weekly e bulletin of community service opportunities sent every Wednesday by the MIT Public Service Center These external sites can also connect your volunteering interests with the needs of the community Volunteer Match has opportunities near MIT and around the nation Volunteer Solutions has many local opportunities Idealist has local and international opportunities People Making a Difference has excellent one time projects for individuals Serve Net has resources for volunteers Contact volunteering mit edu if you d like to set up an individual consultation on how to find a volunteer opportunity that s right for you quick links support the psc with a donation

    Original URL path: http://web.mit.edu/mitpsc/wheretolook/quickguides/staff.html (2016-02-01)
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  • Community Groups - Quick Guides - MIT Public Service Center
    Bulletin which is emailed out every Wednesday to hundreds of students interested in service opportunities In order to submit your opportunity please fill out this Community Service Bulletin form If you submit your opportunity by noon on Friday we ll try to post it in the bulletin for the following week You can resubmit the item as often as you like until your need is filled See the online version of the bulletin here to learn what sorts of things others have submitted You may want to investigate the possibility of working with a Service Learning class or you may be able to suggest a challenging service project for MIT students to work on Thanks to the generosity of the MIT Class of 1996 we also can help US organizations that want to hire an MIT work study student but can t afford to pay for their portion of the wages The Class of 1996 Fund may be able to help by paying them for you Please contact us if you re interested in learning more about this quick links support the psc with a donation subscribe to our newsletter contact Questions Contact the PSC psc mit edu 617 253

    Original URL path: http://web.mit.edu/mitpsc/wheretolook/quickguides/groups.html (2016-02-01)
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  • K-12 Teachers & Parents - Quick Guides - MIT Public Service Center
    check out the Alumni Association s K 12 STEM Education Toolkit for ways to get involved If you are interested in tutoring students in elementary school middle school high school or other local universities please sign up for our tutoring email and see more information on our tutoring page Here s a small sample of MIT s K 12 programming The Inventeams initiative run by the Lemelson MIT Program encourage high school empowers high school students to problem solve and innovate Through ReachOut MIT students participate in a literacy tutoring program that matches MIT students with children at a local after school center The Edgerton Center s Outreach Program works with school groups homeschoolers summer programs and many other groups in the greater Boston area and beyond The student group Society of Women Engineers offers high school and middle school science mentoring programs for future female scientists The Four Weeks for America Challenge sends MIT students around the U S into the classrooms of a Teach For America teacher to help them develop math and science curriculum and perform data analysis to help close the achievement gap The MIT Museum provides many opportunities for community members to engage in science and technology learning Public Service Fellows can work locally or travel around the globe to develop and implement sustainable educational curriculum projects http mit edu mitpsc whatwedo internshipsandfellowships index html The student group Educational Studies Program has been offering extracurricular learning opportunities at MIT for K 12 students for over 50 years Find more in the MIT Outreach Database quick links support the psc with a donation subscribe to our newsletter contact Questions Contact the PSC psc mit edu 617 253 0742 Continue exploring the PSC website what we do Fellowships Internships Grants Service Learning IDEAS Global Challenge Volunteer Programs

    Original URL path: http://web.mit.edu/mitpsc/wheretolook/quickguides/k-12.html (2016-02-01)
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  • Recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan
    Richard Samuels Ford International Professor of Political Science and Director of the MIT Center for International Studies Ken Oye Associate Professor at MIT and Director of the MIT CIS Program on Political Economy and Technology Policy Michael Golay MIT Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering Co sponsored by the MIT Center for International Studies MIT Japan Program and Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering briefing on the Japan nuclear crisis Information session was Wednesday March 15 More details See more on The MIT Joint Program onthe Scienc and Policy of Global Change website A Benefit Skate for Japan Took place on Thursday March 17 2011 at 5 15 pm at the Ice Arena at MIT s Johnson Athletics Center An exhibition by Figure Skating Club members followed by open ice FSC members will be on the ice for those who want to learn to skate or learn figure skating moves Rental skates will be available Donations will be accepted at the door All funds raised went towards the Japanese Association of MIT s donation drive for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan Presented by the MIT Figure Skating Club and Japanese

    Original URL path: http://web.mit.edu/mitpsc/pressroom/stories/temp/japan.html (2016-02-01)
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  • MIT Public Service Center :: CityDays

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  • Stories - MIT Public Service Center
    first independent living group team to participate in the Service Challenge Nu Delta fraternity held a variety show in The Howard Dining Hall at Maseeh on Feb 24 to fundraise for Relay for Life In collaboration with Maseeh Hall they invited many MIT student group performers such as the improv comedy troupe Roadkill Buffet contemporary dance group Fixation and the MIT Live Music Connection The event was coordinated by Francisco Pena Nu Delta s community service chair and the previous chair Kwesi Phillips By joining efforts with a dorm to again hold the variety show Nu Delta has made an effort to top last year s efforts and extend the reaches of their fundraising Groups taking part in the Service Challenge have the benefit of exclusive access to Alternative Spring Break ASB funding from the MIT Public Service Center for team projects Two sororities Alpha Phi and Sigma Kappa are coordinating ASB projects Alpha Phi s ASB coordinator Janet Lin is planning a trip to New Orleans this spring break The sisters are partnering with Rebuilding Together New Orleans to build homes in the continuing wake of Hurricane Katrina s destruction It goes along with our theme of building healthier lives and giving people the chance to stay in a safe environment and live healthy says Janet Sigma Kappa s ASB trip is being planned by Amanda David and Alison Sheppard A group of sisters is traveling to Detroit to work on a renovation project in conjunction with their service theme of environmental awareness and protection The philanthropist they are working with is an architect and realtor that purchases old buildings and converts them into affordable city housing As the competition ramps up the teams are all looking to beat the defending Service Cup champions Sigma Alpha Epsilon SAE This

    Original URL path: http://web.mit.edu/mitpsc/pressroom/stories/fsilgd-challenge12.html (2016-02-01)
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  • Stories - MIT Public Service Center
    global programs selected by the PSC are impressive says Ellen Stordy a member of the Women s League executive board The League has supported eight women students addressing women s issues through the Rebecca M Vest Fellowship established in 2005 More recently they have also launched the Elizabeth W Johnson Fellowship for students both women and men working on environmental issues Both Public Service Fellowship programs are named in honor of former first ladies of MIT Some students viewed their service experiences as a confirmation of academic direction Graduate student Alyssa Bryson traveled to Colombia last summer to support a consortium of women providing advocacy for those affected by the country s armed conflict Hearing their personal stories was incredible They face their challenges with such strength and perseverance that I was truly left in awe she shared in response to working alongside the Colombian women The experience solidified my lifelong goal to create sustainable change for marginalized communities and for this I am extremely grateful The Rebecca M Vest Fellowship has also been pivotal in shaping the paths of women early on in their time at MIT During her freshman year alumna Kendra Johnson 09 was funded by the PSC to develop and implement a potable water system in Ecuador s Amazonian communities The Women s League supported Kendra for a return trip to Ecuador during which she helped villagers become more self sufficient in meeting their water needs Johnson currently studying medicine in California now runs Sacha Yaku a non profit that supports the community of Santa Ana to help not just themselves but also neighboring villages with their community water systems These stories and more are only a snapshot of the broad impact the Women s League has had on the MIT community and its global activities

    Original URL path: http://web.mit.edu/mitpsc/pressroom/stories/international-womens-day.html (2016-02-01)
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  • Stories - MIT Public Service Center
    of rowing posture and body swing via rocking back and forth on an ergometer to the rap song Lean with it Rock With it At the same time swimmers learn body alignment through static and dynamic yoga exercises out of the water Further on the students focus on stamina training that culminate in competitive relays For Achiever Ernest Mejia the skills he gains as an athlete are especially meaningful rowing has been good for me It has also taught me various skills that I can apply in the classroom such as motivation teamwork ethics and perseverance The lessons learned in athletics are transferred to academics as Achievers transition to the classroom after eating lunch The academic portion is guided by a unique 60 page curriculum drawn up by Academic Coordinators and sophomores Camila Caballero and Kimberly Aziz The curriculum is challenging Caballero said we set the bar very high In the critical reading portion for example Achievers read The Economist answer SAT style questions about the article which are prepared beforehand by their tutor and present to the class both key ideas and relevant connections to the outside world Aziz and Caballero have also enhanced the lesson material with interactive activities Using YouTube clips that combine complicated math concepts with pop culture they are able to teach problem solving skills and keep the students interested Similarly in the grammar portion Aziz and Caballero have introduced a competitive Jeopardy style game where students compete in teams to revise sentences on the board and then explain their revisions for equal credit in the shortest amount of time At the end of the day Aziz and Caballero also hand out Opportunities to Achieve small at home assignments that team members can score points on upon completion These activities exemplify the four core ideas on which the curriculum is based friendly competition tangible incentives advanced resources and high expectations Angrist and Rosenberg attribute the success of the program to Amphibious Achievement s executive committee and Mentor Corps Our team is tremendous said Angrist and Rosenberg about the 13 MIT students that run the program Not only is every member passionate and talented but we also have a lot of fun Maybe that explains the whimsical We Are Achievers chant Fueled by the program s initial success a third segment Career Days was recently launched On a weekly basis the Career Days team runs career building and self presentation workshops for the Achievers on the John D O Bryant School campus Most recently the students have been working on the content and formatting of their resumes said Adie Angrist a sibling of one of the founders and the Career Days coordinator for Amphibious Achievement When asked about activities for her resume Achiever Dalesha St Louis chuckled and said but I don t do anything In five minutes Dalesha went from I don t do anything to realizing that she helped organize a bake sale that raised 200 for her Step Team s uniforms The program

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