Exciting opportunity for Washington, DC high school students with the US-Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP). IYLEP provides a fully-funded leadership building and cultural exchange experience to selected students from Iraq and the US.
This summer (2014), 10 American students will participate alongside 31 Iraqi high school students to travel around the US for four weeks in July/August 2014. Activities include leadership trainings, site visits, cultural dialogues with Iraqis, skills workshops. More information is included in the flyer US IYLEP one pager-DC.
The deadline to submit an application is December 15, 2013 and the application can be reached here: http://regonline.com/iylep-hsus.
The Global Connections and Exchange Youth TechCamps : My Community, Our Earth Program (GCE MyCOE) is looking for current high school students in the United States, Bolivia, Panama and South Africa. High school students from each of these countries will be selected to form teams and will collaborate online and in person at one of three rounds of training events to be held in Bolivia, Panama and South Africa. The overarching theme for this program will be Geotechnologies for Climate Change and Environment. For details, go to http://www.aag.org/techcamps
Friday, October 18
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sherwood Recreation Center
6410 10th Street NE,
Washington DC 20002
In partnership with DC Public Library and DC Department of Parks and Recreation, DC Health Link is hosting a series of free in person information sessions for individuals, families and small business owners. At the sessions, consumers will learn first-hand how to search for health plans, compare choices, and enroll in the new online health insurance marketplace. They will also learn about their new rights and responsibilities under the new health law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), DC Health Link, and the new Medicaid options. Trained and certified DC Health Link Assisters, brokers and staff will be on-site to answer questions and provide enrollment support. All sessions are open to the public, so feel free to invite others.
Join us for our Second Annual Taste of H Auction for J.O. Wilson Elementary School, Sunday, October 13th, 2013 from 5-9 p.m. at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. Enjoy a food tasting from some of the best restaurants on H Street, as they delight your palate with items from their diverse and delicious menus. Indulge in some wine or beer, while listening to live music and bidding on amazing items in our live & silent auctions kicked off by our master of ceremony, Tommy Wells. Come Taste, Toast & Bid for a great DC public school! To buy tickets please go to www.tasteofh.org.
Chess Challenge in DC has immediate openings for teachers or those with appropriate youth work experience to serve as chess coaches in afterschool programs at DC elementary and middle schools from September 2013 through May 2014. Chess Challenge in DC, a non-profit organization, uses the game of chess to increase academic achievement & analytic skills, and to build self-esteem, self-discipline & self-confidence. Chess Clubs meet twice a week for 1.5 hours each session. Mandatory training on our literacy-based chess lesson plans provided one Saturday morning per month throughout the school year. 2-3 additional Saturdays required for tournaments. Coaches are paid $30 per hour for teaching and prep and $20 per hour for training and tournaments. Applicant requirements: Bachelor’s degree, very strong chess knowledge, demonstrated ability to engage in a positive manner with youth, and demonstrated effective classroom management. Full background screen required. Applications considered only if a cover letter detailing youth & chess experience plus a resume are submitted email@example.com by September 16, 2013.
Over the past year, OSSE and BicycleSpace have organized school garden tours, including various CHPSPO schools. If you missed the tours, you have an opportunity to join the next one on Sunday, September 8, 11:30 AM-2:30PM.
Beautification Day will be held this year on Saturday, August 24, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Register to volunteer here.