The Tutorial Services within the Center provides academic support and mentoring to CU Denver students. Tutors assist students with study strategies, organization of materials, critical thinking skills, and course–content comprehension. Tutors facilitate the students’ learning progress by critically discussing the course material and promoting an interactive and collaborative learning experience.
The Program encourages motivated and highly-qualified students from communities that are traditionally underrepresented (students of color, men, GLBTQ college students, first-generation students, etc.) in the nonprofit sector to become more involved as staff, board member, volunteers, and donors.
This program is designed to introduce young people to the discipline of research as well as the profession of child and adolescent psychiatry by having them participate in research activities prior to their advancing to graduate school. The program emphasis has been on dynamic research exposures which result in partnering with mentors on the development of scholarly posters, presentations and/or publications.
Who: College Juniors and Seniors
June 2 - August 8, 2014
Atlanta, GA/Denver CO/Los Angeles CA/New York City/Philadelphia, PA /Phoenix, AZ/San Antonio, TX/San Diego, CA/ San Francisco, CA/Tampa, FL/Washington, DC
Applicants must be:
From an underrepresented group
U.S. citizens currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree granting program of study at an accredited institution of higher learning
Full-time students who will be juniors or seniors in the fall of 2014 and have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 or equivalent
Application Deadline: February, 10, 2014
$500 per week, plus $40 weekly transportation stipend
Interns will also attend COMTO’s 43nd National Meeting & Training
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) invites high school and undergraduate students to submit applications for the 2014 Summer Research Program. Under this program students underrepresented in the biomedical, social, clinical and behavioral sciences are paired with NIDA funded scientists at research institutions across the United States for 8-10 weeks during the summer to work in the field of substance abuse and addiction research. Internships may involve a variety of experiences including laboratory experiments, data collection, data analysis, patient interviews, and literature reviews. Student interns receive a stipend, and if necessary and eligible, provisions for travel and housing expenses. The deadline to submit applications for the 2014 program is February 14, 2014.
This program supports summer research internships for high school and undergraduate students who are from racial/ethnic groups that are nationally underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, and clinical sciences (African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Hawaiian Natives, and natives of the U.S. Pacific Islands), although all racial/ethnic groups can apply. Graduating 2014 college seniors are eligible to apply.
Complete program information and the online application form can be found at the following link: https://nidaextshare.nida.nih.gov/SRP/_layouts/NIDA.SummerInternshipProgram/ApplicationForm.aspx?XsnLocation=/SRP/forms/Application.xsn
Questions regarding the 2014 NIDA Summer Research Program can be directed to, Julie Huffman at: Huffmanj@mail.nih.gov
REACH brings to the University of Southern California campus talented students from all over the U.S. and Canada who are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in an engineering field. This event is particularly geared toward students from backgrounds that are historically underrepresented in the field of engineering: African-American, Latino and Native American. Female students are also highly encouraged to apply. Travel expenses to and from Los Angeles, hotel lodging, and meals are subsidized by the Viterbi School.
Juniors with a background in engineering, mathematics or a physical science (such as physics, chemistry or biology) are invited to apply to the spring REACH event. As a selected participant, students will attend presentations by faculty about doctoral research opportunities; tour the USC campus and the engineering facilities; meet with current students to learn about graduate student life; and attend workshops on applying for Ph.D. admission and funding graduate study. This experience will provide participants a unique opportunity to gain valuable tools and resources to prepare for application to doctoral programs upon graduation. (Please note: Only citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or Canadian citizens are eligible to apply)
The Kaiser Permanente Diversity Scholarship Program offers scholarships to students of under-represented groups who want to pursue a degree in health care fields.
Summer Internship for Diverse Students in Healthcare IT
The program aims to give meaningful experience in a healthcare IT environment, including roles in strategic transactions, applications/integration, security/compliance, technical services/end user computing, technical services/change, and business operations/workforce strategy. This is a chance to build your resume and work with some terrific people starting in early June for 10 weeks. Email DiversityInternProgram@CatholicHealth.net for more information.
Looking to get involved in politics, policy, gras roots organziting, or civic engagement? REady to use your brilliant ideas & bad jokes to make policitcs more fun? Pumed to learn Colorado's political processes soup to nuts?
Look no further, future intern! Apply today to get on the bus.
Summer Venture in Management Program (SVMP)
SVMP is a one-week management training program for rising college seniors designed to increase diversity and opportunity in business education. Participants are members of groups typically underrepresented in business schools and corporate America (e.g., African American, Latino, Native American, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender). HBS covers on-site expenses, and corporate sponsors typically cover other costs associated with participating in the program.
SVMP 2014 will take place from June 21 – June 27, 2014. The application deadline is Monday, May 12, 2014, and we are hoping to see your school represented in the candidate pool.
You can learn more about SVMP by visiting the program’s website: www.hbs.edu/svmp.
Reading Partners is an educational nonprofit organization that provides one-on-one literacy tutoring to students struggling with reading in 10 Colorado public elementary schools. For more information click here.
Reading Partners is a local nonprofit organization that works to expand life opportunities for elementary school children in low-income communities by empowering them with strong literacy skills. For more information click here.
CAMP WAPIYAPI is looking for additional volunteers for their summer programs!
(They would like references and forms in by April 15th, but there are orientations being held this month, so if you want to take part, sign up ASAP!) For questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Link to apply to Camp Wapiyapi: www.summercampbreeze.com
Volunteer video on YouTube: http://youtu.be/I0yht9pCM70
Camp Wapiyapi provides kids facing cancer a fun and “normal” camp experience, an experience they would not be able to get at a traditional residential camp. Campers say it’s the “best week of the year” as they escape from the hospital and doctor’s office to enjoy outdoor adventures, laughing, dancing, singing --- and simply being with others who understand. Our program is designed for children ages 6-17 years of age and we serve the patient and their siblings.
Nearly 300 individuals volunteer each year who provide understanding, leadership, compassion, safety and direction to our campers. Wapiyapi has a unique one-on-one camper to counselor (companion) ratio with many of the companions being cancer survivors themselves, and many having been former campers. As one volunteer shares, “The courage and strength of the campers and companions affected by cancer has shaped the way I view the world.”
The camp is abundantly staffed with volunteer physicians and nurses who say that it is refreshing to see the kids outside the hospital environment. “When you experience seeing the joy on their faces,” a volunteer explains, “you realize that Camp Wapiyapi is special. Special in the way that it allows kids with cancer to momentarily travel back to a time before their diagnoses.”
This summer Camp Wapiyapi will offer an additional session to reach more children in need, so we are seeking additional volunteers to support the program. Volunteers must be 18 years of age, provide required medical forms, references, applicable certifications, and participate in training and a background check. Companions and leaders must commit to an entire 5-day session. However, part-time involvement is on the following dates to help with a carnival: June 2, 7 and 12.
The Denver Metro Fair Housing Center (DMFHC), a non-profit fair housing center, works to eliminate housing discrimination and promote housing choice for all people through education, advocacy, and enforcement of fair housing laws regarding the seven 7 federally protected classes of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, family status, and disability. DMFHC serves Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson counties in the Denver Metro area.
Discrimination can take many forms. In a recent rental housing investigation DMFHC completed, evidence shows that in the Denver Metro Area, testers without children in the home were treated more favorably than those with children 73 percent of the time. Examples of types of discrimination against families with children include discouraging statements provided to testers with children, steering testers with children to certain sections of floors of an apartment complex, and testers with children offered different terms and conditions. These are acts of housing discrimination under the Fair Housing Act and Colorado law. Potential tenants with children under 18 in the home must be granted the same opportunities in selecting homes as tenants without children.
EOC is a TRIO program 100% federally funded through the Department of Education, Title IV Higher Education Act, serving the six county metropolitan areas since 1974. Our services include educational information, planning and assistance in completing applications for admissions, financial aid and scholarships to low income/first generation individuals.
SACNAS is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of Hispanic/Chicano and Native American scientists—from college students to professionals—to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science. Student travel scholarships available for conference.
A partnership between The Piton Foundation and the Colorado Community College System that was launched in 2007, Tax Help Colorado offers free tax preparation services to individuals who make less than about $50,000, helping to ease the burden of commercial tax preparation costs on low-wage earners while ensuring that families with children claim tax credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit. The program utilizes community college students who take an accredited course on income tax preparation then operate free tax sites on their campuses for college credit. Over the past six years, the program has expanded statewide with 18 participating colleges operating 26 free tax sites in communities across Colorado.
The GPI is an intensive four-week summer research program for college juniors and seniors from historically underrepresented communities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). The summer program brings students to participate in a summer research project and learn about the process of applying to graduate school while staying at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT. More information can also be found at http://gradschool.utah.edu/diversity/graduate-preparation-institute/.
The Diversity Office should receive complete applications by March 28, 2014. If you have questions please contact email@example.com or by phone at (801) 581-6233. 3
Please note: All courses are for the First Five Weeks
June 9 – July 10
ETST-2000 | Intro the Ethnic Studies (*Core)
MTWTh 9:15 a.m.-11:15 p.m. | Instructor: Dennis Green
Multi-disciplinary survey of contemporary and historical research analysis of the diverse social, economic, political and cultural facets of African American, American Indian, Asian American and Latino communities and cultures. Questions and other requests for information are welcome and may be sent to: Dennis.Green@ucdenver.edu
ETST/SOCY-3297 | Social History of Asian Americans
MTWTh 4:00-6:00 p.m. | Instructor: Russell Endo
This course provides the knowledge and analytic tools for a broad understanding and appreciation of the diverse experiences of Asian American groups. In particular, it focuses on their histories, community and family life, strategies for economic and cultural survival and adaptation, and social and political responses to racism. All of this will be done within the context of global and U.S. history and the experiences of other peoples of color. Course materials are very readable and include articles, documents, oral histories, and an award-winning textbook. Lectures and discussions will be supplemented with classroom exercises, films, and guest speakers. There will be opportunities to study local Asian communities and summer festivals.
This class has been scheduled in the late afternoon for the convenience of students who will have jobs or other classes earlier in the day. For those who are interested, the course meets one of the requirements for a minor in ethnic studies and also for the new major in ethnic studies. The instructor has been teaching and doing research in Asian American studies at UCD and other universities for several decades and consistently receives excellent course evaluations. Questions and other requests for information are welcome and may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
ETST 3704 | Culture, Racism, & Alienation (*Core)
TTh 4:00-8:00pm | Instructor: Dennis Green
A focus on an interdisciplinary exploration of the historical background of America’s racial and ethnic populations within the United States, placing emphasis on the context of conflict and alliance-building; examines the effects of such elements on each group in the area of politics, criminal justice, violence, work, education, the family, mass media; changes in social policy implications. Questions and other requests for information are welcome and may be sent to: Dennis.Green@ucdenver.edu
*Fulfills the Cultural Diversity requirements
1380 Lawrence Street Suite 480
EOP will be hiring PALS: EOP Coaches. We prefer work-study students, but may have some hourly funds available. Please apply to work in the EOP office!
Applications are open online until April 2nd. Click here to apply, or visit the PAL Website
Questions? Contact Lynda Durant at Lynda.Duran@ucdenver.edu or at 303-352-3602 or if you want to be a PALS EOP Coach contact Soyon Bueno at email@example.com or at 303.556.6209.6