424FW: Prof. Wolfe - Please help to spread word among Anthropology students at USF
- Feb 24, 2011
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> From: Wolfe, Alvin [mailto:wolfe@...]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 11:30 AM
> To: Glenn Brown
> Subject: FW: Prof. Wolfe - Please help to spread word among
> Anthropology students at USF
> Glenn: If you haven't already, you might want to send this to the SCOPA
> Group. --Alvin
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Hannah Wittmer [mailto:hannah@...]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 10:43 AM
> To: Wolfe, Alvin
> Subject: Prof. Wolfe - Please help to spread word among Anthropology
> students at USF
> Dear Prof. Wolfe,
> Hello again. I tried connecting with you last week about spreading the
> word of my colleague's visit, but I know it's easy to inadvertently
> miss an email this time of year, so I thought I would try one last
> time. I am working with the USF Career Center to host an Information
> Session to discuss jobs in the field of community organizing that I
> believe students in Anthropology would be interested in.
> At this late time, I was hoping you could help by sending out one last
> message to any student listservs that may be appropriate. I have sent a
> forwarding announcement below. Please send our announcements as far and
> wide as possible.
> Unlike in years past, we have not gotten very many people to RSVP for
> their attendance, so any extra last minute publicity would help.
> If you have already spread the word of our visit, I greatly appreciate
> your support and would simply ask that you send the message one last
> time, as to not leave any students out.
> Take care.
> (ANNOUNCEMENT BELOW)
> Hannah Wittmer
> Community Organizing Recruiter
> Direct Action and Research Training Center
> (785) 841-2680
> Message to forward to USF students and alums:
> Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice Available to USF
> students and alums!
> The Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center will be on the USF
> campus on Wednesday, March 2 at 5:00 in BSN 115 Auditorium (in the
> College of Business) to discuss careers in the field of community
> organizing with students interested in empowering communities and
> working for social change.
> Please RSVP if you are interested by contacting Hannah Wittmer at
> hannah@... or calling 785.841.2680 with your name, phone
> #, email address and year in school.
> After years of research into best practices, experimentation,
> evaluation, and refinement, the Organizers Institute has become THE
> elite field school in the training of grassroots community organizers
> in the country.
> DART is now accepting applications for the 2011 DART Organizers
> Institute, the paid, four-month field school for people interested in
> launching a career in community organizing. Participants will undergo a
> combined classroom and field training covering such topics as:
> * Entering a community
> * Identifying and training local leaders
> * Strategic planning and issue cutting
> * Relationship and community building
> * Direct Action on community issues
> * Fundraising
> The DART Center has built coalitions throughout the country that 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 7-day classroom orientation
> with 15 weeks of infield training at a local grassroots organization
> and in-field training site. Organizer Trainees are provided with a
> cost of living stipend and travel. Room, board, and tuition will also
> be paid by DART during the seven-day classroom training. After
> successful completion of the program, DART will place graduates into
> permanent full-time salaried positions earning $30,000-$35,000/year +
> benefits. DART is a 501(c)(3) organization, therefore, employees of
> the DART Network are eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness under
> the recently enacted College Cost Reduction and Access Act.
> The 7-day classroom orientation and 15-week infield training start in
> July 2011. Training locations will include placements in several states
> around the country.
> Although it may be helpful, no direct experience is necessary.
> Organizer Trainees (OTs) hired to participate in the DART Organizers
> Institute must demonstrate a desire to pursue community organizing as a
> long-term professional career. A master's degree, JD, or similar life
> experience is preferred though not necessary. Candidates must have a
> college degree or be graduating prior to July 2011. Also, candidates
> must display a workmanlike diligence, be driven to produce sustained
> results, have proven capacity to build relationships of trust, create
> and execute a plan, act professionally, feel comfortable working with
> religious institutions, be accountable and willing to hold others
> accountable, demonstrate disciplined thought and action, and work in a
> team setting. OTs must also have access to a car during their training
> and be flexible regarding relocation. Fluency in Spanish/English is a
> plus and people of color are encouraged to apply.
> Low-moderate income communities across the country are feeling the bite
> of the recession that began in December 2007. Cutbacks in human
> services and education, layoffs and persistent unemployment, home
> foreclosures, increased youth violence, predatory lending, and other
> serious issues are day-to-day realities for many. Now is the time for a
> new generation of community organizers to step up, unite people, and
> transform our communities. DART is recruiting and training that new
> To find out more about DART or to apply, we encourage you to contact:
> Hannah Wittmer, DART Network, 820 New York Street Lawrence, KS 66044 or
> by email: hannah@.... If you have any questions, please
> call: (785) 841-2680. Also, you can download applications or view
> profiles from previous OTs at the DART website: www.thedartcenter.org.
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