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424FW: Prof. Wolfe - Please help to spread word among Anthropology students at USF

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  • Glenn Brown
    Feb 24, 2011
    > -----Original Message-----
    > 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)
    >
    > Sincerely,
    >
    > Hannah Wittmer
    > Community Organizing Recruiter
    > Direct Action and Research Training Center
    > (785) 841-2680
    > hannah@...
    > www.thedartcenter.org
    >
    > 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
    > generation.
    >
    > 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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    > Florida.


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