Friday, March 10, 2017

Extension Internship for Rising College Seniors and Graduate Students


Becoming a Summer Intern with North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service gives you the opportunity to scout careers in agriculture, food systems, nutrition, youth development, community development, family and consumer sciences, natural resources, and environmental science. Get paid, gain knowledge on careers available, build your resume, and help communities. Our summer-long internships are credit-hour-eligible. So besides learning about your career options, building your resume and helping better your community, you can also earn college credit.

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North Carolina Cooperative Extension is looking for students who feel they can make a difference and change their world.

Do you have:
  • The desire to pursue an Extension career?
  • An interest in serving your community and genuine interest in people?
  • The desire to continue to learn and grow professionally?
  • The aspiration to work as part of a team?
Can you:
  • Lead, teach, motivate, and communicate others?
 If you do, they are interested in YOU!

https://www.ces.ncsu.edu/internships/how-to-apply/

The link has more information about the internship, FAQs, and more.

Safety & Equity for All Students in DPS: Serving LGBTQ Youth --People's Alliance Roundtable Discussion March 16





Join the Durham People's Alliance Education Team for the 1st Roundtable Discussion in a series surrounding the safety and equitable treatment of all students in Durham Public Schools. The Roundtables to follow in Parts II and III will focus on race equity, and our immigrant youth and sanctuary schools. At each forum, a representative from Durham Public Schools' new Office of Equity will be present to discuss the District's approach on these issues.

Buy your own dinner and be part of this informative Q&A with guests:
  • Matt Hickson and Jacqui Batts: Founders of Bull City Schools United and teachers at Neal Middle and Northern High Schools
  • Holly Jordan: Board member of Safe Schools NC, Safe Schools Trainer, and teacher and QSA founder at Hillside High School
  • Dr. Daniel Kelvin Bullock: Executive Director of Equity Affairs for Durham Public Schools
  • Two DPS Student Board Members of Bull City Schools United
Sponsored by the People's Alliance Education Team

WHEN
March 16, 2017 at 6:30pm - 8pm

WHERE
Saladelia Cafe
4201 University Dr
Durham, NC 27707
United States
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CONTACT
Molly Parks · mollywparks@gmail.com


http://www.durhampa.org/safety_and_equity 

March 13-14 Cities United Regional Convening, Urgency of Now: Shattering Biases. Building Equity in Durham



It's not too late to attend the Cities United Regional Convening, Urgency of Now: Shattering Biases. Building Equity, scheduled for March 13-14 at Durham Convention Center. 

The Youth Portion is Monday, 3/13 from 4:00-8:00PM, focused on career exploration for boys and young men of color, ages 11-15. 

 The Adult Portion is Tuesday, 3/14 from 8:00AM-7:00PM. Gain the necessary tools to incorporate a racial equity lens into local policy, build youth leadership, and measure the impact of local capacity building.  The event is also hosted by Durham County My Brothers Keeper.

For more information and to register:

http://dconc.gov/government/departments-a-e/board-of-commissioners/my-brother-s-keeper/cities-united-regional-convening-2017-2840

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Ellerbee Creek Family Explorers on Saturday at 10:00AM - Free Nature Walk

Join the Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association (ECWA) for the March Family Explorers Club on Saturday, March 4th at 10:00AM and become Texture Detectives at the Pearl Mill Nature Preserve. Explore the preserve and discover all of the different textures of nature. Meet at the preserve kiosk off Green Street, or look for us along the Ellerbe Creek Trail! 

Here's information on Pearl Mill Nature Preserve, located in the Trinity Park area, including location.
Contact ecfamilyexplorers@ellerbecreek.org or the ECWA office 919-698-9729 with questions.  You can also reach out to Chris Sajdak, Education & Outreach Coordinator, CTNC AmeriCorps Service Member, americorps@ellerbecreek.org.


Thursday, January 5, 2017

Environmental Science Summer Program at Duke for rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders

FREE 2017 Environmental Science Summer Program at Duke is now accepting applications. Please share this opportunity with rising Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors in the Triangle Area from July 31 to August 11.  It is recommended that you apply by February 15.

Here is a link to the program website: sites.nicholas.duke.edu/essp

Also, you can print out, post, and share the flyer below:
Environmental Science Summer Program Flyer

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All students are welcomed to apply. The program is looking for a diversity of students interested in college advancement and environmental science, representing a range of races, ethnicities, and socioeconomic statuses. 

Friday, December 2, 2016

Welcome Baby Coat Drive through December 31 - Seeking sizes Newborn to 7/8 only!

 Welcome Baby’s 5th annual coat drive is on now through December 31, 2016. The coat drive helps to keep our youngest population warm.  Donors are asked to contribute new or gently used coats for children in sizes from newborn to 7/8 years. In 2015, more than 250 coats were donated.  We hope to exceed that number this year.  

Welcome Baby distributes the coats through the Giving Closet which is open to all Durham families with children 0-6 years old.  You can drop off the coats at any of our convenient drop-off locations, including Cooperative Extension/Welcome Baby at 721 Foster Street.  See the flyer for all locations. Contact Patience Mukelabai at Welcome Baby with any questions at 919-560-7392  or pmukelabai@dconc.gov.