Of interest…

The National Farm Workers Service Center, Inc.will be tabling at next week’s Idealist Fair. There is a summer internship opening for this organization.

The NFWSC, a non-profit established by Cesar Chavez & Dolores Huerta, is seeking reliable and self-starting college students to work with at-risk youth, between grades K-8th, as a summer intern. The intern will work with the site staff in implementing the summer program, implement reading & subject learning center activities, etc.

Position requirements: at least 18 years of age, US citizen or legal resident, interest in helping a low-income community establish new programs to help children, and able to commit to 10 weeks of service ( June 3 – August 11, 2010).

Benefits include: ultimate learning and work experience, $2000 summer stipend and an end of service education award of $1000 upon completion of 300 service hours (30 hours/week). Housing is available at most sites. Please note that NFWSC will not be covering travel costs to and from the site location.

Applicant submission deadline is April 6, 2010. Interested? Contact Jennifer Quick at nfwscvistaleader@gmail.com or 415.695.0449 .
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José Gómez-Márquez of MIT’s D-Lab will be speaking this Thursday about his humanitarian work in Nicaragua.
Mr. Gómez-Márquez was declared one of the 35 top innovators worldwide under the age of 35 in 2009 by Technology Review. Mr. Gómez-Márquez was also named as “humanitarian of the year” for the creation of practical medical devices for use in poor countries.

Mr. Gómez-Márquez will be speaking Thursday, February 18th as the first speaker of ONE at BU and Engineers Without Borders’ Speaker Series from 7-8pm in the Colloquium Room on the 9th floor of the Photonics Building.

For more information about Mr. Gómez-Márquez, please check out the following article
about his work.

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Interested in helping those affected by the earthquake in Haiti?

Come out and show your support this Friday at ONE at BU’s Battle for Change. Entrance is free, but each band performing will have a bucket to collect donations that will support Partners in Health for Haiti.

Your change will decide the winners! Bands performing include: The Novel Ideas, Admiral Rakes, Jet Black Sunrise, Rising Tribe, Grip on the Sun, Kid Colossal, Sound in Stone, and The Cole Medeiros Band.

Battle for Change will take place Friday, February 19th at BU Central. Doors open at 8:30pm, show begins at 9pm

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