The School of Professional Studies of the City University of New York
(CUNY SPS) has launched sixteen degrees: ten bachelor’s degrees open
to students with 24 or more college credits who wish to complete
their undergraduate studies, and six master’s degrees, with more
programs currently in development. CUNY SPS leads the University in
developing and operating online degree programs, and trains faculty
throughout CUNY in online instruction. CUNY SPS is also the home of
the Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor
Studies, which offers higher education programs for working adults
and union members, and serves as a nationally-recognized center for
scholarship and resources for labor, academic, and community leaders
seeking a deeper understanding of labor and urban issues.
CUNY SPS seeks a detail-oriented Issue Resolution Team Member to
support a new partnership with the NYC Mayor’s Office of Housing
Recovery Operations (HRO) and the Build It Back program. Build It
Back is dedicated to helping New Yorkers living in communities
affected by Hurricane Sandy to rebuild their homes.
(Four vacancies available)
For more information visit: https://rfcuny.org/hr/pvn/cgi-bin/show_job.asp?pvn=RMP-1144
Applications Are Now Open for the Civil Service Pathways Fellowship!
Jump start your career by working for New York City. Unlike other fellowships, the Civil Service Pathways Fellowship provides a seamless transition from fellow to permanent City employment.
Apply to this unique two year fellowship as a fellow you’ll
- Work in one of three tacks: Policy and Program Analysis, Finance and Procurement, or Data and Digital Services
- Receive a competitive salary
- Get training and support to become AMAZING at your job
- Be part of a cohort system to build your network
- Unlike most fellowships a job is waiting for you after you complete the two years by becoming eligible to be a permanent government employee in year two.
- Work for one of the most forward thinking City governments in the nation!
- Graduated from CUNY with a bachelor’s degree between May 2019 and June 2020
- Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5
- Prior work, internship or class project experience related to your chosen track
Accelerate your career by applying now at www.cuny.edu/cipportal
Neighborhood 360° Fellows help community-based organizations complete commercial revitalization projects and connect local stakeholders to City resources. The fellows are paid by SBS and are full-time community development professionals, community organizers, or planners. We aim to build a network of leaders prepared with commercial revitalization expertise and experience in New York City neighborhoods.
Who Can Apply
Must meet these minimum criteria:
- New York City resident (within 90 days of the start date)
- One or more year(s) of community outreach, organizing, and/or planning experience
- Have an interest in economic development and working with the host site neighborhood/community
Read the Neighborhood 360° Fellows program guidelines for more information.
Must meet these minimum criteria:
- Nonprofit community-based organization (Business Improvement Districts, local development corporations, merchant associations, and other organizations) that implement commercial revitalization projects and are operating in New York City and incorporated in New York State
- Able to assist in recruiting candidates and interviewing finalists
- Able to provide the fellow with a desk and supporting equipment (i.e. computer and access to organization’s phone)
- Time and willingness to act as a mentor for the fellow
Applications to host a Neighborhood 360° Fellow are currently closed.
What Fellows Do
Neighborhood 360° Fellows are full-time, paid employees placed in New York City community-based organizations for 10 months to implement commercial revitalization projects and connect stakeholders to City resources. Types of projects include:
- Business Attraction/Retention: Attract new businesses or retain existing businesses to ensure commercial districts have a diverse retail mix that serves the community and reduces the retail vacancy rate.
- Merchant Organizing: Lead the strategic planning, outreach, and organizing efforts to create a new or revitalize an existing merchant association.
- Placemaking: Cultivate a sense of place that capitalizes on the unique characteristics of the commercial district, incorporating key traits of the neighborhood and activating public space for the community.
How To Apply
Applications to become a fellow are currently open.
Deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m., Sunday, March 8, 2020.
The New York Metro labor Communications Council is offering a
$500 prize for work by undergraduate and graduate students on the theme:
“The 2020 Elections and My Life/My Community”
The country is about to elect a president in November; additional state and local elections will take place. How will this impact your life and/or the life of your community/communities. What issues are most important to you and are candidates talking about them? You are encouraged to write or make a short video or audio recording about the impact of these elections on you—as a student, a worker, and that of your family or community.
The prize is given to the student whose work touches our emotions and/or brings insight to this issue. The prize will be awarded for a written article of approximately 1200 words, or for a video or audio report of two to six minutes. The topic is wide open for you to explore.
Application Deadline: May 4, 2020
Established in 1974, the Metro New York Labor Communications Council (Metro) includes union communications professionals, who work for the city’s public and private-sector unions and other organizations representing working people. They are editors and reporters, photographers and graphic designers, broadcast producers and public relations specialists. Metro provides a forum to discuss pressing issues in the labor movement, and shares ideas on how labor communicators can tell the story of working people.
Please include your name and the school you are attending.
Students do not need to be journalism majors.
Send entries to:
341 West 24 Street, #5D, New York, NY 10011
or email it to: email@example.com
For more information and to apply, please contact:Margarita Aguilar: 212-982-0574 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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The American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) is pleased to partner with Harvard University’s Labor and Worklife Program to sponsor the Union Scholars Program. AFSCME is one of the nation’s largest labor unions, representing public service employees and retirees across the country. Harvard’s Labor and Worklife Program, located in the Harvard Law School, is the university’s center for research, teaching and creative problem-solving related to the world of work.
The Union Scholars Program is a 10-week summer internship for students of color who are passionate about social justice, with an emphasis on workers’ rights. Entry to the Union Scholars Program is competitive.
Students will take part in a hands-on organizing experience with AFSCME members, and will enjoy an opportunity to travel and receive valuable, resume-building experience – all while getting paid.
LEARN MORE HERE
To qualify for the scholarship, you must:
- Be an undergraduate sophomore or junior at the time of the application and the interview process
- Have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average
- Be a college student of color including: African-American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian-Pacific Islander, Latin American
- Demonstrate interest in working for social and economic justice through the labor union movement
- Have a valid driver’s license
- Provide a faculty recommendation
- It takes approximately a month to determine candidates that will move to the final phase of interviewing. This happens between the first and fourth weeks of March.
- We will reach out to all candidates by phone or email to inform them if they will move on to the interviewing phase.
- Interviews will take place during the first two weeks of April.
- Selection of the cohort takes place in the second week of April.
- We will reach out to make travel arrangements between April and May.
- Orientation for the 2020 Union Scholars Program will take place June 5-7, 2020.
Selected Participants Will Receive:
Selected AFSCME Union Scholars will receive a three-day orientation to prepare for their internship. They will also receive a 10-week field placement in the summer of 2020, when the student will participate in a union organizing campaign in one of several locations across the United States. Students who enter the program as sophomores are eligible to return for a second year. Returning students may receive a 10-week summer placement at AFSCME headquarters in Washington, D.C. All chosen candidates will receive the following:
- A stipend
- On-site housing
- A three-day orientation and training program prior to the field assignment
- A three-day debriefing program after the internship is completed
- Upon successful completion of the program, an academic scholarship based on financial need
2020 Program Dates
- For students on a semester schedule: June 8 – August 14
- For students on a quarter schedule: June 15 – August 21
- Conducts one-on-one organizing, recruits supporters and leaders and guides their activities on behalf of the union, under the direction of their supervisor and mentor
- Recruits volunteer organizers from within the AFSCME membership
- Visits job sites to communicate with workers
- Visits workers in their homes
- Informs supervisor & mentor of developments and progress of organizing activity
- Completes weekly reports (to be submitted to program coordinator)
- Submits videography footage (to be submitted to program coordinator)
- Reports to and takes direction from supervisor
- Collaborates with mentor on projects
The Civic Engagement and Leadership Development program (CELD), CUNY’s very popular civic leadership program will hold its annual Saturday morning sessions starting on February 1, 2020 and ending on Saturday, March 28, 2020.
Registration for this course is open now through January 20, 2020.
The program is sponsored and hosted by the new CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies, which grew out of the Murphy Institute, and its over 30 years of educating tens of thousands of New Yorkers about the challenges and possibilities confronting organized labor and working-class communities.
Each of the 8 Saturday morning sessions will feature veteran practitioners and CUNY faculty with years of experience and expertise in civic leadership, electoral politics, the history of mass movements, and policymaking at the local, state and national levels of government.
Participants completing at least 7 of the 8 Saturday morning sessions will receive a certificate. All participants will join the growing network of CELD alumni, and be invited to future civic leadership events and gatherings.
Registration info and tentative class descriptions are below. Questions? Email us at email@example.com. Continue reading Civic Engagement and Leadership Development – Spring 2020