HMP3 Email Blast—one for tonight!  10.5.15

 

1.     ANNOUNCEMENT

Tuesday, Oct. 6  M.E.M.O. (Medical, Educational Missions & Outreach) GBM #1, 8:00pm in the Thurgood Marshall Room in Price Center. M.E.M.O. is a student-run, non-profit, humanitarian organization that seeks to serve the underprivileged locally and abroad by addressing their medical and educational needs. Come to our first meeting to learn more about what we do! Check out our Facebook page for more details on upcoming MEMO events at ‘M.E.M.O. at UCSD’ or on our official website aboutmemo.org for more information about our organization.

 

2.     AN EXTREMELY MEANINGFUL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

 

Reality Changers - College Town IMPACT Team Tutor/Mentor

Reality Changers is a non-profit organization in the City Heights area of San Diego that aims to transform lives, schools, and communities by providing youth from disadvantaged backgrounds with academic support, financial assistance, and leadership training to become first generation college students. Our organization has been recognized by United States Secretary of Education as a "model for the country," and graduates of Reality Changers program have gone on to universities such as Harvard, Dartmouth, Duke, UCLA, UC Berkeley, UCSD, and more!

We are currently seeking volunteers to serve as tutors and mentors for inner-city youth (8th-11th grade) who desire to be the first generation in their families to go to college.

We are looking for volunteers who are:

  College students/college graduates (first-generation preferred, but not required)

  Passionate about education and working with youth

  Proficient in high school level Math, English, Social Studies, and/or Sciences

  Invested in building relationships with students and serving as a supportive mentor

  Able to commit to a minimum of 6 months, preferably 1 school year

  Spanish-speakers encouraged to apply

Volunteers choose one program night from 6:00-9:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursdays and are expected to tutor one night a week for the duration of the academic school year (through May 2016).

We also offer a North County program in Solana Beach on Monday evenings only (120 Stevens Ave., Solana Beach, CA 92075). The program content and volunteer roles are the same.


Typical Reality Changers' Program Schedule:

6:00pm-6:30pm - Hot Words (Communication/Public Speaking skills, SAT Practice)

6:30pm-7:00pm - Dinner (provided by students' families)

7:00pm-7:30pm - Lesson given by Chief Inspiration Officer or Guest Speaker

7:30pm-9:00pm - Tutoring in small groups

Tutor training and dinner are included! Background check required for all volunteers.

How to apply?

Volunteer applications are available on our website at: http://realitychangers.org/volunteer/impact/

Please contact Director of Student & Volunteer Engagement Alice Chen at: 
alice@realitychangers.org or call 619-516-2222 for more information.

 

 

3.     PART-TIME JOB OPPORTUNITY FOR 1-2 PRE-HEALTH STUDENTS

 

My name is Pam and I am a physically disabled woman, but still young at heart. My primary disability is cerebral palsy, but I am also spinal cord injured and have an inherited skin disorder. I use a wheelchair and have a speech impairment. Most people discover that they can understand me with only a little practice. Concentration is the key.  I am looking for a part-time personal assistant / caregiver who helps me live and enjoy my life fully. You would also assist me in exercising in the warm pool at the YMCA 2 or 3 times a week. You will help me get to the pool, shower, dress, etc., as well as go into the water with me. There may be other exercise opportunities as well. Much of what you will do may seem ordinary, yet I assure you it will be important.

 

Requirements:

-No experience is needed. My team and I will teach you anything you need to learn. I have had many student assistants through the years and remain in touch with quite a few. While I am unique and you will be learning to assist me, I welcome the enthusiasm and creativity students bring to the job.

-You must be 18 years and over

-You must have a good driving record

-You must be responsible, patient, and resourceful -It definitely helps to have a sense of humor -Also, because there is personal care involved, I am looking for a gal.

(It's just more comfortable for me, I suppose.) -Finally, being at least 5’ 3” and over will make helping me transfer easier on both of us.

 

Location:

I live just North of the Zoo, between Hillcrest and  North Park  (92103 area).

 

Compensation:

I receive government funding to pay my assistant/caregivers. The current rate  is $9.85 per hours. Benefits Include Workers' Comp and unemployment.

You become eligible for health and dental insurance benefits with a sustained 80+ hours a month (though there is an enrollment waiting list).

 

Schedule:

I expect to have at least 20 hours a week available (this could increase over time). I currently need someone for:

-Tues and Friday, 3:00 to 8:00 pm

-Saturdays, 8:30 am to 1:30 pm, every Sat, plus 5 pm to 8:00 pm every other Saturday (may  soon to become every Saturday).

-One additional four hour shift TBD.

 

This schedule is somewhat flexible and can be split between two people.

For information and to apply:

Please  email me, Pam, at about_the_job@netweaving.net     I look forward

to hearing from you.