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Apply for 2020 Census Jobs

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. Decennial census data are used to determine representation in Congress, as well as how funds are spent for roads, schools, hospitals, and more. Help ensure that everyone in your community is counted in the next decennial […]

Apply for Humanity in Action Fellowship

The Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of current college and university students and recent graduates to explore compelling, current issues of liberal democracy, pluralism, human rights, and social justice within the specific historical and cultural contexts of each of the program sites. Intensive and demanding, the on-site programs are an educational space for […]

Nominate a Jewish Teen for the Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards

The Helen Diller Family Foundation’s Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards is now accepting nominations for 2020. The awards recognize up to 15 extraordinary Jewish teens annually with $36,000 each to support their ongoing social impact projects or to further their education. The foundation seeks teens showing significant initiative and leadership in creating and leading a new initiative – or who have considerably […]

Participate in Democracy 2020 Youth Film Challenge

Civic Life Project is seeking submissions for their Democracy 2020 Youth Film Challenge, a national film competition for 15 - 25 years old to produce public issues oriented videos that ultimately create a groundbreaking movement for young Americans to get engaged in our democracy and to vote. The two submission categories are documentaries (up to 8 minutes) and […]

Intern with Program for Older Adults at Grace Hill Settlement House

Grace Hill Settlement House is looking for a practicum student or intern who has an interest in aging services and working with older adults. The Patch Center's senior program serves adults ages 55 and over and is seeking a student to work with them a few days during the week to enhance the program by […]

Register for America Walks Walking Summit, March 2020

Walking has the power to do many things, including building connections and addressing legacies of division. The Walking Summit in St. Louis, MO, on March 10-11 will dive into what that means for walking and walkability. Attendees from across the country will have an opportunity to hear new ideas, meet other walking and health advocates, […]

Volunteer as a Judge for Science and Engineering Fair

Plans for the Gateway Science Academy Science and Engineering Fair (GSASEF) are underway. This year's fair will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at St. Louis Science Center. Participating projects will come from students in grades 5-12 who are eager to display their projects to volunteer judges from a range of science-related backgrounds. On […]

Attend Panel on Education and Incarceration in East St. Louis

Voices of East St. Louis will host a panel discussion on tackling the ties between education and incarceration in East St. Louis. The event will be held on Thursday, November 21 at 5:30pm in Seigle 204. Free BBQ and salad provided. Speakers: Chief Michael Hubbard, Supervisor of School Safety and Security, ESTL School District 189 […]

Volunteer in Schools with the Little Bit Foundation

The Little Bit Foundation works in St. Louis schools as a convener of programs and services that support district and school performance goals and address the needs of the whole child so that they can focus on their education. Students are served individually once a week in Little Bit Boutiques, designated spaces in each partner […]

Attend STL Voter Mobilization Training & Action Coordination

The ActLocal project, along with local hosts A Red Circle and Forward Together in Action, are hosting a free event on Saturday, November 16 from 9am-2pm at University United Methodist Church. The event will feature dynamic keynotes, trainings, and collaborations, plus lunch and cookies! The roster includes representatives from a wide variety of groups working on […]

Attend a Discussion about Social Security

WashU's chapter of IGNITE is hosting Free the Facts for a discussion about Social Security on Monday, November 18, 7-9pm in Wilson 214. Learn from policy experts about how Social Security works, discuss solutions to one of the federal government's biggest challenges, and learn about Free the Facts' paid internships and paid Scholar Program for […]

Apply for Americorps Position with Saga Education

Saga Education is an official AmeriCorps program under the Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS). Saga Education supports historically under-served young people by providing personalized and consistent math tutorials led by professionally trained AmeriCorps members who supplement teacher instruction and encourage students’ confidence and academic strengths. The organization currently partners with public school districts […]