Jump at the Chance

Jumpstart not only realizes that every child is born with the potential to succeed, they work to make sure that happens. Now’s the time to join Jumpstart at Pace and help one of the nation’s leading nonprofits in the field of early childhood education while paying for college!

Jumpstart at Pace is currently recruiting for the 2012-2013 corps! Corps members have the unique opportunity to inspire young children to learn, provide individualized attention to help children succeed in school and in life, serve in a local community, work on a team, build professional skills, and earn money. Jumpstart relies 100% on college students, community members, and others to volunteer their time and expertise to serve children and instill a life-long love of learning and literacy. So if you’re looking to be a part of something greater, Jumpstart at Pace is it!

To be eligible for consideration, students must have a federal work-study award and be available either Monday/Wednesday 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. or Tuesday/Thursday 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. with 4–6 additional hours each week for outside service, classroom assistance, and training (some night and weekend work is required). Students are paid $10 per hour for 300 hours of service, and will receive a $1,175 AmeriCorps Education Award at the completion of service.

This is a full academic year of service though AmeriCorps and they’re looking for highly motivated and accomplished students who have a passion for service, the early education crisis, and have some leadership, work, or volunteer experience.

For more information, contact the site manager, Brittany Baron at bbaron@pace.edu. Interested candidates should apply online by visiting, www.jstart.org/apply and selecting the Corps member position at Pace University. Learn more on Jumpstart at Pace’s Facebook page.

Lights, Camera, Taking Action

Pace’s School of Education presents three films with a global lens on gender and equality in education on February 10, featuring a panel of educators and filmmakers to discuss the films.

On February 10, join Pace’s School of Education at Building Global Competency: Gender and Equity Issues in Education, an evening of film and discussion, held in Lecture Hall North on the NYC Campus.

The films include:

A Portrait of Jason (2:44) directed by Brianna Riis, a graduate student at Pace School of Education. Past, present, and future are evoked in this poetic, coming of age film set in NYC.

Innocent Children (3:38) directed by Domingo Mones, a graduate student at Pace School of Education.  In the war between the Lord’s Resistance Army and the government of Uganda, boys and girls as young as 7 were forced into the grizzly conflict.

To Educate a Girl (70 minutes) directed and produced by Frederick Rendina and Oren Ruavsky
In 2000, 110 million children in the world were not in school—two thirds of them were girls. Ten years later, the filmmakers traveled to Nepal and Uganda, two countries emerging from conflict and struggling with poverty, to find the answer to one question: What does it take to educate a girl?

Following the screenings, there will be a panel discussion featuring: 
Frederick Rendina, co-director/producer of To Educate a Girl
David Donaldson, Director of Education, U.S. Fund for UNICEF
Kathryn De Lawter, EdD, Professor, Pace School of Education

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Please RSVP at www.pace.edu/SOEfilms.

For more information, contact Nancy Campoverde at (212) 618-6957.

Jumpstart Will Make You Jump, Jump!

Move over, Kris Kross. This hit made it past the early 90s. One of the nation’s leading nonprofits in the field of early childhood education, Jumpstart not only realizes that every child is born with the potential to succeed, they work to make sure that happens.

Jumpstart joined Pace University in 2007 and has since attracted almost 150 students, bringing college students and community volunteers together with preschool children for individualized tutoring and mentoring.  Students here at Pace can take part in the Jumpstart program by visiting www.jstart.org/apply. Contact LunYan Tom, Site Manager, at ltom@pace.edu with any questions.

Jumpstart at Pace is housed under the Center for Undergraduate Research Experiences (CURE), which also provides service-learning opportunities through the Community and Volunteer Mobilization (CVM) AmeriCorps, the Liberty Partnerships Program, and Upward Bound.

If you’re interested in long-term work with English language and computer literacy, CVM AmeriCorps is currently recruiting Pace students and alumni for nine-month paid internships. Read more about this exciting opportunity here.

Looking for more ways to help children reach their fullest potential?