With the end of the Spring 2017 semester in sight, The Center for Civic Engagement is making plenty of changes. Our new office in the Oak Street Center is coming along, with furnishings and decor underway. The directors, graduate assistants, and fellows of CCE are already utilizing the space to plan for the final on-campus events of the semester and meet with our community partners. Despite setbacks from the weather-related cancellation of Globalization Day, events have been rescheduled and we are getting back on track.
Yet, a handful of our students will be graduating soon and it is time to recruit new members to the CCE team. Alison Krowiak is in her second year as a CCE fellow and will be graduating this May. She reflects on her experiences with CCE fondly and encourages younger students to get involved by applying to become a fellow. “I learned so much professionally and personally by being involved with CCE. We have a great group of people working to increase campus awareness and discussion of important issues, and then I got to see some of those issues in action by collaborating with local nonprofits actually implementing community solutions. These experiences definitely shaped me for the better and I think any Hofstra student interested in making the community and the world a better place should apply.”
CCE Fellows are Hofstra students who are paid a semester stipend to formally work on CCE initiatives both on and off campus for 10-12 hours per week. This may include campus events and collaborations, projects with our community partners, and internal operations such as social media, promotion, and recruiting. These projects are based on the interests of the student and there is plenty of flexibility for original ideas and initiatives based upon issues that fellows are interested in organizing for. Students can apply to be fellows in the Fall 2017 semester through the Fellow Application.
We are also searching for a Graduate Assistant for Civic Literacy starting in Fall 2017. This position is for 25 hours per week and involves coordinating on-campus programming by working with academic departments, faculty, administrators, and students. The Graduate Assistant also helps manage fellows by being available for office hours and questions, overseeing the hours of fellows, and supporting the Directors. Graduate students can apply by following the instructions in this link.
The Center for Civic Engagement is an inclusive university institute that encourages all students from diverse backgrounds to apply. We look forward to hearing from applicants about how you can contribute to our mission at CCE and how we can help you grow.