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Golden Oaks Village September Newsletter

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International Service-Learning Opportuni

International Service-Learning Opportunity in Lebanon

Please note: Since this is the K-12 S-L listserv, please note that only youth who are 18-30, graduating seniors, university students, or university graduates are eligible. Of course, that means that K-12 teachers and administrators who are 18-30 would be most welcome!

The Learning to CARE Institute in Lebanon is organizing the Heritage Volunteer Program, a very special three week eco-voluntour program (June 25th through July 16th) for youth (18-30) that will give participants an inside view of Lebanon’s social, historical, and environmental heritage. While the program will have a number of features especially designed for youth from Lebanese emigrant communities abroad, it is also open to youth living in Lebanon and youth without any Lebanese heritage. All participants must be entering or current university students or university graduates.

Participants will learn about Lebanese culture and history, gain a better understanding of the Lebanese migration experience, see many different areas of the country, and make their own contribution to Lebanese society. Participants will stay in three different base camps for a week each, and have the chance to get to know the three major geographic and cultural components of Lebanon – the mountains with their traditional villages, the central valley that is the agricultural heartland of Lebanon, and the urban coastline.

This is an ideal program for those who want to complete university service-learning requirements since it incorporates all the elements of quality service-learning: integrated learning, genuine service, collaboration, youth voice, civic responsibility, evaluation, and reflection.While at each base camp, participants will engage in at least 15 hours of structured learning for a total of at least 45 hours for the whole program. There will also be at least 15 hours of volunteering while at each base camp, for a total of at least 45 hours for the program. And from each base camp the group will go on tours of historical, cultural, and natural sites in that area.

For more information see

Patricia Nabti, PhD, CVA
Learning to CARE Institute
Beirut, Lebanon
+961-1-560993 +961-3-757098

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New Foundations Charter School is now recruiting VISTA members for the 2012-2013 year

NFCS is a K-12 public charter school located in the Holmesburg section of Northeast Philadelphia. NFCS was established in 2000 as a k-8 school with a mission to provide students with the academic, social, and emotional foundations and skills necessary to become high achieving, socially competent stewards of their communities. For the past 12 years, NFCS has been making academic strides to become one of the top performing schools within Philadelphia and the state of Pennsylvania. NFCS is nationally known for it’s strong service learning programs and has been recognized for accomplishments in the areas of healthy living, out of school time, and career development.

NFCS is looking for VISTA members who have a high school diploma, strong communication skills, ability to manage various tasks and work as part of a team, and have experience working with youth. VISTA members at NFCS will specifically focus on:

§ Healthy Living: Includes promoting fresh produce, coordinating nutrition activities, supporting school gardens, and organizing pregnancy and STD prevention activities.

§ College and Career Development: Includes developing a college resource center, coordinating career preparation activities, providing career exploration resources to teachers, and assisting students navigate post-secondary opportunities.

§ Resource Building: Includes developing program partnership, seeking out new program opportunities, writing press releases, and maintaining communication with the school community about important events and happenings.

§ Service Learning: Includes supporting teacher integration of service learning, developing resources on various topics, fostering youth leadership, and creating opportunities for youth service.

Take this chance to join the team at New Foundations Charter School!

Apply to be a VISTA today! (Term of service is August 2012- July 2013)
**VISTA members receive a living allowance, health insurance, child care subsidy, and an education award at the end of their service term.**

For more info, email your resume and cover letter to by Friday, May 11th, 2012

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SLVC April Newsletter

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Give and Surf

Give and Surf has some new and exciting information to share with you regarding a volunteer opportunity in Bocas del Toro, Panama. The last year has been full of exciting developments with our Monso Chi Preschool, After School Program, Summer Camp, Adult English Classes, and Bahia Honda Baseball Team, We have seen great changes in the community amongst the children and their parents as well as enjoyed a number of groups and individuals join us to help provide support through volunteering. We provide the indigenous community of Bahia Honda with programs throughout the year so if individuals are seeking a volunteer opportunity this summer please feel free to contact us and share information about Give & Surf with them. Please visit our website at or follow us on facebook at

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TBI Raiders Experience

TBI Raiders would like to invite you to

TBI Raiders Experience
March 28, 2012
2:00 – 3:30PM
Location: Student Union Ballroom

Come listen to two panels speak and learn more about Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Panels will include:

• Michael Merit, PTSD
• Karen Bryan, Director of TBI Program @ Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Hospital
• Michael Shuttic, OK-AHEAD Board Member
• Wallace Collins, Chairman of Oklahoma Democratic Party
• Rep. for Senator Coburn

Learn how you can make a difference!

Refreshments & Resources will be provided

For event flyer click here

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