2020 Lime Connect Fellowship Program

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The Lime Connect Fellowship Program For Students with Disabilities is our flagship program in the U.S. designed for highly accomplished rising university juniors.

This prestigious program kicks off with a trip to our Leadership & Development Symposium in New York City this summer for professional development training, access to our U.S. corporate partners and potential Summer 2021 internships. Upon completion of the program, Fellows will join the lifelong experience of the Lime Connect Fellows community, where they will receive ongoing support and mentoring, continued professional development, community, and networking opportunities throughout their careers. Learn about the experience from current Fellows: EmelineJimTyler.

2020 Lime Connect Fellowship Program Eligibility Requirements:

  • A current sophomore at a four-year university in the United States
  • Continuing studies as a full-time student for the 2020 - 2021 academic year
  • Eligible to work in the United States
  • A person with a (visible or invisible) disability.*

Lime Connect Fellow Benefits:

  • Participation in an expense-paid Leadership & Development Symposium in New York City
  • Access to Lime Connect's partner companies (BloombergGoldman SachsGoogleJPMorgan Chase & Co., MicrosoftPwC and Unilever) via networking events, career workshops & more for potential Summer 2021 internships
  • Ongoing professional development, coaching, and mentoring for internship and career success
  • Lifelong benefits of The Lime Connect Fellows Network
  • Further development of Lime Connect's Fellowship Program and mentoring for future Fellows classes

**This is a two-part application. The first round of applications are due by Sunday, March 1st at midnight PST and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Selected semi-finalists will be required to submit additional essays (by Sunday, March 29th) and a letter of recommendation (by Sunday, April 5th).  

 

Learn more here: https://www.limeconnect.com/fellowship

Suppressed Screening and Q&A

Suppressed: The Fight to Vote

Screening and Q&A

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People Get Ready and the Greater New Haven NAACP are proud to co-sponsor a screening of Suppressed: The Fight to Vote, a new documentary about voter suppression across the state of Georgia during the 2018 midterm election where Stacey Abrams fought to become the first Black female governor in the U.S.

This screening (40 min) will be supported by pre-screening framing comments (10 min) and post-screening Q&A facilitation (20-30 min) by Brittney Yancy, an Assistant Professor of Humanities at Goodwin College with expertise on 20th century social movements, black radicalism, critical race theory, women’s activism, and black women’s political and intellectual history. The Greater New Haven NAACP also will be present to discuss voter registration/education efforts heading into this 2020 election.

Don't miss what promises to be an important, engaging event where Brittney will help audience members draw connections between the film's important content and our shared local context here in Connecticut. This event will be held at People Get Ready: 119 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT.

Eventbrite link below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/suppressed-screening-and-qa-with-special-guest-brittany-yancy-tickets-92811121563?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR3hUS9N0iICk102zhE0bnV0ds-DcmvSWkFyhDqQDVCQSYelQq5ryqXeJNI

Full film description and full bio below.

 


Suppressed: The Fight to Vote, the new documentary by Robert Greenwald (Director of Outfoxed, Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price, and Making A Killing: Guns, Greed, & the NRA) weaves together personal stories from voters across the state of Georgia to paint an undeniable picture of voter suppression in the 2018 midterm election where Stacey Abrams fought to become the first Black female governor in the U.S. The issues Georgians faced included polling place closures, voter purges, missing absentee ballots, extreme wait times and a host of voter ID issues – all of which disproportionately prevented many students and people of color from casting their ballots. Suppressed: The Fight to Vote features experts, poll watchers and everyday Georgians speaking to the reality of voter suppression and the threat it poses in 2020. In a race that was ultimately decided by 54,723 votes, the film exposes that the basic constitutional right to vote continues to be under siege in America

 


Brittney Yancy is an Assistant Professor of Humanities and Special Collections Curriculum Coordinator at Goodwin College and doctoral candidate in U.S. History at the University of Connecticut. Professor Yancy’s research interests focus on 20th century social movements, black radicalism, critical race theory, women’s activism, and black women’s political and intellectual history. Her publications include a book chapter in Latino America: State-By-State (Greenwood Press, 2008), entries in the Encyclopedia for African American History (Oxford University Press, 2009) and entries in The World of Jim Crow Encyclopedia (forthcoming Greenwood Press, 2019). In addition, she has published a book review of Forging Freedoms: Black and The Pursuit of Liberty in Antebellum Charleston by Amita Myers in the Southern Historian Journal (2013). Her research has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Harvard University’s Schlesinger Library Grant, Andrew W. Mellow Foundation, Social Science Research Council, and National Council of Black Studies. Her honors include being selected as one of the 2017 100 Women of Color in Hartford, UCONN Women of Color Award, and a host of awards from the National Council of Black Studies and the University of Connecticut. She belongs to several professional organizations, including National Council of Black Studies and the Association for the Study of African American History and Culture.

Professor Yancy is an intersectional scholar-activist and committed to fighting for a gender inclusive movement for racial justice. In 2018, she was appointed the Greater Hartford Ambassador to the United State of Women, and is currently working across the state of Connecticut for full gender equity.

NAACP 2020 Scholarship Applications – Now Open!

The Greater New Haven Branch of the NAACP is offering scholarships to graduating seniors from the Greater New Haven area who have demonstrated academic excellence, community service, and leadership. Some of the indicators of academic excellence, community service, and leadership include, but are not to be limited to, the following:

  • Attainment of a 3.0 or higher un-weighted GPA as of Feb. 20202
  • Verifiable history of volunteerism in community or religious-based organizations
  • Verifiable history of participation in school- sponsored clubs/teams/organizations

We are pleased to offer the following two (2) opportunities for students:

  • Two (2) Dr. Susan Moore Lincoln Scholarships each for $1,000
  • One (1) $1,000.00 Award from Southern Connecticut State University

The scholarship recipients will be recognized at the Greater New Haven NAACP’s annual Freedom Fund Dinner, which will be held on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at the Omni Hotel. Scholarship recipients must attend the dinner.

The enclosed application must be completed in full and returned to us postmarked no later than April 10, 2020. The applications can be mailed to:

Greater New Haven Branch of NAACP

Attn: Education Committee

1389 Chapel Street

New Haven, CT 06511

 

 

If there are additional questions, please feel free to contact the NAACP office at:

(203) 389-7275.

 

 

APPLICATION MATERIALS

2020 NAACP SCHOLARSHIP PACKET

 

Planned Parenthood is Hiring

The New Haven Campus of Planned Parenthood is hiring for two specific positions that are listed below. For all other listings across CT, please click on the link at the bottom of the page. 

 

Registered Nurse 

Planned Parenthood of Southern New England has an opening for a full time (37.5 hours per week) Recovery Room Registered Nurse in our New Haven Health Center:

https://jobs.lever.co/ppsne/a623ebd3-9fcf-4eb1-934e-03fde1291422

 

Chief Development Officer 

The Chief Development Officer (CDO) will be an inspiring leader and donor-centered strategist with a deep commitment to women’s health, reproductive freedom, and social justice to join a leading Planned Parenthood affiliate and help shape the future of sexual health and reproductive rights for all people. The CDO will lead and manage a dynamic 8 person team responsible for all PPSNE fundraising activities in Connecticut and Rhode Island, including major giving, direct mail programs, planned giving, capital campaign, PPVotes! (C4) fundraising, and special events.  The CDO will report directly to the President/Chief Executive Officer, working directly with the CEO to support and grow the CEO’s donor portfolio.  The CDO is a critical member of the Executive Leadership Team of PPSNE:

https://jobs.lever.co/ppsne/94f4e4e5-a15b-47ba-b739-a3f5e5b53b7b

For all other job offerings across CT, please click here:

https://jobs.lever.co/ppsne

Art and Social Justice Event

Please join the Greater New Haven NAACP in collaboration with the Yale Art Gallery, for an evening of art and social justice.

On Wednesday, February 12th, the 111th Anniversary of the NAACP, 5pm - 7pm. The exhibition Reckoning with "The Incident" by John Wilson.

A reception will follow, this is free and open to the public.

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Census Hiring Event

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Meet us at St. Luke's Parish Hall for a Greater New Haven NAACP Census Job Event! This event will take place on January 16th at 7pm. The pay rate is $23.50-$25 per hour!

 

The pay rate increase was instituted to attract more qualified candidates to conduct door-to-door enumeration for the 2020 Census in familiar neighborhoods starting this spring. To apply, residents must possess the following qualifications:

* Be at least 18 years old
* Have a valid Social Security number
* Be a U.S. citizen*
* Have a valid email address
* Be registered with the Selective Service System or have a qualifying exemption, if you are a male born after Dec. 31, 1959

The 2020 Census Jobs website allows applicants to apply for a range of positions, including census takers, recruiting assistants, office operations supervisors, clerks, census field supervisors and other positions by completing a single application online. Census jobs offer flexible work hours, including daytime, evenings and weekends, paid training, and travel reimbursement. The Census jobs are a great way for seasonal workers, students, retirees and workers in the gig economy to line up spring and summer employment opportunities.

For more information, contact 1-855-JOB-2020 and select option three. Applicants may also contact the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339. For more information, please visit the 2020 Census Jobs page or the Census Bureau's Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages.

 

 

Below is a link for a video on how to complete the 2020 Census questionnaire online! This should answer may FAQ questions!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXZAe8XYeNQ

U.S. SENATE PAGE PROGRAM SPRING 2020

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U.S SENATE PAGE PROGRAM WITH SENATOR CHRIS MURPHY

SPRING 2020 

 

The U.S. Senate Page Program is a prestigious program that allows high school students from across the country to spend a semester living and working in Washington, D.C. Pages play an important role in the day-to-day operations of the U.S. Senate, witness historic debates on the Senate floor, and meet respected national leaders, all while continuing their high school education. Page duties largely consist of delivering correspondence, preparing the Senate chamber for sessions, and delivering bills and amendments to Senate staff. In addition to their work in the Senate, pages attend early morning classes in the fully accredited Page School. Pages live in the Senate Page Dormitory, located just a short walk away from the U.S. Capitol and are paid a small stipend. Deductions from the stipend are taken for taxes, a meal plan, and residence fees.

Senator Chris Murphy has been allocated a slot for the Spring 2020 United States Senate Page Program.

The dates for the spring term are January 27, 2020 to June 5, 2020.


Requirements:

*   Must 16 or 17 years of age during their employment and in their junior year of high school.
*   Must have a 3.0 minimum GPA
*   Must have a certificate of immunization and be covered by health insurance. If a page does not have health insurance, they will be required to enroll in the Federal Employee health insurance program.
*   For this page appointment, student must be male. (Senators are assigned a male or female page appointment to ensure that there are equal numbers of young men and women in the Page Program.)


How to Apply:
Please send the following items Zach Dendas at zach_dendas@murphy.senate.gov with the subject line "PAGE APPLICATION."

*   Current resume
*   Current academic transcript
*   One letter of recommendation
*   500 word essay on your favorite President and why

 

Applications are due by Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 5pm.

UNH When They See Us Screening

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Join us for an important Community Conversation and snippets of the film "WHEN THEY SEE US."

 

It will take place at the University of New Haven, in the Alumni Lounge on the 2nd FL of Bartels Hall (300 Boston Post Rd. West Haven CT 06516) Tuesday, November 12th at 7pm.

 

Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.

 

This is event is Co-Sponsored by: GNH NAACP, UNH chapter of NAACP, Tow Youth Justice Institute, CT State Conference NAACP Youth & College Division. 

Health & Wellness Expo

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Come out to our Family Wellness Expo this month!
It'll be held in the Floyd Little Athletic Center at Hillhouse high school on September 28th. 11am-2pm.

There will be:
Health Info & Screenings
Zumba
Yoga
Tai Chi and other
Exercise Demos
Entertainment
Activites
Giveaways

For more information, call 203-389-7275.

 

Thank you to our sponsors: Yale New Haven Hospital and Cornell Hill Health Center.