On the Calendar 


Public Service Internships and International Service-Learning Programs Information  Session
11/13 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

LBC 212 


Louisiana's Farm-to-Table Movement: 
Supporting local foods & farmers 
 featuring Carrie Castille
11/14 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Downtown Campus, 1440 Canal Street, Collins C. Diboll Auditorium 


SOAR's Undoing Racism Workshop


See column for more info 


Green Wave Community Market

11/17 12:00-2:00 PM


A Lecture by Angela Davis
November 18, 8:00 PM 
McAlister Auditorium 


Film Screening "Screaming Queens" and "We Deserve Better"
Part of Tulane University's Trans* Awareness Week 
11/19  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

LBC 210 


Dinner at CELT Series: "What's your learning style?"

11/19 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Richardson Building in Room 310


  PitchNOLA 2013: Community Solutions

11/19 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Freeman Auditorium  

The Hunger Summit
Part of Hunger and Homelessness Week
11/19 7:00-9:00
Qatar Ballroom, LBC

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 Staying Motivated and Passionate in the Face of Adversity


Happy Wednesday Changemakers!

We hope you all made it out to TEDxTU last night and were inspired by former Changemakers of the Week Mwende Katwiwa and Ophir Haberer, as well as other innovators from the New Orleans Community. TEDYouth will be on Novermber 16th and 17th. If you're interested in volunteering at this event, see the article below. 

As the semester begins to wind down (can you believe it??), many of you will be sending out applications for grants, fellowships, graduate schools, jobs, internships, and leadership positions for on-campus organizations. Unfortunately, many of the responses will be rejections. "Thank you for applying, but there were SO many talented and qualified applicants this year..." Don't take it personally and don't get discouraged! Consider it part of the learning process and grow from the experience. Stay motivated!
Have a CHANGE-filled week, 
Angela & the Student Media Team 
PitchNOLA 2013: Community Solutions

November 19, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Freeman Auditorium  


PitchNOLA: Community Solutions is a pitch competition with a simple mission: to provide a platform for community members to voice their solutions to our city's most pressing social and environmental challenges. It's then our job to facilitate start-up funding, project support, and media coverage to ensure that the community benefits! Audience members play a key role in this competition as part of PitchNOLA's goal to better connect social entrepreneurs with networks and resources. A suggested $5 donation to become an audience member at PitchNOLA will fund the "Audience Favorite Award." Additional donations towards this award are greatly appreciated. Votes will be cast via text message on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at the live competition. Additionally, we encourage audience members to provide relevant contacts, resources, or constructive feedback to assist PitchNOLA's semi-finalists in pursing their ideas. Feedback cards will be provided at the competition. Seats are available on a first come, first serve basis. Doors open at 6:00pm. To learn more about the semifinalists, visit the website.


The three celebrity judges for this year's event are Judy Reese Morse, Deputy Mayor and Chief of Staff of the City of New Orleans, Leslie Jacobs, Educate Now! Founder, New Orleans Startup Fund CEO, and John Frazee, Senior Vice President, News Services, CBS News.

Changemaker of the Week:
Ellen Dean
Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity President


Ellen, a senior, is the president of Tulane's chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, a national community service fraternity. APO focuses on leadership, friendship, and service.  She is deeply committed to APO because she believes so strongly in these three principles. "At Tulane, we are comfortably situated in the midst of an incredibly colorful and complex culture. Service, through APO or another organization, helps us venture out of the cozy Tulane bubble and into the New Orleans community. It shows us the lessons we can learn and the good that we can do when we commit wholeheartedly," Ellen says.


However, she admits that it is hard, as a large organization, to be well organized, to be purposeful and mindful in all the service activities they choose, and to follow through all the time. The organization constantly strives to improve its relationships with community partners, and though mistakes happen, APO never stops striving to improve its position in the community and the service its members provide. "We need it, and New Orleans needs it. We are up for the challenge!" Ellen promises.


Ellen recognizes the hundreds of ways students can enhance their college experience with service opportunities on campus through service learning, research positions, internships, and more. She would love to see more students taking advantage of these experiences, as well as making a conscious effort to follow through with their commitments even after their graduation requirements are finished.


Previously, Ellen has coached the debate team at Sophie B. Wright Charter School, interned at the Louisiana Bucket Brigade as a petrochemical accident researcher, and served as an Outreach Tulane Project Coordinator. She now sits on the CPS Student Advisory Board, and teaches group exercise classes at Reilly and Loyola.


A double major in English and Environmental Studies, Ellen is from Shreveport, Louisiana.

Changemaker Institute Application Deadline November 18  
The Changemaker Institute at Tulane supports students with ideas that will create positive social change that canevolve into sustainable social ventures and potential careers. The Institute helps students develop, test, and launch their social ventures. Since 2010, this student-led initiative has supported 25 social ideas, resulting in almost a dozen organizational entities that have raised close to $100,000 in start-up funding. Two notable successes include Aquaponic Modular Production Systems (AMPS) and Humanure Power. The institute prepares students for Tulane NewDay Social Innovation Challenge, which awards up to $20,000 in start-up funding to Tulane students dedicated to finding innovative, sustainable, and scalable solutions to social challenges in New Orleans. Visit the website to apply today! 


In the public square of social change, rejection is intensely personal. If you believe in your mission, and if you are giving it your all, then it's always personal. Let's admit that every dedicated social entrepreneur takes rejection personally! 


In pursuit of your values, rejection can play havoc with your virtues: It can make you risk averse. It can corrupt your social action self-confidence. Your capacity to manage rejection, day in and day out, is the most important skill you aren't taught in school.


-From Cafe Impact


How-To Reject Rejection When It's Personal
How-To Reject Rejection When It's Personal
Louisiana's Farm-to-Table Movement: 
Supporting local foods & farmers
featuring Carrie Castille, PhD, , Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry

November 14, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Downtown Campus, 1440 Canal StreetCollins C. Diboll Auditorium  


Dr. Carrie Castille, will discuss efforts at the state level to support local farmers, local food systems and the farm-to-table and farm-to-school movements. Please join us for a dialogue about the connections between food systems, communities, and health.

SOAR's Undoing Racism Workshop
November 15 -17, 2013
Are you concerned with confronting racism and economic oppression as a student, staff, or faculty member at Tulane? Do you want to be an effective community organizer in your school, neighborhood, city, and world? Join Students Organizing Against Racism (SOAR) for an Undoing Racism Training. Through dialogue, reflection, role-playing, strategic planning and presentations, this intensive process challenges participants to analyze the structures of power and privilege that hinder social equity and prepares them to be effective organizers for justice. Register here.
A Lecture by Angela Davis
November 18, 8:00 PM
McAlister Auditorium 


Through her activism and scholarship over many decades, Angela Davis has been deeply involved in movements for social justice around the world. Her work as an educator - both at the university level and in the larger public sphere - has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender justice.


Angela Davis is the author of nine books and has lectured throughout the United States as well as in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and South America. In recent years a persistent theme of her work has been the range of social problems associated with incarceration and the generalized criminalization of those communities that are most affected by poverty and racial discrimination. She draws upon her own experiences in the early seventies as a person who spent eighteen months in jail and on trial, after being placed on the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted List." Angela Davis is a founding member of Critical Resistance, a national organization dedicated to the dismantling of the prison industrial complex.


CPS Summer in India 2014 Information Session

November 18th, 5:00-6:00 PM

Alcee Fortier Conference Room


Students interested in participating in the international service-learning program in India during Summer 2014 will find out about the application process, courses offered and credit earned, service activities with Tibetan refugees, in-country travels, and grant opportunities.  

The program offers 3 academic credits, fulfills the 2
nd tier of the public service requirement, and is open to all majors. 

Film Screening "Screaming Queens" and "We Deserve
Part of Tulane University's Trans* Awareness Week
Tuesday, November 19,  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

LBC 210 


Join us for a screening of two short films that document the grassroots social movements (from 1966 to the present) that fight to end the criminalization and harassment of transgender people in New Orleans and beyond. Susan Stryker's "Screening of Screaming Queens" and Break Out's "We Deserve Better."

Dinner at CELT Series: "What's your learning style?"

November 19,  6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Richardson Building in Room 310

Come to the CELT office to learn which learning style you most identify with and how to maximize what you get out of your education depending on your mode of learning. We will feature free food! Please make sure to reserve your spot by November 18!

Tulane' s Hunger Summit
Part of Hunger and Homelessness Week
November 21, 7:00-9:00 PM
LBC Qatar Ballroom
Come join an open forum of discussion regarding hunger  in New Orleans and around the world. Community partners and activists will be in attendance to encourage critical thinking and debate. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Jakita Allen (vista@tulane.edu) for more information.
Interested in Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship? Consider the SISE Minor!
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Building upon Tulane University's strengths in civic engagement and service learning, the interdisciplinary social innovation and social entrepreneurship (SISE) minor will prepare students to use solutions-oriented thinking, integrate theory and practice, generate and support stimulating research across fields, & better understand and create new models of social change. Tulane recognizes that well-informed, motivated, and connected citizens are the real agents that create change, and the time and place to cultivate these changemakers is during their university studies. SISE will enable student to explore how they can be changemakers in whatever career path they choose, be it working for a nonprofit, a corporation, in academia, or starting their own venture. The first class in pursuing this minor is:


SISE 2010: Introduction to Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship

The introductory class gives students an appreciation for the field of social entrepreneurship and introduces students to several helpful frameworks that will be used in subsequent classes. Students will examine key concepts and the historical context, understand current theories and debates about social change, and discuss case studies of social entrepreneurs. The class will address two overarching tenets of SISE:

  • Social impact can best be created by moving away from the current divisive approach of separate sectors and towards blended models that connect and combine sectors in new ways
  • Social mission and social impact are the primary focus - understanding what your mission is, and how you create the greatest social impact, is key.

This spring the class will be offered on Tuesdays and Thrusdays from 9:30-10:45 AM or 11:00-12:15 AM.

Love TedxTU? Volunteer at TEDYouth New Orleans 
If you can't get enough of TED after attending TEDxTU on November 12th, sign up to be a Volunteer at TEDYouth, an official TED conference, the following weekend! For the first time TEDYouth will be held in New Orleans, and registration will be only open to 12-18 year olds. Volunteers who help out before and during the event will have the amazing opportunity to see what an official TED event looks like, and have access to the talks and the staff afterparty. Volunteers are needed on the afternoon of Friday November 16th and all day on Saturday November 17th. Email Mary Bryan at mbryan@tulane.edu if interested.
Don't Forget to Register for the Small Steps, Big Wins Challenge!
And Download the App! 

Make sure to register for this NetImpact competition. All you need to do is take simple environmental and social actions-like riding your bike to campus, recycling trash, and unplugging electronics. Then track your personal actions by creating a profile on myActions. The website leaderboard shows how you stack up against other schools, teams, and individuals. Each action taken results in a number of points and a small donation to a worthy cause. Additionally, individual participants have the chance to win tons of cool prizes, like plane tickets, Kindles, and gift cards.competition to make yourself and Tulane eligible for cool prizes while raising money for a number of great causes! Last semester, students on 74 campuses (including Tulane) took 45,000 individual small steps, collectively preventing 64,000 l lbs. of CO2 emissions, contributing 3,000 volunteer hours to local nonprofits, and more.

Visit the website for more information and to register for the competition. Tulane has fallen on the school leaderboard, and we need your help to reach the top! Download the app for easier access. And check out the photo contest-the two students who post the best photo each day will win a FREE T-SHIRT

Internship Opportunity: TRUESCHOOL STUDIO

Spring 2014

Start Date: Jan. 15

Application Deadline: Dec. 1


No policymaker or president is as powerful as a teacher when it comes to impact on student achievement. Far from widgets, teachers are the critical architects and designers of the student experience. TrueSchool challenges the traditional confines of the teaching job description - our teachers take on a hybrid role as teacher AND innovator.

Our vision is to recognize excellent, entrepreneurial teachers and grow their potential and impact. TrueSchool creates experiential learning opportunities for educators around design and innovation. Our 1-day, 1-month, and 10-month innovation experiences leverage teacher insights and drive the creation of school-designed innovations to solve school-specific challenges.


We are currently looking for two exceptional Interns to join our team this spring. Requirements:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to work independently and remotely as well as perform as a member of a team
  • Flexibility, initiative, perseverance, and a sense of humor
  • A commitment to education equity and an interest in opportunities to rethink/redesign the status quo
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills and a solutions-focused mindset

Successful applications will have prior experience working in the field of education and/or social entrepreneurship. Graduate students, young professionals, and exceptional undergraduates are invited to apply. We are particularly interested in individuals with experience in:

  • Teaching/mentoring
  • Design-thinking
  • Quantitative and qualitative research experience
  • Previous professional experience/internship in the field of education technology or education policy
Visit the website for more information and to apply.

Internship Opportunity: Sci Academy Project Intern with the Seminar on Innovation and Change


We are seeking a project intern for the senior-level Seminar in Innovation

 and Change. Specifically, we are seeking an ambitious and motivated

 college student to help design and implement an upcoming innovative project. 


Internship Components

  • Work a few (2-5) hours per week in developing a curriculum for an upcoming student project.
  • Begin as soon as possible; unpaid position.
  • Meet once per week (phone or in person) with the seminar instructor at Sci Academy.
  • Research and explore opportunities for students (internship opportunities, field trips, guest speakers).
  • Assist in the set up of the final capstone program (requirements, creation of rubrics, writing handbooks).
  • Engage local university stakeholders in opportunities within this project.

Interested in applying? Email resume and cover letter to jkline@collegiateacademies.org. Visit the website for more information. 

Conference Opportunity: 2014 Public Policy Leadership Conference at Harvard Kennedy School
The 2014 PPLC will take place at Harvard from February 20-23, 2014, convening 50 college freshmen and sophomores from all over the country for intensive policy immersion. Student participants will have a unique opportunity to engage with Harvard Kennedy School faculty, graduate students, and administrators. Participants will also connect with fellowship programs and other graduate programs who share PPLC's commitment to diversity in public service. 
Program Benefits:
  • Roundtrip travel  
  • Hotel accommodations and conference meals  
  • Substantive training on career planning, resume building, and leadership
  • Must be enrolled in first or second year of study at a U.S. post-secondary institution  
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident  
  • GPA of 3.0 and demonstrated commitment to public service  
Applications are available online at their website and are due November 15, 2013

ThinkImpact Institute

ThinkImpact Institute programs in Africa and Latin America offer extreme 
immersion that allows for personal and professional growth beyond boundaries. On the Institute you will collaborate with local community partners to accomplish big things in a short amount of time. Go beyond study abroad, boring internships and traditional volunteering. Work with people in the real world and create a tangible impact.

Check out the latest program opportunities hereUpcoming winter programs include:
  • Ghana Institute for Food Innovation 
  • Kenya Institute for Health Innovation 
  • Panama Institute for Social Innovation 
  • Rwanda Institute for Education Innovation 
  • Rwanda Institute for Social Innovation 

For more information, contact Mary Bryan at mbryan@tulane.edu, Tulane's ThinkImpact Campus Rep today for more information about her experience in Rwanda.

Conference Opportunity: 2014 Unreasonable Institute APPLICATION DUE TOMORROW

Get training from 50 seasoned mentors, ranging from a founder of 3 companies to the director of strate
gy at BRAC. Gain access to a network of 250+ funders, build relationships with investors, and join a community of 100+ entrepreneurs from 37 countries! The 2014 Institute will run from May 30th - July 6th, 2014 in Boulder, Colorado. Apply by November 7, 2013! 

Job Opportunity: IDScan.net

Interested in working for a fast-growth startup? We are looking for a paid part-time E-commerce/Logistics Manager that can work 15-25 hours/week.



  • Great company culture and people Opportunity to operate a large part of our business 
  • Opportunity to learn about advanced software products


  • Willingness to take initiative and assume a leadership role
  • Willingness to learn how to operate an E-commerce business 
  • Team player with a customer-first mentality
  • Preferred: experience with 3DCart and ZenDesk

Fellowship Opportunity: Education Pioneers Fellowship Programs 


Do you know top emerging leaders who could make an impact in the education sector? If so, then apply for an Education Pioneers Fellowship todayFor our Fellowships, we are seeking over 500 talented emerging leaders from diverse academic, professional, and personal backgrounds.  

Specifically, we are interested in recruiting people who:
  • Are skilled in data analysis, strategic planning, and finance and operations;
  •  Are interested in working in our high-priority cities, including New Orleans, LA; Memphis and Nashville, TN; Hartford, CT; and Dallas/Ft. Worth and Houston, TX;
  • Have roots in and ties to the communities where we work.
We also remain committed to engaging and supporting emerging leaders of color; 55% of our 2013 Graduate School Fellowship cohort identified as a person of color.
Applications for the 2014 Graduate School Fellowship (10-week summer and yearlong placements) and 2014 Partnerships are now open; apply here.

Apply for the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented,
 committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields-science, technology, engineering, and mathematics-into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and New Jersey. Eligible applicants include current undergraduates, recent college graduates, midcareer professionals, and retirees who have majored in, or had careers in, STEM fields. The Teaching Fellowship includes:
  • Admission to a master's degree program at a partner university
  • Preparation for teacher certification in science, mathematics or technology education
  • extensive preparation for teaching in a high-need urban or rural secondary school for one full year prior to becoming the teacher-of-record in a science or math classroom
  • A $30,000 stipend, with tuition arrangements varying by campus in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and New Jersey. (Once Fellows are certified teachers at the end of the first year, they obtain salaried employment in high-need schools.)
  • Support and mentoring throughout the three-year teaching commitment
  • Support of a cohort of WW Fellows passionate about science and math education
  • lifelong membership in a national network of Woodrow Wilson Fellows who are intellectual leaders
Apply  by December 2, or January 31!
Show in Film what YOU can do to Change the Story!
Undergraduate students, submit your 3-5 minute short films that address global women's issues such as education for girls, maternal health, violence against women and girls and a variety of other issues. Submission deadline is December 31, 2013. Winners will be awarded over $20K in prizes! Red carpet event for 2012/13 awards ceremony to be held at the Harvard campus on February 23, 2013. Learn more here.
Further Develop your professional skills with Launchange!

Want to build your résumé, develop your professional skills, make a difference,
 and help start a business at the same time? If so, check out Launchange.

Launchange is an online community that connects students and recent graduates from Tulane, Loyola, UNO, & Xavier so they can work together to build social ventures. Launchange connects young social entrepreneurs with developing talent.


They identify and invite only the most serious students to be part of our startup community. Only ventures with bold visions--backed by talent and commitment--have the potential to create meaningful impact. As its network grows, Launchange will invite "Gurus," proven entrepreneurs, to guide the next generation of startups in New Orleans. Launchange is developing a minimum viable product to grow this community.


Launchange presents a valuable and practical learning opportunity outside of the classroom. By connecting on Launchange's network, participants further their careers by gaining real-life experience and developing marketable, professional skills.

Visit our website to show interest in joining our Community of Changemakers
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