On the Calendar 


TUCP Directions Programming Workshop
1/26 12:00PM-3:00PM
LBC 203

10 Principles for Creating a Meaningful Career
CELT Lunch Workshop
1/30 12:30-1:45PM
310 Richardson Building

Audre Lorde Lecture by Aishah Shahidah Simmons
2/4 6:30-8:00PM
Rogers Memorial Chapel
No! The Rape Documentary 
2/5 6:30 PM
LBC 203

"Ain't I a Woman?" 
A Lecture by Laverne Cox
2/17 8:00PM
McAlister Auditorium

"The Intersection of Black Arts, Cultural Appropriation, and Gender and Sexuality:"
A Discussion with Big Freedia
2/19 7:00PM
LBC Kendall Cram

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Welcome Back, Changemakers!

We hope you're all rested, reinvigorated, and ready to make this semester your best one yet! There are a number of truly inspirational events and opportunities happening on and around campus in the coming weeks. Take advantage of them! Whether you are continuing to work on an extended project or excited to try something new, these skill-builders, motivational speakers, and funding sources will give you the tools you need to succeed in 2014!
Have a CHANGE-filled week, 
Angela & the Student Media Team 

How to Boldly and Bravely Bet on Yourself


Economic and social justice "investing" is a gamble in a futures market of human development and human hope. It is speculative and uncharted. A social capital risk regulated, not by the Securities Exchange Commission, but by your compassion, your commitment and your career choices.


In the this video Jerry Hildebrand, CEO of the Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship, says, "dare yourself to take a social change career risk." He's telling you to bet that you are a good enough listener and learner to make the most of the social change career cards that life's luck will deal you.


From Cafe Impact



How-To Boldly and Bravely Bet On Yourself
How-To Boldly and Bravely Bet On Yourself
Changemaker of the Week: 
Sammy Bosalavage
CELT Changemaker Institute


Tulane senior Sammy Bosalavage is one of the facilitator's for this year's Changemaker Institute. A Project of the Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching, this 10-week incubator program empowers students to create the change they want to see on campus, in this city and even in the world!


She also serves on the team of Fund 17, a venture that participated in the Changemaker Institute last year. The student-run micro-finance institution provides financial opportunity, education and empowerment in all seventeen wards of New Orleans. They recently made their first loan to a shop-owner in Dyverse city.


In addition to these roles, Sammy is a member of Sigma Delta Tau and has helped organize  Tulane's TEDx event, TEDxTU for four years.One change she would like to see on campus is the implementation of composting in the dining hall.

A double major in Sociology and Social Policy and Practice with minors in Philosophy and Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship, Sammy is from Rockland County, New York. After graduation she plans to complete a fellowship  such as Emerson National Anti-Hunger Fellows Program or work with an organization in New York called Defy Ventures that works to help formerly incarcerated individuals start their own businesses. 


Join Tulane's Net Impact Chapter

Net Impact empowers a new generation to drive social and environmental change on campus and throughout their careers. Net Impact provide the network and resources to inspire emerging leaders to work towards successful "impact careers" - together we make a net impact that transforms their lives, their organizations, and the world. Tulane's Net Impact Undergraduate Chapter is recruiting new members.

Leadership positions include:
* Program Manager: Act as liaison between organizational advisers, SISE Initiatives on campus, Tulane's graduate Net Impact chapter, and the national Net Impact organization and facilitate information distribution to members regarding opportunities through Net Impact, such as grant challenges, internships, networking opportunities, and more.
* Finance Manager: Maintain the budget and funding requirements of the organization through communication with organizational advisers, SISE Initiatives leaderships and USG.
* Small Steps, Big Wins Campus Director: Monitor and promote the Small Steps, Big Wins, a competition to spark undergraduates into doing positive social and environmental actions. Actions are assigned points and individuals, teams and schools compete against each other for recognition and prizes. The underlying idea is that if many individuals take small steps, together communities and campuses can come together for big wins.

Contact npham2@tulane.edu for more information or to express interest.
Roots of Music Academic Tutoring Needs Volunteers!

Like kids?   Have spare time between 3:45 and 6? Tulane's Roots of Music Tutoring Program is looking for new volunteers. RoM is a free after-school marching band program for New Orleans students ages 9-14. In order to stay in the band, students must maintain a 2.5 GPA. That's where YOU come in, assisting students with their homework assignments and school projects. Tulane volunteers take the shuttle service to the Cabildo in Jackson Square Monday-Thursday, leaving at 3:45 and returning around 6. A weekly commitment of at least one day a week is preferred. For more information, email Mary Soule at msoule@tulane.edu.
Submit Your Work for the Audre Lorde Week Student Showcase!  
Tulane's Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity will host its second annual Audre Lorde Week in February. This week aims to celebrate the life, work, and influence of Black feminist lesbian warrior mother poet Audre Lorde. On Thursday, February 6th, the Queer-Feminist Collective, the Tulane Black Student Union, and the Tulane University Vagina Monologues would like to highlight the work that Tulane students are producing at the intersections of race, class, sexuality, and gender. This day-long exhibition will include panels, paper presentations, art displays, short film screenings, performances and more--all 100% student-led, organized, and moderated. Students of all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, races, ethnicities, dis/abilities are welcome and encouraged to submit work here.
For any questions, please email qfctulane@gmail.com. 

CELT-SI Engaged Learning Awards Now Available
CELT-SI Engaged Learning Awards will be available to students exhibiting financial need to participate in engaged learning experiences that build your skills in the fields of social innovation, social entrepreneurship, and changemaking. Funds can be used for accommodations, travel, registration fees, project supplies, etc. The award is presented with the following expectations: 
  • Involvement in programming related to CELT-SI, TUchangemakers, or the SISE Minor. 
  • A series of blog entries that share your experience, including a critical analysis of the experience and its role in your academic studies and professional aspirations. 
  • Completion of an evaluation form. 
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until April 18, 2014. Please e-mail your completed application to Rebecca at rotten@tulane.edu or hand deliver the application to CELT, 310 Richardson Building. Apply today!
TUCP Directions Programming Workshop
January 26, 12:00-3:00 PM
LBC 203

Are you a new student organization? Do you have questions about how to put on a successful event? Wondering how to design a flyer? Then this workshop is for you! During this workshop you will learn how to book a room for your event and learn about advertising for your event. This will include tips on how to make a poster and effectively utilize social media leading up to your event, info on the university's posting guidelines, and a list of university faculty and staff who should be informed about your event in order to help with advertising. TUCP is very excited to share these resources with more student organizers in order to present more successful programming on campus.

This workshop is open to all students, and registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. To register, visit our Eventbrite pageFor any questions, please email Direction chair Jessica Callahan at tucp.direction@gmail.com

10 Principles for Creating a Meaningful Career
A workshop series that will help you identify career paths that are right for you and good for the world.
Thursdays, 12:30-1:45 PM at CELT (310 Richardson Building)
Lunch provided, register here at least 24 hours in advance.
For more information, please contact Rebecca at rotten@tulane.edu

Over the past twenty-five years, 
Echoing Green has uncovered the common experiences that led young emerging professionals to meaningful, high-impact work. These workshops, offered by trained "Work on Purpose" facilitators and based on scholarship from the world's top research institutions, will help students explore and practice these principles. Topics include: 
  • 1/30 Family Influences: Uncover conscious and subconscious messages you receive about work and how those messages shape the way you approach your career.
  • 2/6 Know What You've Got, Know What You Need: Identify your gifts and surround yourself with people whose gifts complement your own.
  • 2/13 Taking Care of You: Figure out how to sustain yourself while working on the issues that matter deeply to you.
  • 2/20 Moment of Obligation: Discover the social problems you most want to address and your priorities in addressing these social problems.
  • 2/27 Heart + Head = Hustle: Identify work that aligns your heart, the issues that matter most to you, and your head, the unique gifts you can contribute. 
  • 3/13 Take Perspective....Someone Else's: Discuss how to create solutions that are right for the communities you are trying to serve.
  • 3/20 Hustle Statement: Develop your own personal purpose statement.
  • 3/27 Fail-Off: Confront your fear of failure, a central barrier emerging professionals face when pursuing their purpose.
  • 4/3 Fear Means Go: Identify and face fears that may keep you from walking your purpose path.
  • 4/10 Transforming Challenges into Strengths: Recognize clues within your personal challenges that help point to your purpose. 
Audre Lorde Lecture by Aishah Shahidah Simmons
Featured lecture of Audre Lorde Week
Rogers Memorial Chapel
February 4, 6:30-8:00 PM

Aishah Shahidah Simmons is an award-winning African-American feminist lesbian independent documentary filmmaker, television and radio producer, writer, international lecturer, and activist who teaches under/graduate courses on the work of Audre Lorde.

No! The Rape Documentary Screening
Featured screening as part of Audre Lorde Week
February 5, 6:30 PM
LBC 203

Almost since the conception of the idea/vision for the feature length documentary that has evolved into NO!, Aishah Shahidah Simmons (see above), an incest and rape survivor, has been on the international road raising awareness about rape, sexual assault, and other forms of violence against women; and the critical non-negotiable need to end it.

This award-winning, internationally-acclaimed documentary explores the international reality of rape and other forms of sexual assault through the first person testimonies, scholarship, spirituality, activism and cultural work of African-Americans.
TUCP Direction Presents "Ain't I a Woman?:" A Lecture by Laverne Cox
Fevruary 17, 8:00PM
McAlister Auditorium

Laverne Cox is an actress, writer, producer, and transgender advocate. She can currently be seen in the critically acclaimed Netflix original series Orange is the New Black. Her portrayal of the incarcerated Sophia Burset has touched the hearts of viewers.

Cox is the first African-American trans woman to produce and star in her own television show, VH1's critically acclaimed TRANSForm Me. TRANSform Me was nominated for a GLAAD media award for Outstanding Reality Program in 2011 and was the first television show to star three transsexual women. Cox made television history when she became the first African-American trans woman to appear on a reality television program, VH1's I Wanna Work for Diddy in 2008. She accepted the GLAAD media award for Outstanding Reality Program for I Want to Work for Diddy in 2009.

Cox was named as one of the most influential trans people in America in the inaugural Trans 100 in 2013. She was named one of the top 50 trans icons by the Huffington Post in 2012. Laverne was named one of Out magazine's "Out 100" in 2010. Metro Source magazine named her one of the "55 People We Love" in 2008.

As a transgender advocate Cox continues to lend her voice to the cause of transgender visibility and equality. She is committed to telling diverse and three dimensional trans stories in the media. She travels the country speaking about issues that affect the trans community. She is also a regular contributor to The Huffington Post.
The Intersection of Black Arts, Cultural Appropriation, and Gender & Sexuality Studies: A Discussion with Big Freedia
February 19, 7:00 PM
LBC Kendall Cram 

Join the Black Student Union on the evening of Wednesday Feb 19th for a discussion with the Queen Diva herself Big Freedia on "The Intersection of Black Arts, Cultural Appropriation and Gender & Sexuality." This timely discussion takes place in the midst of the national discussion on cultural appropriation brought about by the emergence of New Orleans bounce culture, specifically twerking, onto the national scene. Doors open at 6:3pm, Q&A session to follow the discussion. Immediately after the discussion, a limited number of attendees will have the chance to attend a Bounce Twerkshop hosted by Big Freedia herself in the Qatar Ballroom!
Internship Opportunity: Libraries Without Borders
LWB is seeking a U.S. Program Development intern to assist the US Director with the development of international and domestic projects, fundraising, and communications.  
1. Coordination of projects and fundraising campaign especially for creating the Digital Law Library, which will equip legal professionals in English- speaking countries with digital copies of case law, statutes, and regulations needed to practice law effectively and expanding library
 resources in New Orleans through digital and traditional media .
2. Development of the visibility of BSF/LWB internationally.
3. Administrative tasks.

Qualifications Required: 
Embrace the philosophy and values of BSF 
Self-motivated and hard working  
Office skills (Microsoft Office, Internet) 
Native-level English language skills 
Excellent writing and project management skills 
The duration of the internship is 6 to 12 months and will begin ASAP in New Orleans. To apply, send resume and  cover letter to eric.parrie@librarieswithoutborders.org 

ThinkImpact Spring Break Trips and Scholarship


Are you ready to break out of the mold? Make your spring break transformational and high impact. You can do it with a Global Opportunity Scholarship from ThinkImpact. Select applicants will receive support to join us this spring. $30,000 in scholarships are there for the taking, what are you waiting for?     

Pick a  program and apply now. Spring break trips will explore social or health innovation in Ghana, Rwanda, or Panama. Deadline to apply for a spring scholarship is January 31, 2014. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Apply now to increase your chances! 

Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI) Summer 2014 
Want to intern, volunteer, or study abroad this summer?  How about all three?  Participate in the Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI) Summer 2014 for an experience unlike any other. GESI combines a study abroad experience in one of six developing countries with hands-on partnerships with locally communities and organizations.  Work and live in Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, India, Nicaragua, South Africa, or Uganda.  
Teams collaborate with the community on life saving, and life changing projects that truly make a difference. From microfinance ventures tohealth education, social entrepreneurship to increasing the environmental sustainability of a community, GESI projects have a wide range of impact:
GESI South Africa 2013
The team worked with community partners to establish a sand-selling business to local brick-makers to help generate community income.  The team worked with local stakeholders to legitimize their ownership of a large untapped resource of sand, which is often used for construction.  After working with multiple area leaders to gain permission, partner-building, and the generation of a business plan, the area established its sand selling and brick-business.    
For more information go to the GESI website, or email atgesi@northwestern.edu.  Final deadline is March 1, 2014, but please apply early, as spaces will fill.
Leadership exCHANGE Spring and Summer Opportunities

Established in 1999, Leadership exCHANGE is an educational organization dedicated to providing young people with the skills and opportunities they need to become active and responsible citizens in this global community. The program offers credit-bearing courses in leadership, ethics, development, and social entrepreneur ship.

Women as Change Agents: March 6 - 16 2014 in Panama City, Panama 
HUB CRAWL: Innovation and Social Impact, May 19-31 2014 in Czech Republic, Austria & Germany
Leadership: July 1 - July 30 2014 in Prague, Czech Republic 
Leadership: July 1- 30, 2014 in Panama City, Panama 
Leadership: July 2 - July 30 2014 in Rome, Italy
Women and Leadership Program: August 1-15, 2014 in Prague, Czech Republic
Social Entrepreneurship: August 1 - August 15 2014 in Prague, Czech Republic 

Visit the website for more information.

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.

Fellowship Opportunity: Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows

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 January 31!

Funding Opportunity: 2014 Business for Good Competition


The Business for Good Competition provides both experienced and new social entrepreneurs with a platform for new ideas to solve social problems.Teams or solo social entrepreneurs from across the USA can apply to pitch their idea at the Social Enterprise Alliance 2014 National Summit in front of a national audience of leading entrepreneurs, funders, policy makers and educators. Over $50,000 in prizes will be awarded, including seed funding, incubation space, website/branding services, legal and technical assistance, and admission to Nashville's Entrepreneur Center social enterprise accelerator program.


The contest application, rules, and additional information are posted online. Applications are due by February 21, 2014. 


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 network that connects students with startups that focus foremost on creating social impact. Students on Launchange  are generally active or interested in the entrepreneurial scene and are building skills in design, web and app development, and/or business. If you are interested in practicing social entrepreneurship and applying its methods, Launchange presents a great opportunity to get involved and get connected.

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