On the Calendar 


Public Service Internships Information Session

4/2 5:30

LBC Qatar Ballroom


Work On Purpose Lunch Workshop

4/3 12:30 PM

CELT Conference Room


NewDay Speaker Philip Auerswald 

4/3 6-7 PM

Weinmann Hall 110 (Law School) 


Discovering Social Innovation through Scholarship: An academic symposium 

4/4 9 AM to 6 PM 

Weinmann Hall Multipurpose Room (Law School) 

What's Feminism Got to Do with It:
A Lecture by Dr. Mary Tripp 

4/7 5:30

Anna Mary Lounge

"Kids for Cash" Documentary

4/7 6:00

Freeman Auditorium, Woldenburg Art Center


Work On Purpose Lunch Workshop

4/10 12:30 PM

CELT Conference Room

Careers in Social Justice Panel
4/15 5:30
LBC Room 201

Know someone who deserves to be recognized as changemaker of the week? Email your nominations to tuchangemakers@wave.tulane.edu

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Celebrating Spring!

Happy Thursday, Changemakers!

Who's ready for CrawFest? CELT sure is! But we're also very excited for the inaugural Social Innovation Symposium put together by graduate students, called "Discovering Social Innovation through Scholarship." Make sure to see keynote speaker Philip Auerswald talk about where the academic field of social innovation is headed tonight, then visit a few panel discussions highlighting the research of Tulane PhD students and faculty in fields ranging from psychology to communication to international development and public health. Both the keynote and panels are open to students, staff, faculty and the general New Orleans community - register ASAP for Thursday and Friday, you won't want to miss it!

This weekend kicks off a month of Tulane's favorite festivals, including French Quarter Fest, the Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival, the ever-popular Jazz Fest, and CELT Week (details TBA). Get your work done early, and get excited!

Meanwhile, there are a few events coming up this week we think you should know about! Also, be sure to look at the internship/job opportunities we've posted-it's time to stop procrastinating and send in those applications!

Have a CHANGE-filled week, 
Angela & the Student Media Team 
Changemaker of the Week
Miranda Jean
Human Trafficking Awareness Week
Miranda, left, with co-chair Lizzie Hogan.
For the second year in a row, Miranda was elected to be the Human Rights in Crisis committee co-chair of Tulane University's Global Service League. Working along side leaders from Tulane and Loyola University she organized and implemented Human Trafficking Awareness Week, an annual occurrence with planned advocacy events every day throughout the week. She helped recruit speakers, create a panel event, host documentary screenings, and plan ways for students to get involved with the cause in New Orleans.
Miranda would like to see more students involved with anti-human trafficking work in the city of New Orleans, as it is a major problem in our own backyard. Outside of her involvement with HTA Week and Tulane Global Service League, Other than the Global Service League, Miranda has been a member of Tulane University Ladies A Cappella for four years. Last year, she was the President of this organization. 
A senior from Houston, Texas, Miranda will graduate with majors in Sociology and International Development this May. Next year, she will pursue a Masters in Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin.
TONIGHT: NewDay Speaker: Philip Auerswald  
2013 Presidential Fellow at George Mason University, & Co-Founder and Co-Editor of Innovations
Thursday, April 3 6-7 PM
Weinmann Hall 110 (Law School)

Philip Auerswald is the 2013-14 presidential fellow and an associate professor of public policy at George Mason University. His most recent book is The Coming Prosperity: How Entrepreneurs Are Transforming the Global Economy. He is the founder of Innovations, a quarterly journal about entrepreneurial solutions to global challenges. In June 2013 he led the launch of the National Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, an organization dedicated to using the National Mall in Washington DC as a platform to celebrate and support entrepreneurship and innovation. In parallel he is involved in start-up initiatives related to mobile health service delivery and the integration of apprenticeships into collegiate education. From 2010 to 2013 he was an an advisor to the Clinton Global Initiative, focusing on job creation and market-based solutions.

This keynote lecture is part of
Discovering Social Innovation through Scholarship
A Graduate Student-Led Symposium at Tulane University
Friday, April 4 9:30 AM to 6 PM
Weinmann Hall Multipurpose Room (Law School)
View the full schedule and RSVP TODAY

This symposium offers an opportunity for researchers, academics, students, and community members to learn how different disciplines are investigating social innovation. Some of the questions that panels will address include:
  • What makes something a social innovation?
  • How is technology being delivered and implemented within different geographical contexts?
  • How do available resource define what is innovative?
  • How can innovations alter our institutions and ways of thinking?
  • How might innovations emerge from a community?

How-to Kick it as a Fundraiser for Fun and Profit


As the spring semester approaches its close, a number of on-campus organizations are hosting their final fundraisers of the year, for themselves or for their community partners. As a member of several organizations, I know the effort it takes to put on such an event doesn't always seem worth your while. Here are some tips to make your next attempt your best ever.


"One million U.S. nonprofits compete for the $300 million annually donated to charity. Historically, most of the money goes to religious and educational institutions. Is your social enterprise, your vision for a decent world, getting funded?


Like every successful social entrepreneur I know, John Anner, Executive Director of the East Meets West Foundation, tackles the money challenge with unrestrained glee and gusto. For him raising money "is a multidimensional chess game" - a game he has made fascinating and fun. Discover his no-nonsense tips and practical insights on how to go about winning the dollars your cause needs:


My four favorite, and the most useful, Anner tips for getting it done:

  • "There are only two kinds of people on your donor list: people who give you money and useless people."
  • "Persistence over time matters."
  • "I pay attention to what funders do, not what they say."
  • "Imagine different audiences. How do you explain your cause to your mother, the head of the Ford Foundation, a group of students, etc.?"
-From Cafe Impact
How-To Kick It As A Fundraiser For Fun And Profit
How-To Kick It As A Fundraiser For Fun And Profit

Spring 2014 CPS Internship Fair 
Wednesday, April 2nd 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
LBC Qatar Ballroom
Over 100 different community organizations will be represented and recruiting interns for both Summer and Fall 2014 semesters. This is your chance to meet them face to face and finalize your placement! Partners attending the fair represent a wide range of professional domains and there will be exciting and quality internship opportunities for students in every academic field.

"What's Feminism Got to Do With It:" A Lecture by Dr. Mary Trigg
April 7 5:30 PM 
Anna Mary Lounge, Caroline Richardson Building

The Newcomb College Institute invites you to the Adele Ramos Salzer lecture on womenıs education titled, "Whatıs Feminism Got to Do With It? Womenıs Leadership for Social Change." Whether youıre teaching a class or supporting students through other programs or offices, weıd like you to join us on April 7 to hear the 2014 lecturer, Mary Trigg.
Dr. Trigg is a scholar and practitioner of womenıs leadership in multiple contexts. She currently holds the role of Associate Professor in the Department of Womenıs and Gender Studies at Rutgers University and the Director of Leadership Programs and Research at the Institute for Womenıs Leadership. Dr. Trigg is the founding director of the Leadership Scholars Certificate Program, a leadership education honors program for undergraduate women, and has co-founded four additional leadership programs for women at Rutgers. In addition, she directs the research at the Institute for Womenıs Leadership.
The event will be held on the Uptown campus in the Anna Many Lounge in the Caroline Richardson Building on April 7 from 5:30-6:30 pm.

"Kids For Cash" Screening and Panel 

On Monday, April 7th CACTUS will host a screening of "Kids for Cash", a documentary focusing on the school to prison pipeline. It follows the story of two judges in PA who were convicted of accepting bribes to ruthlessly sentence over 3,000 minors to private juvenile detention centers. We are very excited as this will be the first time which it is screened not in theaters. We will be presenting the movie at 6:30 in the Freeman Auditorium in the Woldenberg Art Center. Dinner will be provided at 6:00pm and the showing will be followed by a panel discussion featuring New Orleans experts to relate this issue to our hometown. 
Careers in Social Justice Panel

The Tulane Career Center, along with Newcomb College Institute and the Office of Gender and Sexual Diversity, will be hosting a panel for Careers in Social Justice surrounding Women and LGBTQ issues. During this time, Tulane alumni from the New Orleans community will be present to discuss their current positions in this field. Students in attendance will be able to hear stories of panelists' experience during their own job search and what to expect once they begin a career in this line of work. Open to all majors and all students, the panel will take place on Tuesday, April 15th, from 5:30-7pm in Room 201 of the Lavin-Bernick Center. For questions, please contact Ed Pittman at epittma@tulane.edu.
10 Principles for Creating a Meaningful Career
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. Workshops are filling up fast, so sign up ASAP. Upcoming topics include: 

Internship Opportunity: Health Equity


Families USA, a national, non-partisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high quality, affordable health care for all Americans, is looking for a Health Equity Intern. The intern will work as part of Families USA's Health Equity Department to support our efforts to advance health equity and remove barriers to accessing timely, high-quality, affordable healthcare-which frequently is a challenge in communities of color.


The Health Equity Department at Families USA is currently focused on maximizing the positive impact of the Affordable Care Act on health care access for people of color. Working with national and state partners, we are promoting and supporting outreach and public education efforts with the goal of attaining maximum enrollment in the new health care options that became available on January 1, 2014. In addition, we aim to promote and facilitate advocacy at the national and local levels by, among other activities, providing our network of health equity activists with the information, materials and technical assistance they need to maximize their advocacy impact.


The intern's tasks vary by need but may include:

  • Research Support and Materials Preparation
  • Online Advocacy Support
  • Supporting State-Based Advocates
  • Database Administration

Interns at Families USA are considered part of the staff and attend weekly staff meetings and internal team meetings to discuss Families USA's advocacy strategy and new initiatives to ensure health care access for all Americans. In addition, Families USA encourages interns to take part in the active political community of Washington, D.C. by attending policy forums at other major organizations and think tanks. Interns are also expected to participate in "brown bag" discussions of advocacy work and political issues.

Internships are paid ($8.25 per hour) and normally work 40 hours per week.

Internship Opportunity: Social Enterprise Business Research and Development


Spark Ventures is seeking to bring on a Social Enterprise Business Research and Development Intern to assist Spark during a very exciting and important time- the advanced stages of business research and financial analysis for a start-up that we will be investing in in Nicaragua. The start-up, which will be an agribusiness intended to support our Nicaraguan partner organization, Las Tías, will be launched later this year. We're looking for a business intern to help with analyzing existing primary research, doing follow up research and outreach, assisting in scenario modeling and analysis, and assisting in the development of investment decks .Strong preference for MBA students, however advanced undergraduates in Business Administration will also be considered

Visit the website for more information or email resume and a one page cover letter to careers@sparkventures.org.  

Internship Opportunity: Energy Efficiency Research


Green Light New York, a growing nonprofit focused on energy efficiency education, seeks a Research Intern for Summer 2014. The ideal intern has a background in energy efficiency and strong research and writing skills. This intern will play a key role in developing content for Green Light's public exhibits and expand the depth of its online resources. This internship will provide the opportunity to become well acquainted with the energy efficiency field in New York City.

GLNY is a nascent not-for-profit with a mission to become the center of education and innovation for energy efficient buildings and sustainable lighting strategies. In addition to educational events, demonstration projects and research, GLNY is a resource center for the real estate community with a compelling vision for its role in building a more sustainable New York. A monthly stipend is offered. 



  • Reviewing and rewriting case studies for the website
  • Writing "evergreen" content for the blog based on case studies and research
  • Populating website resource pages with images and text based on research about the latest energy efficient products and technologies
  • Developing content for exhibitions
Visit the job listing for more info.

Job Opportunity: The National Endowment for Democracy


The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks a Program Assistant. This is an entry-level position on our Middle East and North Africa regional program team. The position is based in Washington, D.C.


Position Summary:

  • Provide day-to-day administrative and programmatic support to the Middle East and North Africa program staff.


  • Ensure logging in of grant proposals.
  • Draft budgets and assist with writing project summaries.
  • Provide support for considering and awarding grants to nongovernmental organizations working on democracy building programs in the assigned region/country.
  • Assist senior director and staff with general administrative duties.
  • Research information on current political developments in the assigned region/country.
  • Attend and report on relevant conferences, meetings, and other events.
  • Organize events for visiting grantees.


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field.
  • Fluency in Arabic and French (reading, writing and speaking) are required. Preferred candidates will also have language proficiencies in other languages used in the region, including Turkish and Farsi.
Visit the website for more information.
Funding Opportunity: Newcomb -Tulane College Grant 
Apply now to fund your academic pursuits, summer internships,
 conferences, and more.. The remaining application deadline for the spring semester is April 15. For more information, visit the website, email donuts@tulane.edu, call Allison Cruz at 504-314-2801, or visit Cudd Hall, room 204.
Funding Opportunity: CELT Fund for Summer Student/Faculty
 Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities 
CELT funding will support projects and initiatives that promote faculty and undergraduate student scholarly engagement, consistent with Tulane's mission of outstanding undergraduate education in a research university. In recognition of the fact that students often have limited resources for engaging in research on campus during the summer, CELT is calling for proposals that promote scholarly and intellectual relationships between Tulane faculty and undergraduate students during the summer months. This call for proposals is broad in scope and includes all fields and disciplines at Tulane University. 
Please email Dr. Gary Talarchek at talarch@tulane.edu for more information and to apply.

Call for Student Speakers: IGNITE Tulane


On Tuesday April 22nd from 6:30 to 7:30, Tulane will host an IGNITE event, similar to a TED Talk. We are looking for three students  who have had experience in the professional world through internships or jobs, and who believe sharing what they have learned would be valuable to their peers, to speak at the even. Each student's presentation would only last for five minutes and would follow the guidelines of an IGNITE (details here).


If interested, please respond to the following question in a Microsoft Word document and email your response toahaverla@tulane.edu and nkuchari@tulane.edu.:


In 300 words or less, describe the experiences you would discuss in your presentation.

Call for Submissions: The Tulane Undergraduate Research Journal
The new Tulane Undergraduate Research Journal is seeking research articles from undergraduate students in any major, even in the arts and humanities. As of this date we have two submissions by Tulane student authors and we are looking for at least ten more for our 2014 issue. Even if you have never thought about publishing, it may be easier than you think!
Email Dylan Sargent, the Editorial Assistant and Liaison for more information and advice at dsargent@tulane.edu.
CELT Summer Internship Funding Now Available 

The Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching (CELT) Summer Internship Award provides funds up to $1,000 to undergraduate students exhibiting financial need to participate in unpaid or 
minimally compensated internships.

To be eligible for a CELT Summer Internship Award, you must meet these requirements:
  • Be a full-time freshmen, sophomore, or junior. Seniors will be considered but they must be enrolled full-time in the fall semester after their internship is completed.
  • Have not previously received the CELT Summer Internship Award.
  • Be in good standing with Tulane University.
  • Have accepted or received an offer for a specific internship prior to submitting the application.
  • Agree to terms of funding.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014, 4:00 PM. Visit the website for details. 
CPS Public Service Awards


First Year, Sophomores, and Juniors:
The Jena Hellman Leblang Emerging Leader in Service Award recognizes a first year, sophomore, or junior student who has dedicated his or her time to  volunteering and service. The recipient will be honored during the annual Community Involvement Award ceremony held in April with a $500 award.
Deadline: April 11th.
For more information,  contact Katie Houck at khouck@tulane.edu

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!
Small Steps, Big Wins Campus Challenge is Back!

Small Steps, Big Wins Campus Challenge makes it easy to make positive social and environmental impact in this fun, competitive, university-focused national competition. Tulane students are entering the competition again this semester and are hoping to make it to the leader boards! 

Compete against other undergraduates while taking social and environmental actions that raise money for charities and reduce CO2 emissions. You can also win prizes (like gift cards and trips to conferences)! 

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