On the Calendar 


Public Service Internship Information Session

4/9 5:00PM

LBC Stibbs 


Work On Purpose Lunch Workshop

4/10 12:30 PM

CELT Conference Room

Tulane Business Model Competition
4/11 12:00PM
Freeman Auditorium

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

Grow Dat Youth Youth Farm Benefit
4/18 7:00PM
Grow Dat Youth Farm

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 Wednesday, Changemakers!

The end of the semester is quickly approaching-when did this happen?! We know you are all busy finishing up final assignments, soaking up the sun, and enjoying all of the fun New Orleans has to offer.

Before you say goodbye to school mode for a much needed break, be sure to check out a few final events. On April 11, the Tulane Business Model Competition will award $35,000 to two teams of innovators. Be sure to stop by and see what your fellow changemakers are working on. If you're looking to switch things up on a Friday night, get your ticket to the Grow Dat Youth Farm Benefit. Great food and company for a great cause!

And come visit us for CELT Week (April 22-25) to see what opportunities we can offer you next year!

Have a CHANGE-filled week
Angela & the Student Media Team 
Changemaker of the Week
Georgina Dench
Project Grandpeople
Georgina Dench, a senior majoring in Public Health and Psychology, joined the community service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega during her first semester. One of the service projects she has been involved in during her time at Tulane is Project Grandpeople. The project allows students to play bingo and engage in other activities with the residents of Unity Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center. After volunteering with this group for a few years,she was appointed the coordinator of the project. "Working with the elderly is often viewed as a less appealing and less glamorous service endeavor, but the residents truly appreciate our help and it is obvious through their gratitude that we are bringing joy to their lives. I would love to see the project grow even more in the coming years as a concerted effort to bridge the age gap between students and the senior population in the city," Georgina says. 
She is also active  in the nonprofit Girls on the Run. The mission of Girls on the Run is to empower young girls and to boost their self-confidence through a running-based curriculum. She volunteers as an assistant coach and as an intern. During her junior year, Georgina studied abroad in India, an experience that solidified her passion for travel and working with communities around the world. 
She will pursue her Masters degree in Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences next year at Tulane. Before she concludes her undergraduate career, there are two suggestions she has to improve Tulane's student life. First, she believes that the community service program could be restructured to place students in more productive positions in order to better serve the communities they work in. Second, Georgina would like to see Tulane demonstrate an increased commitment to diversity among the student body.
Georgina cites Malala Yousafzai as her main inspiration in the field of social justice. "She embodies everything that enables positive change in the world: tolerance, optimism and enormous bravery. I love Malala's focus on gender equality, particularly in relation to access to education. In my opinion, education is the most powerful tool in promoting social change," Georgina says.
How Great Leaders Inspire Action by Simon Sinek

Take a look at the second most watched TED of all time, and be inspired.


"How do you explain when things don't go as you assume? And, more importantly, how do you explain when others are able to achieve things that defy that assumption?


Here's a question lots of people ask: why is Apple so innovative? They're just another computer company. They have the same access to talent, media, consultants, etc, so why is it that seem to have something different? Why did Martin Luther King lead the civil rights movement? He wasn't the only great orator of the day? Why could the Wright Brothers work out controlled flight when other teams couldn't?


There's something else at play here. Three and a half years ago I made a discovery and this profoundly changed my view on how the world works.There's a pattern - all great inspiring leaders and organisations in the world think, act and communicate the same way. It's the complete opposite to how others do it.It's the world's simplest idea. I call it the Golden Circle."

Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action
Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action
10 Principles for Creating a Meaningful Career
Join us for our final workshop of the semester!
Thursday 4/10, 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: 
Tulane Business Model Competition
Friday, April 11 12pm-3:00pm 
Freeman Auditorium (Woldenberg Art Center)   
The Final Round of the Tulane Business Model Competition is here!The competition is Free & Open to all and a light lunch will be provided, please arrive early.  Feel free to invite all your friends!  
Three amazing finalists will pitch their ideas to you in front of a live judging panel. First place wins $25,000 and second place wins $10,000!
  • Million Dollar Scholar is an education technology and services venture that addresses higher education affordability by providing students with an online platform to learn how to become successful in the scholarship application process.
  • InVision Biomedical aims to take existing innovative procedures and implement novel medical devices, expanding patient safety and hospital cost efficiency. Their flagship product, EZ-View, is designed to provide critical care physicians with a safe, inexpensive method for performing surgical procedures such as the tracheostomy while eliminating those inherent complications.
  • Tympanogen is dedicated to resolving a widespread clinical issue. Their team of  engineers and physicians are commercializing a gel patch they developed at Tulane University, called Perf-Fix™, for non-surgical repair of these chronic tympanic membrane perforations. 
TUCP Direction Presents: A lecture by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Monday, April 14, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
McAlister Auditorium

TUCP Direction is proud to present a lecture by award-winning astrophysicist Neil de Grasse Tyson, a renowned astrophysicist who earned his BA in Physics from Harvard and his PhD in Astrophysics from Columbia, conducts research in such areas as star formation, exploding stars, dwarf galaxies, and the structure of our Milky Way.


In addition to dozens of professional publications, Dr. Tyson has written, and continues to write for the public. From 1995 to 2005, Tyson was a monthly essayist for Natural Historymagazine under the title Universe. To date, Tyson has published ten books, including his memoir The Sky is Not the Limit: Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist.


During the summer of 2009 Tyson identified a stable of professional standup comedians to assist his effort in bringing science to commercial radio with the NSF-funded pilot program StarTalk. Now also a podcast, StarTalk Radio combines celebrity guests with informative yet playful banter. The target audience is all those people who never thought they would, or could, like science

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.
Hootenanny Barn Dance Benefit for Grow Dat Youth Farm
Thursday, April 18, 7-10pm at The Grow Dat Youth Farm

The mission of the Grow Dat Youth Farm is to nurture a diverse group of young leaders through the meaningful work of growing food. You can support these young adults who are growing food for New Orleanians by joining us for the Grow Dat Hootenanny. Proceeds from this Barn Dance Benefit will help us employ 25 young adults to grow 9,000 pounds of food this year!

What: Hootenanny featuring Bruce 'Sunpie' Barnes & the Louisiana Sunspots and the Small Batch String Band.  Square dancing led by caller Nathan Harrison will kick off an evening of revelry on the farm.  An ole' fashioned Cake Walk will showcase tempting cakes from premier NOLA Pastry Chefs: Cochon from the Link Restaurant Group, Maurepas Foods, Dominica and Boucherie.

  $15-$20 entry to dance the night away. Fat Falafel and La Cocinita food trucks, craft cocktails and ice cold beer on-hand. All tickets, food and drink sales benefit local teens growing food for New Orleans!
Ecuadorian Colleague Requests Help with English
 Monica Gonzalez, the Director of an Ecuadorian foundation called Fundacion para la Conservacion de los Andes Tropicales, is an emerging leader in conservation and sustainable development in Ecuador. She has recently been named a finalist for a prestigious international prize for conservation, the Whitley Award. They are flying her out to the UK to receive the prize in early May, and en route she will be  in New Orleans for two weeks (from April 14 - 25).  During this time, she is hoping to practice her English - when she gets to the UK she will be interviewed by media and she needs to improve her ability to speak in English about herself and her project.  
We are looking to set up a series of informal meetings between Monica and Tulane students, faculty, or staff in which they can speak about sustainable development and/or conservation of biodiversity in Latin America, in English. I think it would be useful for any Tulane folks interested in these themes to talk to someone from the front lines, as it were, and it will also benefit Monica.  
If you can meet with Monica please follow this link and choose a time that no one else has selected by entering your name and checking the date/ time you can meet: You can meet Monica at the tables outside the PJ's in the Stern Breezeway or at Professor Karubian's office in Israel 306.Feel free to sign up for more than one meeting.  Time slots are one hour but it is not a problem if you can only do 30 minutes. 
Please email  jk@tulane.edu or monigon510@hotmail.com if you have any questions or issues.

New Ways to Win with Small Steps, Big Change Competition!
Starting Monday, April 7:
Everyone who completes any action plan - a group of 5-7 environmentally themed actions - will receive a one-year Net Impact premium membership (which also gets you a sweet discount to our annual conference).Plus, for every action plan you complete, you'll be entered into a raffle to win one of thirty $100 gift cards from Ticketmaster, REI, and Levi's. There are 10 action plans, so that's 10 chances to win!
Everyone has an equal chance at winning, even if you haven't logged in since the Fall.

Sounds great, right? Here's how to get back into the game:

Go to the website.
Create and acooutn, or if you already have one, log in!
Click on "My Action Plans," then select "Add a New Action Plan"
Pick an action plan you're interested in and go!
Spring Conference Opportunity: SEEED Summit
April 25th and 26th, Brown University
SEEED is a is a national convening of 500+ business leaders, students, entrepreneurs, policy makers, academics, and impact investors who collectively comprise the social enterprise ecosystem. Together we believe these ecosystem members have the power to advance social enterprise as a core economic development strategy and create sustainable solutions to the world's greatest problems.
Confirmed speakers for this year's summit include Dennis Whittle, Co-founder of GlobalGiving and Executive Chair of Ashoka Changemakers; Ira Magaziner the CEO of the Clinton Health Access Initiative; Jeffrey Hollender, Co-Founder of Seventh Generation and Hollender Sustainable Brands; and Rob Kaplan, Dean for External Relations at Harvard Business School and Co-Chairman of the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation. Check our website frequently though, as we continue to confirm more speakers every day! In addition to hearing from these distinguished speakers in keynote sessions and guided panel discussions, attendees will have the opportunity to shop for social enterprise goods at the Buy with Heart marketplace, receive one-on-one business coaching from successful entrepreneurs, and attend an evening social event where participants can unwind and network at iconic Providence social enterprise "The Steelyard."
Students attending from out of town are encouraged to sign up here to be hosted for free by Brown University students. Those who register for the conference and sign up for lodging will receive a follow-up email with further details matching them to a Brown student host.
Student ticket prices are $25/one day or $45/both days, and professional ticket prices are $100/one day or $150/both. Email Samuel Karlin at samuel_karlin@brown.edu for more information.
Summer Course Opportunity: Social Media Boot Camp

A new summer course at Tulane (SPHU 3240-01) offers students the chance to learn marketable skills in social media marketing and management. The three credit Public Health elective will be offered from May 19th-30th and is open to minors and non-majors as well. It will provide hands on training and practice creating campaigns for public health and health clients. In two weeks, add a line to your resume! Email clane1@tulane.edu for more information.

Summer Internship Opportunity: Crescent City Schools


Crescent City Schools is a nonprofit Charter Management Organization whose mission is to support and develop open enrollment charter schools that raise student achievement and prepare students for college. As a part of the ongoing effort to rebuild New Orleans public schools, Crescent City Schools currently operates three open-enrollment charter schools: Harriet Tubman Charter school, a Kindergarten through 8th grade school on the West Bank; Akili Academy, a K-6th grade school in the Upper Ninth Ward; and Paul Habans Charter School, a pre-K through 6th grade school on the West Bank. Over the next few years we expect the network to grow to include more schools. Our organization creates life-changing educational experiences for students and, through this work, transforms a city.   


The School Operations Intern responsibilities will include:

*Assist with student recruitment activities.

*Coordinate new student and family enrollment and orientation events.

*Manage the delivery and set up of any new furniture, technology, and equipment in all buildings.

*Manage teams of volunteers working in the buildings.

*Coordinate the materials and schedules for new staff orientations and on-boarding processes.

*Assist in the coordination and execution of events.


A stipend is available. To apply, visit the website.

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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