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  • Share your global work experiences with Idealist staff

    New York, NY, US Idealist.org

    Participate in our Beyond Borders speaker series

    To gain global perspective about the experiences of social good organizations around the world, Idealist is looking for people who've worked outside the United States to participate in an informal conversation with our staff in New York City or Portland, Oregon.

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    We'd love to meet with you if you're:

    - Back in the US after having worked abroad for at least six months

    - A foreign national, currently living in New York or Portland, who worked in the social good sector in your home country

    - Currently living and working in another country and happen to be passing through New York or Portland

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    WHY?

    First-hand accounts of what it's like to work in the nonprofit sector internationally will provide valuable insights as we develop tools and provide support that helps people around the world imagine, connect and act on their good intentions.

    Taking place once a month, these hour-long sessions are a forum for sharing your personal story and the work of the organization in-country, and then engaging in an open Q&A with our staff.

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    Sound interesting? Know someone who would be great? Please be in touch!

    Elena Martin elena@idealist.org

    Ends July 30, 2015, 4:00 AM

  • Volunteer for our Community Food Justice Dinner!

    On August 1st, come join our annual "Strengthening Local Economies, Everywhere!" (SLEE) fundraiser dinner from 5-9pm!

    About the SLEE Dinner:

    CAGJ's 9th Annual SLEE Dinner will take place on Saturday, August 1st, 2015 at the University Christian Church. We are very excited to have Dean Jackson of Hilltop Urban Gardens (HUG) as our keynote. Dean will talk about "Growing Racial, Economic and Gender Justice in Tacoma". This event is more than just a delicious dinner it is a community gathering in which we aim to raise awareness and educate about how to build healthy food systems as a community-based alternative to corporate-led globalization, make connections across sectors and issues, inspire the community to take action and ensure the long-term sustainability of CAGJ by expanding our membership, developing leadership, and raising significant funds.

    Are you are interested in volunteering or helping coordinate the event? Last year we had 75 people that helped make the dinner happen.

    fmi: https://cagj.org/2015/06/volunteers-needed-at-the-slee-dinner/

    Ends July 30, 2015, 7:00 PM

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  • From Law School to Public Interest Lawyer: The Reality + Opportunity in D.C.

    Washington, DC, US East of the River Casehandlers

    Join us for a lively, highly-interactive panel discussion about the realities of practicing public interest law in the District of Columbia with an emphasis on what it is like to be a neighborhood-based lawyer in low-income communities all across the city. Our panelists will also discuss the financial challenges of this career path and Imoni Washington of the DC Bar Foundation will join us after the panel to discuss the Loan Repayment Assistance Program for public interest lawyers working in the District.

    If you are considering a career as a legal aid lawyer, public defender or civil rights attorney, this is your opportunity to learn what it takes to get a job in the field in D.C. and what the day-to-day work is like. We welcome law students, college students, high school students and any community members interested in learning more about public interest lawyering in the District. To register, e-mail Heather Hodges @hhodges@nlsp.org or call 202.832.6577.

    PANELISTS

    Adrian Alvarez (Staff Attorney - Childrens Law Center), Dennis Corkery ( Senior Staff Attorney - Washington Lawyers Committee) Allison Dowling (Staff Attorney- Whitman Walker Health), Drake Hagner (Former EJW Fellow and Current Staff Attorney, Legal Aid Society), Taylor Healy (Former EJW Fellow and Current Staff Attorney, Bread for the City) Jennifer Thomas (Legal Recruiting Manager, Public Defender Service), Leah Quaile (Staff Attorney - Neighborhood Legal Services Program), and Imoni Washington (Director of Programs, DC Bar Foundation).

    Starts July 29, 2015, 4:30 PM

  • STEMup Mentor Info Session 7/29

    Baton Rouge, LA, US STEMup Baton Rouge

    Please join us for an information session about how you can become involved as a STEMup BR mentor! Our mission is to get STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) industry professionals to volunteer in local middle schools to lead hands-on projects and inspire kids to consider future STEM careers. Teaching these kids STEM skills and seeing them get excited about learning is a truly rewarding experience. Come to the information session to learn more about joining or forming a company team, getting training, and making a difference for the future of your community! Please share with your friends and STEM professionals or organizations. For more information about us, please visit our website: StemUpBatonRouge.org.

    Starts July 29, 2015, 11:00 PM

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