This Week in Service
Department of Community Service
The Week of January 13
In this email:

  1. Building JustPeace Community Alternative Break Trip
  2. Apply to be a Bridges to Success Coordinator
  3. Celebration of Service Planning Committee Interest Form
  4. Join us at the Resilience Fair
  5. Navigating Identities at Work
  6. Conversations that Matter Fellowship
  7. Next Generation Diversity Symposium (Investment Banking) 
  8. Apply to be an Impacter for Deis Impact 2020!
  9. Job Opportunity from City Year Program
  10. City Year Boston Shadow Day
  11. Apply to Avodah Jewish Service Corps
  12. Apply to be a Teaching Fellow for Community Engagement at Phillips Academy
Brandeis Community Opportunities
Building JustPeace Community Alternative Break Trip
This trip, coordinated by the Center for Spiritual Life, will run from Monday, April 13 through Thursday, April 16 and the cost to students is only $50. 

Our group will meet with several intentional communities in Massachusetts and New York, hearing about the work they do, as well as having a chance to work outside on their farms. Our conversations with these communities will center around the topics of eco-justice, sustainability, building intentional community, living out our spirituality through social justice and peacemaking, and integrating contemplative practices with our work for justice and peace. 

Learn more and apply   by January 17!
Apply to be a Bridges to Success Coordinator
Bridges to Success is looking for a new student coordinator for the spring semester! Bridges to Success is a new virtual tutoring pilot program that is a collaboration between the Department of Community Service and Student Support Services Program in which Brandeis students will be tutoring high school students in Ashland, Mississippi. This program is a new pilot and it is a very exciting time to get involved and help build it from the ground up. This is a unique leadership opportunity and a great way to learn about the community outside of Brandeis.

If you are interested, please fill out the application  here  by Tuesday January 14th at midnight. If you have any questions please contact
Celebration of Service Planning Committee Interest Form
The Department of Community Service hosts an annual volunteer appreciation and awards ceremony called Celebration of Service at the end of the spring semester. We are looking for students that are actively engaged in service to serve on the planning committee.

Please complete the following  form   by Tuesday, January 14th in order to express your interest in being a committee member or reach out to   for any questions. 
Join us at the Resilience Fair
Resilience Fair
1/29/20, 11am-2pm
Shapiro Campus Center 
The Resilience Fair will host interactive tables and drop-in programs for students to meet campus resources that support resilience--skills needed to bounce back from challenges, grow from failure, and build capacity to navigate and overcome difficult situations. Departments supporting undergraduate and graduate student resilience across campus will host tables. Drop-in programs include mindfulness and information about peer leadership positions with Bridge to Wellness (BTW) Prevention, Advocacy, and Resource Center (PARC). There will be raffle prizes, table giveaways, popcorn, cookies, and more!
Conversations that Matter Fellowship
Conversations that Matter is a five-week fellowship that will be piloted this semester at Brandeis. Apply now to be a part of the inaugural cohort! Discussions will take place weekly over dinner and will tackle big questions such as “Where do you feel at home?”, “For whom are we responsible?”, and “How do we disagree?”

The Conversations that Matter fellowship will be facilitated by Lara Ericson, MDiv and Rabbi Seth Winberg and is open to all Brandeis students. Students will earn a $150 stipend upon successful completion of the fellowship.

The deadline to apply is January 19. The fellowship will begin the week of January 27.
Navigating Identities at Work
Navigating Identities At Work  
Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sherman Function Hall, Hassenfeld Conference Center, Brandeis University

Directly before the larger event, we are hosting the following event which is open to all students.

Disclosure at Work 
January 29, 2020, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Luria's, Hassenfeld Conference Center
Next Generation Diversity Symposium (Investment Banking) 
March 20, 2020 (Registration deadline: Feb. 23)
Jeffries, 520 Madison Ave, NYC

Jefferies Network of Black and Latino Employees is excited to invite the Next Generation of young professionals to apply to spend an immersive day with us. We will provide the opportunity for diverse students in the Classes of 2022 and 2023 to meet professionals across divisions and experience a day in the life at a Global Investment Bank. 

Register here . Questions? Contact Caroline O'Shea .
Apply to be an Impacter for Deis Impact 2020!
Deis Impact is Brandeis University's annual festival of social justice, which will take place this year on Monday, March 23 - Wednesday, March 25. The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) is tremendously excited to bring together a diverse group of students (affectionately known as Impacters ) to help plan and organize this event.

To apply, please login to Workday using your Brandeis credentials. Click on the Career tab and then Find Jobs for Student. Once on the Find Jobs for Students tab, please type R0002012 into the search bar to find the Impacter position posting.

Applications must be submitted by Friday, January 24th. Please reach out to Lydia Casmier, Program Administrator, at with any questions.
Opportunities from our Community Partners
Job Opportunity from City Year Program 
City Year Boston Shadow Day
January 16, 2020
12pm - 5pm

Join us for a Shadow Day at City Year Boston. This is an opportunity to learn about City Year and experience the incredible work our City Year AmeriCorps members do every day. You will have a chance to visit one of our partner schools and connect with City Year staff and currently serving AmeriCorps members. It’s a great way to get a feel for if the position is a good fit for you after graduation as well as get support on how to submit a strong application.

Please RVSP.  Any questions, email Kristen Hil l
Apply to Avodah Jewish Service Corps
Applications are now open for the Avodah Jewish Service Corps , a year long program for individuals ages 21-26 to build a lifetime of leadership skills, an active Jewish community, a powerful professional network, and a more just America.

Spend a year serving for justice at a leading anti-poverty organization while living and learning at the crossroads of justice and Jewish life. As a member of the Jewish Services Corps, you will:

  • Build real-world expertise with critical, hands-on work experience. You’ll be placed with one of Avodah’s partner organizations in Chicago, New Orleans, New York, or Washington, DC, through on-the-ground direct service work, you'll contribute meaningfully to our partners’ work on crucial justice issues such as immigration, hunger, education, public health, domestic violence, and much more.
  • Develop activist chops and Jewish social justice insights. Avodah’s trusted, innovative curriculum examines the causes and effects of domestic poverty, develops practical skills, and looks at justice work with a Jewish lens. Programming will deepen, contextualize, and nourish your day-to-day work while preparing you stay in social and economic justice movements for the long haul.
  • Live and learn in the dynamic Avodah community. Home-cooked meals, late night conversations, and holiday celebrations make living communally in the bayit (house) memorable and meaningful.
  • Access activism, professional development, and Jewish opportunities for life. Over a thousand social justice leaders across the country serve as active, engaged members of our alumni community. They’ll help you with everything from apartments hunts to job references to holiday meals invites.

In addition to a year of professional and personal growth, Corps Members receive a monthly living stipend, health insurance, travel allowance, and subsidized housing. The program will run August 2020 - August 2021.

Are you the next Jewish Corps Member? We are now accepting applications on a rolling basis. Apply ASAP here or email to learn more.
Apply to be a Teaching Fellow for Community Engagement at Phillips Academy
The teaching fellow in community engagement mentors student leaders, oversees weekly community engagement programming, and helps to organize various events sponsored by our small and busy office.  The teaching fellow receives a stipend of $30,000, free health insurance, free housing on campus (in a dorm or non-dorm apartment), and free access to all of the facilities on campus, including meals in the dining hall and the athletic facilities.  

We are looking for someone who has excellent interpersonal skills; a demonstrated commitment to community engagement and issues of equity, inclusion, and social justice; an eagerness to work with a diverse group of high school students and community partners; as well as strong organizational and problem-solving skills, consistent attention to detail, and the ability to work independently in a small, busy, and fast-paced office.  The appointment is for one year with the possibility of a renewal.

If you have any questions, I can be contacted directly at 978-749-4140 or this email address ( ). 
Connect with us!
Department of Community Service
Shapiro Campus Center, Room 203
P: 781-736-3237

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