Lawrence Tech to hire two Campus Engagement fellows
Thursday, August 27th, 2009
Lawrence Tech is seeking two student volunteers to be Campus Engagement (CE) fellows beginning in September 2009. With the support of the Office of Leadership Programs staff, these students will engage the campus and the community in a two-part Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service event that addresses the needs of disadvantaged youth, mobilizes college students to become civically engaged citizens, and contributes to building a supportive infrastructure for civic engagement on campus.
Applications are available in the Office of Leadership Programs, room C205 in the Taubman Center, or can be downloaded from the website . Applications are due Tuesday, Sept. 1, by 5 p.m. , and the fellows will be selected and notified by Sept. 4.
The goal of the CE Fellows program is to provide logistical and programmatic training to develop new student leaders who can contribute to building a sustainable culture of service-learning and civic engagement on their campuses through the MLK Day of Service project. As such, all students who have a strong commitment to service, diversity, and leadership – regardless of previous experience – should apply.
The Campus Engagement Fellows program is supported by a grant from Michigan Campus Compact (MCC). Lawrence Tech is one of five Michigan universities that received the grant for the 2009-2010 academic year.
The CE fellows will work together to develop two major events related to MLK Day of Service. They will work with University High School to develop a service project that involves college students volunteering alongside high school students to better their campus or the surrounding Ferndale community. Additionally, the CE fellows will demonstrate the creativity, innovation, planning, and cooperation required to develop an annual activity.
The CE fellows will also coordinate Lawrence Tech’s recruitment and participation in the MLK Day of Service program in partnership with University of Michigan-Dearborn (UM-D), Madonna University, Henry Ford Community College (HFCC), and the United Way for Southeastern Michigan.
The CE fellows will receive nearly $1,000 (with the possibility for an additional $500) to plan, organize, and execute Lawrence Tech’s participation in the MLK Day of Service projects. All of their work on the project will be as volunteers. They will receive free registration to the Service Leadership Camp (September) and the Leadership Summit (February), recognition as student leaders, and reimbursement for all mileage, training, and supporting training materials.
The CE Fellows must be able to commit to all training dates (most are on Saturdays) set by MCC as well as: