17 Jan

Solution Bank: Race/Class/Gender

A few models for engagement with inequalities of race, class, and gender – useful for courses but also as a start for grappling with the question of how to make lasting change:

Want to add, edit, or critique? Always welcome – contact us here.

05 Jan

WeUp Internship Opportunity

The amazing folks at WeUp are looking for an intern! Full details are below.

WEUP INTERNSHIP INFORMATION

Social Media Coordinator Internship Description and Benefits

TERM

6-month internship with WeUp, working on events and social media related to the #WEUP App Tour (December 2018 – May 2019)

BENEFITS 

– Events & Social Media Marketing Coordinator title

– Letter of reference upon request

-Course Credit

ROLE

The role is responsible for, but not limited to, the following deliverables and schedule 10 hours per week:

I. Draft monthly social media editorial calendars, content and post to various social mediums. Some content might require light graphic designs

II. Curate and create social media strategies that include at least three (3) weekly scheduled posts for events, on-site postings at events, as well as live streaming events if and when feasible and appropriate, and post event recaps for all social media channels including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

III. Prepare monthly summary reports with analytics

IV. Draft and send monthly e-newsletters highlighting events and sponsors a

V. Update database and web site(s) as needed

VI.    Assist with all event coordination, including set-up and tear down, registration, vendor and guests relations

VII.   Take event photos

For anything described that you have not done before, training will be provided.

If interested in this role please send an email to socialImpact@weuptheworld.com with the subject (i.e. Subject: Social Media Marketing Internship). Also attach your resume and a brief description about why you are interested in the role, how the role will complement your career goals, how many hrs/per week you can dedicate to the internship and when you would be able to start as an intern; MONTH/DAY/YR. 

All internships with WeUp will allow the flexibility of working remotely and for academic credit. 

If the aforementioned role is not in alignment with your current career goals please feel free to pass along and share with a friend or someone in your network that you think may be interested. 

17 Dec

CaSIS Inequality Summit: Mobility, Opportunity, Power

On Friday, December 14, a group of Cal State LA students advocated original and provocative strategies to address inequality rooted in months of research. Their plans analyzed gentrification, education equity, and immigration at the local level in the context of national and global forces. In front of an audience of campus and community leaders, their strategies started with small, practical steps and articulated plans to impact macro inequality.

Their proposals drew on months of study including original qualitative and quantitative research on top of scholarly readings. These scholars completed midterms, final exams, and then wove the insights and concepts from their research into practical proposals for change, showing that scholarly learning and applied advocacy are not zero sum.

Thanks to all the community and campus partners who showed up to support these proposals for change – and most of all to the students who worked so hard to bring their ideas to light. All their work is below:

Summit Presentations: Inequality

11 Dec

CaSIS Cultural Emotions: Creating Cultural Change

Monday marked the Innovation Summit for the Cultural Emotions course, focused on the question of how to create cultural change on topics from immigration to higher education inclusion. Each team advanced a strategy for change based on qualitative and quantitative research and deep engagement with their own communities; many engaged local leaders in their neighborhoods to design and refine their proposals.

This is sociology in action: these ideas were created to be shared, and many students are now working on implementing their proposals. Please read below their original presentations, strategy proposals, and pictures from the event and reach out if you want to help them take their ideas forward.

Summit Presentations: Cultural Emotions

08 Dec

Civic and Social Innovation Group @ Cal State LA

CaSIG is a coalition of CSULA faculty, students, staff, and community partners who steward students in making positive social change with purpose and creativity. Founded in 2017 by professors Marla A. Parker and Dmitri Seals, the Group now engages dozens of community partners and reaches over 200 students per semester across a wide variety of disciplines.

The Summit events have been amazing – check out their amazing plans for change here – but they’re just the beginning. The Rooted Innovator Lab will help a cohort of students go beyond the #entrepreneurial phase of ideation. The Social Innovation Prize competition financially supports students with groundbreaking #ideas that can #makeadifference. The Social Impact Career Connector gives students the opportunity to connect with up and running organizations that #dogood. Stay tuned on social media, much more to come from CaSIG: