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. 

18 Nov

Social Change / Rooted Innovator Lab – New Course Spring 2019

Professor Dmitri Seals will be launching the Rooted Innovation Lab in the spring of 2019. Exploring the theory and practice of Social Change, this course seeks to create meaningful partnerships with social impact organizations that allow them to leverage the best of our student’s social innovation talents as well as provide students with substantive learning and developmental opportunities.

Through collaborating with organizations in solving key problems, students will develop key skills and networks to drive their work as leaders and catalysts for social change after graduation. Students will develop

  1. Application for funding – students work together with local nonprofits to identify and co-design initiatives. Then they research funders and write compelling proposals to get them funded.
  2. GIS Story Map – As part of a larger grant students will create story maps with ArcGIS that combine geospatial data, community narratives, and a call to action to help partners tell their story.

Here’s the word from the gram:

17 Oct

LA Equity Organizations @ the Career Connector

Los Angeles is home to hundreds of organizations working for equity and opportunity. Cal State LA is home to thousands of local students committed to building equity and opportunity in their communities. The first-ever Cal State LA Social Impact Career Connector helps to build bridges between the two.

This is a public event – if you plan to be there, click the link above to RSVP – and click the links below to explore some of the amazing organizations aiming to attend:

A Place Called Home (APCH)
CARECEN LA – Cental American Resource Center
Casa De La Familia
CHIRLA- Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights
CollegeSpring
Community Coalition
East LA Women’s Center
East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice
HaloLoop
Homeboy Industries
LA’s BEST
Los Angeles Homeless Services (LAHSA)
Southern California Resource Services for Independent Living (SCRS)
TELACU – The East LA Community Union
UNITE HERE Local 11
Youth Justice Coalition
Youth Policy Institute (YPI)
24 Apr

Social Movements – National and Local

Below are a few resources to facilitate learning and connecting with social movements – useful for courses but also as a start for practical engagement with inequalities of race, class, and gender. First, several big lists of national & local advocacy organizations:

A few of MANY advocacy organizations working in the Los Angeles area focused on specific race, class, or gender inequalities:

Want to add more or update info? Contact us here.