Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Recruiting for 2010 delegation!

Email missproj@mail.law.cuny.edu to become part of the 2010 Delegation. Or come to the report back. Dates to keep in mind:
This Thurs, March 26 SIT time report-back and involvement meeting
Tues., April 14 1-2:30pm drop in Miss Proj recruiting session - Second Floor Lounge
Tues., April 21 5pm April Commitment Forms due
Tues., April 28 3-4:15pm first meeting of the 2010 Delegation with the advisory board


MARCH 27 - LSA budget due

Recruiting of 2Ls and 3Ls

Board of Visitors Event in the Hamptons

Recruiting 1Ls

A student - usually the volunteer from the previous year - will contact each Mississippi-host organization in early October to confirm that
(1) the organization is interested in having a CUNY intern for 2 weeks in January 2010,
(2) how many interns the organization would like to have/can use,
(3) what projects/initiatives/assignments the intern(s) will either have to work on or be able to choose to work on and who the supervisors are for these potential projects. This does not need to be an overly detailed description but knowing who is in the supervisory role for each project will be crucial! The student will take this information back to our student committee at CUNY.

The student committee will examine the needs of ALL the host organizations and decide who and how many students will be assigned to each host by November 1.

In November, the CUNY student(s) who plan to come to each organization will contact the organization and the supervisor(s) they want to work with directly to confirm and should hear back from supervisors at the organization by November 16, leaving students ample time to make travel arrangements.

Between November 16 and the end of December, the student(s) and their placement supervisors should be in touch in preparation for a really productive 2 weeks. This is a great time for supervisors to share any preliminary or background materials about projects that they would like the student(s) to have so that they can hit the ground running.

The internship - Each volunteer is agreeing to work 8 hours a day, Mondays thru Fridays, with 1/2 for lunch. The volunteer may request additional hours/work, but we respectfully request that the supervisor refrain from requesting that any volunteer work more than 40 hours each week, or on the weekends.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sex Ed Bill Died In Senate Committee on 3/3/09

But getting the Bill through the house at all is a great step forward for sex ed in Mississippi.

Friday, March 6, 2009

MIssissippi Project 2009 Report-Back

Come find out about what we all did during winter break, the state of human rights and civil liberties in the Delta, and how you can be a Mississippi Project rock star in January 2010.

Thursday, March 26, 12:15pm - 1:45pm (SIT time)
Room 250 (***NOTE THE ROOM CHANGE***)