Thursday, August 26, 2010

High school student fellowship deadline near

The DC Language Access Coalition's S.M.A.R.T. (Student Multiethnic Action Research Team) fellowship for the 2010-2011 school year is looking for students.   S.M.A.R.T. is a youth-led decision-making body which advocates and organizes for better education for ESL students and their families.   Some of the issues they worked on in the past include demanding bilingual counselors in schools, more after school programs for ESL students, and an accurate needs assessment for every ESL student to avoid an unnecessarily delayed graduation.

Optimally, students will be sophomores or juniors, English Language Learners currently in ESL courses in DC Public Schools or DC public charter schools.   Karina Hurtado-Ocampo, the coalition's educational organizer will be conducting interviews through September 3.

More about what the fellowship entails is in the information packet.   For more information, contact Karina, (718) 679-3299 or via email.

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