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					Community Partner Spotlight: Indy Homeless Connect Campus Wide Events: Alternative Spring Break Youth Advocating Leadership & Learning (Y’ALL) Jaguars in the Streets One Time Opportunities: 500 Festival Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities: Crisis and Suicide Intervention Educational Opportunities: Indiana Campus Compact Networking Council Workshop Employment Opportunities: George Washington Community School Starfish Initiative

Indy Homeless Connect Wednesday, January 30, 2008 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Indianapolis Convention Center, Hall B, 1000 S Capital Ave, Indianapolis Indy Homeless Connect is an event that focuses on serving the homeless in Indianapolis. 500 community volunteers are needed to serve 1,000 homeless individuals who are requesting donations and services. Volunteers must be 18 years of age. For more information, please visit or contact Lucy Houchin at or 317-630-0853 ext. 209. Return to top Alternative Spring Break Want to get away? Alternative Spring Break is an amazing, low-cost opportunity to enhance your Spring Break experience and make a difference in a distant community. This year the Office of Community Service, with funding from the Student Activities Fees, will be hosting three trips!

Each trip will take place during the Spring Break week (from Saturday, March 8 to Saturday, March 15) and will focus on a different social issue (Native American and Rural Living, Affordable Housing, and Environment). To register, or for more information, please visit the website at Contact for more information. Return to top Youth Advocating Leadership & Learning (Y’ALL) Looking for a fun and exciting way to volunteer? Y’ALL is organizing a service trip to New Orleans for IUPUI students to participate in the ongoing recovery efforts from Katrina. The trip is scheduled for the first week of Summer Vacation (May 4-9). The following callout meetings are available to learn more about Y'ALL and the plans for the upcoming trip to New Orleans: Monday February 18 at 12pm and 6pm For any questions, please visit or contact Sarah Grubbs at Return to top Jaguars in the Streets Jaguars in the Streetsis an IUPUI program designed to give IUPUI students, staff and faculty the opportunity to volunteer with great organizations right here in the Indianapolis community. There are January volunteer opportunities available: The first opportunity is Friday, January 25th from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm at Hawthorne Community Center located at 2440 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205. Volunteers will participate in the after-school program and interact with kids though games, crafts, etc The second opportunity is Saturday, January 26th from 3:00 pm-5:00 pm at Children’s Bureau, Inc. Located at 1575 N. Martin Luther King Jr. St., Indianapolis, IN 46202. Volunteers will assist the kids at the Family Support Center Children’s Shelter with crafts and fun activities. Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt. To register and for more information, please visit: For any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact Heather Parmenter at Return to top 500 Festival

February 9, 2008-May 24, 2008 The mission of the 500 Festival is to produce events and programs that celebrate the success of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race and enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Indiana and their guests. Volunteers will be giving out medals, ushering guests to their seats during the parade, or working with children. Volunteers must be at least 16 years or older to volunteer. If working with children, a background check is mandatory. Volunteers will be given complimentary refreshments and snacks, a colorful t-shirt, a unique collector’s pin, and an invitation to Volunteer Recognition Day at the Speedway if one signs up to volunteer before April 11, 2008. Registration begins on Wednesday, January 16. Register soon before your event(s) fills up! To register please visit For more information, please contact Joelle Baugher at or 317-6146112. Return to top Crisis and Suicide Intervention Crisis and Suicide Intervention Service provides 24-hour telephone crisis and suicide intervention, information and referral for those thinking about committing suicide in the Indianapolis area. This organization is seeking compassionate, non-judgmental, mature adults to serve on the 24hour hotline. Volunteers take calls in the comfort and convenience of their own homes. Availability on weekends and/or overnights preferred. Training begins Saturday, February 16th. Volunteers are asked to commit to a year of service and have a wealth of life experience. If interested, please contact Elizabeth Boyle at or 251-0005. Return to top Indiana Campus Compact Networking Council Workshop February 4, 2008 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm University Place Conference Center

The Indiana Campus Compact Networking Council is hosting a workshop and reception featuring keynote speaker Matthew Morton, an accomplished youth activist. Students will learn how to be an agent of change while networking with other students and state leaders. A free lunch will be provided. Those interested should sign up by January 25 at Return to top George Washington Community School George Washington Community School is a small community school serving students, their families, and neighborhoods through community partnerships. This school is seeking college students and other adults interested in tutoring youth in grades 712 at least one hour schooldays (except Wednesdays) each week, 7:30 AM-4:45 PM. Volunteers will be matched with GWCS students during a specified time each week for tutoring or placed in a middle school or high school after-school program to provide the youth homework assistance. In addition, college students and other adults interested in paid tutoring positions ($11/class period for college students and $15/class period for college graduates) are needed Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30-8:19 AM, 8:24-9:18 AM, and 10:16-10:41 AM. If interested in applying, please visit and go to Employment Opportunities and search for AVID Tutors. The filing of a criminal background check is required. In addition, a tutoring orientation is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 1 at 9:30 in the Fugate Community Room at George Washington Community School, 2215 W. Washington St. For more information, contact Jim Grim at 693-5540. Return to top Starfish Initiative The mission of Starfish Initiative is to cultivate promising, economically disadvantaged urban youth into college-educated leaders by providing them with individual mentors, facilitating college preparatory high school careers, and offering family-focused support services. This organization is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of at-risk and economically disadvantaged high school students. This organization assists students of exceptional promise overcome the barriers of poverty and develop cultural capacity and leadership skills that prepare them to graduate from high school and college. Their goal is to improve graduation rates in Indianapolis. Looking for a work-study job for Spring 2008? Starfish Initiative is now hiring English, math, and science tutors! Positions start at $10.00 per hour.

If interested, please visit or contact Bob Goodrum at for more information. Return to top For more information about volunteer opportunities, or to subscribe or unsubscribe from this listserv contact: IUPUI Office of Community Service 815 West Michigan Street UC 006A Indianapolis, Indiana 46202 Phone: (317) 278-9651 Fax: (317) 274-7099

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