Spring 2016 CPS Partners, A Community of Educators
Public service professionals from roughly 55 local organizations are hosting Tulane undergraduates interns and roughly 65 organizations are hosting service learning courses through CPS this semester. Ten of these organizations are hosting both service learning courses and interns.
Getting off on the Right Foot: One Community Partner’s Experience
Storm Elhers, of the Orleans Parish Juvenile Court (OPJC), became a Community Partner of Tulane University’s Center for Public Service about a year ago. Since then, she has done a lot of collaboration with CPS and our undergraduate students. Storm values the CPS’s toolkit workshops that aim to build organizational capacity in our Community Partners. She has also recruited several interns since the start of OPJC’s initial partnership; some interns research laws and policies while others assist the OPJC with the collection and analysis of data. “This is beneficial for me as well as the students,” she says, as they gain professional experience and the OPJC can focus on making an impact with the help of our interns. She also commended CPS’s “helpful staff” for their assistance in recruiting students to work with her. If you’d like to share your own experience working with Tulane’s Center for Public Service or submit content for the newsletter, click here.
Are We All in this Together?
Are you and your staff sensitive to identity issues? What is your role in helping students negotiate workplace dynamics related to identity? Is this issue even important enough for you to make time to think about and actively address as a CPS Community Partner?
Arguably everyone feels vulnerable and finds it difficult to navigate workplace relationships in today’s unjust society; agency staff, Tulane students and professors and resident program participants alike.Tessa Wheelock Kiesow, of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans says, “We appreciate when students bring their concerns to our attention so that we may sit down together to gain a better understanding.” Students and partners should know that if they don’t feel comfortable speaking directly with each other about sensitive issues, an advocate at Tulane’s Center for Public Service can help. If you are interested in participating in a dialogue related to advancing our understanding of identity and equity in the workplace, please contact Amanda Buberger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Service Internship Fair
Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 5:30pm-7pm
LBC Qatar Ballroom, Tulane University
Come and meet students from all academic fields looking to find internships for Summer and Fall 2016. For more information or to sign up, please contact Myriam Huet at email@example.com
Learning to Pitch
Date: Tuesday, March 1st
Location: 1725 Baronne St. New Orleans, LA
Learn about the essentials to pitching yourself, your organization and ideas to others. Our Community Partner Presenter Bruce Reilly, deputy director of Voice of the Ex-Offender (VOTE), will walk through best practices and give tips on how to engage audiences. For more information contact Edy Delgado at firstname.lastname@example.org. RSVP by February 22nd.
Community Based Research Institute
CPS will offer a six month Institute for as many as 25 partners who want to learn more about and conduct research based on community need. Fellows may receive seed funding upon completing the program. Apply here (applications accepted on a rolling basis). For more information about the Institute click here or contact Amanda Buberger email@example.com
Call for Community Partner Presenters
The CPS Community Partner Speaker Bureau is a collective of Community Partner representatives who are interested in sharing their expertise as presenters at CPS workshops, class visits, tours and other speaking opportunities. Presenters are asked to submit a bio and W9, develop presentations with input from registrants, participate in debriefings following the event and are paid $50-$200 stipends. CPS currently seeks experts on the following topics for Spring 2016 programming: Quickbooks, How to be an Effective Co-Educator, Coalition Building, Accessing Public Resources, Environmental Sustainability for Nonprofits.
If you would like to join the CPS Community Partner Speaker Bureau
please complete this form.
Interested in getting more involved with student organizations?
Community partners who want to reach out to student organizations can contact the CACTUS Vice Chairs of Community Partners Allie Schlosser and Patrick Wroe. More information about CACTUS can be found here.
Tulane University Center for Public Service
Alcee Fortier Hall
6823 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118