CA Next Resource Blast
Our Advisors with CA Next are constantly catching opportunities that may be interesting and useful for our alumni.
Keep scrolling to see what the latest picks are, and click on the links below to see what past opportunities were shared.
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- College Updates
- Scholarships + Grants
- Health + Community Events
- Training + Certificates
- Past Opportunities
NEW SCHOLARSHIP THROUGH AMERICORPS
The Voyager Scholarship, an opportunity recently announced by President Obama and Airbnb's Brian Chesky for young leaders who are ready to make their mark in public service.
This opportunity is for students who are:
- Rising college juniors in the U.S.
- Curious about the world
- Committed to the public good
The Voyager Scholarship is accepting applications now through Tuesday, June 14.
Prepare to Protect
With hurricane season officially here, now is the time to prepare your home, family, and community.
The Atlantic hurricane season is June 1st through November 30th, and meteorologists are forecasting a very active storm season, with nineteen named storms, nine hurricanes, and four major hurricanes predicted.
Here are a few tips to help you prepare in advance for the 2022 storm season and shrink the time between disaster and recovery.
Know Your Risk
- Find out what types of wind and water hazards could happen where you live, and then start preparing how to handle them.
- Know if you live in an area prone to flooding and if you’re safe to remain in your home.
- Click Here To Find Your Home's Flood Risk: This tool helps you calculate your future risk based on environmental changes. Even if you've never flooded before, we encourage you to explore.
Update Your Insurance
Contact your insurance company or agent and ask for an insurance check-up to ensure you have enough insurance to repair or even replace your home and belongings. Keep in mind that home and renters insurance doesn’t cover flood events, so you’ll need a separate policy for it.
Strengthen Your Home
- Whether you’re evacuating or planning to ride out the storm, make sure your home is in good repair and has all the emergency supplies stocked and ready.
- Remember to regularly inspect your roof and property to ensure your home is clear of hazards. A property inspection checklist will come in handy when a storm approaches your area.
Put A Plan Together
- Now is the time to begin planning where you would go and how you would get there in the event of an evacuation. Having a family disaster plan will help your entire household be ready in the event of a major or minor storm.
- Remember to take an inventory of all your belongings and have copies of your important documents.
GET PAID TO PARTICIPATE IN RESEARCH
Beloved Community’s inaugural Summer Youth Research Academy is an annual four-week program curated for youth ages 14-18 in New Orleans. The Summer Research Academy trains young people to conduct participatory research to improve their lives, their communities, and the institutions intended to serve them.
Through visits with guest speakers, workshops, activities and excursions, youth participants will engage with topics such as:
- Learning how to tell community stories through art, and storytelling
- Developing research skills such as investigative interviewing and survey design
- Connecting and learning from guest speakers
- Exploring new ways to leverage the creative and political power of youth in New Orleans
The goal of the Summer Youth Research Academy is to train youth in the skills needed to become researchers for their community. The Summer Youth Research Academy is a paid research training.
Participants receive $900 for successfully completing all 4 weeks of the summer program.
Additionally, up to 10 participants who complete the summer training will be eligible to be hired as youth researchers during the upcoming school year. School year researchers are paid a $3,600 stipend for 9 months of research work serving the New Orleans community.
Eligible candidates should access the application here. You will be prompted to provide a short creative response about yourself and why you are interested in the program, along with demographic information, contact information, and an agreement to covid safety protocols. The priority deadline for applications is June 3rd. After June 3rd, applications are accepted on a rolling basis until June 15th, 2022 or we reach capacity - whichever comes first.
As part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, President Biden and Vice President Harris worked with Democrats, Republicans, and Independents to create the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which provides eligible households $30 per month off their internet bills. To deliver maximum cost savings to families, the Biden-Harris Administration has secured commitments from 20 leading internet providers to offer ACP-eligible households a high-speed internet plan for no more than $30 per month. Eligible families who pair their ACP benefit with one of these plans can receive high-speed internet at no cost.
A reporter for a national education-focused publication is seeking opportunities to talk with students, of any age and at any kind of college, who receive Pell Grants. If you are interested in sharing your stories and perspectives, please contact Kelly Mae Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. There is no deadline, as these conversations would be for a longer-term, more in-depth article.
DELGADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE OPPORTUNITY YOUTH - ALLIED HEALTH SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
The OPPORTUNITY YOUTH INITIATIVE SCHOLARSHIP is available for 16-24 year old applicants who already hold a high school diploma or GED and are currently not attending a college or university – to enroll in one of Delgado’s many certificate or 2 year diploma programs listed here: https://www.dcc.edu/academics/allied-health/programs/default.aspx.
CELEBRATING ONE OF OUR OWN WOLVES, DEJA ROBINSON!
Mayor Cantrell Visits Students at Las Sierras
In February, Mayor Cantrell and OYF visited Las Sierras Academy (LSA) located in G.W. Carver High School. LSA is a one-year, immersive, specialized program for students who are new to the U.S. to develop their English language proficiency alongside content-knowledge to increase their success. We are proud to support Collegiate Academies’ creative efforts to meet students where they are.
Ochsner Certified Nursing Assistant Program - Baton Rouge Region
This job works collaboratively to maintain patient safety and provide for the delivery of basic patient care under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse.
Rapid Re-skilling Lab Assistant Accelerated Program
Operation Restoration is currently recruiting women and girls 18 years and older impacted by incarceration to enroll in their COHORT II LAB ASSISTANT training program. Student Orientation June 15, 2022.
(6 Weeks) Free of Charge
Start Date: JUNE 21, 2022
Hybrid Classes: Monday through Friday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
REMOTE JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH CHARACTER LAB
Character Lab is seeking applications from recent graduates, with no more than two years of professional experience, to join their team for a year-long fellowship program. We especially encourage applicants who identify as Black, Latinx, Native American, Asian and/or LGBTQ+ to apply for this full-time, salaried Fellow position.
Summer Jobs with the 18th Ward
This summer we have the opportunity to work with students in grades K-8 during summer school. If you (or someone you know) might be interested in working 5 days/week or just one single event during the summer, please complete this quick application. Applicants will receive a text and email by May 18th to confirm whether or not we can offer them a position on our coaching team.
Here is the link: https://the18thward.org/coaches/
See dates, hours, and compensation information BELOW
FULLY REMOTE PAID INTERNSHIPS EXCLUSIVELY FOR CA GRADS
CareerSpring is a non-profit organization that helps first generation and Pell Grant-eligible college students realize their greatest career potential through career information, a Network of professional contacts, and job placement services. You can take advantage of CareerSpring’s free resources starting today!
To register, click this link and enter the Passcode CAGRAD – you’ll answer a few questions and be able to start creating your personalized profile! They also have hundreds of paid summer internships and full time jobs available across the US. Many of them are fully remote. Once you’ve logged into the CareerSpring platform, click the “Jobs” tab and search by company name to view the full job posting.
Check out a few great opportunities below.
Fully remote internships:
- Community Loyalty & Partnership Internship, General Ops Internship, People Ops Internship, and Talent Supply Internship at top marketing firm We Are Rosie
- Healthcare Administration Internship at medical billing services firm Surgical Notes
- Strategic Sales Internship at cloud, digital and AI technology firm Genesys
- Internships in Business Operations, Corporate Communications, Compensation, Sales Operations (Grad Students), Business Operations (MBA Students), Product Management/Machine Learning, Employer Growth Product Management, Marketing, User Research, and Employer Brand at insight and technology company Glassdoor
- Communications/Special Projects, Growth Strategy
NEW LOCATION FOR "LAUNCH"
LAUNCH is a free year-long career preparation program for New Orleans high school seniors after graduation. The LAUNCH Bridge Year provides students with the experiences, knowledge, skills, and support they need to develop strong career plans and achieve career success.
Beginning in 2022, LAUNCH will be located at the New Orleans Career Center! With the move to NOCC, the LAUNCH Bridge Year program will be expanded, making the high-quality career prep and technical education offered by local training providers available to more students.
JOB OPPORTUNITY FLASH
NOLA TO HOST JOB FAIR FOR JUVENILE JUSTICE INTERVENTION CENTER
The City of New Orleans announced that it will hold a job fair for anyone interested in working at the Juvenile Justice Intervention Center (JJIC) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 31 at the facility, located at 1100-A Milton Street.
The JJIC is a secure residential facility that serves justice-involved youth and their families by providing education, counseling and case management services. It is an integral component of the City’s public safety services aimed at reducing recidivism among young people in New Orleans who have been convicted of a crime.
Applicants can pre-apply for jobs by visiting www.nola.gov/jjic/
- Ideal for those interested in STEM, interested in education, or working with youth
- Pay is $16/hr; must be available for at least one of the four full week sessions (7:45 AM - 4:45 PM Monday-Friday) at Loyola
- Must be available for at least one of the four full week sessions (6/6-6/17; 6/20-7/1; 7/11-7/22; 7/25-8/5)
- Preference will be given to those available for all four sessions
- Milne Rec Center, 5420 Franklin Ave, New Orleans, LA 70122
- Interviewing on spot to first 20 people in attendance
- Alumni/Fellows should bring driver's license, social security card, high school diploma, resume and dressed to impress
Skillz Academy is looking for a few people to intern part-time (20 hr/week) for $15/hour with our Senior Manager of Recruitment to help us manage data and outreach to potential applicants for our Software Sales Training program. Contact
If you are interested in learning more about this internship, please contact Skillz Academy’s
Director of Operations, Natasha Cox at email@example.com.
Tech2Talent Career Festival
Open House for Prospective Interns at Cafe Reconcile
Cafe Reconcile is interviewing prospective Interns for 2022! Do you know a young person
- Must be between ages 16 – 24
- Free, customized job training program
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to participate!
WORKNOLA - Valuable Resource
Don't forget you can create a profile on www.worknola.com and easily apply to jobs! Some examples:
LAFITTE GREENWAY IS HIRING
Develop, deliver, and evaluate the organization's projects, programming, and community engagement activities.
The Fitness Program Coordinator will coordinate Friends of Lafitte Greenway’s (Friends) free outdoor community fitness classes on the Lafitte Greenway, including managing fitness instructors, promoting classes within the community through digital and in-person outreach, setting up, breaking down, managing participant data collection and input, and representing Friends at the classes.
Friends of Lafitte Greenway seeks to recruit an AmeriCorps Projects & Programs Coordinator to complete a 6-month term in partnership with Serve Louisiana.
Friends of Lafitte Greenway seeks to recruit an AmeriCorps Communications & Programs Coordinator, in partnership with the Tulane University AmeriCorps Program.
During their one-year term, the VISTA will serve to reach New Orleans residents that use, live, or work near the Lafitte Greenway to connect communities historically underserved by the city with cultural and health programming at the park.
MATERIAL INSTITUTE OPPORTUNITIES
- Music: Recording Artist Residency program- Applications will open in April 2022: https://
- Fashion: One year Foundation in Fashion and Textiles program- Applications open in Fall 2022: https://materialinstitute.org/
- 24 Carrot Garden: There isn't much of a program for our students with regard to gardening, but they are always looking for people to come and help with different tasks around the garden! https://materialinstitute.org/
SUMMER INTERNSHIP WITH OCHSNER
Ochsner is taking applicants for its Catalyst Summer Internship (go to Catalyst Summer Internship subheading).
- Ideal for Alums/Fellows Interested in Healthcare Mgmt or IT
- This internship is PAID, 8 weeks 32/hrs a week (Mon-Thur)
- Approx $15/hr last year
They have two programs
1) Healthcare Management (ie. HR, Finance, Accounting, Public Health)
2) Information Services/Technology (ie. Info Systems, Comp Science, Data & Analytics, Telecomms)
MINO FOUNDATION - Join as a Volunteer ANYTIME
We welcome your help and spare time.
Be apart of something big with us.
Envisioning a New Orleans hospitality industry that leads the world in growing, supporting, & financing the success of BIPOC.
OneGoal designed and executed a year-long qualitative study to identify the root causes behind our students withdrawing from their postsecondary pathway, otherwise known as “stopping out.” They focused on two research questions:
- What is the root cause of student stop out?
Why do students who stop out return to complete their degree/ credential?
Enrollment at U.S. colleges and universities is on track to fall by another nearly 500,000 undergraduate students this fall, continuing the historic drops that began with the start of the coronavirus pandemic, according to new data out Tuesday.
An answer to the "Why COLLEGE?" if someone asks:
"The unemployment rate for all workers with a college degree stood at 2.5 percent in September, compared with 5.8 percent for high school graduates with no college. Among workers 22 to 27, the jobless rate in June was 6.2 percent for those with at least a bachelor’s degree and 9.6 percent for those without one, according to a study by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
“We’ve seen a bifurcation in the labor market recovery,” said Gregory Daco, chief U.S. economist at Oxford Economics. “College graduates were less affected by job losses and have seen a faster rebound while people with high school diplomas or less witnessed a much more serious decline in employment opportunities during the Covid crisis.”
Full article here
‘Will I ever get this time back?’ A student musician in New Orleans plays through pandemic quiet
In Metairie, a high school senior navigates online school and college prep amid COVID-19
Skills are important when thinking about who to hire. The most sought after skills are actually less technical than you might think.
We like to think about skills in three different categories, Human Skills, Technical Skills, and Hybrid Skills. (Hybrid skills meaning a mix of both.)
Leadership (a Human Skill) is the No. 1 sought-after skill in the work force right now.
Credits: Emsi Burning Glass
HYBRID COLLEGE ALTERNATIVE
Circl. Circl is a free two-way Leadership Progra
Students are treated as complete equals to the professionals in the program and they both coach each other. At the end they receive a certification that's awarded by the Association for Coaching.
DELGADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE TITLE IV FORM
This is the form that will be listed as "unsatisfied requirements" for all students at Delgado. Filling it out allows financial aid to cover their books. Unfortunately, in LOLA, it only links you to the paper form.
Here is the digital version! Students need to click "I authorize" for both questions.
UNO REGISTRATION UPDATES FOR FALL 2022
If you want to attend UNO and if they plan on enrolling in Privateer Pledge, you will need your financial aid to be fully cleared (meaning no verification steps) and be registered for fall classes before June 1st!
As of now, the ONLY registration event before the June 1st deadline is April 23rd. This is the only way first-time freshmen can register for classes (unless UNO adds another registration event before June 1st) so it is IMPERATIVE that you attend this registration event. Here is the link to the UNO registration page.
Matriculate Class of 2023 Application is now open. Matriculate is a FREE virtual college advising program that connects high-achieving low-income high school juniors with a near-peer college mentor who works one-on-one with their small cohort of students throughout the college and financial aid processes.
TRIO AT DELGADO OPEN
TRiO is a program that works with qualified students at Delgado to ensure they finish their degree/certificate in a timely manner. They offer free supports such as tutoring, advising, financial literacy, transfer support, textbook & library support. They are a GREAT way to get extra support, build your network at Delgado, and make sure that you are completing the goal you've set for yourself!
You can check your eligibility and apply here!
UPDATES TO UNO PRIVATEER PLEDGE
- See link for more details and the exact fees that aren't covered by PPledge.
- A student must have financial aid cleared and registered for classes by June 1.
- If a student had full Pell and Privateer Pledge, they can anticipate having a gap cost of a little less than $1k.
Average Cost of Fees (these are the most common ones on their fee bill) **using numbers from 2021-2022 academic year
- Follett Access Fee $300-400 (per semester)
- Privateer Bucks $150 (this can get waived if student goes to bursar's office)
- Orientation Fee $100
Read to learn more about
- What Is the Common Black College Application?
- How to Complete the Common Black College Application
- Factors to Consider When Choosing an HBCU
Read to learn more about:
- Different parts of a scholarship
- External Scholarship Resources
- Tips and tricks
- Specific scholarships available
Delgado Scholarships + Preview Days
Delgado will begin awarding Fall 2022 scholarships in February and continue to offer scholarships until all scholarships are
Register HERE for Preview Days
• Thursday, February 17, 6:30 p.m. (virtual)
• Saturday, March 26, 10 a.m. (in person)
• Thursday, April 21, 6:30 p.m. (virtual)
• Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m. (in person)
Trellis is Enrolling!
Trellis enrolls new students every two months! If you are looking to start college or need to transfer, see below on how to complete a degree that is affordable and can fit around their schedule with Trellis.
University of Holy Cross Announces New Program to Match TOPS Scholarships for Students Starting Fall 2022 Semester
NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The University of Holy Cross (UHC) has announced a brand-new program to match all TOPS scholarship awards for its entire class of incoming first-year students who qualify beginning next academic year in Fall 2022. UHC will match the students’ TOPS award each year for up to four consecutive years as long as the students remain enrolled in UHC and qualify for TOPS.
Architecture scholarship for college junior/senior
- Needs to be junior or senior in college in LA, TX, AR, OK, or NM
- Needs 3.0 or higher
- Needs to be majoring in Architecture, Civil/Construction Engineering, or Construction Management
Award: $5,000 scholarship
Deadline: June 30
The Voyager Scholarship
THE OBAMA-CHESKY SCHOLARSHIP FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
This scholarship gives college students financial aid to alleviate the burden of college debt, meaningful travel experiences to expand their horizons, and a network of mentors and leaders to support them.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: JUNE 14, 2022 3:00 PM CENTRAL TIME
EDUCATION GRANTS AVAILABLE
For the second consecutive year, the Hispanic Heritage Foundation has partnered with TurboTax to award 40 educational grants of $2,500 each to high school seniors and college students seeking financial support to pursue a higher education diploma or complete their college degree.
#LeadingConEducación is a multi-year educational program that helps prepare young Latinos to take control of their finances through educational content, webinars, and hands-on experience through Intuit TurboTax simulation, a tax preparation exercise in Spanish and English.
To learn more about Intuit TurboTax’s educational program or to apply for the scholarship, click here. The application process is quick and easy and will run through May 8th, 2022.
Coming soon – College Greenlight’s 2022 Scholarship Marathon!
The 10th Annual Scholarship Marathon is happening on Saturday, February 19th from 9am to 3pm Central. This online social media event offers students a chance to win one of multiple prizes by submitting a confirmation of their admissions or scholarship application submissions. Gift cards will be raffled each hour, leading up to the big $1,000 tuition scholarship giveaway at the end of the day.
Mr. Green-Ellis, a motivational speaker (and also friend of Mr. Blake Thompson) is giving away a $1000 scholarship this semester, all students have to do is subscribe to his channel and comment (they can comment as many times as they want to increase their entries).
ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE
The chapter provides a $2,000 scholarship to a male student who plans to attend a university. Both male high school seniors and males up to their junior year can apply.
Applications can be submitted to the link below:
Important 2021-2022 Scholarship Information:
- Application deadline is March 1st - Must be submitted by the deadline to be accepted.
- The Achievement Scholarship recipients will be notified by April 1st.
COMPLETERS GRANT OPPORTUNITY
To be eligible for a Completers Grant, students must
- be a Louisiana resident,
- complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the academic year in which the award will be received,
- meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) benchmarks for credit programs,
- successfully and sufficiently complete courses to continue in the selected course of study for non-credit programs,
- be enrolled through the 14th day of classes, and
- meet one of the priority guidelines.
Priority selection criteria for recipients are as follows:
- First, those students who are expected to complete their program of study/graduate in the fall who have significantly depleted or have no other source of financial aid;
- Second, those students who are expected to complete their program of study/graduate in spring who have significantly depleted or have no other source of financial aid;
- Third, those students who are expected to complete their program of study/graduate in summer who have significantly depleted or have no other source of financial aid.
RESOURCES TO COPE AFTER SCHOOL VIOLENCE
Here are a few ideas about how to help your school community cope and heal:
- Normalize and acknowledge a range of emotional responses. Be sure to emphasize the message that there’s no one right way to feel or respond to a tragedy like this.
- Prioritize connection and caring for staff and students. Emphasize the importance of extending compassion to all members of your community. Remind students of the ways that they can seek support from one another and from caring adults at your school. Focus on activities that foster supportive connections.
- Be prepared to address feelings of unsafety and vulnerability. Emphasize the fact that everyone in the community is working to keep students safe, and—as needed and where appropriate—reissue specific information about school safety procedures.
- Facilitate active and positive coping for students. Keep school routines as normal as possible, while recognizing that some staff and students may need more active support and ways to take breaks. Help everyone prioritize self-care, and build in mindful breaks, stress management strategies, support centers, and movement across the day.
- Identify positive and meaningful actions students can take. Help students plan and implement group discussions, campus events, spiritual activity, or positive community action that directly supports those affected by the incident or helps others who are in need.
- Pay special attention to those who have experienced loss and trauma. Staff and students with histories of trauma may have especially intense emotions and may need extra help and attention in the coming weeks.
- Avoid polarizing conversations and ideological debate. Young people need to focus on healing. Avoid topics that reinforce feelings of anger and helplessness or hopelessness, and focus on what can be done to help and heal.
- Share available resources and support to the entire community. Communicate with teachers, parents, and students about how helpful it can be to seek help from a professional at any time when feelings or thoughts about a tragedy like this come up. Provide information about school counseling and emotional support resources, community mental health resources, and all emergency and crisis text and phone lines.
For more ideas, please read How to Cope With Traumatic Events.
Here are some resources that can help as we work to support and build resilience in our school communities:
- The National Association of School Psychologists has created a very helpful guide to supporting students.
- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has Tips for Coping with Traumatic Events.
- The American School Counselor Association maintains updated Resources to Support Students after a school shooting.
- The National Child Traumatic Stress Network offers searchable resources that focus on how adults can identify and respond to traumatic responses in young people.
- Facing History and Ourselves created Teaching in the Wake of Violence, a guide for teachers to navigate conversations with their students after news of a mass shooting, terrorist attack, or other violent event.
- JED’s Mental Health Resource Center provides tools to help teens and young adults navigate life’s challenges.
- Seize The Awkward has tips and resources for maintaining mental health and fostering stronger connections with friends and family during challenging moments.
- JED’s and MTV’s Press Pause includes animated PSAs and an online hub with simple mindfulness techniques — like breathing exercises, meditation, perspective checks, music, and movement — to deal with common stresses and challenges that can make young adults feel overwhelmed or hopeless.
We can help every school community cope with these challenging moments in healthy ways, and remind each other that we are not alone.
If you or someone you know needs help immediately, text “START” to 741-741, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255), dial 911, or go to the nearest emergency room. Find more information and resources at jedfoundation.org/help.
MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we know that stress goes up as the school year winds down. So we have put together ready-to-use resources to help educators, caregivers, and young adults connect, find support, and experience joy right now.
MENTAL HEALTH AND GUIDANCE
The Reengagement Center exists to support young people in New Orleans who are figuring out their next step in life. Young people who are interested in getting connected to their next opportunity may apply directly by filling out the online Application Form. Feel free to write with any questions at info@reengagementcenternola.
New Orleans Health Department Kicks-off Healthy Start to Head Start Program for Low-income Families
The New Orleans Health Department’s Healthy Start program (NOHDHS) announced its new collaboration with Kingsley House to bring you a new initiative called Healthy Start to Head Start. The program will support families across New Orleans to provide needed resources throughout pregnancy to age five. The collaboration will provide seamless transitions between programs and enable access to WIC and Healthy Start services onsite right at Kingsley House.
Hurricane Ida left hundreds of thousands in and around New Orleans without electricity for a week. Many are still in need of food, cash and other critical resources. Local mutual aid networks, most of which existed before the storm, have played a central role in meeting community needs, gathering and distributing resources for direct, immediate relief for individuals and families.
Distributes aid, meals and water to unhoused people.
Provides mutual aid and info for Indigenous peoples.
NOLA Black Youth Fund
Supports Black youth, age 14-25, in New Orleans.
Cash App: $nolablackyouthfund1
Black New Orleans Mom Fund
This fund was set up to benefit Black mothers and families in New Orleans impacted by Hurricane Ida.
Cash App: $blackneworleansmom
El Pueblo NOLA
Mutual aid for and by Latinx migrants in New Orleans East.
Cash App: $cristinola
Supports undocumented youth impacted by Ida.
House of Tulip
Supports trans and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) people impacted by Ida.
Ida Relief for Small Black Neighborhoods
Provides mutual aid for small, predominantly Black towns in southeast Louisiana.
Culture Aid NOLA
Provides fresh food for people in and around New Orleans.
Feed the Second Line
Provides mutual aid for culture bearers in and around New Orleans.
UPCOMING COHORT FOR CDL TRAINING
Thrive will be having a cohort for CDL class B this fall. Date TBA.
You can apply at thrivenola.org
1. You will need to get a DOT physical before the course starts. This is paid out of pocket. Concentra offers them for about $50 depending on your insurance. Click the link for locations nearest you.
2. **You must have a clean driving record.
3. Pick up a CDL class B workbook from Thrive 9th Ward @ 3600 Desire Pkwy AND download an app if you have a smartphone.
Cinematography 101 Workshop
Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: Casino Building at New Orleans City Park (56 Dreyfous Dr, by the Café du Monde)
In this 2-hour workshop, filmmaker and Lede New Orleans Program Director Ejaaz Mason will show you how professionals capture quality video and coach you through hands-on practice. This workshop is open to the public, age 16+. All you need to participate is a camera, an interest in videography and a willingness to learn. Camera rentals are available for this workshop. Click the registration link below for more details.
CDL Course Application (Thrive Works) - Cohort 3
40-hour CDL course, which consists of 30 classroom hours and 10 hours of behind the wheel training. This course includes General Knowledge, Passenger, Air brake, and School Bus sections of the Commercial Driver’s Guide. Upon completion of the CDL course, the student will receive a Class B license with the airbrake, passenger, and school bus endorsements. This course does not guarantee the security of a CDL license, but will set you up for success in receiving one. APPLY HERE
NEW COHORT AT CAFE RECONCILE
Reconcile hopes to welcome 120 new Interns this year. Must be 16 – 24. Reconcile’s customized job training program is FREE.
Reconcile will host two upcoming Open House events for prospective new Interns -- Tuesday, January 11 and Monday, January 24 from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. at Café Reconcile.
Participants must preregister and are required to show proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test result within 72 hours to attend. Email email@example.com to learn more or to pre-register.
Liberty’s Kitchen is recruiting for their next cohort
Liberty’s Kitchen is career preparation for 16 -24 years old that provides training in professional, culinary and service skills while supporting the personal career goals of young people. If you are ready to “LEVEL UP”, Liberty’s Kitchen is hosting an orientation on January 10, 2022 at 9:00 am .
- Training stipend
- Access to employers
- Hands on experience
- Professional skills
- Daily Meals y
- Childcare support
- Wrap around services
- Transportation & more
Text “LEVEL UP” 504.684.5474 to learn more or sign up at our website Become a Participant – Liberty's Kitchen
LOOKING FOR A FUTURE IN IT?
Skillz Academy is a 12-week software sales training program that trains and places its fellows in business-oriented roles in technology companies.
WHAT TO REMEMBER
- The application deadline: Jan 24th, 2022.
- Students receive a stipend for parking and traveling.
- They also receive MIFI (wifi hotspots) and a laptop.
- This program may be a bit hard for students with jobs.
- Now 12 weeks instead of 8 weeks
- Hybrid Model - Mon-Thursday: virtual, synchronous, evening classes (roughly 6-9 pm) & every Saturday in-person learning sessions at their offices on Canal St from 9-4ish
- Can use WIOA funding or complete an income share agreement to pay for program costs
- Skillz Academy works with Job1 to get your WIOA eligibility
- Income Share Agreement: only goes into effect if you have a job offer that pays at least 40k
ON YOUR MARK Fellowship Application open
OnYourMark is an early literacy tutoring service providing virtual 1:1 individualized instruction in the foundations of literacy to Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd graders.
Becoming an OnYourMark fellow is perfect for college students, college-aged students taking gap years, recent high school and college graduates, and retired and part time educators. It is ideal for those who love working with children and are interested in learning more about a career in education.
The stipend for new fellows with a standard tutoring load (four daily sessions) in Spring 2022 is $2,000.
Now open: 2022 NOYA Youth Leadership Fellowship
NOYA is recruiting young people ages 17-24 who are interested in developing their leadership skills and enacting change in their community to participate in our 10-month leadership fellowship.
- Annual stipend of $2,000
- Requires a weekly commitment for workshops and other learning activities These young people will
- You serve on boards and as consultants to programs, nonprofits and systems-level initiatives impacting young people
- You influencing the design and decision making process of these entities
HBCU Startup Internship
GNO, Inc. has initiated, in partnership with Xavier, Dillard, and SUNO, The HBCU Startup Internship. The goal of this program is to increase startup activity of HBCU students in our region by providing real time experience to foster entrepreneurial ideation and development.
This 8-week internship experience will start on June 6, 2022 and end on July 29, 2022. The interns will be paid $15/hour.
CARPENTER APPRENTICE - HISTORIC PRESERVATION
Established in 2009, Picardie specializes in historic preservation, historic millwork, custom new millwork, timber framing, residential and commercial contracting. Our goal is to bring sustainable methods to all of our work while using traditional construction techniques. We are a fast paced, growing company working on high end, high profile historic projects. Our team is tight knit, energetic and hardworking - join us in improving some of the most beautiful buildings in Louisiana. This is a 6 month position, but for the right candidate, this could turn into long term employment.
The Youth Advisory Board of CYPB is recruiting new members to join in 2022!
All 14 to 24 year-old’s who live, work, or go to school in Orleans Parish are welcome & encouraged to apply.
Applications close on Monday, January 31 at 11:59pm.
Applications Open for 2022 HBCU Summer News Fellowships
Students and recent graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities are invited to apply for the HBCU Summer News Fellowship, sponsored by the Meta Journalism Project. Twenty-five students will be selected to work alongside national and local news organizations over the summer. Deadline to apply is Jan. 23, 2022.
ENVIRONMENTAL AND CONSERVATION CORPS OPPORTUNITY
Limitless Vistas, Inc. (LVI) is now recruiting for all programs. You can read more about each program at: https://www.limitlessvistas.
Reach out to Sherry Callaway, P.G., Executive Director of Limitless Vistas, Inc., for more information:
THE FUTURE IS GREEN - INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY
Gain valuable practical experience working with a team of students from across the world in the development, execution and assessment of a social media campaign in support of a global climate education project, The WorldWide Teach-In on Climate and Justice, set for March 30, 2022. This is a VIRTUAL INTERNSHIP. You can participate from anywhere on the planet. You must be available for group strategy meetings, presentations and on-line discussion Monday every week for 90 minutes, either from 8 PM - 9:30 PM ET or from 11 AM - 12:30 PM ET (New York time). In addition, you must commit to an additional three hours of group and individual work each week. The internship begins on January 24, 2022 and runs through April 4, 2022 for a total of 10 weeks. The internship is not paid. English language proficiency is required. APPLY HERE NOW.
Corporate Internship Leadership Institute - Applications are Open
CILI is actively recruiting for its 2nd Cohort for Internships for Summer 2022.
We are looking for students across a number of different majors for development. Some of our industries of focus are the following but not limited:
- Renewable Energy
- Medical Services
Criteria for Application:
- Louisiana Resident
- Enrolled in 4-year institution in USA
- 2.5+ GPA
- Motivated for college & career success
LIST OF COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES DELAYING START DATES FOR SPRING 2022
- Tulane University: The first day of undergraduate classes, originally scheduled for Jan. 18, will now be Jan. 25
- Southern University New Orleans: University delays start of Spring 2022 semester until January 26.
- Classes will be held virtually beginning Tuesday, January 18-Monday, January 31, 2022.
- Employees will work remotely January 4-14, 2022. A staggered schedule will be implemented January 18-31.
- LSU: LSU to re-implement mask mandate for spring semester, allow faculty to teach remotely for two weeks
- Southern University Baton Rouge: In-person classes, originally scheduled to begin January 12, 2022 will now start on January 26, 2022. Online classes will begin as scheduled.
- Loyola University: Loyola University is keeping its Jan. 18 start for most classes and Jan. 10 at its law school but is requiring both booster shots and proof of a negative test for the coronavirus.
GET PAID TO GET TESTED!
If you are interested in getting COVID tested at a CA school, here are the testing dates/times (click the school's name for the registration link):
OA: Mondays, 8:30-11
LCA: Mondays, 11:30-1
RCA: Mondays, 2-4
ASA: Wednesdays, 1-3:30
CBR: Thursdays, 10:30-11:30
GWC: Thursdays, 2-4
You only need to register once for whatever location you plan to get tested at most often. When/if you get tested at another site, just let them know which school you are registered under. Anyone who participates in this testing regularly will receive $10 per test from the Louisiana Department of Health; this will come in the form of a digital gift card.
Sneak Peek: New Opportunities Coming Soon
AmeriCorps provides national and community service opportunities for Americans of all backgrounds. This summer, the AmeriCorps NCCC program is offering a unique service opportunity for young adults (ages 18-26) who want to serve a 2-3-month term and make an impact through environmental work. Stay tuned for more details soon and applications opening on Tuesday, Jan. 4.
If you or someone you know is ready to start a yearlong service term this summer, they are now accepting applications for Traditional Corps and FEMA Corps as well. Apply now to begin service in June/July.
CA NEXT HAS PARTNERED WITH CAREERSPRING! WATCH THE DEMO FROM 12/10 AND REGISTER FOR NEXT SESSION ON 1/7/2022
DEMO FOR ALUMNI
CLICK HERE to watch the recording of the webinar! Passcode: 2U=cCdKP
CareerSpring is a non-profit organization that helps first generation college students as well as Pell Grant recipients realize their greatest career potential through career information, a Network of professional contacts, and job placement services.
SEND US AN EMAIL AT CANEXT@COLLEGIATEACADEMIES.ORG to register for the session in January!
UPCOMING COHORT - APPLY NOW!
Corporate Internship Leadership Institute (CILI) is looking for students who would be great for their next cohort. READ ABOUT IT HERE!. If you have any questions, reach out to Perry Sholes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tips for Filing the 2022-23 FAFSA
Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the key to unlocking financial aid for college.
The 2022–23 FAFSA® form is now available
The 2022–23 FAFSA cycle began on Oct. 1, 2021. The application is available until June 30, 2022. Some funds are limited, so it's a good idea to apply as soon as possible online at fafsa.gov.
- Updated FAFSA® Resources: StudentAid.gov/fafsa for FAFSA information.
- myStudentAid Mobile App: The 2022–23 FAFSA form is also available on the myStudentAid mobile app. Applicants can download the app on Google Play or the App Store.
Collegiate Academies - Hurricane Ida Relief Resource List
List of resources by school, for shelters, COVID-19 testing, food/water distribution, and more.
18th Ward Sports hiring coaches for Jan/Feb
The Application for Coaches is open for January-February 2022! Looking for basketball and track with availability on Saturdays and Sundays.
New Orleans Fire Department is recruiting!
- See here for more info/details
OPPORTUNITY IN FILM MAKING
Do you have an idea for a short film about your community? Want to learn about documentary filmmaking? NOVAC is taking applications for two cohorts of filmmakers to learn and produce films over the course of six months, January to June, 2022.
Two groups (made of three filmmakers each) will be selected for the cohorts with two different focuses. One cohort will be story-driven. The second cohort will be filmmaker-driven. Both cohorts will produce 8-minute short films and each participant will receive a stipend of $800. Cohorts will be led and supported by mentors and have assistance from professional filmmakers. PRE-APPLY HERE!
NBA HBCU FELLOWSHIP
Submit your information and stay tuned for more news from their team.
Interested in becoming certified for a career in healthcare?
5 Week Patient Care Technician training at New Orleans Career Center
This program is for people 18+ who are interested in starting their career in healthcare ASAP. This program is only 6-9 weeks long and provides the opportunity to get hired when you are done. Their team will train you for free and support you in the job search process.
- It's a growing career field
- It's fast
- It's full of long-term potential
- Pay usually starts around $14/hr
- APPLY BY THIS SUNDAY
SPARK FUND APPLICATION IS OPEN
The Spark Fund offers support to established independent documentary filmmakers who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or people of color (BIPOC) and whose work on humanities-themed projects was disrupted by the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Internships and Volunteer Opportunities for High School and Pre-Nursing Students
This guide provides information and state-by-state listings of healthcare and nursing programs for high school and pre-nursing students. For students interested in learning about healthcare careers and work environments, these programs offer an inside look at health professional jobs, including nurses.
Electric Girls is Hiring
Electric Girls is a small, New Orleans-based non-profit with the mission of building girls' confidence and capabilities by engaging them through STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Electric Girls is currently hiring for two positions. Learn more & apply by visiting the links below:
Meet Amelie, AmeriCorps Member
If you're considering a gap year, AmeriCorps could be a great next step. Learn more about the AmeriCorps NCCC program from Amelie, an AmeriCorps member who decided to serve after seeing how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted her community. While in southwest Louisiana, Amelie reflects on the importance of her service assisting disaster survivors.
DELGADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE VIRTUAL TECH SKILLS EXPO
Wednesday, November 3 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. REGISTER HERE!
Program and Industry Presentations & Breakout Rooms with Faculty Members
Zoom + Facebook
Faculty from the following Technical programs will be in attendance to answer questions:
Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
NACAC VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIRS 2021
The following are the fair dates for Fall 2021:
- Sunday, Sept. 12: Signature Fair: 1-6 p.m. ET
- Tuesday, Sept. 28: Northeastern US Fair: 4-8 p.m. ET
- Sunday, Oct. 3 Signature Fair: 1-6 p.m. ET
- Thursday, Oct. 14: Midwest US Fair: 5-9 p.m. ET
- Sunday, Oct. 24: Signature Fair: 1-6 p.m. ET
- Tuesday, Nov. 2: Arts & STEM Fair: 4-8 p.m. ET
- Sunday, Nov. 14: Signature Fair: 1-6 p.m. ET
COCA COLA SCHOLARSHIP
Each year, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation awards 150 college scholarships worth $20,000 to high school students across the United States through the Coca-Cola Scholars Program. Students need a 3.0 GPA and to fill out an online application that requires no essays, no recommendations, and no transcripts by October 31, 2021, at 5 p.m. Eastern.
Find details at Cokeurl.com/scholarships.
GRANT FOR BIPOC HOSPITALITY WORKERS
Made in New Orleans Foundation is providing two grant opportunities for BIPOC Hospitality Talent facing financial hardship as a result of Hurricane Ida. Bee's Grocery Grants of $150 and Ida Relief Grants of $500 will be distributed to support eligible BIPOC hospitality workers in need.
NOTEP is Offering HVAC Training
Nov. 9 - May 17 (meets every Tuesday from 4:15 - 7:15 - see schedule here)
Training & Credentials: EPA Universal Certification and hands-on training
Cost: $1,500 (financial aid available)
Location: 6601 Franklin Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70122
To enroll, go to NOTEP.net/enroll
HVAC trainees starting salary is between $12 - $18 per hour with some experienced technicians earning over $30 per hour.
For questions, email Adam.Bourne@notep.net
THE SADIE COLLECTIVE IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
The inaugural Sadie Summit is a four-month long program in partnership with JPMorgan Chase. This experience culminates in a trip to New York City for sophomore women, where you will participate in a case competition, attend panel discussions, network, and tour important financial institutions in the area.
• Identify as having African, African-American, African-Latina, Bi-racial/Multiracial, or Caribbean heritage
• Be a current freshman or sophomore attending a Historically Black College and University (HBCU), Minority Serving Institution (MSI), Public University or Associate degree program majoring or minoring in the least, one of the following fields: economics, finance, mathematics, statistics, and/or computer science
• Have a minimum of 3.2 grade point average
• Be able to commit six hours per week to the program
Scholars will be announced on November 19, 2021. To apply, submit an unofficial transcript, answer four short essay questions, and a 60-second elevator pitch video by November 5, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST. For questions, please email, email@example.com.
City Year accepting applications. City Year helps students and schools succeed, while preparing the next generation of civically engaged leaders who can work across lines of difference. There are currently 400 positions recruiting across the country. Click here to learn more and apply!
St. James Cheese Company is hiring: More details and application link HERE!
Looking for experience? Poynter, a media education institute, keeps an up-to-date database of journalism and storytelling internships nationwide. Click here for a roundup of media internships in the U.S.
SELF is hiring for an Operations Coordinator. Goal: work on programming events (virtual and in-person) and support with organizational administrative tasks. The final deadline for the role is October 31st. APPLY HERE!
Community Resources for those affected by Hurricane Ida:
- Ana & Adeline Foundation's Hurricane Ida Relief Resources
- Arts Council New Orleans' Hurricane Ida Artist Relief Fund
- Creative Response! Artist Support Fund
- Culture Aid NOLA : distributions of free, fresh food open to any community members
- Eternal Seeds Emergency Fund for BIPOC artists
- Ida Support Network, Instagram-based resource sharing
- Just Ida Recovery, mutual aid, resources and information
- Music and Culture Coalition of New Orleans (MaCCNO) Hurricane Ida Relief Fund
- COVID19 Mental Health Resources, compiled by New Orleans' Musicians Clinic
- Trellis is Enrolling! October 18th is the last day to start the application process for the November cohort! How to reach out: complete the “Get Started” form, OR you can connect with the admissions team, who will follow up with to provide more information—email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- CITY LAUNCHES HURRICANE IDA INSURANCE DEDUCTIBLE PROGRAM. The City of New Orleans announced the launch of a new program to assist Orleans Parish residents impacted by Hurricane Ida. Beginning Sept. 30, 2021, the Mayor’s Office of Housing Policy and Community Development will accept applications for the Hurricane Ida Insurance Deductible Program. Interested homeowners can obtain an application online at ready.nola.gov.
- CA NEXT IN THE NEWS. Next at Collegiate Academies was this year's Winner of the NPEA/Cooke 2021 Award for Excellence. Check out this article to read more!
- Supporting Alumni: One of our own, Amisha Maize, suffered roof of the house that caved in along with a great deal of water damage during Hurricane Ida. If you have the capacity to help her and her family, consider supporting their GoFundMe: https://gofund.me/09bfd819
JOB1 and New Orleans Tourism & Cultural Fund will be supporting bars, restaurants and venues that need COVID-19 compliance personnel. Job seekers pre-register at: Job1NOLA.eventbrite.com
AmeriCorps NCCC and FEMA Corps Deployment Report: This weekly report details where AmeriCorps NCCC teams are serving across the country, as well as which organizations, efforts, and initiatives they are supporting. Click HERE to find out more about joining AmeriCorps!
- Work with Collegiate!
Paid Internship/Entry Job Opportunity with Progressive Pipeline. Progressive Pipeline places underrepresented students and recent graduates in paid internships and entry-level jobs, along with offering training, mentorship, and connections. Fill out a Fellow Application today!
Limitless Vistas, Inc. (LVI) is now RECRUITING for its AmeriCorps and GulfCorps programs. To apply and find out more about LVI's AmeriCorps programs: Click Here!
AmeriCorps Member Benefits
Free environmental/conservation field technician training
Free industry-recognized certifications
Get paid to learn (small living stipend)
Earn an educational award (scholarship) through AmeriCorp
Leading Elephants are looking to hire a young professional with a few years of work experience (3+ years) to be their Operations and Communications Manager. Pay is set at $60-65k and the job is fully remote. READ MORE HERE!
Made in New Orleans Foundation is providing two grant opportunities for BIPOC Hospitality Talent facing financial hardship as a result of Hurricane Ida. Bee's Grocery Grants of $150 and Ida Relief Grants of $500 will be distributed to support eligible BIPOC hospitality workers in need. APPLY HERE!
The NASPA Undergraduate Fellow Program (NUFP) is a mentoring program for undergraduate students from traditionally underrepresented and historically disenfranchised populations who want to learn more about working in the field of student affairs and/or higher education. Applications are due Thursday, September 30th 2021 at 11:59PM.
NCCER CSST Certification Training at Nunez Community College - $100 Registration Fee, with a $50 Refund upon class completion. Sep 27 - Oct 8th, 2021 Mon - Fri for 2 weeks from 7:30 am - 4:30 pm REGISTER HERE!