This Week at the Career Center: Southern Teachers Agency, Brown University, White House Internship Program, and Sharing Our Strength

southernteachersagencyTeacher, Southern Teachers Agency: Each year, STA helps hundreds of teachers and coaches find jobs at outstanding college preparatory schools throughout the South–nearly 600 schools in 16 states from Texas to Florida to Pennsylvania. Teacher certification is preferred, but is typically NOT required by these schools for middle and high school teaching positions. (Wednesday, April 9)


brownuCollege Advising Corps, Brown University: The college advising corps works to increase the number of low-income, first-generation college and underrepresented high school students who enter and complete higher education. To deliver on this mission, the College Advising Corps (CAC) places well-trained, recent college graduates, as full-time college advisers in the nation’s underserved schools.  We provide the support that high school students need to navigate the complex processes of college admissions, securing financial aid and enrolling in schools that serve them well.  This year, we have 375 advisers in 423 high schools in 14 states serving 128,000 students. (Friday, April 11)


whitehouseinternshipWhite House Intern, White House Internship Program: The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office and prepare them for future public service opportunities. The White House Internship Program’s mission is to make the “People’s House” accessible to future leaders from around the nation. (Sunday, April 13)


shareourstrengthVarious Positions, Sharing Our Strength: Share Our Strength is ending childhood hunger in America by connecting children with nutritious food they need to lead, health, active lives. Share Our Strength’s highest priority is to make sure that every child in America gets the nutritious food he or she needs to learn, grow and thrive. We are doing this by improving the access that families all across the country have to healthy, affordable food and by working at the state and city level. (Tuesday, April 15)


theopenclassroomTeacher, The Open ClassroomThe Open Classroom ( is an English learning center that develops children’s critical thinking and language skills through topics chosen to broaden worldly perspectives and kid-friendly case studies set in the context of real-life challenges. We offer a combination of courses in topic-based programs (Kindergarten to Grade 6), writing enrichment (Grades 1 to 12), intensive workshops (All Ages) for private tutoring, admissions consulting, test and interview preparation. (Tuesday, April 15)

And don’t forget about previously blogged about opportunities including: Saint Ann’s School (4/8); Vera Solutions Fellowship (4/8); Special Assistant to the CEO of Food Corps (4/10); Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (4/14); Ascend Learning (4/15); and Sustainable South Bronx (4/15)

Jelisa Adair

I am the Civic Engagement Fellow for 2013-2014. While a student at Wesleyan I double majored in Psychology and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and completed a joint thesis during my senior year. I am interested in issues of social justice, mental health, media, and global welfare.