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Social Commitment

AmeriCorps VISTA: National service opportunity to fight poverty in the United States.

 http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista

Boston Teacher Residency (BTR): "Master's program in education that recruits talented, committed individuals of all ages and gives them the tools they need to make an immediate impact in the classrooms of the Boston Public Schools (BPS)."  Includes tuition remission at UMass Boston, living stipend, and Massachusetts Initial Teacher Licensure.

http://www.bostonteacherresidency.org/

California Capital Fellows Programs:  "Fellowship opportunities allowing college graduates to contribute to the implementation of public policy in California. For eleven months, fellows work as full-time members of a legislative, executive, or judicial office, and also enroll as graduate students at California State University.  Fellowships include:  Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship Program, Executive Fellowship Program, Senate Associates Program, and the Federal-State Relations Fellowship.   Additionally, Fellows receive health benefits and a monthly stipend."

http://www.csus.edu/calst/Programs/programs.html

City Year: Assisting at-risk youth through education and after-school programming in 25 U.S. locations and 2 international sites (1 year).

http://www.cityyear.org

Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship - ½-year with urban and rural community-based organizations; ½- year with national organizations in Washington D.C.

http://www.hungercenter.org/fellowships/emerson/

Mickey Leland International Congressional Hunger Fellowship - 1 year in Asia, Africa, or Latin America; 1 year policy center (usually for organization with which student did 1 year of field work).

http://www.hungercenter.org/fellowships/leland/

Coro Fellows Program: "The Fellows Program in Public Affairs is a nine-month, full-time, post-graduate experiential leadership training program which introduces diverse, intelligent and driven young public servants to all aspects of the public affairs arena. Field assignments, site visits, interviews and special individual and group projects and consultancies prepare Coro Fellows to translate their ideals into action for improving their own communities."

http://www.coro.org

Federal Agency Programs: Search directly for programs in your area of interest by utilizing the "A-Z  Index of Government Departments and Agencies."

http://www.firstgov.gov/Agencies/Federal/All_Agencies/index.shtml

Herbert Scoville, Jr. Peace Fellowship:  Full-time junior staff member of applicant-selected organization.

http://www.scoville.org/

Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC)/Jesuit Volunteer International (JVI): Jesuit sponsored volunteer opportunities working in schools and with non-profit organizations who serve "the poor and marginalized" both in the United States and throughout the world (2 years).

http://www.jesuitvolunteers.org

Math for America: Teaching math in public schools in Berkeley, Boston, Los Angeles, New York City, Dan Diego, Utah, and Washington, D.C. (5 years).

http://www.mathforamerica.org/web/guest/home

Nativity Preparatory School of New Bedford, MA: Middle school founded on the model of the Jesuit Nativity schools.

http://nativitynb.org

New York City Internships:  Various internships working for the government of New York City.  This list includes the NYC Service Fellowship, Public Service Corps, and the highly prestigious NYC Urban Fellows Program.

http://www.nyc.gov/internships

Peace Corps: Serving the United States government "in the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries."  Assignments vary greatly, and Peace Corps volunteers have served in 139 different countries (2 years).

http://www.peacecorps.gov

Teach for America:  Teaching in "low-income communities" throughout the United States (2 years).

http://www.teachforamerica.org

Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice:  Full-time policy analyst with Families USA's Health Policy Department.

http://www.familiesusa.org/fellowships/the-villers-fellowship.html