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Be sure to come on out and check out all of our amazing Community Service organizations at the Activities Expo on Thursday, August 28th from 5-7pm!
Make sure you click on our Community Involvement Awards tab to see all of our 2014 winners!
On Monday, April 7th, CACTUS will present the documentary “Kids for Cash”, a riveting movie that focuses on the notorious judiciary scandals that took place in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania in which two federal judges accepted bribes in exchange for the ruthless imprisonment of 3,000 minors.
CACTUS is thrilled to announce that this is the first time it has been screened on a college campus. Immediately following the screening there will be a panel discussion about the school-to-prison pipeline problem in the New Orleans Community. Panelists will include: Jerrod Thompson-Hicks, from the Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights, Jolon McNeal, the managing director at the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana, Emily Smith, from the Orleans Public Defenders, Ashana Bigard, from the Community Education Project of New Orleans, as well as Dr. Peter Sharf from the School of Public Health.
Dinner will be provided at 6:00pm in the Freeman Auditorium in the Woldenberg Art Center and the screening will begin at 6:30pm. The discussion will follow after.
Thank you for your commitment to service during your career at Tulane. We would like to recognize that commitment. Apply now Center for Public Service Seniors Awards!
- The Jim Runsdorf Excellence in Public Service Student Award recognizes the top graduating senior Tulane service student: http://tulane.edu/cps/students/runsdorf.cfm. Deadline in April 1st.
- The Leaders in Service Award recognizes those graduating seniors that have consistently given back during their Tulane career: http://tulane.edu/cps/students/top-25-public-service-students.cfm. Deadline is April 11th. Students applying for the Runsdorf Award are automatically included in the Leaders in Service Award consideration
Additionally, Tulane has just announced a new post graduate fellowship opportunity for graduating seniors. The Tulane AmeriCorps Fellows Program, which will begin this summer, will support eight fellows who will live on campus as they work full time with nonprofits in high-need neighborhoods throughout the city. The two-year pilot program includes free housing and a monthly stipend for living expenses. Upon completion, participants will earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award to cover student loans or to further their education.
Tulane AmeriCorps Fellows Program applications are due by April 1. For more information or to apply, please visit: http://tulane.edu/cps/students/tulane-national-service-fellowship.cfm.
For more information, contact Katie Houck
Welcome to CACTUS, Tulane’s Community Action Council for Tulane University Students. As Tulane University’s oldest and largest community service organization, CACTUS facilitates all service projects and organizations on campus in addition to sponsoring campus-wide service events.
Please check out the directory for a list of organizations and projects to get involved with on campus, and the calendar for upcoming events. Any general questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for answers!
Remember to like the CACTUS Facebook page and follow us on Twitter for more updates about service opportunities.