NAVIGATE Fellowships – Spring 2014

We are excited to announce the Spring 2014 NAVIGATE Fellowships!

NAVIGATE Fellows 2010

Please feel out application online here or download the word document here (only completed applications by midnight March 24, 2014 will be considered).

Fellowships are offered by NAVIGATE for the leadership development of young adults. NAVIGATE fellows serve to help immigrant young adults receive access to college education, jobs and legal status.  Fellows volunteer with NAVIGATE projects to meet its goals.

Fellowships will be awarded to young adults who have demonstrated leadership and are committed to the leadership development of immigrant young adults. Priority will be given to young adults who have financial, social and legal barriers to higher education and to students who are ineligible for federal financial aid.

Recipients will be given the opportunity to build their leadership skills and contribute to NAVIGATE and will receive awards of $500 each.

The available fellowships are:

Presentations Coordinator:

  • Coordinating an educational program that trains young adults to present about how to access college and changes perception about college for Latino students, families and  school staff;
  • Coordinate college access presentations with partners;
  • Organize volunteers to give presentations on college access to students, families, and educators;
  • Collect evaluations from presentations;
  • Will edit and conduct research to update NAVIGATE presentations;
  • Attend NAVIGATE orientation;
  • Attend NAVIGATE training and other events;
  • Attend NAVIGATE end-of-semester event and provide a written report and a public presentation on fellowship;
  • Work with NAVIGATE staff & other fellows to fulfill goals.

Community/Outreach Coordinator:

  • Outreach to churches in MN;
  • Work with partners to reach churches;
  • Help NAVIGATE develop relationships with groups of faith and partner organizations;
  • Schedule presentations as needed;
  • May require weekends;
  • Attend NAVIGATE orientation;
  • Attend NAVIGATE training and other events;
  • Attend NAVIGATE end-of-semester event and provide a written report and a public presentation on fellowship;
  • Work with NAVIGATE staff & other fellows to fulfill goals.

Fundraising and Gala Coordinator:

  • Work with Grant Writer volunteer/mentor;
  • Research 3 grant opportunities;
  • Work with NAVIGATE team with fundraising campaign;
  • Attend NAVIGATE orientation;
  • Attend NAVIGATE training and other events;
  • Attend NAVIGATE end-of-semester event and provide a written report and a public presentation on fellowship;
  • Work with NAVIGATE staff & other fellows to fulfill goals.

Communications Coordinator:

  • Check NAVIGATE email regularly; answer questions; forward messages to appropriate contact
  • Prepare e-mail updates and newsletter;
  • Update NAVIGATE Facebook/Twitter pages;
  • Update NAVIGATE contact list as needed;
  • Attend NAVIGATE orientation;
  • Attend NAVIGATE training and other events;
  • Attend NAVIGATE end-of-semester event and provide a written report and a public presentation on fellowship;
  • Work with NAVIGATE leaders & other fellows to fulfill goals.
  • Update website as needed;
  • Work with NAVIGATE fundraising team with fundraising campaign;
  • Make changes to website according to work-plan;
  • Develop digital documents as requested;
  • Attend NAVIGATE orientation;
  • Attend NAVIGATE training and other events;
  • Attend NAVIGATE end-of-semester event and provide a written report and a public presentation on fellowship;
  • Work with NAVIGATE staff & other fellows to fulfill goals. 

Calendar of Fellowship

Applications Available:                       Monday, March 10th, 2014
Applications Due:                               Monday, March 17th, 2014
Selection By:                                       Friday, March 31st, 2014
Welcome:                                            Sunday, April 6th, 2014, 11-1pm

A work-plan will be developed with each fellow; start/end of fellowship depends on work-plan.

Commitments

Recipients of NAVIGATE fellowships commit to the following:
–          Establish a schedule as accorded with NAVIGATE supervisor;
–          Work independently on NAVIGATE fellowship using own computer and phone;
–          Attend leadership development training that will be organized by NAVIGATE;
–          Meet regularly with supervisor/mentor from NAVIGATE;
–          Must provide own transportation to leadership development training and meetings with supervisor/mentor, unless accorded.
–          Return calls, emails within reasonable time.
–          Be available via phone, email, or in person.

NAVIGATE commits to the following:

–          Provide a supervisor/mentor for fellows to direct them in projects that support NAVIGATE;
–          Provide leadership training and skill building through an orientation and skill building throughout term of volunteer service;
–          Connect students to other leaders in the community

Remember: you can feel out application online here or download the word document here (only completed applications by midnight March 24, 2014 will be considered). Questions, contact us at team@navigatemn.org

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About Juventino Meza

Juventino Meza is an internationally recognized champion for human rights, a non-profit executive and leader in civic engagement. His work is focused around Latinos, higher education, LGBT communities, immigration policy and democracy. Juve co-founded NAVIGATE MN, a leadership development program, and co-founded the Capitol Pathways internship program for college students and Native American students as an effort to racially diversify who works in and around state government. In 2013, Juve played a critical role in building a broad coalition to get President Obama to create DACA in 2012 and pass the MN Dream/Prosperity Act in 2013. Juve is a member of the Latino Economic Development Center’s Latino Scholarship Fund Selection Committee & serves in the Saint Paul’s Mexican Consulate’s Institute of Mexicans Abroad (IME) Fellowship Program selection committee. Juve is the youngest recipient of the Ohtli Award, the Mexican Government’s highest recognition for a civilian Mexican living outside Mexico, & is recipient of the Immigrant of Distinction Award from the Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Juve was named one of the “25 Under 25” by OutFront Minnesota in 2012. Juventino Meza is graduate of Augsburg College and currently attends William Mitchell School of Law.