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ORGANIZATION: Working In Support of Education (W!se)

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Working in Support of Education

The W!se Institute, a program of Working in Support of Education, is seeking volunteers to lead seminars about sustainability for our Engineered Green Economics (EGE "edge") initiative of the W!se Institute. Must be knowledgeable and passionate about the Environment, Climate Change, Energy, Building Efficiency and Design, Mobility/Transportation, Materials- Using and Re-using, Food Sustainability, and/or Sustainable Businesses and Investing.

W!se has curriculum outlines and lesson plans for volunteers. Teach one or more sessions. Each session is 45-60 minutes. Dates and times will be based on availability. Teach on your own, or team up with other people!

About the W!se Institute: Launched in 1993, the W!se Institute holds hour-long, interactive seminars for students during the day each Wednesday afternoon that focus on career skills and opportunities, college preparation and lifelong learning skills. Seminars are delivered by industry experts and faculty. All students receive 32 hours of seminar instruction over four 8-week modules.

The Institute offers a broad range of seminars for students including everything from business skills to STEAM skills, professional expectations and academic classes. Here are some examples of recent seminars:

  • Personal Finance
  • Introduction to Sustainability
  • Case Studies of Sustainable Firms
  • Haitian Language and Culture
  • Robotics
  • Quilting
  • Playwriting
  • Hip-Hop Dance

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send an email with your resume to Sheila Beatty, W!se Institute Program Manager at: sbeatty@wise-ny.org.

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About Working In Support of Education (W!se)

Location:

227 East 56th Street, Suite 201, New York, NY 10022, US

Mission Statement

Working In Support of Education (WISE) is a New York City-based not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to providing services and programs that prepare students for college and the work place with programs that focus on real world learning opportunities, applied learning and financial literacy Founded in 1999 by Phyllis Frankfort, a well-known educator and education policy advisor, WISE helps schools and teachers design, implement and fund programs which engage students, providing real-world opportunities that enhance students' academic experience, and help prepare them for college and the workplace. Wise prepares students for challenges outside the classroom; Ø leadership and civic engagement, Ø financial literacy and responsibility, and Ø college and the work place.

Description

WISE programs and initiatives include: · The Quality of Life Innovations, a project-based learning exercise designed to provide real-world opportunities for students and empower them to make a difference. Under the program, students develop research-based proposals to address particular social issues in their communities, plans to improve the "Quality of Life" in their city. The program culminates in a scholarship competition for students. · The W!se Institute for Lifelong Learning, a model school-corporate community partnership. The Institute provides a college-like seminar series offered once per week for students; administers an extensive workplace skills development program; designs learning resources, and raises funds for student scholarships. · The New York Financial Literacy Coalition, formed in 2000, brings together corporate leaders from finance and banking, non-profit organizations, teachers, school administrators, and parents with one common goal: promoting financial literacy among young adults. The Coalition works to promote awareness, finance-related programs, conferences, curricula, and teacher training.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Education & Literacy
Environment
Advocacy & Human Rights, Education & Literacy, Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations New York, NY 10022

(40.7594,-73.96978)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Education
  • Farming
  • Supply Chain Logistics
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Architecture
  • STEM

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-10 hours
  • Volunteer pre-survey and resume.

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