Hiatt Center Stipends for Summer Experiences in Social Justice

Danielle Bynoe, Vanessa Lecky & Emily Salfity interned at Beth Israel last summer.

Purpose: Hiatt summer stipends provide Beaver students the financial opportunity to explore and participate in meaningful summer social justice work, particularly leadership training, community service and diversity training.

Eligibility: Current Beaver students who are returning to Beaver in the fall.

Criteria for selection: Evidence of commitment to social justice issues, merit of proposed work, and conviction that this student work could not take place without financial help.

Guidelines: Programs can be self-designed internships, or participation in established programs. Stipends can be applied to registration fees for a program, or can be an hourly wage paid to you for your volunteer work. Students receiving stipends are expected to share highlights of their experience with the rest of the Beaver community in an assembly the following school year.

Examples of prior experiences supported by Hiatt summer stipends:
Volunteered with elderly at Golden Living Center
Taught sports and academic skills to children (Tenacity, Reggie Lewis center)
Interned at the National Organization of Women
Did community organizing for the Hyde Square Taskforce
Taught computer skills to parents of Headstart students
Participated in the City School Summer Leadership program
Participated in the InIt diversity leadership program run by BCCJ
Developed and ran a golf instruction program for low income children
Researched diabetes at Beth Israel hospital
Attended the National Young Leaders Program
Volunteered at a farm program raising awareness about factory farming
Participated in an environmental awareness advocacy training
Worked with children at Perkins School for the Blind
Researched childhood obesity at the Cambridge Health Alliance
Prepared and ran birthday parties for homeless children
Worked to end animal cruelty through the Farm Sanctuary
Ran environmental campaign with the Sierra Student Coalition
Contact: Kit Beaudouin ’72, Hiatt Center, Director of Community Engagement. (Application form is available on the Hiatt Center’s Google site.)

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