WHAT'S NEW

  BONNER LOVE = SCHOLARS + FELLOWS + BONNER CENTER  

Happening...  
Positions Open
Fellows and Site Coordinator positions open to all students. Fellows include a $4000 award. All positions require considerable commitment but represent impressive accomplishment in student portfolios and resumes. For full descriptions, requirements and rewards, refer students to http://gcbonnerlove.blogspot.com/2012/06/leadership-network.html. Applications accepted through April 12; interviews start April 1.

2014 Bonner Center Social Justice X Prize
Solve important local problems that scare experts, get rewards. (more)
Housing Rights Action Team 
Poor families get ripped off all the time by landlords who violate codes. Help them live in safe places (more) (get involved)
International Montagnard Conference: Planning for 2015
Collaborative effort by Center for Principled Problem Solving and Bonner Center with community partners to assess the state of the refugee community since its arrival in 1986. (more) (get involved)

WORK STUDY POSITIONS
Cultural Competency Language Facilitators
We need two students whose native languages are not English and preferably not Spanish, French, German or other languages likely to be taught in higher ed. Meet one-on-one with students on campus and to prepare them for off-campus community engagement work and to learn what it's like to be newcomers who do not to know or understand English. Contact Susan May, Community Scholars Coordinator.
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SPRING SEMESTER
Spring Volunteer Fair
Originally scheduled for Wednesday, January 29, has been rescheduled (more) (get involved)
Guilford Undergraduate Symposium  
Friday, March 7, 10:00-4:00 PM (GUS made easy) (apply)
Roads to College Conference   
Saturday, March 29. All day, organized by Jose Oliva and team (more) (get involved)
Senior Bonners Capstone Wednesday, Thursday April 2, 3, 3:00 – 4:00 PM (more) (get involved)
“Holi” at Serendipity 
Friday, April 4.  (more) (get involved)
Refugee and Immigrant Social Entrepreneurship Retreat Saturday, April 19. Organized by Jodie Geddes and team. get involved:
http://www.gofundme.com/63ntlc 
Red Cross Blood Drive 
Friday, April 25. Organized by Project Community. (more) (get involved)
Spring Kids Fest 
Saturday, April 26. Organized by Project Community. (more) (get involved)
CAAP Symposium: More Than Just Sex: Power, Privilege & Progression 
Saturday, April 26. Organized by Jasmine O’Neill, Teresa Bedezgui and team. (more) (get involved)
EOG Tutoring Project (more) (get involved)

Service Opportunities & Events 
Inspiration Dance Experience  
Refugee and Immigrant Social Entrepreneurship Retreat 
CAAP Symposium
Housing Rights 
International Montagnard Conference (2015)
GUILFORD UNDERGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM (GUS) The Guilford Undergraduate Symposium will be on March 7, 2014 from 10:00-4:00. Information about submitting presentations will be made available during January. (application form)

CALL FOR STUDENTS INTERESTED IN HOUSING RIGHTS
Want to get more involved and learn about an issue of critical importance in our community? Help protect and advocate for housing rights in Greensboro! The Bonner Center is looking for students interested in collaborating with Greensboro Housing Coalition to advocate for renter's rights. Students would complete a training program to learn about this issue and assist in educating tennants about their rights so they are not taken advantage of and are treated fairly. If you are interested or have questions please email Andrew Young at youngaj@guilford.edu


Conference Opportunities...  
Z. SMITH REYNOLDS FOUNDATION
Every year, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation offers exciting employment opportunities for North Carolina college students, graduate students, and recent graduates interested in philanthropy, public policy, community service and/or the nonprofit sector. Applications for the ZSR Summer Internship and NPIP are now available through www.zsr.org. Applications and related materials are due by midnight on January 6, 2014 for the ZSR Summer Internship and February 3, 2014 for NPIP. Students of color are encouraged to apply.

STUDENT ACTION WITH FARMWORKERS (SAF) 
UNITE SAF develops the leadership of college students from diverse backgrounds, giving them the opportunity to work directly with farmworkers in the Southeast. Each year, SAF trains approximately 30 students on farmworker issues, and places them to work full-time with migrant education programs, legal aid offices, rural health clinics, community-based organizations and farmworker unions. SAF interns increase the capacity of the organizations they work with by outreaching to over 5,000 farmworkers & their families each summer. If this sounds like something you would be interested in please visit: http://www.saf-unite.org/content/fields-internship.

Project Site Coordinators
Do volunteers need to train before coming onto my community site?
Yes. It is critical that all team members receive training.

Explain the training.
Training consists of an online experience, a written response, a small group discussion, and a cultural competency (language) training session that take place on campus. When the student completes the work, she reports to the Project Coordinator for specialized training appropriate to the site.
Go to the Online Training page

More FAQs 

On April 19, there will be a Refugee and Immigrant Social Entrepreneurship Retreat taking place at Guilford. This retreat is designed to foster social innovation ideas and develop business that young people may want to start. Upon the end of the retreat we hope that three young people can be awarded a small monetary amount in order to jump-start their ideas.

The goal of the retreat is to reach 60 young people between the ages of 13-19. This email is an extended invitation to be a part of the recruitment team, I will need 5 outstanding young people from your site; please begin thinking about who they may be right now.  


Cupcakes for a Cause 
Hey do you like to bake and do civic work, but also want to gain leadership and business strategy skills? Join the CupCake For a Cause project! They will be doing lots of baking and fundraising/bake sale events on campus. Come and support this cause and start a cup cake at a time! If you are interested or have any suggestions join the team and contact Veronica Zambrano Coffie at zambranocoffiev@guilford.edu.

  Scholars  Announcements  
BONNER SPRING CALENDAR
Please open this calendar and add important dates to your calendar. If you don't keep at least a weekly planner try using the template attached. This calendar will be linked in all Bonner News emails this semester so you can be responsible for all your Bonner related meetings. There may be slight changes, so check it weekly.

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES (In case you didn't check the calendar yet :)
•Spring Volunteer Fair 
Wednesday, Jan. 29th 1:30-3:30 Founder's Lounge
•First All-Bonner Meeting
Sunday, Feb. 2nd, 2-4pm Community Center
See items on the left
There are tons of things for Bonners to do, plenty of new projects and opportunities to fulfill hours. 

SOPHOMORE CLASS MEETING TIME
If you noticed you class meeting time is missing it's because some of you still need to fill out this Doodle. The deadline to do this is Thursday, Jan 23rd by 5pm!

COMMUNITY CHANGES
Welcome back from Study Abroad:
• Enmy Cabrera
• Emily Morazan
• Juliette Terry

Welcome to our two new replacement Bonners joining the first year class:
• AaliyahMcPherson 
• Connor Pruitt

We'll also be missing Noelle Lane while she is studying abroad this semester!

BWBRS
This semester's sites will be up by Friday. Starting then you can check to make sure your site is up and submit your spring CLA. The CLA deadline is Feb. 14th. If you need a reminder how to do this please let Kristina know.

JAN TERM SERVICE HOURS
Spring community sites are not up yet, but any hours you've done over J-Term can count towards your spring semester total. If the site is new to BWBRS you'll need to email Kristina for a new site form.

SUMMER SERVICE INFO MEETING
If you are doing summer service this summer please plan on attending one of two (for now) summer service info meetings. The first one (on the Bonner calendar) is Feb 17th.

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