The Tom Joyner Foundation and The HBCU App have teamed up this 2017 CIAA Tournament to give away a scholarship. To apply just complete the form below. Entries will be accepted from February 22nd – February 26th. #CIAA2017
Name: David J. Davis
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Major: Math and Computer Info Systems
David Davis is a junior, Math and Computer Information Systems Major from New Orleans,
Louisiana. David is the future owner of a technology company and plans to make a difference by
ensuring that every school and household is connected. At SUNO, this honor student finds time
to be a peer tutor, volunteer in the community and encourage others. The most influential
people in David’s life are his parents, who keep him grounded and inspired.
The Tom Joyner Foundation and Denny’s Corporation, franchisor and operator of one of America’s largest full-service restaurant chains, are showing their love for first-generation college students with the launch of the “Tom Joyner Foundation – Denny’s First Generation College Scholarship Road to Success Fundraiser.”
Between March 1 and June 30, customers at participating Denny’s restaurants and supporters of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) from around the country will be able to donate to the scholarship fund. Details of the “Road to Success” fundraiser will be available at participating Denny’s restaurants as well promoted through traditional, online and social media. The Foundation and Denny’s have set up methods in which supporters may donate to the campaign via:
- Online: Scroll below to make a donation
- Text to Donate: Using a smartphone, text “Dennys” to number 41444 to make a donation to the fund for any amount.
- Just ask your server at your local Denny’s about how you can participate
Students at select HBCUs will be able to apply for the scholarships starting Sept. 1, 2017 on this website. Follow the online application instructions. The Foundation will be reviewing applications and winners will be announced in December 2017.The selected HBCUs, along with the eligibility requirements for each scholarship, will be announced at that time, along with the following restrictions:
- Eligible students must have already applied to an accredited HBCU and be admitted to be considered for the scholarship, or, they must already be registered as a full-time student;
- Must be a United States citizen;
- Must have at least a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale;
- Must complete a FAFSA and apply all other awarded grants and scholarships to be considered;
- Complete the TJF/Denny’s First Generation Scholarship application.
“It is so important for these first generation students to have a chance to get an education,” said Tom Joyner, host of the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show and founder/chairman of the Foundation. “And, I’m particularly excited that they will have the chance to attend an HBCU.”
The Foundation and Denny’s have been longtime partners on various projects, including the brand’s ‘Hungry for Education’ scholarship program, which launched in 2013 as part of Denny’s continued commitment to help fight childhood hunger and promote education. To date, Denny’s has awarded more than $500,000 in combined scholarships to deserving elementary, high school and college students across the country.
The fundraiser was formally announced at the NAACP Image Awards Red Carpet Live, televised via TV One from Los Angeles. April Kelly-Drummond, director, diversity affairs and multicultural engagement for Denny’s, said: “We love working with the Tom Joyner Foundation and are particularly excited to assist first-generation college students,” she said. “We know that if these students can get a chance at an education, they will have greater opportunities to pursue their career interests and contribute to their communities in many different ways.”
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reports that in the 2011-2012 academic year nearly a third of the undergraduates in colleges and universities were the first in their families to go to college. NCES also points out that over a lifetime, an average worker with a bachelor’s degree can earn $1 million more than a worker without a postsecondary degree.
The Postsecondary National Policy Institute says that many first generation students have lower household median incomes and greater financial needs than those who have at least one parent who has attended college. Additionally, the percentage of first-generation students borrowing federal money has more than doubled over the past 20 years.
Take a look at the commercial below that will air this weekend on the 2017 NAACP Image Awards, February 11.
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Name: Ervin Malik Simmons
Hometown: Hamden, CT
Major: Mathematics / Spanish Minor
Classification/ GPA: Junior 3.57
Ervin transferred to SUNO and plans to attend medical school and specialize in infectious diseases. This honor student finds time to volunteer at a local community center, founded SUNO’s first gay-straight alliance which he is the President, serves as Junior Class Senator to the SGA, and still maintains a 3.57 GPA.
The most influential person in Ervin’s life is his mother who has provided the strength and direction for him to move forward.
TJF/ Job Corps Program Administrator (Full Time)
JC-2Y-4Y-WORK- – is a newly formed education, enrichment, and recreation program serving targeted Job Corps (JC) participant with the greatest potential for the collegiate experience and higher education completion. JC-2Y-4Y-WORK Program provides an environment conducive for Job Corps participant to enjoy and successfully complete college and enter the workforce with competency and support to be self-sustaining. Established in 2016, JC-2Y-4Y-WORK is a partnership including Job Corps, The Tom Joyner Foundation (TJF), participating college/universities and the private sector.
Position Focus: The Program Administrator (PA) is the leader of the site-based teams with the JC-2Y-4Y-WORK program. The PA has two campus coordinators who facilitate related activities and report back. Together, the team is responsible for maintaining the infrastructure that supports the Job Corps student participants from the last two years in JC, through complete of college and the first two years of workforce experiences. The PA is also directly responsible for all aspects of JC student participation that takes place on the campus. Mobility and the ability to drive are required.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills
Masters degree plus six to eight years of High School collegiate teaching/work experience M.A in Education, Counseling
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in a related field with eight to ten years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
1: Superb writing and editorial skills with the ability to assist with design and creation of print and web-based materials
2. Ability to think both strategically and creatively, take initiative, and anticipate actions needed. Ability to regularly exercise discretion, use independent judgment, and be a team player
3: Excellent attention to detail with the ability to conceptualize steps involved in implementing programs and events as well as seeing the bigger picture
4: Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Excel or databases
5: Excellent interpersonal skills, proven ability to relate to people inside and outside of education arena, including the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, faculty, graduate students and undergraduates through the design and implementation of the program.
Description of Duties
- In support of the overall mission, plans, directs and oversees programmatic activities
- To supervise and support JC-2Y-4Y-WORK site staff on their campus under direct supervision of the Traveling Program Supervisor
- To assist staff in embedding the vision, mission & philosophy of JC-2Y-4Y-WORKinto the daily implementation practices at the site
- To assist in the recruitment, selection and hiring process for site staff
- To ensure that staff understand and comply with all LA’s BEST/LAUSD policies and procedures
- To conduct annual performance reflections around successes and areas for improvement with site staff.
- To ensure that all staff understand and are able to execute site-based emergency safety procedures.
2. Develops, implements, and maintains operational policies and procedures
3. Manages program communications; identifies outreach potential, and promotes philanthropic and collaborative support of the program
4. Works closely with leadership, internal and external colleagues, and community residents to further develop and implement strategic plans
5. Identifies, solicits, and cultivates community partnerships and collaborations to assist in the development and growth of the program
6. Tracks all program activities and regularly informs leadership of progress on each initiative. Recommends structural or programmatic adjustments, changes or additions based on full knowledge of missions, goals, and objectives. Develops metrics to identify and measure the success of the program
7. Assists in identifying and evaluating potential future funding sources, and contributes to the submission of grants and contracts supporting the program, including the annual submission and writing of all content areas and budgetary sections of grant applications
8. Assists with the development and management of the program’s operating budget
9. Manages the administrative infrastructure of the program, manages human resources including supervision, performance development, counseling and discipline, if warranted
10. Oversees and manages information systems, facilities, and space needs
11. To manage the site budget including personnel payroll and supply purchase
12. To be flexible and maintain a sense of humor
13. May perform other duties as assigned.
- Available to work 9:00-6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- Eligible to accept fingerprinting and criminal record check
- Willing to work evenings and weekends (on occasion).
- Willing to travel to between JC and collegiate sites trainings and events.
- Possess a valid driver’s license and insurance
Minimum 8-10 years
This position reports to the TJF Director of College Relations and will be based in Dallas, Texas but requires travel to the Austin, Texas and Jackson, Mississippi areas.
Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by personnel assigned to this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Additional duties and responsibilities, that are not inconsistent with the general nature of the position, may be assigned by the President as needed.
Candidates possessing the required professional experience & background should submit their resume along with references via email to:
Application deadline : 2/17/2017
The Tom Joyner Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.
Name: Clinton S. Givens
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Classification / GPA : Senior 3.7 GPA
Clinton Givens is a senior, Biology Major with a Chemistry Minor from New Orleans, Louisiana.
This non-traditional honor student is a detective with the New Orleans Police Department, where he has served for the last 19 years.
Clinton will attend medical school and focus on emergency room care after SUNO.
The most influential person in this future doctor’s life is his mother who has encouraged him and been his rock.
His motto is taken from his mother: “Never let the fear of failure stop you from trying.”
Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) was founded as a branch unit of Southern University and Agricultural & Mechanical College in Baton Rouge (SUBR) by ACT 28 of the Extraordinary Session of the Louisiana Legislature on September 4th 1956.
On September 21, 1959, SUNO opened its doors on a 17-acre site located in historic Pontchartrain Park, a subdivision of primarily African American single-family residents in eastern New Orleans.
Established as an open community of learners, classes began with 158 freshmen, one building and a motivated faculty of 15. SUNO offered 10 courses in four academic disciplines: Humanities, Science, Social Science and Commerce. SUNO is apart of the Southern University System, the only HBCU system in the world.
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Fayetteville State University’s Office of Continuing Education is pleased to announce the launch of Shakespeare Commons online courses. Led by FSU Associate Professor of Theatre, Jeremy Fiebig, and artists from Sweet Tea Shakespeare the program provides short courses, continuing education units (CEUs), and certificates for teachers, artists, and actors, as well as community, civic, business, and military leaders.
Shakespeare Commons is a professional development, leadership, and artistic growth institute centered at Fayetteville State University that leverages FSU’s Sweet Tea Shakespeare theatre company and artists as resources in teaching and learning. Shakespeare Commons offers a robust slate of courses, workshops, working rehearsals, and performances. Participants will discuss the impact, artfulness, and meaning of these plays with Shakespeare scholars; reveal understandings of and integration with the world of Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre; participate in rehearsals, workshops, and performances as audience or artist; and engage in elements of performance, including sessions with professional actors and/or directors.
Shakespeare Commons currently offers three tracks in Shakespeare in the Classroom, Shakespeare for the Artist, and Shakespeare and Leadership.
Unlock Shakespeare for English, drama, and history students
Shakespeare Commons’ Shakespeare in the Classroom courses help equip teachers to guide students in the classroom context by providing tools for getting students on their feet, active, and engaged in the work of discovery and ownership in challenging and rewarding material.
Chart a path through the text
Planning a Shakespeare play? Hoping to ace your next audition? Shakespeare Commons’ Shakespeare for the Artist courses empower artists with tools to help reveal the text inside and out. Ideal for artists seeking further training or for high school students seeking quality college prep in areas of English, theatre, and leadership.
Solve the leadership puzzle
Ideal for community leaders, military and civic organizations, small businesses, and large corporations, Shakespeare Commons’ Shakespeare & Leadership track helps team-building, leadership generation, and collaboration in your organization or for individuals seeking further development.
Certificates & CEUs
Earn one of three certificates in Shakespeare in the Classroom, Shakespeare for the Artist, or Shakespeare and Leadership after taking courses in a selected track. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for teachers.
Face to Face and Online Learning
Courses are taught via online modules, with face to face expectations for rehearsal and/or performance attendance.
Courses are $55 per student. Registration and enrollment is available online at shakespearecommons.com.
Date/s and Time
The courses will launch February 1st, 2017. Registration is now.
All courses will be offered each month on the first of the month. In addition to regular offerings, Shakespeare Commons can tailor a bespoke course, track, sequence, or event for groups large and small, from teacher PD days to performance talkbacks, from group theatre outings to intensive professional development retreats.