2013 Albert W. Black Undergraduate Community Service Internship Award – Deadline: May 29th

Are you or one of your fellow students a Community Service rock star?

Do you know someone who is deeply involved in community service projects and who is graduating this year?

Encourage them to apply for the Albert W. Black Undergraduate Community Service Internship Award!

Questions? Stop by Sociology Advising, Savery 203 for more information or a write-up about the award

Due date: Wednesday May 29, 2013

Award Purpose
Merit-based award for an undergraduate Sociology major participating in an internship or serving as a volunteer with a Puget Sound area community service organization working with disadvantaged populations and having a positive impact on the local community. The internship or volunteer position should be consistent with the spirit of Dr. Black’s commitment to community service.  The Award amount is $1,000.00

Instructions for students

Requirements
• Senior Status (graduating in the 2012-2013 academic year)
• Position as an intern or volunteer with a local community service organization working with disadvantaged populations within the previous 12 months.

Please submit the following to Sociology Advising, Savery Hall 203 (and feel free to stop by to pick up a description or with questions!):

1. Cover page with the following information:

a)     Name
b)    Email Address
c)     Phone
d)    Internship Location/Title of Project

2. Narrative (maximum of 2 pages)

a)     Describe your internship experience in detail: your responsibilities, the social service organization with which you’re working, and the outcome and impact of your work.
b)    Describe how your internship experience is connected to Sociology.
c)     Describe accomplishments that make you a candidate for this award.

3. At least three (3) letters of recommendation:

    • One from a faculty member in the Department of Sociology
    • One from someone at the social service organization where your internship or volunteer position is based
    • One from a person of your choosing

4. A copy of your UW transcript

5. A high resolution photo of yourself in jpg format

Due date: Wednesday May 29, 2013

Review Process
The Department’s Undergraduate Program Committee will review applications and recommend an award recipient to the Department Chair.

The award will be presented at the department’s annual Graduation Celebration in Meany Hall on the UW campus on Wednesday evening June 12th.

Background
Albert W. Black, Jr. (B.S., University of Michigan, 1963; M.A., Wayne State University, 1968; Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1976) is an Emeritus Principal Lecturer in the Department of Sociology. His areas of interest are the sociology of religion and race relations. Dr. Black is a past president of the National Association of Black Sociologists and the recipient of a Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of Washington. He has been an instructor in the Bridge Program, which aids in transitioning freshman student athletes into university academic culture.

Al Black is a highly respected leader and role model in the local community. His legendary commitment to community service, in particular his work with gang members, gained him the Central Area Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Community Service Award in 1996. As a founding member and Chair of the Franklin Fathers Group, he has led interventions into local schools with other mostly African American men, and challenged the at-risk students with a message of zero tolerance for the disruption of the learning process. He has been invited into numerous school and civic environments as mentor, educator, leader and parent.

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