Tuesday, April 7, 2015

NPR piece: the inequalities between civilian and military when sexual assault is involved

An important piece aired on NPR last week about the extra burdens faced by civilians who are sexually assaulted by military personnel.

This is a serious problem that is not being adequately addressed by military or civilian court systems.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Americorps is a win-win

Americorps programs are good alternatives to military enlistment.  You can earn a living stipend while doing valuable community work, learn good team-building skills, add to your resume and earn an education award of about $6,000 for one year of service.

There are several local Americorps programs. One of them is now hiring for the 2015 - 2016 program year : the ACE tutoring program that is associated with the UT Dana Center in the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin.  For this program, which involves teaching literacy skills to elementary school children, applicants must have at least two years of college.  If you are interested in doing literacy work and have an Associate's Degree or are midway through a Bachelor's Degree, check out this program at this link.

Many Americorps programs can be done directly out of high school.  Check out the many possibilities here .

photo by editor of ACE Americorps members on MLK Day