Professional Development

  • Juneteenth Scholarship

    Boston NAACP, Metro Boston area

    The Boston branch of the NAACP will be awarding a laptop to a high school student that attends a metro Boston High school or resides in the Metro Boston area. The applicant will submit a 750, or less, word essay in response to the Juneteenth celebration.

    Eligibility requirements:

    -Must be a high school student

    -A Metro Boston resident, or attending a Metro Boston high school

    -Submit a complete application and essay

    Applications must be postmarked by June 30, 2019 and must include the following materials:

    – A complete application and response to the essay question

    Complete the scholarship application and upload the supporting documents via online Jot From:https://www.jotform.com/form/91455531412148

    If you have any questions please email them to: 2019bostonnaacpscholarship@gmail.com

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  • Lucille P. Butler Scholarship

    Boston NAACP, Boston, MA

    The Boston Branch of the NAACP acknowledges the high cost associated with higher education and is committed to providing financial assistance to African Americans and minority groups who demonstrate academic promise. In 2009, the Lucille P. Butler scholarship was established in commemoration of Ms. Butler, who was a lifelong and prolific member of the organization. The committee awards two $5,000 scholarships to students majoring in Accounting. These students exhibit strong leadership skills and are actively involved in their school or community.

    Eligibility Requirements:

    Applicants must be full time students working on their first bachelor’s degree or graduate degree with a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or higher and are in good academic standing.

    Applicants must have completed a total of 24 credits.

    Additional Requirements:

     US citizen and resident of Greater Boston

     Matriculation at a 4 year accredited institution

     Business Major: Accounting, Economics, Analytics, Finance, Business Management

     Complete FAFSA

     GPA 2.50 or higher

     Minimum 24 credits towards graduation

    The scholarship can only be applied toward covering the cost of tuition, fees and books.

    Applications must be postmarked by June 30, 2019 and must include the following materials:

     Complete application and response to (2) essay questions

     Two letters of reference. One from a professor, advisor or business professional. the second reference can be a personal reference

     An official transcript

    Complete the scholarship application and upload the supporting documents via online Jot From: https://www.jotform.com/form/91454685703160

    If you have any questions please email them to: 2019bostonnaacpscholarship@gmail.com

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  • Boston NAACP : Entrepreneurship Program

    Boston NAACP, Dillaway Thomas Heritage House at Roxbury Heritage State Park- 183 Roxbury St, Boston, MA 02119

    Small Business Startup Summer Youth Program

    ​Our mission is simple, smart, and solutions-oriented – to empower at-risk youth with the resources necessary to harness their creativity and imaginations to start new small businesses. Small businesses are essential in terms of building a community’s wealth and providing more opportunities in those communities, generally. The information, however, as to how to ideate and create small businesses and see them through to success is lacking in many under served communities. From funding to training, there is a shortage of resources to propel progress. Our program will offer a fun and exciting experience for participants, and at the same time, it will break down barriers and inspire participants to pursue business ownership.

    Eligibility and Requirements

    Participation in this program will be available to students and young adults ranging in ages from 16-19. In addition to this age requirement, eligibility will be based on recommendations from reliable source(s) who can vouch for the candidates’ character and ability to complete the program. Candidates will also be required to undergo a thorough application process, which includes an entry essay designed to give participants an opportunity to describe why they are interested in participating in the program and what they aim to accomplish. These applications will be reviewed by the NAACP Boston Branch’s Executive Committee, which will select participants.

    The Program Model

    By proving young people with access to business fundamentals, hands on experience, and mentorship, the process of business creation and ownership becomes less of a mystery and more of a mission. A mission that can be accomplished. The better equipped a budding business owner, the closer their goals become. And when it’s clear that they can root their businesses right in their own community, they not only enrich their own lives, but the entire community is positively affected.

    The initial class will be limited to 25 students. The students will be combined into 8 teams, each with 3 team members.

    The Logistics

    The Startup Youth Program will commence in July and end in August  2019, this program will be featured in the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Urban Summer Youth programming. The program will be held at the Dillaway Thomas Heritage House at Roxbury Heritage State Park (183 Roxbury St, Boston, MA 02119). Students will be in session on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday evenings from 6pm-8:30pm.

    Application URL: https://www.bostonentrepreneurprogram.com/eligibility

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  • Intern, The Philanthropic Initiative

    The Boston Foundation, Boston, MA

    All applications should be submitted online. Go to https://www.tbf.org/who-we-are/careers and select “Intern, The Philanthropic Initiative” to complete our online application process. Diversity candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Job Description

    Title: Intern, The Philanthropic Initiative
    Department: Philanthropy, The Philanthropic Initiative
    Reports To: Senior Partner, TPI
    FLSA Classification: Nonexempt FTE: 1
    Supervises: None

    Position Summary:
    The Intern will work on client engagements and field leadership work, specifically the Invest for Better – Women Lead the Way in Impact Investing initiative.

    Hours and Compensation:
    Seeking an intern who will work 35 hours/week May 20 – August 16th with the possibility of extension. Compensation is $15/hr.

    Essential Functions:

    Invest for Better Initiative
    • Support visibility/activation campaign outreach, including social media strategies, partnerships, conferences and events, building the number of pledgers
    • Create website content including blogs, resources, case studies, etc.
    • Organization, outreach and administration for project overall

    Client Support
    • Grants management and scholarship/college success program support
    • Social issues and benchmarking research
    • Administrative support

    Qualifications
    Preparation, Knowledge, Previous Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree in progress required

    Skills, Abilities, Competencies:
    • Strong writing, research and organizational skills required;
    • Knowledge of and interest in philanthropy
    • The ability to plan, think analytically, pay attention to detail and follow through;
    • Self-motivation and ability to manage multiple tasks; and
    • Experience with social media content creation and platform management.

    Working Conditions & Physical Demands:
    • Ability to sit for long periods of time
    • Ability to use a computer workstation and keyboard for long periods of time
    • Ability to carry up to 5 pounds

    The content is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this job. It is not intended to constitute an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

    External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents, who are or become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act or applicable state law, must be able to perform the essential functions of the job (including those listed above) either with or without reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodation, if any, will be determined by management in consultation with the employee on a case-by-case basis.

    This job description is intended to be general and may be revised from time to time. At management’s discretion, the employee may be assigned different or additional duties from time to time.

    04/2019

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  • Annual CGTrader Scholarship

    CGTrader, Online

    CGTrader is the largest 3D model marketplace backed by the strong designer community of more than 1.2M members. CGTrader was founded with the goal to ensure fair marketplace conditions for 3D designers.

    Every year CGTrader challenges students to dig into the field of technology by writing an essay on how innovative technologies are transforming our lives.

    Enter the CGTrader Scholarship 2018 challenge to win $3,000 for your education expenses. The best submission will be awarded $2,000 while the two runners-up will receive $500 each.

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  • ABFE is a membership-based philanthropic organization that advocates for responsive and transformative investments in Black communities. Partnering with foundations, nonprofits and individuals, ABFE provides its members with professional development and technical assistance resources that further the philanthropic sector’s connection and responsiveness to issues of equality, diversity and inclusion.

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  • CLFP is a year-long program designed to sharpen the skills and strengthen the leadership capacity of foundation staff, donors and trustees who are committed to assisting Black communities through philanthropy. Fellows have the opportunity to learn from seasoned grantmakers and peers on a regular basis, understand how to be more effective for change within their institutions, and participate in a network that focuses on innovative solutions to community challenges.

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  • Leverage the Trust

    ABFE, Anywhere

    Leverage the Trust is an effort to identify and engage Black foundation trustees in ABFE’s mission through peer networking and learning opportunities. The work of Leverage the Trust is led by a committee of dedicated trustees of philanthropic institutions who are representative of the diversity of geography, type and size of grantmaking entities in the sector.

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  • Proteus Fund

    Proteus Fund, Anywhere

    Partnering with individual donors and foundations, Proteus Fund designs and manages collaborative grant making on a range of leading social change arenas—from curbing the growing influence of money in politics to advancing marriage equality and protecting civil liberties in an age of heightened national security. Its high-impact initiatives combine targeted grants and technical assistance, informed by rigorous policy analysis and research, as well as expert input from the field.

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  • YWCA Boston

    YWCA Boston, Anywhere

    The goal of YWCA Boston is to reduce systemic racial and gender disparities and improve social cohesion in Boston neighborhoods where health, educational and safety.

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