Category: Achieve Written by Cathy Nedd
Internships are a gateway for students that lead to careers. There are thousands of internship opportunities each year across the country, and some of these programs are specifically for minorities and African Americans. Here are just five of such programs:
#1 - Explore Microsoft Internship Program For Women and Minorities
This program is for current college undergraduate minority students pursuing a degree in computer science or software engineering. Students may apply in their freshman or sophomore year of college.
Learn more at: www.findinternships.com/2013/04/Explore-Microsoft-Internship-Program.html
#2 - White House Initiatives Year-round Internship Program For African Americans
This program offers an exciting experience for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in improving education outcomes for African Americans. This is an unpaid internship working for the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C.
Learn more at: www.findinternships.com/2013/04/white-house-initiative-year-round-internship-program.html
#3 - National Urban League Summer Internship Program
This program is for students interested in a career in the non-profit industry. The program provides an 8-week paid internship for college students in either New York City or Washington, D.C.
Learn more at: www.findinternships.com/2013/04/national-urban-league-summer-internship.html
#4 - UNCF/NAACP Gateway to Leadership Internship Program
This program is a 10-week paid summer internship for undergraduate students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). This program offers finance majors an opportunity to work with major financial organizations during the internship.
Learn more at: www.findinternships.com/2013/04/uncf-naacp-gateway-to-leadership-internship-program.html
#5 - NASCAR Diversity Internship Program
This program is a 10-week, full-time, paid summer work opportunity for deserving students with an interest in the NASCAR industry, who are of Alaskan Native, American Indian, Asian/Pacific Islander, African American, Hispanic, or of other racial minority descent. Students must have an interest in the NASCAR industry.
Learn more at: www.findinternships.com/2013/03/nascar-diversity-internship-program.html
Last Updated on Monday, 20 May 2013 20:47
Category: Achieve Written by Huffington Post
Yes my friends, it's that time of year again. No, not allergy season -- graduation. That seminal moment in our lives when, in ceremonies of varying degrees of pomp and circumstance, our elders pass on the wisdom of the ages to those of us who are evolving from the shelter of the ivory tower to the stark reality of the "real world."...
Last Updated on Monday, 20 May 2013 00:15
Category: Achieve Written by Gabrielle Poshadlo
On Sunday, May 19, 150 Detroit students (grades 3-8) will perform on stage at Orchestra Hall, displaying months of hard work as participants in the Honda Power of Dreams String Music Project, a program presented by Honda and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO).
Most of the children involved in this project would otherwise never have had the opportunity to even touch an instrument, let alone learn what effect playing music can have on every aspect of their life, said Charles Burke, DSO senior director of Education. Thanks to Honda, some of them will pursue classical music as a career, but no doubt all of them will never forget this experience.
To commemorate the completion of five years of the Power of Dreams partnership, Honda will present the DSO with $150,000 that will provide participating students with another year of music education.
Honda joined the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Wayne State University on this project because our company values education, the arts and children, said Edward Miller, senior manager of Media and Industry Relations at Honda North America, Inc. The Power of Dreams program unites all three for the benefit of our city and a new generation of rising artists.
WHEN: Sunday, May 19 at 7 p.m.
Students will perform works by Vivaldi, Scott Joplin and more, conducted by Tanya Bennett and Leslie DeShazor-Adams
WHERE: Max M. Fisher Music Center, Orchestra Hall
3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit 48201
About the Power of Dreams String Music Project In 2008, Honda provided the DSO with a gift of more than $1 million to create The Power of Dreams Music Education Fund with the purpose of supporting and expanding the DSOs nationally acclaimed music programs for young people, and particularly an effort to encourage and support involvement of children in Detroit.
This unique program, in collaboration with the Wayne State University Department of Music and Shar Products Company, is made available to students for whom string education is not currently available or opportunities are extremely limited. The program features a variety of opportunities for students to study classical Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass through participation in various levels of group lessons, ensemble training, and individual lessons.
Honda is the worlds largest engine maker, producing a vast array of products, including automobiles, motorcycles, power equipment and, soon, jet aircraft all designed to advance mobility and improve the lives of people through continued innovations in technology and design. Based on its belief in The Power of Dreams, and in the ability of individuals to create a new and better future for society, Honda also supports a variety of initiatives aimed at advancing education and creating experiences of discovery that help people to see and achieve their own dreams. For more information on Hondas philanthropic efforts and other innovative business initiatives, please visit corporate.honda.com
For more information about Detroit Symphony Orchestra educational programs, visit the organization online at dso.org.
Last Updated on Thursday, 16 May 2013 21:07
Category: Achieve Written by Princess Hayes
Ithaca, NY (BlackNews.com) -- Pioneering African American Rap Artist MC Sha-Rock has been appointed as National Advisor for the Cornell University Hip Hop Library. Sha-Rock is relevant to the Hip Hop culture, music and industry. Established in 1976, she began her career as a b-girl/break dancer in the Bronx, New York. In the Hip Hop community, she is known as the "Luminary Icon" or the "Mother of the Mic". She stands as the foundation for female, emcee's. She is a former member of the legendary rap group, The Funky 4 Plus One More. In 1981" they appeared on Saturday Night Live and became the first rap group to ever appear on national television.
MC Sha-Rock is a recipient of the Honorary Award from the Council of New York and The Women's Distinction Award by The Hip Hop Culture Center in Harlem, New York. She has been featured in countless magazines and books written by authors and Hip Hop Historians.
She comments, "I am humbled and honored to accept this titled as a National Advisor for the Hip Hop Library at Cornell, said MC Sha-Rock. It feels as if I'm home. I am thankful that Katherine Reagan and Ben Ortiz have asked me to serve as an educator on the board. I have been involved and apart of the Hip Hop culture, since its inception. I am truly looking forward to sharing my experience and knowledge with the world. I am also excited about working with other pioneer's, educators and scholars. The Cornell Hip Hop Library will stand as the leading educational university to educate, highlight and showcase a vast selection of the origins of Hip Hop in film, old school flyers and photographs. It is open to the public, and it is my wish that everyone will get the opportunity to come out and experience the Hip Hop movement before its posterity."
MC Sha-Rock couldn't be any happier to announce that the Cornell Hip Hop Library will showcase the first known vintage film footage that was documented and dated in 1977 by a young man's task to complete a high school project. The film highlights the Original Funky Four MC's and also charts MC Sha-Rock as the first female MC of Hip Hop.
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Last Updated on Monday, 06 May 2013 12:35
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