This list of opportunities continues to evolve. Check back in January 2014 for the final list. Job descriptions will be added as they are finalized as well.
The Arts and Science Council (ASC) is the community's chief advocate for arts, science, history and heritage. Through its work it serves as a gatherer and steward of public and private community resources, an investor of those resources in the cultural sector and community, and as the strategic planner for the community's cultural sector and the public art agent for the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. Its mission is to build appreciation, participation and support for the arts, science, history and heritage in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.
Catawba Lands Conservancy (CLC) is a land trust and a nonprofit, community-based conservation organization that permanently conserves and manages land for public benefit in the Southern Piedmont of North Carolina. CLC is dedicated to saving land and connecting lives to nature. CLC currently conserves a total of 162 properties and 12,453 acres of land. That land includes farmland, ecologically rich lands to protect wildlife habitat and local drinking water, and land to provide the public with a direct connection to explore the natural world around them.
Georgia Justice Project (GJP) breaks the cycle of poverty by defending the indigent criminally accused and, win or lose, standing with them as they rebuild their lives. With more than 25 years of experience, GJP has developed a comprehensive suite of services, coupling holistic legal defense and social services with advocacy support, to address the barriers to economic stability faced by the criminally accused.
Through the work of Habitat, thousands of low-income families have found new hope in the form of affordable housing. Churches, community groups and others have joined together to successfully tackle a significant social problem-decent housing for all. Today, Habitat has helped build or repair more than 800,000 houses and served more than 4 million people around the world.
The Mountain Area Health Education Center, Inc. (MAHEC) provides quality, compassionate health care as a foundation for training top physicians, dentists and health professionals. Established in 1974, MAHEC's mission is to train the next generation of health care professionals for western North Carolina (WNC) through quality health care, innovative education and best practice models that can be replicated nationally.
The OrthoCarolina Foundation seeks to support educational programs that improve the quality of health care at multiple levels. That is why we currently support several ongoing educational programs: an international training fellowship, orthopedic nurse certification, an allied health scholarship, an orthopedic sports trainer education program as well as numerous community health and education initiatives. While the initial projects have been related to musculoskeletal care, the Foundation invites innovative proposals from all areas of health care education that improve the quality of health in our community and beyond.
The mission of the Salzburg Global Seminar is to challenge present and future leaders to solve issues of global concern. The Salzburg Global Seminar convenes imaginative thinkers from different cultures and institutions, organizes problem-focused initiatives, supports leadership development, and engages opinion-makers through active communication networks, all in partnership with leading institutions from around the world and across different sectors of society.
Teach for America teachers reach nearly 15,000 students in 40 schools across Charlotte. This position is not a teaching position, but is located in the Charlotte headquarters for Teach for America, working to coordinate the many efforts that go into their regional success.
The Touch Foundation works to bring vital health care services to the people in sub-Saharan Africa with the greatest unmet need. Touch focuses on training skilled health care workers such as physicians, nurses, lab technicians and ensuring that they are deployed to treat patients where the greatest needs exist. Touch's approach is to work within the existing system and build upon it, ensuring long-term sustainability of its impact. Since its creation in 2004, Touch Foundation has helped train 150 medical doctors and 1,300 other skilled health workers.
United Way envisions a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives. To this end, the United Way works: to provide resources and programs that allow for children to receive a quality education, to end the cycle of poverty and dependence for disadvantaged persons, to help everyone receive effective health care, and to support communities towards achieving all of the above goals.
YES Prep Public Schools exists to increase the number of low-income Houstonians who graduate from a four-year college prepared to compete in the global marketplace and committed to improving disadvantaged communities. YES Prep has grown into a charter school system that today serves 7,000 students on 11 area campuses.
Funding will also be available for fellowships in two specific fields. These programs will be competitive and interested students will need to identify and secure their own position in a qualifying organization. These fellowships will have a separate application process and details will be provided later in the fall semester.
The Lilly Foundation: Supports one fellowship working directly for a faith-based organization.
The Williamson Trust: Supports one fellowship working directly with LGBTQ issues.