Goldfarb Center Newsletter

Goldfarb Center Newsletter - November 14, 2011

November 11, 2011

In This Issue...
- CVC Homelessness Awareness Month Continues
- Student Advisory Board Application Deadline This Friday
- Accepting Applications for Lovejoy Summer Internships in Journalism
- Upcoming Public Lectures
- In The Community


CVC Homeless Awareness Month Continues

Heading into the third week of Homelessness Awareness Month, the CVC is excited to report that they are over halfway to their goal of $10,000 to support the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter, as part of the MMHS's "Breaking Ground, Rebuilding Lives" campaign.  MMHS is in the process of raising $2.8 million to fund the construction of and cost of operating the new shelter. This weekend, $500 was raised at the Timeflies Concert through a joint effort between CVC and SGA. 

The CVC will continue to sell campaign T-shirts and collect donations from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Pulver this Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Events this week include:

Meet the Faces Behind the Campaign: Betty Palmer  (Executive Director of the MMHS)
Wednesday, November 16
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Pulver Pavilion, Cotter Union

Realities of Youth Homelessness in Maine - Panel Discussion
Thursday, November 17
7:00 p.m.
Diamond Building, Room 122

Campaign T-shirt Day: Show your support by wearing your T-shirt TODAY!
Friday, November 18

You can also support the campaign by making a contribution online

Student Advisory Board Application Deadline This Friday

The Goldfarb Center is currently accepting new applications for the Student Advisory Board.  Students who are interested in becoming more directly involved in the events of the Center, including taking a lead role in organizing these events, are encouraged to apply.  The application process is rolling (one review of applications was completed in late October) with a final deadline this semester of Friday, November 18th.  Please submit your application online.  All applicants will be notified of decisions by December 1.


Accepting Applications for Lovejoy Summer Internships in Journalism


The Goldfarb Center is pleased to announce that a fourth and final round of grants for summer internships with newspapers and other media outlets is be available, made possible by the Knight Foundation.  The deadline to apply for summer 2012 is Friday, Jan. 6, 2012.  Click here for more information on the internship program including application guidelines.


Upcoming Public Lectures

CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections
Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. in Diamond 122

Realities of Youth Homeless in Maine - Sponsored by the CVC
Thursday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. in Diamond 122


In The Community

REM Forum on Youth Homelessness
Tuesday, November 15, at 8 a.m.
REM Center, 93 Main Street, Waterville

If you are unable to attend Thursday evening's panel discussion at Colby on youth homelessness, consider attending this meeting instead, which is a follow up to a forum on homeless youth that took place in October.   Please review the posts below with information on the October Forum and the "next steps" that will be discussed on Tuesday.

Consolidation of Community Input (from October forum)
"Maine's homeless youth a hidden problem" (Amy Calder, Morning Sentinel)