White Center

Community Building 

White Center to White House

Youth Internship

 

 

 

The White Center to White House youth internship program is looking for 10 young people (14-20 years old) who are very committed to growing together as a group of youth leaders who value the need to make changes for the betterment of the community. 

Vision: 
Our vision is for the youth in White Center to always feel that their passions, skills, and interests are supported in order to fluidly engage creatively and critically in community change for the betterment of the community and the world.
 

LGBTQIA YOUTH INTERNSHIP PROGRAM: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Our mission this quarter is to analyze what goes on behind the curtain: How does the music industry actually work? In the context of LGBTQ+ characters in TV or movies, how has LGBTQ+ representation in this form of media influence how we see our role in the world? Why is this important? How does it affect our daily lives? What about social media? Or the world around us?

When: Mondays from 4:30 – 6:00pm (may be longer / may change as needed). February 3rd - March 30th, 2020 (9 weeks)
Where: CDA Office, also known as the TAF building, 605 SW 108th ST, Seattle, WA 98146
Stipend: $200 per intern

Contact: 
Sarey (sarey@wccda.org), (253) 220 - 7810
LGBTQIA Youth Community Builder
White Center Community Development Association


WHITE CENTER TO WHITE HOUSE INTERNSHIP: BUILDING “THE BELOVED COMMUNITY” YOUTH ORGANIZING AND MOBILIZING  

Everyone contributes in building a fun, healthy and empowered community. In this internship we will explore skills used to voice your story and passion as young leaders and build strong relationships with your peers. We will learn how to mobilize community and create a youth-initiated, shared decision making coalition of White Center youth leaders that will decide the future direction of the White Center CDA Youth Community Building Program. Please read this short excerpt by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. of “The Beloved Community” (https://thekingcenter.org/king-philosophy/) and reflect on why you would like to join this internship in your answers below.

MLK EXCERPT:
"For Dr. King, The Beloved Community was not a lofty utopian goal to be confused with the rapturous image of the Peaceable Kingdom, in which lions and lambs coexist in idyllic harmony. Rather, The Beloved Community was for him a realistic, achievable goal that could be attained by a critical mass of people committed to and trained in the philosophy and methods of nonviolence. Dr. King’s Beloved Community is a global vision, in which all people can share in the wealth of the earth. In the Beloved Community, poverty, hunger and homelessness will not be tolerated because international standards of human decency will not allow it. Racism and all forms of discrimination, bigotry and prejudice will be replaced by an all-inclusive spirit of sisterhood and brotherhood. In the Beloved Community, international disputes will be resolved by peaceful conflict-resolution and reconciliation of adversaries, instead of military power. Love and trust will triumph over fear and hatred. Peace with justice will prevail over war and military conflict."

 

OPEN HOUSE/INFORMATION SESSION

 

Tuesday- February - 4th 4:00-6:00 pm
Youth, families, educators, alumni ALL are invited to come reflect on past internships and learn more about our next internship.
Food will be provided, potluck dishes are welcome!
Location is to be determined soon!

INTERNSHIP (8 weeks)
Tuesday, February 11th: 4:00 – 6:00pm 
Starting February 3rd - March 30th, 2020 
Typical internship format:
30  minutes - FOOD!
60 Minutes - youth led learning
30 Minutes - action steps/reflections

CULMINATING PROJECT/CALL TO ACTION
Week February 6-10 (may change depending on youth led goals and vision)
Spring Break

Where: CDA Office, also known as the TAF building, 605 SW 108th ST, Seattle, WA 98146
Stipend: $200 per intern

CONTACT
Aaron Garcia (Aaron@wccda.org), (206)817-9327
White Center Community Development Association

Community Engagement Best Practices

White Center Community Development Association

605 SW 108th Street

Seattle, WA 98146

(206) 694-1082

info@wccda.org

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