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Into the Streets

A Day of Community Engagement:

Into the Streets is a program designed to introduce more students to thoughtful community service and to provide a learning experience that will challenge them to volunteer on a regular basis. Into the Streets is about training large numbers of student leaders, forging powerful coalitions between diverse campus, community, and national organizations, and fostering a new purpose and insight in the college community service movement.

The History of Into the Streets

Into the Streets represents the collective vision of 77 students and representatives from national coalitions, non-profit institutions, local and national service agencies, universities, colleges, and student community service programs from across the country. The event attracts more than 650 students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members each year. These volunteers coordinate and help with more than 55 projects.

Coordinator Positions for 2014

  • Overall Into the Streets Coordinator- Phil Belder
  • Raking and Winterizing Coordinator- Tyler Latshaw
  • Raking and Winterizing Coordinator- Charity Good
  • Fall Fest Coordinator- Kendra Smith
  • Marketing Coordinator- Isiah Farrow

 

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INTO THE STREETS HEAD COORDINATOR  

Into the Streets Coordinator Required Skills

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs: Word, Excel, and Publisher
  • Delegation & leadership
  • Motivated to organize a huge event
  • Organization
  • Patience
  • Effective and enthusiastic in all situations
  • Flexibility
  • Willingness & ability to plan and lead weekly meeting for Into the Streets
  • Excellent use of email in  order to follow up with all parties
  • A positive attitude

Into the Streets Coordinator Job Description/Responsibilities

  • Oversee all Into the Streets activities (e.g. Raking, Fall Fest, and club projects)
  • Oversee marketing activities
  • Act as a liaison between agencies and clubs by providing contact information and help to arrange transportation
  • Initiating and running project coordinator and team leader meetings on a weekly basis prior to the event
  • Creating and maintaining:
    • Project list
    • Volunteer database
    • Team leader packets and contact information
    • Schedule Into the Streets Weekend
      • Reserve rooms
      • Reserve trucks
      • Reserve raking supplies
      • Reserve vans/other transportation
      • Oversee and organize Into the Streets rally
      • Coordinate faculty/staff and target first-year class
      • Coordinate with SDLCs to provide a service site
      • Help organize Into the Streets Rally
      • Coordinate thank you notes for team leaders and participating agencies
      • Lead and summarize reflections/evaluations; supervise data entry

*Estimated hours per week: Varies from 4 to 10 depending on week of semester and proximity of event.

 FALL FEST COORDINATOR

Fall Fest Description

  • A 4 hour program designed for students in grades 1-5 filled with fun and educational workshops ranging from craft activities to fine/performing art to foreign languages
  • Students from the schools in the surrounding districts are welcome – the turn out is usually between 100-150 children
  • Program runs from 12:30 to 4:30 on the Saturday of Into the Streets

 Fall Fest Coordinator Required Skills

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs: Word, Excel, and Publisher
  • Delegation & leadership
  • Organization
  • Patience
  • Effective and enthusiastic phone etiquette
  • Flexibility
  • Willingness & ability to plan and attend weekly meetings prior to Into the Streets
  • A positive attitude

 Fall Fest Coordinator Job Description/Responsibilities:

  • Along with GEARS, coordinate college student groups to determine which groups are involved and help finalize their booth or performance ideas.
  • Plan an orientation for the volunteers from the college before the event
  • Help groups develop ideas for booths at fall fest and if need be gather supplies for the groups to do service
  • Organize supplies for teams based on Logistic Sheets.
  • Design and create:
    • Thank you notes for college volunteers
    • Name tags for volunteers.
  • Contact various groups on campus to add entertainment to Fall Fest.
  • Help organize Into the Streets Rally
  • After Into the Streets:
    • Help make thank you gifts/cards for the college volunteers and alumni who attend
    • Compile a report of the college volunteer  reflection sheets

 *Estimated hours per week: Varies from 2 to 6 depending on week of semester and proximity of event.

MARKETING COORDINATOR  

Marketing Coordinator Required Skills

  • Knowledge of Microsoft  Office programs: Word, Excel, and Publisher
  • Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Understanding of college marketing and communication guidelines
  • Creative/ability to think outside the box
  • Delegation &  leadership
  • Organization
  • Willingness & ability to plan and attend weekly meetings prior to Into the Streets
  • A positive attitude

Marketing Coordinator Job Description/Responsibilities

  • Oversee all aspects of marketing/publicity including (but not limited to):
    • BSC Banners
    • Mailbox stuffers
    • Campus flyers
    • Campus News announcements
    • Event Recruitment (Involvement Fair)
    • WWEC and ECTV messages
    • Design and order ITS Logo and t-shirts
    • Coordinate t-shirt sales
      • Homecoming weekend sales
      • Mailbox stuffers
      • BSC tables
      • Coordinate t-shirt distribution at Homecoming and through the CCCE
      • Update and maintain website content
      • Help organize Into the Streets Rally
      • Design thank you notes for participants and team leaders
      • Coordinate distribution of thank you notes to participants & TLs

*Estimated hours per week: Varies from 2 to 8 depending on week of semester and proximity of event.

RAKING/WINTERIZING COORDINATOR

Raking/Winterizing Coordinator Required Skills

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs: Word, Excel, and Publisher
  • Delegation &  leadership
  • Organization
  • Patience
  • Effective and enthusiastic phone etiquette
  • Flexibility
  • Willingness & ability to plan and attend weekly meetings prior to Into the Streets
  • A positive attitude

Raking/Winterizing Coordinator Job Description/Responsibilities

  • Create and maintain databases:
    • Of possible senior citizens
    • Previous sites
    • College volunteers
    • Local churches
    • Create and post signs, posters, and banners to recruit volunteers for raking and winterizing
    • Send out a memo to campus news and local churches for senior citizens in need
    • Review, edit, and mail project request letter to senior citizens
    • Send recruitment e-mail to all faculty/staff members
    • Confirm projects and set up groups
    • Organize and lead orientation for college volunteers
    • Schedule Into the Streets weekend:
      • Reserve trucks
      • Reserve raking equipment
      • Get borough approved leaf bags
      • Map out houses and divide amongst groups
      • Organize and distribute supplies for groups (i.e. rakes, gloves, first-aid kits)
      • Create and send out thank you notes to volunteers
      • Create and send evaluations to senior citizens
      • Organize and lead de-briefing meeting with raking team leaders

*Estimated hours per week: Varies from 2 to 6 depending on week of semester and proximity of event.

 

 

 

 

 

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