13 Students Graduate ITWorks Fall 2013 Program

TechImpact

ITWorks students graduate December 2013. It’s the December 19 graduation of the Fall 2013 cohort of the Information Technology Workforce Program (“ITWorks”) program. Even on graduation, students had lessons to learn.

VisionLink Helps NAF Students “Be Future Ready”

VisionLink

NAF unveiled their MyNAFTrack program to great applaud in front of 1,500 people during their annual #NAFNext 2015 conference in Anaheim, California yesterday.

Team-Up for Textbooks: Volunteer to Help Students with Disabilities

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

all too many students with print disabilities might not have the textbooks they need for class. To meet that need, the Benetech Volunteer Program is piloting a new initiative—and we’re inviting you to join us! The new school year is in full swing, yet across the U.S.,

UC Santa Cruz Students Volunteering for Impact with Bookshare

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I’m delighted to share with you today a wonderful success story from our Volunteer Program. This means more than 2,300 pages of text and an amazing gift for the 250,000+ Bookshare student members we serve. We’re grateful to Roberto and his students for their wonderful work.

Take the Break: Recruiting College Students for Spring Recess Volunteering

Byte Technology

There was a time when that annual rite of passage known as spring break meant one thing for nearly every college student: the chance to let loose—usually in a warm climate—and party down. Build a Structure Program.

School Tech: 6 Important Lessons From Maine's Student Laptop Program - Yahoo! News

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School Tech: 6 Important Lessons From Maine's Student Laptop Program - Yahoo! News: "When students at Skowhegan Area Middle School decided to undertake a study of the town's history, they departed from traditional readings and paper writing. They instead made podcasts about historical landmarks that cumulatively produced a walking tour, recorded interviews with town elders and created websites

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How to Painlessly Pay off your Student Loans

SocialFish

If you are trying to pay off your student loans, you are not alone. trillion student loan debts. According to statistics the amount of student loans grows at the rate of. Now, if you have taken out a student loan, don’t worry, there are ways of paying it back painlessly, and efficiently. In this article, we shall show you simple ways of paying off your student loans while still in college or immediately after graduating. Prolonging your student life for a while.

Making the Book Truly Accessible for All Students

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Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) selected our successful Bookshare library as the provider of accessible materials to every student in the U.S. with a collection of over 126,000 books (and counting) that currently serves more than 148,000 members, including over 143,000 students. Qualifying students, however, represent but a small fraction of those who can benefit from accessible books. million students (15% of the U.S.

Symantec Donation Safeguards Computer Labs for Students

Tech Soup Blog

It later expanded its program to include all at-risk populations, including displaced adults, as a means to better help the community. The nonprofit provides flexible and relevant programs that are accredited through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Why Journalism Students Need a Baseline Understanding of Coding | Mediashift | PBS

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Why Journalism Students Need a Baseline Understanding of Coding | Mediashift | PBS : ". If we don’t expose our students to this — students we want to lead the next generation of journalism and communication — we are doing them a disservice. In fact, it would be smart for universities to add a general coding class to the core curriculum required of students in all fields. For journalism and mass communication programs, it’s essential." ''via Blog this

5 Colleges Using Social Media to Boost Student-Alumni Relations

SocialFish

————— Many college students are willingly without a landline, but few are without their social media in the palm of their hand. Because its programs are all online, getting a Penn Foster education involves using social media.

ASU Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Students Took AMI By Storm

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by Anne Kotleba, Program Coordinator, Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. Twenty-two students from the ASU Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Student Association joined hundreds of the brightest future nonprofit professionals from 33 campuses across the country.

Lawsuit over denying access to a student with learning disabilities

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That's why it's painful to hear about disputes over denying students with very real print disabilities access to these resources. We’ve already made a huge difference in the area of software for students with disabilities and for human rights and environmental organizations. Our largest single funder is the Office of Special Education Programs of the U.S. million per year to provide accessible book services to students with qualifying print disabilities nationwide.

3 Ways to Recruit College Students for Spring Break Volunteering

NonProfit Hub

Despite their blossoming independence, college students like to travel in packs. You could even get specific into their majors—for example, if you have some graphic designers or architecture students, you could have them work on an infographic for the week.

Utilizing Analytics to Upgrade Your Annual Program

Connection Cafe

Whether or not you did an internal or externally-procured predictive analytics endeavor, the same issue comes up time and again: How can I utilize this to upgrade donors and increase my annual giving program? Let’s say you just starting looking at the results of an analytics project.

Using Data to Develop Your Alumni Engagement Program: Lessons from UCLA

Connection Cafe

How do you engage with former students beyond asking them for money? Alumni engagement is particularly important right now as advancement offices accommodate the effects student debt has on alumni philanthropic capacity. We were lacking programming for older alumni.

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Betsy Beaumon on Benetech's Literacy Program

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The Year That Was and the New Year Ahead Guest Beneblog by Betsy Beaumon, Benetech's VP and General Manager of the Literacy Program 2012 was a year of titanic shifts in the fields of consumer technology, education, and publishing, along with the requisite challenges brought about by such rapid change. One of the biggest changes to Bookshare in the last ten years has been in the area of education, through funding from the Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).

5 Steps to Running a Campus Voter Registration Program

Everyaction

For universities searching for ways to both grow students' engagement on campus and develop their education and participation as active citizens, voter registration programs have become an increasingly popular activity. Use voter data to target students and track your impact.

Benetech’s New Image Description Tool Improves Accessibility of Graphical Content for Students with Print Disabilities

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This week, Benetech’s DIAGRAM Center has announced the release of an open source web application for creating and editing crowdsourced image descriptions in books used by students with print disabilities. The Poet application developed by DIAGRAM helps level the playing field by making otherwise inaccessible graphic content available for students and other readers who cannot read traditional books.

Ally Shares Her Experience in Program

ASU Lodestar Center

As the Program Coordinator, I created the curriculum for four of the seven programs: Swift After School, Club Swift, Swift Saturday and Club Swift Jr. Club Swift is an after-school program for teens in North Phoenix. posted by Niamey Thomas Class 12 Public Ally.

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BiGTech India Connects Nonprofits with IT Students

Tech Soup Blog

To celebrate, TechSoup's partner in India, BiGTech , held the Find an IT Partner event in Mumbai to connect local nonprofits with IT students. The event was hosted by the Don Bosco Institute of Technology (DBIT), giving the IT students at the school a chance to hone their professional skills in a real work environment. The students then divided into teams based on their interest in the projects.

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Why Your Membership Program Isn’t Resonating with Millennials (And What You Can Do About It)

Connection Cafe

Donor recognition (such as name listed in your program or on a donor recognition wall). Did your donation dollars allow schools to bring students to your educational programming for free last year?

Anonymous SMS Program Allows Teens to Report Bullying at Schools

Mobile Commons

That’s why a Baltimore-based program called Text 2 Stop It allows students to anonymously report bullying through a simple text message. Text 2 Stop It is a program that allows students to anonymously report bullying at their school.

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Facebook, Nonprofits, and Youth Programs: Safety and Privacy Issues

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Earlier this week, I met Beatric Ramos who does social media for Alum Rock Counseling, an organization that works with youth on a range of counseling and mentoring programs.

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Graduating Ally Finds New Direction Through Program

ASU Lodestar Center

Many people I met through my undergraduate program were competitive and seemed obsessed with putting their personal success above everything else. Starting the program, like most beginnings, was exciting and overwhelming at the same time. posted by Cierra Hughes Class 12 Public Ally.

Graduating Ally Shares Experience in Program

ASU Lodestar Center

Many people I met through my undergraduate program were competitive and seemed obsessed with putting their personal success above everything else. Starting the program, like most beginnings, was exciting and overwhelming at the same time. posted by Cierra Hughes Class 12 Public Ally.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

The Alliance Management Institute (AMI) is a capstone experience for students seeking the Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential. The program also features sessions on enhancing management and leadership skills for advancement professionals of diverse backgrounds.

Why Your Membership Program Isn’t Resonating with Millennials (And What You Can Do About It)

Connection Cafe

Donor recognition (such as name listed in your program or on a donor recognition wall). Did your donation dollars allow schools to bring students to your educational programming for free last year? Stick to telling that story in your campaign mailings, and stay away from the pictures of galas and promises of program recognition.

Text STUDENT to 22555 For Reminders About Education Deadlines

Mobile Commons

A new mobile reminder program from Union Plus is opening up educational opportunities to union families by helping them meet education deadlines. Now union families can text “STUDENT” to 22555 to get convenient reminders of all these due dates – a week before they occur, so there’s plenty of time to meet them. These days, getting in to school and getting financial aid means jumping through many hoops – FAFSA applications, SAT sign-up, GRE registration, and more.

Free Student Activism Training

Have Fun - Do Good

Got an email today advertising a free one-week training for student activists put on by Greenpeace and Seventh Generation called Change It 2006. If you know any young people who might benefit from this program, tell them to get on it, the deadline is April 30th. Oh to be 18-24 again!

Come Work With Us at MAH as School Programs Coordinator

Museum 2.0

We are hiring for a School Programs Coordinator to wrangle the 3,500+ students and their teachers who come to the museum every year for a tour and hands-on experience in our art and history exhibitions. What kinds of programs should we consider providing for these groups?

11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Through HHF’s award-winning LOFT leadership and workforce development program, tens of thousands of students and young professionals are connected to each other and to mentors and resources.

Higher Education and the Mobile Revolution: How Texts Make Better Schools and Students

Mobile Commons

College campuses nationwide are joining the mobile revolution as they realize that it is the best way to reach their students. Make a phone call and a student is unlikely to answer. But send a text, and there’s a 99% chance a student will read it. Many college students don’t even know where to pick up their mail! But send a text, and a student will be 40 times more likely to respond to you than if they received an email. Texting Makes Better Students.

Guest Post: Community and Civic Engagement in Museum Programs

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Since then, Stacey has become an indispensable member of our staff, leading our community programs and inspiring us to think in new ways about how we can build social capital in our community. I chose to focus my thesis on Community and Civic Engagement in Museum Programs.

Help High School Graduates Attend College with Summer Text Message Programs

Mobile Commons

In recent years, educators have witnessed a growing phenomenon called “summer melt,” where high school students who have been accepted to college fail to matriculate in a school in the fall semester following graduation.

SMS Thought Leadership Series: How to Structure Tone and Content for Text Message Intervention Programs

Mobile Commons

Several studies are now focusing on pinpointing the best way to design text messaging programs to achieve better outcomes. The messages were sent to two groups of community college students aged 18 to 22. Dr. Brock’s study found that before the study began, students experienced 9.45

MAINE COMPASS: School-based program teaches kids basics of philanthropy | The Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME

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MAINE COMPASS: School-based program teaches kids basics of philanthropy | The Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME : "Jack is a homeless young man participating in Portland's Jobs for Maine's Graduates (JMG) program through the Youth Building Alternatives curriculum at LearningWorks, where teens can earn a General Educational Development diploma while learning job and life skills.

How the Bridge School Uses Tech to Educate Students Who Have Impairments

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup was thrilled to have the Bridge School director, Dr. Vicki Casella, as a guest speaker for its SharingSoup program. Dr. Casella, who has worked in special education for 50 years, discussed the different kinds of technology the Bridge School uses with its students.

What You Can Do to Kick Off Your Summer Melt Prevention Program Right Now!

Mobile Commons

It’s only February, but that doesn’t mean universities and colleges should wait to prepare and launch their summer melt prevention programs. If you want to get a head start, here are five things your institution can do right now to encourage students to successfully matriculate.

New to TechSoup: Reading Eggs Online Educational Program

Tech Soup Blog

Reading Eggs is an online reading education program for children aged 3 to 13. See the program page for details about the subscription plans offered by TechSoup. The goal of Reading Eggs is to supplement and help each student's progress in school.

Why Text Message Programs for Mental Health Are Rising in Popularity

Mobile Commons

But mental health-related text messaging programs – and studies that corroborate their significance – are on the rise. Mark Filler, a substantial funder of Text-a-Tip, sees the program as an invaluable service to teens and their community.

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Our EveryAction Hero: Rock the Vote

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

I think one of the most interesting and impactful programs that we’re re launching is “Democracy Class”. It walks high school students through why their vote matters and goes into the history of voting rights movements.

How Can Systematic Evaluation of a Volunteer Program Positively Impact an Organization?

ASU Lodestar Center

Evaluating volunteer programs within nonprofit organizations is a key step in continual improvement and data collection. Evaluating a volunteer program is exactly like evaluating any other program.