The Tisch Scholar will support the work of the Sticky Rice Project, the Asian American Resource Workshop's (AARW) anti-oppression curriculum and training program. The Sticky Rice Project leads working groups of Asian American young adults and members to develop popular education curriculum around issues that are relevant to the group and the community at-large. The Sticky Rice Project has facilitated curriculum on Fighting Anti-Black Racism in Asian Communities, Fighting Anti-Muslim Violence, Economic Justice, Asian American Feminism, the Model Minority Myth, and other topics.
The Tisch Scholar will work as a Youth Programs Assistant, working closely with the Programs Manager and Programs Associate to support A-VOYCE Access, an initiative to increase college and career readiness for youth who are usually low-income, first or second generation immigrants, and first generation college students.
The Tisch Scholar will work to create a culturally welcoming office space for for Asian victims of violence
The Tisch Scholar will help Books of Hope (BOH) carry on the project from last year, which involves supporting one of the organization's teen authors as they design a curriculum to lead pre-teens through the process of writing and publishing a collaborative book. In addition to the practical support of planning and executing these workshops, the Tisch Scholar will act a model for BOH’s young authors who plan to go on to college after high school.
The Somerville Community Health Agenda (SCHA) offers a range of projects that a Tisch Scholar can take on.
Youth Underground (YU) Ambassadors and Delegates create and perform original theater that investigate social issues relevant to young people and our world through a series of interviews with the community.
Grassroots International works in partnership with social movements to create a just and sustainable world by advancing the human rights to land, water, and food through global grantmaking, building solidarity across organizations and movements, and advocacy in the US.
The Green Team Tisch Scholar will be working on-site two afternoons per week to assist with leadership of the Green Team in work projects on our urban farm sites or at the office, alongside and supervised by the Green Team Coordinator (Rae), with support from the Deputy Director (Jess). This will include working on the urban farm with the Green Team, and assisting with farm tasks. If interested, the Tisch Scholar will have the opportunity to help develop and facilitate workshops on issues such as food justice, social justice, environmental justice, civic action, and other relevant topics.
Refining the IB Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) Diploma Programme at JQUS would be great opportunity for a Tisch Scholar to partner with the CAS coordinator as they develop leadership skills, engage with issues of equity and diversity, and benefit the JQUS community.