Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Steinbeck Young Writers program desperately needs you help

Consider lending your time and talents to the Steinbeck Center and the young students who will participate on their day of writing on March 6 or March 8. There are two ways to get involved. Volunteer as a writing coach and give students feedback on their essays or volunteer as a general volunteer and help with the logistics of the event.

As a volunteer writing coach you would be committing to 3 hours on either Monday, March 6 or Wednesday, March 8 (they especially need coaches for Wednesday). During the three hours at the Steinbeck Center you will:
- receive a brief training on how to assist our students
- be paired with a student and provide feedback on the student's essay.

To sign up, please download the volunteer writing coach forms here  and submit the completed Coach Participation Form to marci@chatterboxpublicrelations.com.

Volunteers are needed to help coordinate the Steinbeck Young Authors Days of Writing. Ten to 15 volunteers are needed to assist National Steinbeck Center staff with minor tasks, such as:
-student check-in and departure
-guiding students to and from various activities within the NSC, and monitoring activity rooms and replenishing writing supplies.

Days of Writing are Monday, March 6 and Wednesday, March 8 from 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM at the National Steinbeck Center. If you are interested in volunteering for one or both of these days, please contact amy@steinbeck.org or call (831) 775-4728.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Hartnell seeks applicants for Citizens’ Oversight Committee

Hartnell College officials are seeking volunteers to take part in the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee, which will oversee expenditures of Measure T, the $167 million facilities bond approved in November.

Measure T funds will be used to construct new facilities and make improvements to existing facilities within the Hartnell Community College District, including a new campus in Soledad.

The bylaws, application form, and ethics statement can be accessed on the college website here. Additionally, there is more information about Measure T and its projects.

Applications and signed ethics statement must be submitted by Friday, March 10. Send application and signed ethics statement via email to lserrano@hartnell.edu, fax to (831) 753-7941, or regular mail to Hartnell Community College District, Office of the Superintendent/President, 411 Central Avenue, Salinas, CA 93901

Applications will be reviewed and recommendations will be forwarded to the Board of Trustees of the Hartnell CCD, who will make final appointments.