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Career & College Center News: May 6, 2019

 

***** TABLE OF CONTENTS *****

  • CCC Schedule**
  • Important Dates**
  • Scholarships**
  • Scholarship Resources
  • Summer Opportunities**
  • Other Opportunities**
  • Jobs
  • ACT Test Prep
  • School Counselors' Info

 

** Updates since last email.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  Opportunities are detailed below and/or info is attached.  This email is intended to help make you aware of potential opportunities and serve as a resource; the CCC and Henry are NOT endorsing or sponsoring any organizations, employers, or events (unless otherwise noted).  The CCC does not accept responsibility beyond the sharing of the information below.

 

 

***** CCC SCHEDULE *****

 

Our regular CCC hours will be 8:00am-4:30pm, though hours may vary so please always check the schedule below or posted on our CCC door.

 

Mon. 5/6  8:00am- 4:30pm

Tues. 5/7  8:00am- 4:30pm

Wed. 5/8  OUT

Thurs. 5/9  8:00am-4:30pm

Fri. 5/10  8:00am-3:30pm

 

Mon. 5/13 8:00am- 4:30pm

Tues. 5/14 8:30am- 4:30pm

Wed. 5/15 OUT

Thurs. 5/16  8:00am- 4:30pm

Fri. 5/17  8:00am- 4:00pm

***** DATES/EVENTS *****

Friday, May 10th:  Career Panels (10th graders only)

10th grade students: you will have a career panel in your history class on Friday, May 10th.  You will get the chance to hear from professionals in the field to explore different options. If you have more questions, please come to the CCC.

 

Friday, May 17th: May Show at Henry’s Auditorium

 

Thursday, May 23rd 5:30-7:30pm:  Hmong Heritage Night at Hmong International Academy

In celebration of Asian American Heritage Month in May.

  • Learn about Hmong heritage, history and culture
  • Free community resources from community Vendors
  • Meet school/community leaders, staff, parents and students
  • Open to the community!

More information contact: Yee Yang, 612-668-0062 or yee.yang1@mpls.k12.mn.us

 

***** SCHOLARSHIPS (FOR SENIORS MOSTLY) *****

 

*Please note:  This is not meant to be a comprehensive scholarship list.  Please go on Naviance or search on one of the scholarship websites below for more opportunities.

      

Gustavus Adolphus College and St. Catherine University Alumni Scholarships: ONGOING

  • Both colleges have scholarships if you get a referral form filled out by an alum (graduate) of their school.
  • Please see Ms. Nou if you have questions or need help finding an alum.  Other private colleges may have similar scholarships so look into it.
     

**Young Heroes’ Scholarship Application: DUE Friday, May 24, 2019

  • Must have a 2.5 GPA
  • Graduate from a North Minneapolis high school (Henry is one!)
  • Attend college in the fall of 2019
  • Participated in volunteer service
  • For an application, come to the CCC.

MnWPF Scholarship: DUE Friday, May 31, 2019*

The Minnesota Chapter of Women in Public Finance (MnWPF) is again offering scholarships to college-bound high school women entering their senior year of high school in the fall of 2019 AND to female college undergraduates entering their freshman or sophomore years in the fall of 2019.

A total of at least $5,000 will be allocated toward this effort.  Applications via email to info@mnwpf.org are due by midnight CDT on Friday, May 31, 2019. Scholarship recipients should expect to be notified by August 1, 2019.

The scholarship application form is e available at www.mnwpf.org or you can email Ms. Nou for a copy.

 

**Nellie Stone Johnson Scholarship: DUE Saturday, June 1, 2019*

Eligibility

  • School Affiliation: The applicant must be currently enrolled in or accepted into a program at a Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) institution.
  • Union Affiliation: The applicant must be a union member or the child, grandchild or spouse of a union member.
  • Ethnicity: The applicant must be a racial/ethnic group member. "Racial/ethnic group member" is defined by the MnSCU Diversity and Multiculturalism Office (and for this scholarship) to include Black/African American, Chicano/a or Latino/a, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Native American/Alaskan Native.
  • Academic Standards: The applicant must meet academic and admission standards of the institution he/she is attending. Applicants must have at least a 2.0 grade point average for undergraduate students and 3.0 grade point average for graduate students to be eligible to apply for this scholarship.
  • Credits Required:  Full time status for undergraduate students is twelve (12) credits or more and graduate students is six (6) credits or more.  Part-time status for undergraduate students is 6-11 credits.
  • Awards: Part-time scholarship recipients will be awarded up to $1,200 and Full-time scholarship recipients will be awarded up to $2500.

http://www.nelliestone.org/scholarship-program

**Education.com From Classroom to Classroom Scholarship: due Sunday, June 30, 2019

  • Must be a United States citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Open to students from all states.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Accepted as a full-time student at a 2-year, 4-year, or technical vocational college or university in the United States for the 2019-2020 academic year. We will require proof of enrollment.
  • Intent to pursue an Education or closely related degree
  • Proof of strong academic performance, leadership, and community service, if applicable.
    • Extracurriculars at school
    • Honors/Awards
    • Community Service
    • List of Employment (if applicable)

If selected, you must provide an official high school transcript for GPA and college enrollment verification.

For the application or more info, go to https://www.education.com/scholarships/

 

* These are small, local scholarships, so prioritize and do these ones first!  Your chances of getting them are greater!

 

**INDICATES NEW SCHOLARSHIP SINCE LAST NEWSLETTER.

 

You can also access another list of scholarships here:

https://www.studentscholarships.org/newsletter.php

 

 

***** SCHOLARSHIP WEBSITES *****

Naviance:  http://henry.mpls.k12.mn.us/naviance_2

College Greenlight:    www.collegegreenlight.com

College Board:   https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search

Niche:   https://colleges.niche.com/scholarships/

Unigo:   www.unigo.com

Going Merry: www.goingmerry.com (new website, designed to make scholarship applications easier to fill)

 

***** SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES *****

Please click on this link for a list of summer programs and/or jobs.  This list will get updated as more opportunities come available so please check it regularly.  Also see below for some other opportunities.

 

**Discover Duluth: College of St. Scholastica (open to CURRENT 10th and 11th graders)

  • Wed. July 24- Thurs. July 25
  • Discover Duluth is a FREE overnight summer program to give Twin Cities-area high school students in various college readiness programs a chance to experience The College of St. Scholastica and the city of Duluth in a unique way!
  • Tour St. Scholastica
  • Stay in residence halls
  • Spend time with student mentors and find out what it means to be a college student
  • Learn about the admissions process at St. Scholastica and then services St. Scholastica provides
  • Find out about financial aid and scholarships available

http://www.css.edu/undergraduate/undergraduate-traditional/admissions/visit-campus.html

 

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**The Program: Urban Boatbuilders

  • 3 month boatbuilding & job readiness program
  • Opportunities to stay on longer based on performance
  • Develop valuable skills & use the boats you build
  • Earn $9.84 - $10.84 per hour

 

Summer session, two work shift options:

  • AM Crew: Mon 1:00-4:15pm, Tues, Wed, Th 9:00a-12:15pm
  • OR PM Crew: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs 1:00-4:15pm
  • Dates: June 10 - Aug 22, 2019
  • August 26 - 30, 2019 canoeing trip in the Boundary Waters

 

Eligibility:

  • 16 - 19 years old
  • Interested in hands-on building
  • Be eligible for free/reduced lunch or have a barrier to employment. Examples include, but are not limited to:
    • Youth with limited English proficiency
    • Youth with IEPs
    • Youth with chemical dependency issues
    • Youth who are parenting
    • Youth who are juvenile offenders or in a diversion program
    • Youth in transition (currently homeless or runaway)

 

Application Process:

  • 1. Apply using online application starting May 13: http://urbanboatbuilders.org/application/
  • You will receive an email within a week that will notify you if you were selected for an interview.
  • Respond via email to confirm your interview date.
  • We will notify you via email or phone if you have been selected for the program.
  • Application priority deadline : May 27, 2019
  • Final deadline: May 31, 2019
  • Contact: Dennis Walsh, dennis@urbanboatbuilders.org, (651) 644-9225


 

***** OTHER OPPORTUNITIES *****

 

**Homework Help at Hennepin County Libraries

 

Free tutors for K-12 students, no registration needed. Open Sept 11- May 22nd except holidays and school vacations.

 

@ Webber Park: Tuesdays, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

 

@ North Regional: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

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Twin Cities Orthopedics (TCO) Mentorship Program: Applications DUE Friday, May 17, 2019

 

TCO will offer their medical mentorship program again next year. Current Minneapolis 11th graders can apply for the program that will take place during their senior year.

 

Below is a list of the mentoring areas:

  • Health Care Administration, Nurse, Doctor, Physician Assistant (PA), Nurse Specialists (Nurse Practitioner or Anesthetist), Physical/Occupational Therapist, Overall Medical Experience

Most, if not all, of the mentoring experience is on non-school days such as Saturdays and during school breaks. The different professionals work out the mentoring schedule with the individual students but students must be committed to the program. Besides being a great opportunity for students to learn from some of the best medical professionals, this program offers a $1,000 scholarship and can be a helpful addition to postsecondary and scholarship applications.

 

For an application, come to the CCC or email Ms. Nou.

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 Building Trades Career Exploration Program

 

Practical Real-world career experiences!

Training lead by experts in the field!

Learn about careers such as:

 

Heavy Equipment Operator ● Sheet Metal Worker ● Plumber/Pipe Fitter

Iron Worker ● Carpenter ● Concrete/Masonry Worker

 

Plan to attend an Introduction and Open House event for youth and parents/guardians

Date:  May 2, 2019

Time:  6:00 p.m.

Location: Iron Workers Local #512, 835 W. Pierce Butler Route St. Paul, MN 55104

 

The Program will meet the first and third Thursday of each month.

Each meeting will feature a different Building Trade!

 

Sponsored by the Apprenticeship Coordinators Association of MN

 

Can’t attend?

Contact Brian at Northern Star Exploring, via email: bswerine@explorenow.org, for more information.

 

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Clubhouse-to-Careers/Clubhouse-to-College (C2C) Pathways at Hope Community Inc.

This is a drop-in maker space for teens to utilize technology to create at the Tech Center located inside of Hope Community Inc. (611 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404). C2C's goal is to provide young people with the skills and knowledge needed to take an active role in ensuring their own success. C2C helps members explore professional jobs and academic opportunities, and learn from people who have already succeeded in their careers.

The C2C Pathways Program will provide your students with:

  • Workforce Readiness Skills (Resume building, Interviewing, Microsoft Office, etc.)
  • Workshops (Entrepreneurship, Communication, Photoshop, LinkedIn, Mock Interviews, etc.)
  • Job shadow-ships
  • Exposure to Technology Skills (Photoshop, Video & Music Production, Coding, etc.)
  • And Paid Summer Internships!

This is completely FREE for young people ages 16-21, and they will always be fed during our meetings. Young people will receive a certificate demonstrating their completion of the program, the opportunity to be selected for C2C Teen Summit, and will have a celebration honoring their success. Transportation may be provided if it is a barrier.

This is a wonderful way to give young people skills that allow them to have different pathways to success. These pathways include being both job ready and college ready.

Program dates are still TBD but will start either in end of December or beginning of January and go until the summer.

If interested, please contact Kania Johnson kjohnson@hope-community.org, (651)-529-4366

Here is the web address for additional information: http://theclubhousenetwork.org/c2c

 

 

*****JOBS*****

Job opportunites at Old Navy, Gap, and Athleta

FedEx

 

  • Located at 2825 Cargo Road in Minneapolis.
  • FedEx Express is widely acknowledged as a world-class company. We are honored and proud to be consistently recognized as a great place to work, a technology innovator and one of the world’s most admired and respected companies.
  • Excellent starting wage up to $16.49/hr.
  • Flexible hours/am and pm shifts.
  • Full benefits package
  • Medical coverage with premiums less than $10 per month
  • Training and growth opportunities to build a great career
  • Vision and dental benefits
  • Tuition assistance $3,000 Per year (Great for Students)
  • Promote from within philosophy
  • Nationwide career opportunities

Applicant Eligibility

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • No minimum education requirements
  • Must be able to lift 75 pounds
  • Valid driver’s license required
  • Subject to criminal background check and drug screen
  • Must have lived in the United States for the past 5 years

Contact:  Earl Myers, Sr. Recruitment/ Training Manager

612-713-8521 – Desk

Apply online at- https://careers.fedex.com/express

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Urban Air Plymouth

3580 Holly Lane N

Plymouth, MN 55447

LOOKING FOR ENERGETIC, BRIGHT PEOPLE TO FILL ALL POSITIONS!

Apply at: www.UrbanAirPlymouth.com  (16+)

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ULTIMATE EVENTS is hiring!

Who are we?

For over 50 years, Ultimate Events is the premier tent and party rental provider in the Twin Cities and Upper Midwest. From large corporate events to small weddings, our collective goal is to thoughtfully co-create these events, bringing our client’s vision to life. Our reputation is unmatched by our competitors as we continue to provide customized solutions, premium rental products, and exceptional customer service. The Ultimate Events team strives to build professional relationships with new and existing clients by being upbeat, innovative, and attentive to every detail along the way!

 

Field & Warehouse Crew Members

Competitive Earnings:  Up to $15.00 per hour (based on experience) + Attendance Bonus

Classification:  Seasonal / Full-time

 

Event Décor Installer

Competitive Earnings:  Up to $15.00 per hour (based on experience) + Attendance Bonus

Classification:  Seasonal or Full-time

To apply online, please visit: https://www.ue-mn.com/careers

For more information regarding our employment opportunities, please email

dmikelson@ue-mn.com or smettner@ue-mn.com

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U.S. Census Bureau is taking applications.  Must be 18 by March 2020.  More info, go to www.2020Census.gov/jobs

Job sites:

www.ziprecruiter.com

www.indeed.com

 

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***** ACT TEST PREP *****

ACT Prep Cambridge

All juniors have access to Cambridge ACT test prep.  Go to http://cambridgevictory.com.  Your login info is below:

Username:  same as school log-in (Example ctha2020)

Password:  Student ID#- must be 6 digits (if not, add 0’s in front to make it 6 digits)

 

All juniors will also be receiving FREE ACT test prep books.  If you haven’t received yours yet, please come see a GEAR UP staff in the CCC, room 313.

 

***** SCHOOL COUNSELORS *****

ALL Students in Grades 9-12 (Last names)

  • Shawn Crenshaw - A-G
  • Kim Cook - H-Mn
  • Jenny Zupan Maiser - Mo-Thao
  • Nick Walker - The-Z
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All the counselors listed above are located in room 102.

Program or Grant Counselors

  • Kim Mannel - HAP program (Grades 11-12), room 166
  • Alex Leonard - Community Connected/PBL program (Grade 11), room 104C
  • Chingla Thao - GEAR UP Grant (Grades 10-11), room 313

 

** Denotes new additions since last email.

 

*******END OF NEWSLETTER*******