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Youth Ages 18-24: Apply to the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps
http://www.americorps.gov/about/programs/nccc.asp
AmeriCorps*NCCC is a residential national service program for people ages 18-24. For 10 months, members work to meet urgent community needs in disaster services, housing, the environment, and youth development. Teams work on projects throughout the country with non-profit organizations, state and local agencies, and other community and faith-based groups. Members selected to serve with the winter 2007 class will live either in Denver, CO; Perry Point, MD; and Sacramento, CA. Members receive training in CPR and first aid, leadership, team building, and citizenship, and project skills such as building, tutoring, and community organizing. Application deadline: November 30, 2006.

Youth Ages 16-25: Apply to the National Council on Disability’s Youth Advisory Committee
http://www.ncd.gov/newsroom/advisory/youth/youth.htm
The National Council on Disability’s Youth Advisory Committee (YAC), a 12-member committee of youth ages 16-25, is seeking new members. Youth with all disabilities and from diverse racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply. Applications must consist of 1) your resume, 2) a cover letter describing what makes you a good candidate for a position of national-level leadership as a representative of youth with disabilities, and 3) a letter of recommendation from an adult (NOT your parent/guardian) familiar with your leadership and disability experiences and potential. Applications must be submitted via e-mail (to youth@ncd.gov) by September 14, 2006 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern. Questions? E-mail youth@ncd.gov.

Children, Youth, and Adult Artists: Enter the NCCRESt National Art Contest
http://www.nccrest.org/events/events/art_contest.html
The National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems (NCCRESt) is sponsoring a national art contest in conjunction with its 2007 National Forum on Disproportionality in Education, to be held February 7-9, 2007 in Washington, DC. The contest seeks art that captures what schools that value and include the backgrounds, experiences, and heritage of ALL students would look like. The contest is open to K-12 students and adults. The grand prize winner will receive $300 cash and a trip for two to the 2007 National Forum, where he/she will be honored at a reception and his/her artwork will be displayed. Entry deadline: October 31, 2006.

Submit a Session Proposal for the Second Annual NCCRESt National Forum, “Leadership for Equity and Excellence: Transforming Education”
http://www.nccrest.org/events/events/national_forum_2.html
The National Center for Culturally Responsive Education Systems (NCCRESt) is currently accepting session proposals examining how educational systems can assure equity in educational outcomes for all students for its second annual National Forum to be held February 7-9, 2007 in Washington, DC. The Forum will focus on school improvement for ALL children, family and community partnerships, policy to promote equity and eliminate racism, leadership for change, and transforming teaching and learning. Proposal submission deadline: September 22, 2006. Proposals must be submitted via NCCRESt’s electronic form, http://www.nccrest.org/events/call4PROPOSALS.doc.

Submit a Manuscript for a Monograph on Diversity and the Postsecondary Experience
http://education.umn.edu/CRDEUL/monographs.html
The University of Minnesota’s Center for Research on Developmental Education and Urban Literacy (CRDEUL) is seeking manuscripts for a monograph that will feature theory, research, and best practices focused on the opportunities, nature, and impact of diversity in higher education. Priority will be given to manuscripts that address perspectives of student populations traditionally underrepresented and underserved in postsecondary education. Submission deadline: August 21, 2006.

Filmmakers Ages 5-18: Enter National Neighborhood Day Short Film Contest
http://www.neighborhoodday.org/film.asp
National Neighborhood Day is hosting its second Short Film Contest for both professional and amateur filmmakers (including K-12 students and adults) to illustrate, through a film of five minutes or less, what a neighborhood that inspires them means to them. Film entries will be judged by a panel of renowned filmmakers. One or two prizes of $2,000 will be awarded in the K-12 category. Entry deadline: June 15, 2006.

Young Hispanic Entrepreneurs: Apply for a LEAD Award
http://www.guardianlife.com/lead/
The Guardian Life Insurance Company’s Latino Entrepreneurial Award of Distinction (LEAD) rewards the entrepreneurial efforts of Hispanic youth ages 12-18. LEAD awards cash prizes totaling $30,000 to 15 young people across the U.S. who demonstrate budding entrepreneurship and who are taking the first steps toward financial independence and making a difference in their communities. Awards may be used to further educational goals and/or to support individual entrepreneurial pursuits. Entry deadline: May 31, 2006.

Submit a Presentation Proposal for National Symposium on Dispute Resolution in Special Education
http://www.directionservice.org/cadre/fourthsymprfp.cfm
CADRE, the National Center on Dispute Resolution in Special Education, is accepting presentation proposals for its 4th National Symposium on Dispute Resolution in Special Education, to take place December 7-9, 2006 in Washington, DC. Symposium invitees include state dispute resolution coordinators, parent advocates, directors of special education, dispute resolution practitioners, attorneys, educators, service providers, and others interested in creating effective agreements that benefit educational and early intervention programs for infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities. Proposal submission deadline: May 26, 2006.

Teachers: Apply to the New Leaders’ Workshop of the National SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) Project on Inclusive Curriculum
http://www.wcwonline.org/seed/training.html
For the past 20 years, the National SEED Project on Inclusive Curriculum, a staff-development equity project for educators, has established teacher-led faculty development seminars in public and private schools throughout the U.S. and in English-speaking international schools. A week-long SEED New Leaders’ Workshop prepares school teachers to hold year-long reading groups with other teachers to discuss making school climates and curricula more gender-fair and multiculturally equitable. This year’s New Leaders’ Workshop will be held July 13-20, 2006 in San Anselmo, California. Application deadline: April 15, 2006.

Children and Youth with Learning Disabilities Ages 4-18: Enter the 2006 NCLD National Art & Poetry Competition
http://www.ncld.org/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=832
The 2006 National Center for Learning Disability (NCLD) Art & Poetry Competition is open to all schools and educational programs with students with learning disabilities (LD) between the ages of 4 and 18. Aspiring artists or poets with LD are encouraged to enter this year’s competition. NCLD asks entrants to artistically render this year’s theme: “Welcome to the Land of LD.” Entry submission deadline: March 3, 2006.

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