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The HLS Mississippi Delta Project is looking for student volunteers interested in engaging in an innovative model of public service focused on public health, financial services, child advocacy, and economic development in one of the poorest and most underserved parts of the United States. HLS students will support non-profit, for-profit, and governmental organizations in the Mississippi Delta. These students will be engaged in transactional pro bono work, policy work, and research and writing on behalf of clients in the Delta, and they are eligible to receive pro bono credit for their work from the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs.
Students will work primarily from Cambridge, but there will be opportunities to travel to Mississippi during winter term and spring break. Because of geographic constraints, the Delta Project relies on local partners to identify and manage programs while HLS students provide crucial support. The Delta Project currently has several assignments on which students are working and is regularly fielding new requests for student help. Current projects ready for volunteers include:
In addition, the Delta Project encourages students to develop their own contacts in the region and to identify potential areas in which HLS students and volunteers could contribute. This program will be supervised by Emily Broad, an HLS alumnus who works in the Mississippi Delta as a fellow as Executive Director of the Delta Directions Consortium. For more information visit www.deltadirections.org.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
If you missed the information session, please review the Delta Project Info Session Presentation to learn about current projects, timelines, expectations of volunteers, and other useful information. For questions about how you can get involved, please fill out the Delta Project Interest Form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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