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Grants and Awards Available

Published December 10, 2009

Get Ur Good On: (Deadline: February 22) Miley Cyrus is partnering with Youth Service America to mobilize teens through Get Ur Good On, a social network that brings together youth to support each other in their mission to do "good" in their communities. Get Ur Good On Grants are available for youth-led service initiatives on Global Youth Service Day, April 23-25, 2010. To learn more and to take the eligibility quiz, visit www.YSA.org/grants

2nd Annual U.S State Department ExchangesConnect Video Contest: (Deadline: January 12, 2010) Together with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, we invite you to address this year's theme, "Change Your Climate, Change Our World." Contestants must be registered members of ExchangesConnect and 14 years or older at the time of submission. Four Grand-Prize Winners will be eligible to receive an international exchange program trip. Check out http://connect.state.gov today for more details about this contest. 

Coca-Cola Foundation Grants: (Deadline: Ongoing)
The Coca-Cola Foundation, and its 18 local and regional foundations work with people in communities and governmental organizations and nongovernmental organizations to create and support projects most relevant to communities.  The Coca-Cola Foundation will fund proposals for programs in the areas of the environment, fitness and active lifestyles, community recycling, and education. All requests for funding must be submitted through the online application system. http://www.thecoca-colacompany.com/citizenship/foundation_local.html

Clark Offers AmeriCorps Alumni Fellowships: (January 15, 2010) Clark University provides current and future community development practitioners, activists, and scholars with rich opportunities for theoretical engagement and to acquire analytical tools and learn about practical applications to take on the challenges of urban revitalization in the United States.
AmeriCorps Alumni Fellowships: The International Development, Community, and Environment (IDCE) department at Clark provides partial tuition fellowships worth at least 40 percent tuition remission (more than $20,000 at current tuition rates) to all AmeriCorps alumni admitted to one of IDCE’s graduate programs. This fellowship includes and often exceeds the match provided by the AmeriCorps education award. Additionally, each year, IDCE awards at least one full tuition-free competitive fellowship for an AmeriCorps alum of extraordinary merit. Please check the appropriate box on the IDCE application to be considered for these fellowships; there is not a separate application. Applicants must provide some form of verification of service at the time of the application in order to waive the application fee. For further information about  Clark’s full-time Community Development and Planning program, please visit www.clarku.edu/departments/idce/academicsGradCDP.cfm.

Our program links theory to practice through insightful participation of practitioners in seminars, internships, and studio and practicum courses that allow students to learn directly from residents and community-based organizations about their resources, priorities, and strategies. The curriculum of the CDP Program emphasizes the importance promoting community change to enhance social justice and to achieve greater equity in society. The CDP program offers courses and hands-on skill development in critical areas such as: community development and planning theory, planning techniques, community organizing, community development finance, grant writing, land use, decision-making and negotiation, non-profit management, youth and community development, geographic information systems, and research and project evaluation methods.
IDCE also offers master’s degree programs in the following:
International Development and Social Change (IDSC)
Environmental Science and Policy (ES&P)
Geographic Information Science for Development and Environment (GISDE)
Visit the IDCE website www.clarku.edu/idce for more information or contact us directly.