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Real Change Fellowship To Fight Poverty

Results.org (The Power To End Poverty)

July 12, 2019, 2 a.m. - May 31, 2020, 2 a.m.

We are looking for the next generation of activists and leaders in fighting poverty at home and abroad. The REAL Change Organizing and Advocacy Fellowship is a hands-on training program for young people between the ages of 18-30. During the yearlong program, fellows learn how to work with the media, their communities, and policymakers to create change.REAL Change participants receive a crash course in advocacy at the RESULTS International Conference in Washington, DC. After three days of coaching and inspiration, fellows spend the final day of the conference on Capitol Hill and speak directly with members of Congress and their staff. Throughout the rest of the year, fellows receive ongoing training on biweekly calls. They hone their advocacy skills by taking actions ranging from writing letters to the editor to hosting events to meeting with their members of Congress in-district. More information on the fellowship details here ( https://results.org/realchange).QUALIFICATIONS:Passion for creating change and fighting poverty.Ability to commit an average of 6 hours per week.Commitment to join biweekly conference calls on Wednesday nights and monthly national calls on Saturday afternoons.Preference given to those with past experience in student or community activism, political campaigns, or other anti-poverty or social justice focused activities.Be between the ages of 18 - 30 at the start of the Fellowship.Attend the RESULTS International Conference in July in Washington, DC. RESULTS will cover flights, hotels, and some meals. There is a $200 fee to cover certain activities which cannot be waived. RESULTS will provide resources to help Fellows fundraise the $200 fee.APPLICATION:The application for the 2019-2020 REAL Change class is now open (https://results.org/realchange).Please contact Carly Pildis at CPildis@results.org with any questions.Check us out on Twitter #REALChanger.

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Phoenix, Arizona 85003

St. Mary's Food Bank - Client Distribution

St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance

Sept. 9, 2019, 10:30 a.m. - Sept. 1, 2020, 1 p.m.

St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance distributes 45,000 Emergency Food Boxes, at no cost, to individuals and families in need each month. A majority of those receiving Emergency Food Boxes includes the elderly, children, working families and the homeless.Possible jobs include checking in clients, loading carts with emergency food boxes and donated food, and assisting with overall program flow.INDIVIDUAL volunteers are able to register for open shifts at https://volunteer.firstfoodbank.org/calendarWe offer shifts Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 - 4:30 pm.Shifts are flexible per request and according to staffing needs - please contact the Volunteer Engagement Team at 602-343-3128 or email Jvgonzales@firstfoodbank.orgLOCATION: St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance Knight Transportation Community Services Center 3131 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85017MINIMUM AGE:- 16 years old- Youth 12-15 years old may volunteer with an adult present. Please contact the opportunity leader directly to sign up. No online registration required for minors. PARKING:VOLUNTEER PARKING IS LIMITED. PLEASE CARPOOL AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE! Additional parking located at 3020 W. Windsor Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85009 DRESS CODE:The comfort and safety of our volunteers is important. Due to health codes and safety reasons, a strict dress code is in effect.In order to participate, volunteers MUST wear:Closed-toed shoes (Sneakers suggested)Shirts with sleeves (Short or long sleeve - No tank tops, spaghetti straps, midriff or low-cut tops)Pants, jeans or workout attire. Shorts are allowed at a respectable length. (Must be no shorter than 7" above the knee)Please leave valuables, purses or backpacks in your vehicle for your safety and security. St. Mary’s Food Bank is not responsible for lost and/or stolen items brought into our facilities.We can’t wait for your visit!

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3131 W Thomas Rd
Phoenix, Arizona 85017

Global Climate Strike (September 20)

Fridays for Future

Sept. 19, 2019, 7 p.m. - Sept. 27, 2019, 6:59 p.m.

To date, young people have led the climate strikes around the world. Now we need adults to join us too. On September 20, 2019, Fridays for Future, the Youth Climate Strike movements, and all of our international friends and allies call for a global general strike. Mark and add it to your calendar. Workers everywhere, please: we are asking you to join us and walk away from a system that is destroying our planet and will threaten the survival of millions of people, plants, and animals within the next 10, 20, 30 years. We don’t feel like we have a choice: it’s been years of talking, countless negotiations, empty deals on climate change and fossil fuel companies being given free rides to drill beneath our soils and burn away our futures for their profit. Politicians and fossil fuel companies have known about climate change for decades. They have willingly handed over their responsibility for our future to profiteers whose search for quick cash threatens our very existence. This crisis is very real, and it cannot be ignored any longer. We have learned that if we don’t start acting for our future, nobody else will make the first move. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. Once again our voices are being heard on the streets, but it is not just up to us. We feel a lot of adults haven’t quite understood that we young people won’t hold off the climate crisis ourselves. Sorry if this is inconvenient for you. But this is not a single-generation job. It’s humanity’s job. We young people can contribute to a larger fight and that can make a huge difference. We can't do this with you and everyone you know. So this is our invitation. Starting on Friday, September 20 we will kickstart a week of climate action with a worldwide strike for the climate. We’re asking adults to step up alongside us. There are many different plans under way in different parts of the world for adults to join together and step up and out of your comfort zone for our climate. Let’s all join together, with your neighbours, co-workers, friends, family and go out on to the streets to make your voices heard and make this a turning point in our history. During the French revolution mothers flooded the streets for their children. Today we children are fighting for ourselves, but so many of our parents are busy discussing whether our grades are good, or a new diet or what happened in the Game of Thrones finale – while the planet burns. This moment has to happen. Last year’s UN intergovernmental panel on climate change’s special report on global warming was clear about the unprecedented dangers of going beyond 1.5C of global heating. Emissions must drop rapidly – so that by the time we are in our mid- and late-20s we are living in a completely transformed world. But to change everything, we need everyone. It is time for all of us to unleash mass resistance – we have shown that collective action does work. We need to escalate the pressure to make sure that change happens, and we must escalate together. So this is our chance – join us on climate strike this September. People have risen up before to demand action and make change; if we do so in numbers we have a chance. If we care, we must do more than say we do. We must act. This won’t be the last day we need to take to the streets, but it will be a new beginning. We’re counting on you. As we get closer to September 20th and more local information on events, actions, and strikes are available and get planned we will be sharing them here on Brightest. To search for nearby actions, visit our search tool and our climate action map. To organize, list, or promote your climate strike or event on Brightest, sign up here #FridaysForFuture #ClimateStrike #StrikeWithUs

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