GREAT upcoming opportunities outside the Council

1. TCSS $2,000 Student Scholarship in Social Studies Education

Scholarships will require proof of fall and spring semester enrollment and attendance. Scholarships will be awarded in two (2) $1,000 awards each semester per verification of enrollment. Due April 15.

2. 2016 Summer Holocaust and Human Rights Educator Conference

Educators mark your calendars to join the Dallas Holocaust Museum for an expanded 3-day Educator Conference with multiple teacher workshops on the Holocaust and human rights-related topics for the 21st century classroom.

3. HEB ISDs FREE Three Week Language Program for Middle Schoolers

Integrating Cultures by Design

WHAT: An intensive three-week summer academy for students who will be entering 6th and 7th grade in fall 2016 to explore one of 4 critical world languages and the cultures of South Asia, East Asia, and the Arabic speaking world.
WHO: Academically motivated students entering 6th grade and 7th grade in the fall of 2016 may apply. This academy is also open to out-of-district students.
WHERE: The academy will be held at Central Junior High School, 3191 W. Pipeline Road, Euless, TX 76040.
WHEN: June 6-June 23, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday-Friday (weeks 1 & 2) and Monday-Thursday (week 3).
HOW: Applications are available online at under Programs and the link to International Business Initiative. The application is listed under STARTALK.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 28, 2016 for HEB students
April 25, 2016 for out-of-district students

4. Jr. International Leadership Academy

Initiated in 2006, Jr .ILA includes 6th – 8th grade students. This program focuses on cultural understanding taught by international college students from Mexico, Germany, Italy, and Swaziland who have participated in previous ILA programs. Jr. ILA will be held at a FWISD school July 11 – 15, 2016.

5. Free Adobe Training the Trainer: Creative Cloud

Train the Trainer is a free, eight-week online course designed to equip education trainers worldwide with the knowledge, skills and tools to successfully design and deliver effective, engaging Adobe professional development. Participants who complete the course will earn an "Adobe Education Trainer" credential and be endorsed by Adobe as an education technology leader.

6. Asia Opportunities

Teaching East Asia at the University of Colorado Boulder
HS student travel to China, India, Malaysia, Brazil and South Africa
Teacher workshops and travel to Japan and Korea
All for little to no cost.

7. Microbrews for Microfinance on April 16, 2016

Come check out one of Dallas' best micro breweries and sample some of its best brews. Pre-sell tickets are $25/person and include 3 beer tokens. Tickets at the door will be $35. A portion of this cost will go towards funding new business loans for women and men living in poverty in Latin America.

8. The 2016 Jean & Bill Booziotis Distinguished Lecture with John Gabrieli

The 2016 Jean & Bill Booziotis Distinguished Lecture with John Gabrieli, Ph.D., Director of Imaging Center at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Gabrieli will be addressing how the brain develops through childhood and adolescence.
WHEN: Wednesday, Apr. 6, 2016 at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Communities Foundation of Texas, 5500 Caruth Haven Ln, Dallas, TX 75225.
The lecture is free and open to the public, however, registration is required.

9. Camp 43: Leader of One, Leader of Many

A three day camp, June 15-17, 2016, for students entering grades 11 or 12 in the 2016-2017 school year. Each day of the camp focuses on a different topics related to leadership, including: “Leader of One,” “Leader of Many,” and “Leader in Action.” Application due April 29, 2016

10. Save The Dates - Free Smu Embrey Human Rights Programs

The SMU Embrey Human Rights Program invites you to attend. All programs are free and open to the community!

11. 2016 Euro Challenge Competition

You are warmly invited to participate in the Euro Challenge 2016, an exciting competition based educational opportu- nity for 9th and 10th grade high school students to learn about the European Union (EU) and its single currency, the euro.

For the competition, students research problems and solutions to Europe’s economic challenges. In the spring, teams of three to five students present their findings in regional preliminary round heats. Teams can choose to deliver their presentations in person at the heats or via video submission.

In April, the best teams from each region travel to New York City to compete in the national finals at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Conditional on an annual grant, winning teams earn monetary awards and a trip to Washington generously offered by The Moody’s Foundation. Students from schools in nearly 20 states compete in the Challenge.

To help students prepare, free orientations, webinars and news flashes are also provided during the year.

12. Earn your Future program/curriculum from PWC for teaching financial literacy

A key component of PwC’s Earn Your Future commitment is our Earn Your Future Curriculum. The curriculum is composed of easy-to-follow lesson plans accompanied by interactive handouts. We created this curriculum to provide students and educators with free and easy access to financial literacy education. We want educators to download it, teach it, and share it. The modules span grades K–12 and may be accessed after completing the optional form below.

Module topics include: Saving & Investing, Career Exploration, Planning & Money Management, as well as lessons focused on environmental sustainability.

13. Child Refugee Network needs volunteers of all ages

For the children and families who’ve come through the clinic, it’s very, very hard to find country conditions materials. Worse, they’ve scarcely a prayer of fling these in a format that comports with the 258-page Immigration Court Practice Manual. We’ve therefore determined to hand each principal applicant three copies of a pre-fab packet of reports and articles relevant to their asylum claim. Volunteers needn’t be bilingual, and needn’t be lawyers. Their work could make a big difference.

Please write Paul Zoltan ( if you’d be interested in collaborating in the research and compilation of documents relating to gangs, domestic violence and LGBT rights.


14. 2016 Sister Cities International Student Art and Writing Showcase

Youth in Sister Cities International member cities and their international partner cities are encouraged to submit artwork, essays, poems, short films, and photography (our new category in 2016) inspired by what this year's theme, "Peace through People," means to them. Young artists, authors, filmmakers, and photographers from around the world are encouraged to use their imaginations and come up with their most creative work.

Grand prize winners will receive $1,000 each. Winning and finalist artworks, essays, and poems will also be displayed in various U.S. member cities during the 2016 Young Artists and Authors Showcase (YAAS) tour.

YAAS is a great opportunity to reach out to your community, connect with local English and art teachers, and engage a creative student audience.

The deadline to submit entries is May 1, 2016.

15. 21st Century Skills Free Toolkit

P21 has created a free digital toolkit to assist parents in supporting 21st century skills. P21's mission is to serve as catalyst for 21st century learning to build collaborative partnerships among education, business, community and government leaders so that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in a world where change is constant and learning never stops.

16. Become a Youth Mentor for Refugee Services of Texas

Mentors would need to work with their refugee youth for a minimum of 8 hours a month as part of a year-long commitment. These hours can be divided however the mentor/mentee wish. We keep in mind that not every mentee will need a mentor for an entire year. The ultimate goal is to assist refugee youth with overcoming barriers to integration and social adjustment and connecting them to greater opportunities in the community.


17. Academic Conference Call Series from Council on Foreign Relations

These calls provide an opportunity for you and your students to interact with CFR fellows and other leading experts. Email to sign up.


18. YMCA of Dallas 2016 Model UN Conference

The Dallas Model United Nations Assembly is the 2nd annual event to celebrate diversity and conflict resolution with delegates who represent their assigned country's viewpoint. Delegates study and write on selected topics within their designated committee and work together to create resolutions.
APRIL 1 & 2, 2016
Texas Woman's University, T. Boone Pickens campus
Dallas, Texas
For more information, please contact Jenna Struble, District Director at or call 214-880-9622.


19. Simon Gronowski: A Tale of Resistance and Survival

April 7, 2016 at 6:30 pm
Booker T. Washington High School

In 1943, three heroic resisters stopped a deportation train carrying Jews to Auschwitz. Of the 1,631 on board, 231 dared to jump into the night. Eleven-year-old Simon Gronowski’s mother lowered him from the moving train into the darkness.

On April 7, Simon Gronowski is coming to Dallas from Belgium. Join the Dallas Holocaust Museum for an intimate evening with Simon as he speaks about his escape, his survival in hiding, and how jazz music helped keep him alive. The program will include a special jazz piano performance from Simon.

This event will take place at the Black Box Theater on the campus of the Booker T. Washington High School for the Visual and Performing Arts.

This event is free to attend, but registration is required.


20. Host a “Comfort Woman” Survivor in WWII at your school to speak in April

As many "Comfort Women" survivors are advancing in age, chances to interact with them are becoming fewer. Women from at least 26 countries were forced into sexual slavery during the World War II. This historical issue is directly tied to the globe through sex trafficking, war crimes, and other human rights abuses. Survivor Il-Chul Kang is available to speak at schools on April 18-21.


21. Free Open House/Learning the truth about Islam at the Islamic Center of Irving

The Islamic Center of Irving Outreach Department strives to provide complete and accurate information about Islam for Muslims and non-Muslims. In addition to our conveying information about Islam through our website, we also host open houses and Discover Islam course for the non-Muslim public, give informational tours of our center and presentations on Islam to groups and individuals.


22. Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson- 30th District
A World of Women for World Peace Conference

Saturday, April 30th, 2016 from 9:30-11:30am
Meyerson Symphony Center (2301 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201)

Keynote speaker: Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe
Theme: Women, World Peace and Security

Event is FREE and open to the public, FREE parking is also available
Students in 11th and 12th grade are invited
Online registration will be available soon