NEWS GLEAMS | Free Community Meals This Week; Paid Internships for Student Leaders

A round-up of news and announcements we don’t want to get lost in the fast-churning news cycle!

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✨Gleaming This Week✨

Photo depicting a smiling volunteer in white apron serving Thanksgiving food to a guest.
Volunteers provided a Thanksgiving feast to hundreds of people at the Seventh Annual Family Feast sponsored by the Mario D. Bailey Foundation in 2018. (Photo: Susan Fried)

Free Community Meals and Pop-Ups for This Week

Over the next couple of days, there are a few South End opportunities for community meals and special pop-ups. Most events are free, including full Thanksgiving meals.

Wednesday, Nov. 23
  • Arte Noir is hosting a Thanksgiving dessert pop-up from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Shugga Shack is providing caramel apples, banana pudding, and sweet potato pie. There are no pre-orders (except if you want a large pan of banana pudding). Payment is accepted via cash and apps. 
Thursday, Nov. 24
  • Pick up a free Thanksgiving meal with all the fixings from Athens Pizza in Auburn from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pre-packed meals will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Photo depicting a Black- and female-presenting individuals hands typing on a Macbook laptop keyboard. A journal and cup of tea rest in the background.
Photo by Daniel Thomas on Unsplash.
Bank of America’s Student Leaders Program for High Schoolers

Bank of America has opened the 2023 application for their Student Leaders paid internship program. Students must be juniors or seniors in high school, and those who are selected will participate in an eight-week paid internship program at a local nonprofit organization. They will also attend a leadership summit around the intersection of government, business, and nonprofits to address community needs.

Last summer, five student leaders who were selected through the program to work with Southwest Youth & Family Services and the Technology Access Foundation on special projects.

Selected applications will be open through Jan. 13, 2023.

The Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies’ Building a Movement (BAM) Labor Internship for University of Washington Students

University of Washington undergraduate students have the paid opportunity to connect with the local labor movement through the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies’ third annual Building a Movement (BAM) Labor Internship. The 10-week program runs concurrently with University of Washington’s Winter 2023 Quarter, from Jan. 3 to March 10.

Ideal candidates are invested in labor and social justice advocacy; they will be given the opportunity to work with organizations that make systemic and community-level changes for working people. Weekly hours will vary depending on the internship; it also includes a 1.5-hour weekly meeting with other interns and staff of the Harry Bridges Center.

Hosting organizations in Winter 2023 Quarter include:

  • Massage Parlor Outreach Program (MPOP)
  • UFCW Local 3000
  • Fair Work Center/Working Washington
  • United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 4121
  • Washington State Labor Council (WSLC)
  • Rainbow Center (for UW Tacoma students only)

Students are compensated at a rate of $19/hour. Academic credit may also be available. Apply now or learn more on University of Washington’s website.

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