News | October 17
Fall Give Back: Join us to Volunteer!
While we were blown away by the support for our #SummerofService campaign (1,000+ volunteer hours committed!), there is more to be done! Won’t you consider sharing your time and expertise with our nonprofit partner organizations this fall and holiday season?
We’re looking for:
10 ROUNDTABLE LEADERS
To facilitate conversations with Bottom Line students & alumni interested in careers in the life sciences. Thursday, November 9th from 5:30-8 pm at EY’s Boston offices.
We’re specifically seeking non-scientific industry professionals with 3-5 years of experience to discuss your path into the industry. We will prepare you with questions to pose, and you guide the discussion and networking!
18 PITCH PANELISTS
Meet The Possible Project’s newest cohort of students who are five weeks into the program. Panelists will listen to student businesses pitch, ask questions, provide feedback, and suggest concrete next steps for their proposed ideas. Each business can earn an investment from TPP, which they can use to develop their prototype or launch their business.
We need 9 volunteers at each of the sessions, Wednesday, November 8th and Thursday, November 9th at Madison Park High School in Boston.
The Possible Project student venture teams at Boston’s Madison Park High School will be displaying their prototypes and looking for investment (at no cost to you!) at the Business Expo on Wednesday, November 15th. From brainstorming a business idea to creating a lean business model and prototype, these young entrepreneurs are ready to show off what they have created. Engage with these wonderful students at the event and provide helpful feedback in order to help them continue to improve on their ideas.
3-5 COMPLIANCE, QUALITY OR MANUFACTURING SPEAKERS
JVS’ Bridges to College program offers a biotech manufacturing pathway for its students, many of whom are immigrant adults seeking an improved future here in the Boston area. We’re seeking to put together a panel of industry professionals in compliance, quality or biomanufacturing roles to discuss their career paths, as well as offer insight into how the industry uses these skills. We’ll aim for a Tuesday evening class (4-7 pm) in the JVS Downtown Boston location.
20 MOCK INTERVIEWERS
We’re looking for volunteers to execute Year Up’s annual Mock Interview Day on December 6th. This event helps Year Up students, who are just about to complete their training and enter the internship/work market, practice their interview techniques. Location details to come (at Year Up downtown or a Boston/Cambridge corporate partner).
25+ MOCK INTERVIEWERS
Volunteers “interview” Citizen School’s 8th graders who are preparing for high school or first job interviews. No prep required and it’s a lot of fun! (This is a great opportunity for company teams!) Interviews will take place January 23, 24 and 26th from 1:30-4:30 pm at various school locations.
3-4 TEAM TEACHERS
Have you been interested in the Citizen Schools “Citizen Teachers” model but been unsure you can commit? Consider team-teaching with a group of Life Science Cares volunteers in the Spring 2018 semester! We’re recruiting volunteers interested in teaching on topics ranging from computer coding, entrepreneurship, bioscience, engineering, financial literacy and more. Volunteers teach for 90 minutes each week for 10 weeks and receive up-front training, weekly lesson-plan assistance, and are paired with a trained Citizen Schools educator for on-going in-class support. (Check out the Curriculum Library.)
MEAL PREP PARTNERS
Food for Free’s Family Meals program turns donated, frozen prepared foods into individual heat-and-eat meals for folks with limited access to cooking facilities. They supply meals to local K-12 schools, community colleges, and various other programs that work with homeless or food insecure individuals. Kitchen volunteers break down frozen bulk prepared food, fill meal trays, and seal and label the meals. Volunteering takes place every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday in Harvard Square, from 8:45 a.m. until noon. [This opportunity is best for individuals or small (<5) groups.]
LOTS OF SHOPPERS
You can now support Life Science Cares by doing your shopping through our Amazon Smiles portal. A portion of any qualifying purchase you make using our unique link.
To set it up so EACH time you buy the donation automatically goes to LSC, go to https://smile.amazon.com/ and search/choose us. NOTE: you have to remember to start your shopping at smile.amazon.com rather than the regular-old amazon.com for us to earn the donation.
INTERESTED IN HOSTING A COLLECTION OR DRIVE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON?
Let us know! We are in contact with organizations that have specific needs (gifts, winter gear, food, etc.) and can help you ensure your philanthropy has the biggest impact in our local community.
Life Science Cares will coordinate industry-wide drives for:
NOVEMBER—NEW Winter Coats, Hats, Gloves, Boots & Socks
To benefit CASPAR (adult sizes) and Chelsea’s Browne Middle School/Citizen Schools (kid’s sizes)
To support The Cookbook Project through Citizen Schools
These collective efforts are a great way to amplify your company’s spirit of giving this holiday season! If your company would like to participate, contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.