Seevak Human Rights and Social Justice Summer Fellowship

Seevak Fellowship

On some positions, cowardice asks the question, 'Is it expedient?' And then expedience comes along and asks the question, 'Is it politic?' Vanity asks the question, 'Is it popular?' Conscience asks the question, 'Is it right?' There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because conscience tells him it is right.

— Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Cradles to Crayons (C2C)

Cradles to Crayons (C2C) was launched in 2002 by Lynn Margherio with the mission to provide, free of charge, children living in low income and homeless situations from birth to pre-teen the basic essentials they need to feel safe, warm, ready to learn, and valued. By partnering with schools, corporations and community groups for donations, and with social-service organizations serving homeless and low-income families, we connect communities that have surplus new or used items in good condition with communities that desperately need access to those resources. In 2011, over 24,000 volunteers of all ages and backgrounds worked in the Boston “Giving Factory” to sort, clean, and assemble donations for over 55,000 packages to be delivered through our social-service partners.

For more information see: www.cradlestocrayons.org

Potential intern responsibilities include:

  • Sort and inspect donations of new and gently used children’s items in the Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory in hands-on projects alongside groups of 10-25 volunteers
  • Research facts, news articles, and reports focusing on homelessness and poverty in Massachusetts, more specifically families and children
  • Assist staff in preparations for special events and fundraisers
  • Research college preparatory resources and leadership opportunities for teens
  • Organizing volunteer waivers to ensure proper archiving of liability paperwork