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Social Action Massachusetts
Contact Person(s):Ms. Caitlin Marie Golden
Social Action Massachusetts (SAM) is a program of the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance (MHSA) that partners with people of diverse religious and ethical commitments to end homelessness. Members and supporters of SAM are motivated by spiritual and social values to uphold the dignity of each person and to advocate for permanent solutions to homelessness.
Opportunities for Student Involvement:
The student will focus on promoting advocacy and outreach efforts to increase the involvement of people of faith and ethical commitment across Massachusetts in advocacy to end homelessness. The position will encourage the student to reflect on the relationship between faith, ethics and social action and build relationships with and among religious leaders, lay leaders and others concerned with the issue of homelessness. Working closely with MHSA staff, the student will have the opportunity to develop a better understanding of policy issues related to homelessness and to educate communities of faith and conscience about these issues. The student will also play a key role in the development and implementation of initiatives to encourage concrete action on the part of these communities to contribute to solutions to homelessness.
Required is an ability to work with groups in an interfaith setting, a commitment to the issue of homelessness and good oral and written skills.
The MHSA office is located near the Downtown Crossing MBTA Station.
Arts of Ministry Competencies Offered:
- Administration and Program Development
- Public Leadership, Community Organizing, and Planning
Student will meet regularly with the supervisor.
Number of Students: 1
Total Compensation: $4000.00
Type of Compensation: work study