University of Wisconsion - Eau Claire

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Proposal

"The Jam" Youth Music Community--Grant Writer

15 hours


Community partner: CollECtive Choir
Supervisor: Lauren Jeffries
Beginning date:
2020-04-01
Ending Date:
2020-08-31

Service-Learning Proposal Description

1.

Briefly describe the project and the community need to be addressed.

Answer The Jam is a life-giving music community for at-risk teens in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The Jam programming equips students to engage in positive community at a social level through music through engagement with local artists and hands-on jam sessions in an encouraging and uplifting environment. This project involves the research and composition of grant proposals for program funding.

2.

What is the mission of the agency or organization?

Answer At The Jam, we want teens to discover their creative voice and learn to share it with the world.

3.

What skills are required for this project? 

Answer Required skills: A positive attitude, a heart for music and youth, and a passion for writing. Strong written communication skills, attention to detail, and competence with Microsoft Word would be benificial.

4.

What are the objectives for the student learning and service?

Answer During this project, the student will: -Apply their marketing and communications knowledge in a setting which allows them to give back to the community -Experience the dynamics of a start-up organization while exploring their own entrepreneurial spirit -Learn how community can be established in diversity, and witness the importance of community art and inter-organizational collaboration to ennoble and unify people

5.

What are the availability requirements for the student?

Answer The student must be able to commit to 15 hours of work between the project start and end date (at a location of their convenience). The student must be available to communicate with the project supervisor at reasonable intervals during the project.

6.

Additional information (not required).

Answer There are additional opportunities inside the organization, including, but not limited to: photography and videography, event organization, audio recording, post production, as well as Jam facilitation support staff, working directly with the youth on Jam nights in a musical and relational capacity.