Thursday, July 19, 2012

Free Computer Youth Technology Training Program Next Week

Byte Back, a DC-based non-profit computer training organization, is offering a FREE, four-day Summer Youth Technology Sampler next week for young DC adults ages 17-21. The deadline to register is Friday July 20, 2012. This program gives young adults a taste of careers in the IT field, and professions that make extensive use of technology: Web Design, Graphic Design, Computer Repair and Database Administration. They will also learn intermediate skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Those who complete the four-day program will receive a free computer, an internet modem, and one year of free internet service.

Training will take place Monday July 23 to Thursday July 26 between 12:30 and 6:00 PM at four DC public libraries:
Bellevue (115 Atlantic St SW)
Capitol View (5001 Central Av SE)
Francis Gregory (3660 Alabama Av SE)
Woodridge (1801 Hamlin St NE)

Call Byte Back at (202)529-3395 to make an appointment to come in and register. You must register in-person. The deadline to register is Friday, July 20. Contact is Tasiyiwa Mapondera, Byte Back Director of Programs, telephone 529-3395,

Monday, July 16, 2012

American Friends of UNRWA (AFU) is seeking Fall 2012 interns for its DC office

Friday, July 13, 2012

IT Job Openings

For those interested, Accenture currently is looking for candidates with the following skills:
  • IT professionals 
  • Health, Financial Services, CMT and Resources industry professionals
  •  SAS Modeling:  Marketing, Customer Analytics, Customer Insights Analytics skills
  •  Systems Integration professionals who possess SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Mobility, Pega Systems and skills
  • Technology professionals with Java, Testing, UNIX, ETL, Security, IT Strategy and Transformation and Infrastructure skills
  • Professionals with T&O (Change Management), Hyperion (especially HFM, DRM and FDM/ODI) and Resources Industry (CRM and F&EP) skills
For details contact

Monday, July 9, 2012

The University of Maryland Muslims Without Borders presents

Rise for the Brave:
A Night of Hope, A Night of Healing 

Join us on July 27th for iftar at the University of Maryland, College Park, as we raise funds for medical kits to aid Syrian victims in surviving an inescapable massacre. We will be serving a delicious Iftar catered by Jabal Lebanon as we stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Syria. 
1 country. Over 50,000 victims. 1 hope.

For more information/registration, visit:

Muslims Without Borders (MWB) is one of the few American relief agencies covertly operating inside Syria. It is the first student-based relief agency and aid organization dedicated to helping alleviate suffering throughout the world. Our teams have broken through regime lines to get lifesaving medications inside clinics, carrying it on our backs through the mountains. MWB needs your support to continue this lifesaving effort.

Saturday, July 7, 2012


"From Failure to Promise" Essay Contest
GPA:  3.0
Award: $1500
Deadline: July 31, 2012
The "From Failure to Promise" Essay Contest is open to high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students. To be considered, you must submit a 1000 - word essay that addresses the following questions: "How has the book, From Failure to Promise: An Uncommon Path to Professoriate positively impacted your pursuit of success and promise? What is your commitment to improving the lives of global citizens once you’ve reached your destined promise?" Selection will be based on originality, quality of research, and effectiveness of presentation.
CKSF Scholarship Competition
Award: $200 to $2500
Deadline: Varies
The CKSF Scholarships are available to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students in the U.S. You must register to participate in scholarship quizzes that test your knowledge of topics ranging from general "common knowledge" to specific academic subjects, books, websites, and even movies. You will be scored based on a combination of time and accuracy. Students with the highest scores at the end of each competition win.
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