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Carissa Smith

Carissa Smith

GALS Program Intern

Women's Campaign International

GALS Program Intern at Women's Campaign International

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Women's Campaign International

GALS Program Intern

• Recruit participants to program
• Increase social media presence by writing blogs and updating social media accounts;
• Develop advanced curriculum for returning participants

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Teach For America

6th Grade English & Social Studies Instructor

Teach for America is an education program that sends top graduates to teach in the most neediest grade schools in the country

• Planned and executed lesson plans and motivated students to think critically through reading and writing about themselves and other cultures
• Collaborated with faculty and fellow corp. members to plan units and lessons and share best practices
o Increased students scoring advanced/proficient on benchmarks by 25% by developing targeted lesson plans

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Creighton University Center for Service & Justice

Student Coordinator

Department that engages the campus community in service and justice activities and social justice issues

• Coordinated volunteer groups at off-campus sites
• Managed advocacy and awareness initiatives for students on campus
• Trained students in community organizing and political advocacy
o Increased student involvement 20% by recruiting students via social media and leading training/education sessions

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Columban Center for Advocacy & Outreach

Economic Justice Intern

Small faith-based non-profit advocacy group for the Columban Society of Priests

• Utilized 1st & 2nd sources to research economic and social policies in order to advocate for just solutions with congress
• Tracked media coverage of current events in our represented countries
• Blogged about my experiences on Capitol Hill

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DMACC Upward Bound

Tutor-Counselor

- Supervised high school students during day & night time hours
- Organized a structured group activities
- Chaperoned students to off-campus cultural & art activities
- Facilitated presentations for college panels and college preparedness

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Multicultural Affairs at Creighton University

Office Coordinator

Department committed to inclusion and diversity, capacity-building and awareness education
• Organized and updated files for the office
• Setup and organized office space for meetings
• Managed multi-line phone system; answered phone and transferred calls to appropriate person
• Created a welcoming atmosphere by being present with visitors and attending to their needs

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Creighton University

Bachelor of Science, Justice and Society