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  October 2012



Maisin Education Advisor, CCSF Office Hours:

Mon & Wed 12:30-4:30
Rosenberg Library,

2nd Floor, Room 209

(Inside of the LAC) Make appointments in advance.


Mid-Term Check In’s:

Midterm Check In’s for Community College scholars are in progress. If you are a 2010-2012 community college student, please contact Amber to schedule a midterm check-in:



Send us your name and graduation verification so that we can send you a graduation gift and acknowledgement!

Contact Mrs. Brunswick at


Submit your Renewal today:

If you have not renewed for 2012, submit your renewal application today so that it will keep you in good standing with the program.


Community college Update:

Check your Web Portal or student email for college registration dates. Registration dates have become available for most schools, or will become available within the next few weeks. Register on time!


Deferred Action Workshop

San Francisco State will be hosting a workshop to help students apply for deferred action on October 25th. Please contact Maritza Salinas at for more information.

Need  a Tutor?

Everyone needs help sometimes. Don’t be afraid to ask for it. Utilize your campus student resource center for free assistance. This will help you get the most out of what you’re learning in class and give you learning tools for future classes.Visit

or for additional information about online tutoring.

For more frequent updates on programs, events and news from the Maisin staff, follow us on twitter @maisinscholars.





    Hello Maisin Scholar!

In this issue:

  • An Inside Look: The Maisin Scholar Internship Program
  • College Internships Help College Graduates Land Jobs
  • Internships
  • Other Opportunities
  • November 2012 Elections
  • Spotlight on Deferred Action
  • Additional Scholarships Available
  • Who's Got School Spirit
  • iTunes Question
  • Suggested Reading from the Staff @ SFSA

An Inside Look: The Maisin Scholar Internship Program


Maritza Salinas, MS Advising Intern

My name is Maritza Salinas, the Education Advising Intern at the Maisin Scholar Award Program for the 2012-2013 school year. I’m a current Senior at San Francisco State University majoring in Psychology. The few weeks that I have been in the office I’ve learned a lot about the workforce. I feel as though I have a real job, with protocols to follow, projects to complete and great people to learn from. I’m also looking forward to working more closely with the Community College students and helping them reach their academic goals. These internship opportunities are great for any student who wants to gain experience about a particular interest they have that relates to their major, but also to gain overall experience about administrative skills and working as a team. 


Inocente Estela, MS Office Intern

I was born and raised in Mexico City and moved to San Francisco at the age of 11. I had to learned a new language and rapidly, and become very familiar with the American culture. I recently graduated from Sonoma State University and acquired a B.A. in Chicano Latino Studies. I also volunteered for the Latino Youth Summit. I’m currently the Maisin Office Intern. In the two weeks that have worked in the office, I’ve learned how to manage the Salesforce database, Outlook, and how to better communicate with people. Having deadlines for each project and meetings in which we report our progress every week really helps me to be on top of the work. This internship offers great opportunities that will help me more in the future. I’m hoping to learn how to be a good leader and role model from the people I’m working with. My goal is to attend grad school next year and get a master’s degree in Public Health.

College Internships Help College Graduates Land Jobs

In today’s tough job market a college graduate or soon to be needs every advantage they can to land a good job. A recent survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers showed potential employers have a strong preference for college graduates who have taken part in an internship. Click here to read on.


Maisin Scholar Award Program Internship

The Maisin Scholar Award Program Intern will assist the Maisin staff with administrative and programmatic duties.  The position will offer opportunities to develop office and professional skills, as well as, experience in a nonprofit environment. Interns will report directly to the Scholarship Director and Program Associate. Job Description


College Success Network

CSN is seeking to hire students to work as CSN Cohort Coordinators at our five established campuses. College students will be hired to organize monthly meetings and provide information on various academic, financial, social and career-readiness topics.

The Youth Guidance Center-The Beat WithinNew!

The Beat Within is looking for facilitators for our weekly workshops inside juvenile hall. Facilitators are needed for our workshops in San Francisco and Alameda. We are looking for people who are interested in working with young men and women in a writing program that aims to give a voice to the voiceless.


Huckleberry Youth Programs

The Huckleberry Youth Programs is an agency which provides a variety of services to runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth.  The program is looking for students who are interested in working with youth and health education. Job Description



Under the supervision of the PACT Director, the Assistant Education Advisors High School Program Intern is responsible for supporting PACT students in achieving academic success and entering post-secondary education. Job Description

Red Cross

The American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter is seeking a Youth Services intern.  This position will offer the intern the opportunity to expand her/his leadership and management skills and to build meaningful relationships with youth in her/his community. Job Description

To apply for any of these internships, or for more information, submit your cover letter and resume to Mrs. Brunswick at Interviews will begin promptly upon receipt.

Other Opportunities

KGO-TV/ABC 7 will sponsor the College Student Program starting in the Fall of 2012 and offer college students the opportunity to learn and work in the broadcasting industry. Click here for more information.

California Academy of Sciences allows college/university students to gain hands-on experience on the public floor, in the labs and collections archive, and out in the community. These programs are valuable stepping stones toward careers in the natural sciences. Click here for more information.

CollegeSpring is the largest non-profit organization in California offering SAT preparation and college counseling services to low income students. We are searching for dynamic college undergraduates who will join our hard-working, fun, and collegial team as Mentors. Apply online here.

E4FC has a carefully researched list containing 32 pages of up-to-date information about local, regional, and national scholarships available to Bay Area immigrant students who don't have social security numbers. Click here for more information.

November 2012 Elections 

By Inocente Estela


Proposition 30: The Future of our Schools              

Proposition 30 would temporarily increase the state tax rate and the personal income tax rates for upper-income taxpayers, by a quarter cent for four years.  This will reinvest in public schools, and make sure the education of K-12, community college and universities would be a top priority and would offer better education to students in these upcoming elections.  If Proposition 30 gets rejected, it would have a dramatic effect on every school district in California.  Schools would see $6 billion funding cuts.  We need to invest in our schools because our students are the future of America.  Make sure you vote on Proposition 30!


Who are the Presidential Candidates?

November 6, 2012 is an important day for all Americans.  This is the day that Americans define the future of the United States.  It’s very important to vote, you can make the difference.  Here are the candidates:

Barack Obama – Current President of the United States

Mitt Romney – Former Governor of Massachusetts

Gary Johnson – Former Governor of New Mexico

Ron Paul – US Representative from Texas

Your vote counts. Click here to register today!

Spotlight on Deferred Action


As of October 1st, only 120,000 people had applied for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), far short of the 300,000 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had expected to process by this time. While we recognize that applying for DACA is a personal decision that should be based on each individual's history and situation, we offer these six reasons why qualified individuals should consider applying. Click here to read more.


Additional Scholarships Available


Dr. Gloria Hing Scholarship


·         Undergraduate

·         Community service in Chinese-American community

·         3.0 GPA

·         Financial need (FAFSA)

·         Attending San Francisco State University

Contact: Dr. Frieda Lee,


Deadline: Early December

Amount: Varies



Dr. Juan Andrade, Jr. Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders


·         High school senior or current college student

·         Demonstrate verifiable need for financial support

·         At least one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry

·         Must be able to attend the 31st National USHLI Conference in Chicago, FL from February 14-17, 2013

Deadline: December 31st, 2012

Amount: $500-$1000



The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)


·         College students

·         3.0 GPA

·         Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident

·         Be pursuing your first undergraduate or graduate degree

·         Apply/have applied for FAFSA

·         Be enrolled full-time


The HSF has many scholarships available. Please visit their website for a complete list.


Who’s Got School Spirit?

Send a picture of yourself on campus or in your college gear. If you have a story you would like to share about your challenges and accomplishments, please write us! Send your picture or story to

iTunes Question

Congratulations to our last iTunes Question winner Tiye Sheppard!


She answered… “The DREAM Act is a piece of legislation that is co-sponsored by both Republicans and Democrats. What is the term used to describe this action relating to, or involving members of two political parties?”

Answer: Bipartisan

Be the first to answer the following question and you could win a $15 iTunes gift card!


What proposition could potentially cut $6 billion in funding to schools?


Hint: Answer is in this newsletter!

Please send your responses to

Suggested Reading from the Staff @ SFSA

*Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
by Jonathan Safran Foer
by Stephen King
*Midnight's Children
by Salman Rushdie



Mrs. S.Y. Brunswick, Program Director
Tel: (415) 857-9688

Amber Bundy-Davis, Education Advisor
Tel:(415) 857-9655

Vanessa Mora, Program Associate
Tel: (415) 857-9654

Fax:(415) 857-9699


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