Freedom & Citizenship at Columbia University is seeking undergraduate teaching assistants for its 2019-2020 year. Freedom & Citizenship is a nonprofit community engagement program run through the Center for American Studies and Double Discovery Center that teaches college preparedness, political philosophy, and civic engagement to low-income NYC high school seniors.
The program begins in July with an intensive summer seminar modeled on the Columbia College curriculum. Seminar professors are Roosevelt Montás, Dan-el Padilla Peralta, and Tamara Tweel. Texts include Plato, Aristotle, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Frederick Douglass, W. E. B Du Bois, John Dewey and Martin Luther King, Jr. During the academic year, teaching assistants lead students in developing a civic engagement project on topics of their choice. Past projects have included refugees, human trafficking, mass incarceration, and education reform, among others.
Freedom & Citizenship is looking for Columbia Sophomores and Juniors who has taken Contemporary Civilization to apply as Academic Teaching Assistants and Residential Teaching Assistants. Students who are interested in careers in education or politics or who want to address education inequality in their community would be a particularly good fit for us. They can learn more about the jobs, compensation, and our program at http://freedomandcitizenship.columbia.edu/jobs. The deadline to apply is February 22.