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DfA Student Application

Part-time Job and Learning Opportunity:

STUDENT LEADERS for Paid Advocacy positions


Are you a LaGuardia student living with dis/abilities? And/or have you advocated for improved access to education for all students?

The Designing for All Project at LaGuardia Community College is an initiative that will help provide increased access to education across the school. If you’ve ever had experiences in a classroom where you felt like you weren’t being invited to learn in the ways you need to learn, this project might be a great fit for you.

We will be working throughout Fall 2017-Spring 2018 to expand the way that we think about teaching and learning at LaGuardia — and across CUNY — so that all students can have access to effective, empowering learning. This means finding out what resources and curricular changes students need to learn well and figuring out how these needs can be both met and exceeded.

We’re looking for five students to take a leadership role in LaGuardia’s Designing for All Project. These students will ideally identify as having dis/abilities, or be learning academic English as their second language, and/or who have experience working to improve educational access for all.

Over the next two terms, we will be working across disciplines to generate universally designed classroom practices so that all LaGuardia students — inclusive of dis/ability status, language experience, or learning styles — will be able to more effectively access and control their own education.

Student leaders will be paid stipends of 1000 dollars total for the year.

Student leaders’ work will be published in Summer 2018, and they will play a key role in shaping the direction of this project. Meetings with students will include leadership skill development and will be driven by student needs and desires.

To this end, we are recruiting five students to take the lead in the following projects:

Summer and early Fall, 2017:

  • Apply for Designing for All student leader position by September 15th; and
  • Participate in a full team meeting with faculty and administrators to ensure students’ experience will play a key role in shaping the trajectory of the program.

Fall I, 2017:

  • Participate in weekly student team working groups (schedule to be determined), some of which will meet online;
  • Co-develop a survey for fellow LaGuardia students regarding their needs as learners;
  • Craft a plan for survey distribution/collection;
  • Distribute survey; and
  • Assist with analysis of survey data.

Fall 2, 2017 (Winter Term)

  • Begin crafting a reflective project about your experience here (possibly reflecting on the experience of creating universally designed classroom practices) that will be published in Summer 2018.

Spring I, 2018:

  • Participate in one full team meeting to share expertise and skills that students think the rest of the team will need moving forward in this project;
  • Participate in two full team meetings to evaluate program implementation and offer expertise for course correction;
  • Participate in student team meetings (schedule to be determined); and
  • Reflect on your project-related experience and any connected issues around inclusive learning through a crafting project of your own choosing.


  • Commit to fall, winter, and spring participation in the project starting Fall 2017 through Spring 2018;
  • Be registered as a student at LaGuardia Community College during Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 terms; and
  • Demonstrate a desire to advocate for your communities, or have experience advocating for your communities.


Students will apply for this opportunity by Friday, September 15, 2017 and be interviewed the following week.

To Apply

Fill out the form here: https://goo.gl/forms/zEs93bkxiYHS5rya2

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