Story Chain is launching a new initiative to put its expertise in literary intervention at the service of seniors and LGBTQ youth of the Dayton area. Social isolation is a major issue faced by our seniors in care homes, deeply impacting their health and well-being, and the COVID-19 Pandemic has only exacerbated it in the past year. Story Chain will work with Montgomery County Public health to pair up LGBTQ youths and seniors in the Dayton area to record stories for each other.
Miller Fellows will be expected to solicit and corral hundreds of volunteers to assist in our early spring launch for the senior homes initiative. Interns will lead teams through the book-choice process, elocution workshops and audio recording sessions. We will also continue our quarterly newsletter which will cover Story Chain’s current efforts and progress. We are looking for individuals with professional phone skills, data processing and marketing experience. Fundraising experience is sought but not required. Applicants should have a vehicle and have a clean criminal record.
For more information on Story Chain visit our website: story-chain.org or contact Executive Director Jonathan Platt at email@example.com and contact him by phone at 937-510-4600.
Student Miller Fellowships are paid positions with local nonprofit organizations that are awarded grants to employ Miller Fellows.
Student Miller Fellows will need to attend the first available Nonprofit Leadership Institute (NLI) at some point during their employment with the nonprofit. The NLI provides information on philanthropy and of nonprofits, and provides grounding and framework for learning from their experiences as a Miller Fellow. Students learn how nonprofits operate, how successful nonprofits function, and the important role students play in the community, representing their schools and the YSCF. They meet nonprofit leaders in the community and gain experience through hands-on work sessions.
Miller Fellowships are offered to the following individuals:
- A full-time, degree-seeking student in good standing at a Greene County college or university with a preference towards an Antioch College student
- A high school student who is a resident of Yellow Springs/Miami Township or an attendee at Yellow Springs High School; high school Miller Fellows must be 16 years old or older.
- A resident of Yellow Springs/Miami Township under the age of 25 in a gap year before or during college or home for a vacation period
- Students must have completed the YSCF’s Nonprofit Leadership Institute (NLI) or apply and complete the next available NLI during their employment.
- The identified Miller Fellow can be a current employee of the nonprofit if they meet the requirements above.