The SCOOP - March 28, 2020


Welcome to our weekly update on the happenings of the Africana Community at Tufts University. Each week we will update announcements from the Africana Center and feature events by and/or co-sponsored by the Africana Center; feature events by student organizations within the Africana community and other programming centering Africana issues; feature student work, and provide updates on job and internship opportunities-- in that order!

March 28, 2020


“Hey everyone— the Africana Center Peer Leaders have been announced! Congratulate your peers on the amazing work their about to do. And let’s all give a round of applause to the Peer Leaders of 19-20. Y’all did such wonderful job with the Class of 2023 and the community as a whole!”

Make sure to check out this link to their profiles when you get the chance! *

The Africana Center invites you to complete our Student Profile Survey to align your courses and extracurricular activities to your intended career. These survey prompts will help you think about your interests, goals, and accomplishments as they might be viewed by a scholarship committee or a potential employer. This information will also provide us with helpful information when we are asked to nominate students for internships, scholarships and awards or to connect you to our broad alumni network within the Tufts Black Alumni Association.

Please click this link to complete the survey.

Africana Sponsored Events

Qualtrics Survey


Black Womyn's Collective Link
Black Men's Group Link

Grad Specific Events


Tiny Engineering Club Position

From toddlers to 5-year olds, Tiny Engineering Club (TEC) is the perfect place for parents and children to do fun engineering activities. From building to exploring, each week is packed with bite-size fun. Website:


  • Provide a fun, safe and engaging learning environment for children 1 to 5 years old.

  • Instruct small STEM classes and lead students in group creative projects and activities.

  • Interact with parents and communicate student learning outcomes.

  • Attend staff meetings and curriculum training.


  • Teaching or tutoring experience is preferred; must have experience working with youth ages 1 - 5

  • Ability to manage classroom effectively and maintain a positive learning environment for students

  • Knowledge of basic science and engineering concepts 

  • Must pass criminal background check

Salary: $15.00 /hour

2020 CitySprouts Summer Fellowship Program

Every summer we bring on a cohort of 10-12 college students to work in our middle school summer program in Boston and Cambridge. We spend our days outside with youth, teaching them gardening and cooking skills, exploring the science of the ecosystems, and tackling social justice issues related to food. Our youth come from a huge range of backgrounds and we always aim for a crew of Fellows that reflects that richness. Attached is the position description. Application due: March 31st, 2020.






The Spring Development & Communications Internship is an opportunity for highly motivated students to work in a fast-paced, creative and exciting environment to advance human rights in Haiti. The position is ideal for an undergraduate or graduate student interested in global human rights advocacy and development.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Renee Metelus to with “Development and Communications Spring 2020” in the subject line.


Participate in Research on Food Security among Tufts Undergraduate Students

We invite you to participate in an anonymous survey to help us with this research project. Responding to this survey will help us better understand the current food environment of Tufts University among undergraduate students. The survey consists of multiple-choice questions. It should take approximately 10-15 minutes. All of the responses are confidential and participation is voluntary. You will be asked to provide your consent prior to taking the survey. 

The survey is available at this link:

We greatly appreciate your time and support for this research. Participants will have the option to enter a drawing to win one of twenty $50 JumboCash prizes. Should you have any questions about the research or the survey please do not hesitate to contact Madeleine Clarke at or Ian Wong at


Apply To Become A Member Of AAWAAAA

African American Women Appreciating Art by African Americans (AAWAAAA) was established in January 2013 by a group of women who shared an interest in art by African Americans. AAWAAAA seeks to foster an appreciation of art by African Americans and encourage African American students in their pursuit of higher education in the visual arts.
Link to the application is available here