Path to Purpose Fellowship

Path to Purpose is an advanced year-long leadership and positive change fellowship grounded in a community organizing model. Fellows receive training that highlights relationship building, personal development, capacity building, communication, and more. Fellows become connected to numerous community organizations and leaders in Gainesville and Alachua County and develop relationships to support long-term goals of positive community growth.

The fellowship aims to establish a tradition of community collaboration and positive change, inspiring students to meet specific community needs, beinnovative in approaching our shared future, and promote growth and personal development. Fellows learn about critical community engagement and organizing, collaborate with fellow cohort members and BCLS staff, and develop individual and intersectional cohort projects, creating tangible impactsthrough ongoing projects.

Work is self-directed and self-motivated, with individualized support and structure provided by the BCLS team. Please note, that this is not a competitive fellowship; it is a collaborative fellowship. The purpose is to develop your leadership through positive change and community involvement.

Time commitment varies each week, but we expect fellows to spend a minimum of 4–6 hours per week on Path to Purpose items. The variance is due to the self-directed work completed outside of the fellowship space.

The mandatory weekly meetings will occur throughout the semesters from 4:30-6 pm on Tuesdays. Outside of this space, you can expect to work within teams with other fellows; attend community events; work with a community partner; and contribute to initiatives that could address food insecurity, health, housing, education, capacity building, and more.

The Laura Bassi Scholarship

The Laura Bassi Scholarship was established in 2018 with the aim of providing editorial assistance to postgraduates and junior academics whose research focuses on neglected topics of study, broadly construed. The scholarships are open to every discipline and the next round of funding will be awarded in Summer 2024:

Summer 2024

Application deadline: 24 July 2024

Results: 10 August 2024

All currently enrolled master’s and doctoral candidates are eligible to apply, as are academics in the first five years of full-time employment. Applicants are required to submit a completed application form along with their CV through the application portal by the relevant deadline. Further details, including previous winners, and the application portal can be found at:

Dell Member Purchase Program–A discount initiative designed for UF students and employees. This recently introduced program will grant members the opportunity to avail themselves of the most favorable prices for Dell computers, along with occasional discount coupons.

Program details:

NEW 5% off stackable coupon available to members (exclusions may apply)

Best price guaranteed on consumer PCs from Dell

Free enrollment in Dell Rewards Loyalty Program: up to 3% back + Free Expedited Shipping

Active military and veteran’s discount

How to shop:

1. Members can shop 24/7 at:

2. Members will need to verify their work/student email address to obtain the coupon

3. Enroll in Dell Rewards to receive up to 3% back on every purchase + Free Expedited Shipping

4. Apply coupon at checkout – coupon will stack on top of offers (some exclusions may apply).

5. If members have any questions, please reach out to and include your Member ID: 42272435

6. Teachers Test Prep Scholarship

Each year, Teachers Test Prep awards two $5,000 scholarships: one to an aspiring elementary school teacher and one to an aspiring secondary school teacher. Funds go directly to the recipients to use in whatever way will be most helpful to them as they work towards their accreditation. To enter, applicants simply need to create a short video telling the story of a teacher who inspired them, and what they learned from that teacher that they’d like to pass on to the students they will teach. Applications close on July 31, 2024.

If you have any questions about the scholarships, please feel free to get in touch with us at



Employment and Internship Opportunities

Palm Beach County School District

Grade 4 Teacher We are looking for dedicated individuals who want to make a difference and have a profound impact on the lives of children. If this is you, please forward your letter of interest and resume to Ms. Kimberly Jules, Principal — The elementary teacher is responsible for the instruction of designated content/course(s) in a classroom setting within an elementary school. (Bachelor’s Degree Required)*

If your qualifications meet our current hiring needs, you will be contacted for an interview. For more information about our school, please visit our website.

Academies of RCMA

The Innovative School of Temple Beth Sholom on Miami Beach

Job description
The Innovative School of Temple Beth Sholom on Miami Beach is seeking an energetic, dynamic, reflective and intentional elementary level lead educator. We are a Reggio inspired school which means that we value a learner-centered approach in our classrooms. Our educators should be excited by this approach and have a passion for child development and how children learn. The responsibilities of the elementary educator will include developing approaches and methodologies that incorporate State Standards while enabling a child to construct his or her own knowledge within a joyful, academic, engaging environment. The lead elementary educators work to bring our elementary learners the highest quality learning experiences. The Innovative School is a collaborative workplace, where all voices are valued, and robust professional development opportunities are offered.
Minimum requirement: bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education or an out of Field degree with teaching experience and State Certification.
Competitive Salary and Benefits
For additional information contact the Director of Elementary, Stacy Penson at 305-532-4756 or
Please send resumes to:

Middle School 6th Grade Mathematics Faculty 2024-2025

Trinity Preparatory School of Florida

Position Summary:

Trinity Prep is seeking applicants for a full-time instructor in sixth grade mathematics. This candidate must have a strong desire to work with sixth grade students in a challenging college-preparatory environment. In this position, candidates must be able to teach math concepts as well as have the ability to teach Pre-Algebra and Algebra I. Qualified candidates must have the ability to develop meaningful relationships with highly motivated students from diverse backgrounds. This teacher should plan to be an integral component of the students’ lives, in and out of the classroom, and to collaborate with colleagues on a grade-level team and as a member of the mathematics department. This position will remain open until filled.

Apply here:

ESL Teachers for Positions in Taiwan and China


We are looking for certified ESL teachers for full-time, contract positions in Taipei, Taiwan or Shanghai, China to teach at our elementary schools or high schools.

We use a unique ESL program based on an engaging curriculum, incorporating high- interest topics and interactive teaching methods. You will be working within a strong, international ESL teaching team which includes a great support system in the form of more experienced mentor teachers and teacher directors. We also have site directors, local educational assistants, program support staff, and program principals who assist teachers with all aspects of the program.

The extensive support we provide is one of the cornerstones of our program and what seems to attract teachers and retain them from year to year. Teachers benefit by making a meaningful impact in students’ lives while also gaining relevant professional experience using the Ontario curriculum that can be used towards furthering their careers in Canada and beyond. With our Principals’ support, teachers can use positive references for further career opportunities. To learn more, visit our website.

Jacksonville Classical Academy

We are currently looking to fill the following roles:

Riverside Campus

  • Lower School Teacher (2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade History, 6th Grade Science/Literature)
  • Reading Interventionist

Fort Caroline Campus

  • Lower School Teacher (1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade)
  • Music Teacher
  • Reading Interventionist
  • Math Interventionist
  • ESE Teacher

For questions or to apply, candidates can send their resume and information to

Saint Andrew’s School-Boca Raton

Saint Andrew’s School seeks employees who are committed to our mission to provide educational excellence in an inclusive community, fostering lifelong learning and nurturing each individual in mind, body, and spirit in the Episcopal tradition. We encourage applications from individuals whose backgrounds and experiences will help us promote an inclusive school culture. We are committed to respecting the dignity of each member of our community, and we strive to recruit a diverse and talented faculty and staff.

Apply here:

Queen of Peace Catholic Academy-Elementary Teacher

FLSA: Full-Time Exempt
Reports to: Principal
General Summary: Under the direction of the school principal, is responsible for supporting the Diocese of St. Augustine in its mission to educate, evangelize and catechize youth in a Catholic school environment.
**Florida Teaching Certificate Preferred

Apply here:

Diocese of St. Augustine:

Internship Opportunity with Energy Bus for Schools

We are looking for an intern to assist with our school activities curriculum! Currently, schools use an activity guide as they go through our program. Each year, we revamp the activity guides with new information, activities, and ideas for all our schools. This is not a design internship but an opportunity to be creative and research/develop activities that students would do based on our established Energy Bus principles.

For more information:

WEDU PBS-Education Coordinator | Tampa, FL

The Education Coordinator will be a key member of the Education team. This staffer will play a vital role in supporting WEDU PBS educational outreach and engagement activities. The Education Coordinator collaborates with the Communications Department on promotions and events. This position provides support to effectively and efficiently assist in reaching the targeted goals of the department and the organization as a whole.

Apply here

Oak Hall Summer Camp Counselors

Summer Student Employment w/ Housing - UF STEM Summer Camp Counselor

Florida Elks Youth Camp

P.K. Yonge Summer Adventures in Mathematics Camp

Teach at P.K. Yonge’s Summer Adventures in Mathematics Camp 2024!

Who: College of Education Preservice Teachers

When: June 3rd-27th. Monday-Thursday, 7:45am-1:00pm

Where: P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School Campus

You will be the classroom teacher for a group of ~12 students in upper elementary. This is a paid work opportunity. If interested, contact Dr. Ross Van Boven at as soon as possible.

*Pay includes two full planning days prior to June 3rd.

AmeriCorps Environmental Educators

Florida 4-H Camps

Monroe County School District

Services and Volunteer Opportunities

Beyond the Classroom Walls: Integrating Real-Life Experiences into Lesson Plans

The Embodied Learning & Experience Lab (ELX) at the University of Florida is looking for participants with teaching experience for a research study to understand how students’ out-of-classroom experiences can be integrated into lesson plans.


The study takes approximately 100 minutes online via Zoom. Upon successful completion, participants will be compensated with a $50 Amazon Gift card. You will be asked to fill out a questionnaire, design a lesson plan targeted towards 5th grade students (science concepts) and then use our innovative svstem to redesign it by integrating provided students’ everyday out-of-classroom experiences into the plan. At the end of the study there is a brief interview about your experience with the system.

Who are we looking for?

~ You are 18 or older.

You have teaching experience, including teachers, educators, in training to be one, teaching assistants, or you create lesson plans.

~ You are okay with working on a 5th grade-level lesson plan (you don’t have to be a 5th grade teacher or a science teacher).

You are okay with sharing and allowing us to record your screen during the study, camera is not required.

When and where?

We are looking for participants throughout May and June. We are flexible in terms of timeslots and dates. Contact Abhishek Kulkarni to schedule your time slot. Study wil be completely Online via Zoom.


Please contact:

Abhishek Kulkarni Email: Phone #(352)871-4312

Marcin Karcz Email:

Sharon Lynn Chu Email:

Gainesville Thrives 

Gainesville Thrives works to promote tutoring and mentoring for kindergarten through high school students, as well as other services for expectant parents, parents and their infants, toddlers, and preschool children. By informing the faith-based community and others of Gainesville’s needs and opportunities, we can achieve long-term academic success for students and stronger and healthier families.

You can join in our mission at Gainesville Thrives ( as the local partner of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to provide age-appropriate books by mail to children from birth to four years old. We need volunteers to register families attending library story times, museum toddler activities, and community and church events.  You can participate at a single activity or weekly outreach to improve literacy for underserved children in Alachua County and change their trajectory in life. Join our UF Student Chapter: or apply for an internship to learn how an educational nonprofit works.

Balance 180 Gymnastics & Sports Academy

A local non-profit organization that focuses on integrating children with and without special needs through sports. This spring, we have a very hands-on learning experience.

ESOL Achievers

Kids Count

  • Kids Count is a free afterschool program in East Gainesville that serves 70 elementary school students at 2 locations. Our goal is to empower our students by providing individualized literacy tutoring, homework assistance, and social emotional learning opportunities.
  • Seeking volunteers that are willing to commit at least 1 hour a week and have an interest in working with elementary age kids. We provide all training necessary!
  • Email:

Alachua County Council of PTAs Volunteer Opportunities

  • Are you looking for a fantastic opportunity to connect with local schools, gain hands-on experience, and align your coursework with practical insights? Look no further than the Alachua County Council of PTAs (ACCPTA)!
  • Why Volunteer with ACCPTA?
  • The mission of PTAs everywhere is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.
  • By volunteering through ACCPTA, you can gain unparalleled insights into the education system, enabling you to apply what you learn in the classroom to real-life scenarios. If you aspire to work in education, non-profit, or related fields, volunteering with us will provide you with practical experience that can set you apart when pursuing future career opportunities. Many educational programs require volunteer hours as part of their curriculum. ACCPTA offers fulfilling volunteer roles with local school PTA units that can help you meet these requirements while making a meaningful impact.
  • Diverse Volunteer Opportunities:
  • We offer a wide range of volunteer positions that cater to your specific interests and the varying needs of our local schools. Whether you’re interested in fundraising, event planning, leadership roles, or general volunteer tasks, ACCPTA has a role for you and can connect you with a local school in need of your skills.
  • You can learn more about our organization here: About Us – Alachua County Council PTA (
  • If you are interested in volunteering, please contact

Tutoring and Childcare

Math and English

Math and English tutor needed for 8th grade female student. Contact Janette Kurz 352-727-8785 for more information.

Private Tutor