2014 Twin Cities Summer of Solutions Participant Application

Thank you for your interest in Twin Cities Summer of Solutions 2014. We're excited to work with you!

The priority deadline for the Twin Cities program is March 24th and our final deadline is May 5th. Feel free to visit our website http://grandaspirations.org/summer/2012-programs/twincities/ or if you have specific questions email us at twincitiessos@gmail.com.

If you need further information about the Summer of Solutions generally or any of our 16 local programs nationwide, please check out our webpage: http://grandaspirations.org/.

This is your official application, so be thoughtful and concise. If you have questions, you can leave them in the Final Comments box (at the end).

Please note that you cannot save this application and continue working on it later. You may want to write and save your responses elsewhere and then enter and submit this form when you are done. Questions with "*" next to them are required and cannot be left blank. You will need to enter responses to general questions in order to view supplemental pages for specific programs. You can either complete the general application questions first or just type something in the required fields to go on to supplemental pages and then go back and fill everything in.

Double check and make sure all your responses are complete before hitting “Submit” on the final page. If you have any problems submitting this form, email Maddie Wilson at mad.wils144@gmail.com or call her at 612-807-8789.

    Personal Information

    This section is about getting some basic demographic and contact information about who you are and where you're coming from.
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    Your Program Interests and Contributions

    To learn more about the programs before deciding which one to apply to, go to http://grandaspirations.org/2013-programs/
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    Finding the Resources to Make this Happen

    Please note; we do not take need into account when deciding who to accept - if we think you're a good fit for our program, we accept you. We then use this information to work with you to figure out how to make it possible. We think about resources holistically and Summer of Solutions programs work to be self-sustaining. Summer of Solutions works to grow the green economy in local communities, which will benefit people like you. We value participants who are excited to learn how to support themselves and fellow Solutionaries in this work. We use the term "resources" as a more inclusive way of thinking about fundraising. We try to meet real needs, some of which require money but some of which can be met through donations and loans of items, space, and food.
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    Supporting Your Need

    In order to allocate limited resources where they are most needed, many Summer of Solutions programs offer need-based stipends to participants with financial need to enable them to be a part of the program. All participants receive valuable leadership development, community organizing, and social entrepreneurship training free of charge - we are committed to making this transformative experience accessible to everyone. As such, we recognize that many people cannot afford to forego summer income in order to dedicate their summer to this personal development, and provide need-based support as possible. While some programs may have grant positions paid for accomplishing specific tasks at a less than full time level, general financial support for participating is limited to full-time participants in their programs. Please check with the program leaders at the programs you are interested in to identify if general financial aid for full-time participants or other task-specific funding or material support are available. If you will not be able to participate in the program without financial compensation, please select "Yes, I need one or more of these types of support to be involved in the Summer of Solutions." Checking this option will take you to a page to more clearly articulate your needs and to what degree your needs can be met through things (food, housing, transit) rather than money. IF YOU DO NOT SELECT "YES," YOU WILL NOT BE TAKEN TO THESE QUESTIONS. That means you will not be considered for financial or material support. Make sure you check yes if you are in need of support. NONE of your responses in this section will be provided to program leaders until they have made a decision about whether to accept you into the program. Your responses below will NOT impact whether or not you are accepted.
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