ALANA-A Brothers and Sisters Leadership Program

ALANA-A Brothers and Sisters (ABS) are current Stonehill students who serve as "big brothers and sisters" to students who have an interest in diversity and activism.

“ALANA-A Brothers and Sisters” is named such because of the emphasis on family and ally development in the diversity community as well as the successful interaction in the greater intercultural community.

ALANA-A Brothers and Sisters have been specifically trained in:

  • serving as resources that are most helpful to students of color/international students/diversity allies
  • addressing issues that most often affect underrepresented communities
  • serving as resources to the greater Stonehill community in addressing issues of diversity and social justice

ALANA-A Brothers and Sisters are an integral part of the Intercultural Experience Program and they are some of the first to welcome an ALANA-A student to Stonehill.

ALANA-A Brothers and Sisters help new students become oriented to Stonehill by encouraging students to get involved in student organizations and to make meaningful connections with people in the college community.

 

TIMELINE & REQUIREMENTS

Please note all activities are required unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015: 2016-2017 Applications Live on Web. See below for application information.

Friday, January 15th, 2015 @ 3pm: Application Deadline/ Deadline to Sign Up for an Interview. See below for interview information.

Thursday January 21st & Friday, January 22nd , 2016: Applicant Interviews

Friday, January 29th, 2016: Application Status Notifications

Late February (Date TBA): Conference on Diversity & Inclusion *strongly encouraged More info here  

Saturday, April 9, 2016: ABS Spring Training (10am-4pm)

Friday, April 22nd, 2016: DiverCity Festival *strongly encouraged More info here

Saturday, April 23rd 2016: Lead 4 Justice Conference *strongly encouraged More info here

Monday, August 22- Wednesday, August 24th, 2016ABS Summer Training Note: Move In- Sunday, August 21st (evening)

Thursday, August 25th, 2016 (Tentative):  Student Leadership Conference

Friday, August 26- Saturday, August 27th, 2016: Intercultural Experience Program More info here

 

APPLICATION & INTERVIEW INFORMATION

Applications and Interview Scheduling are due Friday, January 15th, 2015 @ 3pm

 NEW ABS LEADER APPLICATIONS

Step 1: Apply

The application can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/NewABSApplication

Please be prepared to answer the following:

  • Demographic Information
  • Short Essays
    • Why do you want to be part of the ABS Program? What do you hope to gain from the ABS Program?
    • How will use the knowledge gained from being an ABS Leader both at Stonehill and in your community?
    • What does "social justice" personally mean to you?
    • How does your identity and experiences contribute to the ABS Leadership group?
    • Anything else you would like to add for your consideration?

 Step 2: Schedule an interview

To schedule an interview please contact Janice McGovern at (508)565-1409 or stop by Intercultural Affairs in Duffy 149. Interviews will last no longer than 30 minutes.

  

RETURNING ABS LEADER APPLICATIONS

Step 1: Apply

The application can be found here:  http://tinyurl.com/ReturningABSApplication

Please be prepared to answer the following:

  • Demographic Information
  • Short Essays
    • In what ways has the ABS Program helped you to grow, mature, develop, and feel empowered in equity and inclusion?
    • Please share with us the relationship you created with your little sibling or other incoming students.
    • What have you experienced to be the strengths and challenges of the ABS Leadership Program?
    • If selected to be an ABS Leader again, what will be your personal commitments to remain engaged in the program?
    • Are you interested in being considered to be an ABS Coordinator for the upcoming year?
      • If yes, please indicate why you want to be a coordinator and what characteristics and qualifications make you a good choice.
    • Anything else you would like to add for your consideration?

 

Step 2: Schedule an interview

To schedule an interview please contact Janice McGovern at (508)565-1409 or stop by Intercultural Affairs in Duffy 149. Interviews will last no longer than 30 minutes.