To accommodate students' broad interests and diverse backgrounds, course requirements are flexible.

Job Announcements


These are various job listings sent to us by STPEC alumni/ae and friends of STPEC.  They are posted in the order received, beginning with the most current. See the bottom of the page for other recommended job listing websites.


Project Manager, Boston Healthcare Careers Consortium

Please see the STPEC student group on facebook for the document!


The Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy Seeks a Committed and Organized Conference Organizer


Paid Internship Opportunity: Democracy Matters

Democracy Matters <> is a nonpartisan
organization of students and professors looking to make campaign finance
reform a primary issue during the 2016 elections in the wake of a series of
Supreme Court decisions over the last five years dealing with the issue. We
are affiliated with Harvard Law School professor Lawrence Lessig and his New
Hampshire Rebellion <>. He and his organization
have similar aims and have been in the news
in recent months (Here is an article published today <> on Prof. Lessig and his efforts).

*Democracy Matters* is currently looking to hire talented students who are
interested in *helping to make money out of politics the number 1 issue in
the 2016 New Hampshire primary*. As a *paid intern *with Democracy Matters,
you will have the opportunity to learn valuable skills and be part of a
growing movement to reform our corrupt political system. We are *a
nonpartisan organization of students and professors working on campuses
across the country* to educate and mobilize people about the role of big
money in politics and its corrosive impact on our democracy.

New hires will work closely with leaders like *Lawrence Lessig* and his
organization *New Hampshire Rebellion *and will be trained in the most
cutting-edge organizing tactics. This job will provide both skills
development and the opportunity for growth for talented students.

*The position starts in late August, so apply soon by emailing a resume
to <>.*

*Campus Leaders
are expected to work a minimum of 10 hours a week for $500 a semester.*


§ Build coalitions of student activists on your campus.
§ Create a Democracy Matters chapter that can work with students, faculty
and community activists to get private money out of politics and people
back in.
§ Work with DM staff to organize a ?money out of politics signature


§ Receive training and guidance from a Democracy Matters staffer who will
work with you each week to develop your skills as an organizer.
§ Receive Democracy Matters materials ? banner, flyers, DVD, t-shirt,
stickers, and pins ? to spread across your campus.


§ $500 per semester if needed
§ Additional financial support for campaign/event expenses
§ Service learning course credit (depends on college/university)
Applicants should have a commitment to social change and a desire to learn
organizing skills.



Do you support workers’ rights?
Would you like to advocate on behalf of workers?
Are you bilingual in Spanish/English?


Bilingual Union Representative
Service Center - Boston, MA
SEIU Local 32BJ District 615 represents property service workers across the northeast.
As a Service Center Representative, you will advocate for union members who experience problems at work through the grievance process and enforce the terms of collective bargaining agreements in coordination with field organizers and member leaders.

Responsibilities include:

• Interviewing members who call, walk in or who are referred by field representatives;
• Read and interpret collective bargaining agreements to identify issues and contract violations;
• File grievances, investigate cases, document facts, maintain timelines;
• Represent union members at grievance hearings and prepare members to present their own story;
• Negotiate solutions with employers while adhering to contract language and standards.
• Work closely with field organizers in assigned turfs.

This is a full-time position. Must be bilingual in Spanish/English. Trilingual in Portuguese/ Spanish/ English preferred. Previous experience and/or interest in labor and employment law preferred. Ability to act independently and be a self-starter who will take initiative to drive the local’s program goals. Please email resume, cover letter and brief writing sample to:

Cheryl Burg Rusk
SEIU 32 BJ New England District 615
26 West Street – Boston, MA 02111


The Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy Seeks a Committed and Organized Conference Organizer

September 2014 - November 2015


Franklin Community Co-op seeks a General Manager


TWO **STIPEND & BENEFITS** JOB OPPORTUNITIES open at the Beehive Collective!


Assistant Director
Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program

Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution, is seeking an Assistant Director for the Civil Liberties and Public Policy (CLPP) Program, a national project that equips and inspires new generations of leaders through campus-based education, real-world advocacy practice, and the skills to build a stronger, more diverse movement for reproductive freedom and social change.

Reporting to the CLPP Director, the assistant director advances CLPP?s mission through oversight of three major projects: CLPP?s summer internship program (Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps); national activist network (New Leadership Networking Initiative); and intensive Summer Leadership Institute. The assistant director will manage outreach, participation and programming for these projects that meets project goals and advances CLPP?s mission of supporting new leadership. In addition, the assistant director will run the summer internship program which supports 25-30 students from campuses across the country, and launch a major expansion to extend eligibility beyond Western Massachusetts. This position will be responsible for managing and working collaboratively with staff, faculty, and college departments, supporting fundraising efforts, and evaluating the projects. The assistant director will be able to stand in for the CLPP directors as needed and represent CLPP at the College and externally in national venues. This position holds supervisory responsibilities.

This is a full time grant funded position with continuation pending future funding.

Bachelor?s degree and a minimum of two years of relevant experience are required. Qualified candidate should have program development and implementation experience; familiarity with reproductive rights and social justice issues; experience working with diverse communities, including people with different racial, ethnic and class backgrounds, and people of different genders. Previous supervisory experience, as well as practice working as a mentor to emerging activists or students is preferred. Candidates must have technology skills; be computer proficient (Word, Excel, and web-based software); and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. The assistant director will be expected to work collaboratively; prioritize multiple, competing demands, and problem-solve independently with minimal supervision. Training, facilitation, and/or public speaking experience is a plus. This position requires ability to handle high volumes of work and multiple projects running concurrently; have excellent problem solving skills; and possess the ability to relay information and respond to correspondence in a timely manner. A commitment to CLPP?s mission and working with people from diverse backgrounds is essential. This position requires occasional travel, evenings, and weekends.

This is a full time, 12-month position. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits program. Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at

Please visit for additional information on the Civil Liberties and Public Policy (CLPP) Program at Hampshire College

Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity in education and employment


All Things Local Assistant Manager and Volunteer Coordinator

For a job description, please visit our website at :

We are accepting cover letters and resumes, to be sent to Al Sax, manager, at

Our mailing address is:
All Things Local Store
104 N Pleasant St
Amherst, MA 01002



Job Title: Organizer

Represent.Us is a 12-person organization working to stop the undue influence of money in politics. We are looking for an Organizer to conduct on-the-ground and online organizing for a national campaign to pass sweeping money-in-politics reforms.

Position Summary: The Organizer coordinates a large network of volunteer activists as they organize teams to pass city, county and statewide anti-corruption laws, and get their elected officials on the record for or against money in politics reform. The Organizer prepares and updates organizing plans, collateral and online materials and organizing resources. The Organizer recruits, trains and coordinates volunteers, responds to questions and inquiries, convenes online and offline events and meetings. S/he identifies and cultivates institutional partners and enlists other issue groups into the campaign.

Position Status: Full-time

Work Location: Florence, MA


Experience/Education: At least two years of organizing experience required. Knowledge of money in politics systems and/or organizations preferred. College graduate with an interest in social change activism, movement building and public policy desired. Experience with ballot initiatives or other campaigns desired.

Skills/Attributes: Excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong interpersonal, strategic planning and training skills; excellent research, analytical and organizational skills; proficiency in web research, database development, word processing and other computer systems required. Must be organized, able to juggle multiple priorities and work well under pressure with critical deadlines.

Essential Functions:

Outreach & Organizing: With other key staff, identify, develop, refine and implement grassroots organizing, e-advocacy and money in politics movement building activities. Plan, vet, and implement online and traditional organizing activities. Establish and maintain relationships, participate in networks, coalitions and collaborative projects. Coach volunteers through the process of conducting ballot initiatives, in-district lawmaker meetings, grassroots direct actions, special events and other advocacy and public education activities.

Administration: Prepare and submit reports as needed. Maintain records of work performed. Participate in staff meetings and other organizational development activities.

Communications: Maintain an informed knowledge of money in politics issues in general. Work collaboratively in the preparation of web and written materials, including educational and organizing materials, activist alerts, electronic advocacy materials, sign-on letters, etc. Coordinate carefully with the Communications team to craft proactive and reactive communications, and assist with communications with members. Respond to information requests from the public and coalition members. Keep staff apprised of campaign developments.

Volunteer Coordination: Recruit, engage, organize and track individual and institutional members and e-activists. Recruit, engage and support individuals across the country to lead volunteer teams, participate and organize actions and events, and other forms of activism. Some supervision of part-time and full-time interns is required.

Please send cover letter and resume to:


In-town Amherst family with 2 kids (12 and 8) seek part-time help from
5/2014 thru 12/14 or 5/15. Parents are UMass profs, one w. chronic
health issues= we need backup support. Successful applicant will do
housekeeping, shopping, and cooking 10-15 hours/week at $14/hr. Family
will also pay rent for private apartment next door OR possibly nearby.
In xchg, applicant will be on call to work more hours ($14/hour)
during specific times, when 1 parent travels for work (b4/after school
and some weekend support;about 3 weeks every 6 month period). Own car,
good driving record, experience with kids,cooking, orgzn skill,
reliability are key.Ideal for undergrad student. July and August may
be "free" months. Apartment: 700 sq', studio very close to UMass.
Basement in family home with full windows. Private entrance;full bath.
Kitchenette w sink, mini-fridge, microwave, hot plate. Some furniture.
Includes utilities. One person only.

Joya Misra
Professor of Sociology & Public Policy
Editor, Gender & Society

Department of Sociology
Thompson Hall
200 Hicks Way
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003

Fax 413-545-0746



Citizen Outreach Director
Fund for the Public Interest
233 N Pleasant St Suite 32
Amherst, MA 01002

Impact issues that matter this summer with the Fund!

The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit organization that works to build support for progressive organizations across the country. This summer in Amherst we?re working on a campaign with Environment Massachusetts to protect our beautiful places like Bash Bish Falls in the Berkshires and the Connecticut River in the Pioneer Valley. These places are threatened by overdevelopment and pollution, so we?re hiring staff to help us convince congress to fully fund programs that protect our natural heritage.

As a member of our staff, you will fundraise, build membership for our partner groups, and educate and activate citizens on this and other pressing issues. You will also have the opportunity to organize press conferences and build coalitions with other non-profit organizations. While on staff, you gain knowledge of pressing concerns our country is facing, learn how to effectively generate public support, and obtain a firm understanding of the political process.

We are holding information sessions and interviews in our office in Amherst Center starting this week.

Go to , or call (413) 256-6434 to apply!


Puffer's Pond Ranger (Seasonal Summer Position)

Summer Conservation position to oversee public use at the Puffer’s Pond/Mill River Conservation Area. Responsibilities include trail maintenance, site cleanup and beach/public area monitoring. Preferred qualifications: outdoor work experience in all types of weather, ability to work comfortably with the general public, First Aid/CPR training. Great first job experience. Approximately June 1 – August 25; 30 hrs/week. … Read on
Status Open
Category All Job Postings
Job ID
Salary Pay range $9.00 - $10.00/hr.
Published Feb 27, 2014, 08:25 AM
Closing Apr 01, 2014, 04:30 PM


Trail Crew Member (Seasonal Summer Position)

Summer Conservation positions responsible for trail clearing and trail maintenance in the Amherst area trail system. Preferred qualifications: outdoor or construction work experience in all types of weather, good physical condition, experience with power tools and chain saws. Includes some weekend hours. Approximately June 1 – August 25 ; 30 hrs/week.… Read on
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Category All Job Postings
Job ID
Salary Pay range $9.00 - $10.00/hr.
Published Feb 27, 2014, 08:29 AM
Closing Apr 01, 2014, 04:30 PM


Camp Counselors and Special Needs Camp Counselors – Town of Amherst Day Camps

The Town of Amherst seeks Camp Counselors for its day camps operated by the Leisure Services and Supplemental Education Department (LSSE). Past camp counseling experience, other experiences working with school age children, and/or related course-work in elementary education highly desirable. Also seeking camp counselors to work one-on-one with special needs campers, exp. working with special needs population preferred. Must be 18 yrs. old. Work schedule is 35-40 hrs per week from June 24-August 15, 2014 … Read on
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Category All Job Postings
Job ID
Salary Pay range for both positions: $9.26 to $10.19 hr
Published Mar 24, 2014, 04:35 PM
Closing Apr 14, 2014, 04:30 PM


Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for the position of Director of the James Baldwin Scholars Program, which is designed to recruit, retain and graduate students from underserved communities. - See more at:


Environment America is hiring!

Environment America is launching an ambitious
campaign to put America on the path to 100 percent clean energy.

Environment America is hiring a Clean Energy Fellow
to work with me in our Washington, D.C. office to harness the
overwhelming public support for clean energy solutions; overcome the
opposition of the coal, oil and gas industries; and win tangible
results that will take us closer to a clean energy future.

Environment America fellows will get a two-year crash course in the
nuts and bolts of environmental activism, organizing, advocacy and the
kinds of institution-building that can sustain long-term battles like
the fight for clean energy -- does that sound like someone you know?

Read more about the position here.

Interested candidates can complete an online application here.


OFN is now hiring for several summer intern positions at our offices in Philadelphia. If you've got a college undergrad or grad student in your life who may be interested, please forward this message.

Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) aligns capital with social, economic, and political justice. Based in Philadelphia, OFN is the leading national network of community development financial institutions (CDFIs), private-sector financial intermediaries that work outside the margins of conventional finance to help underserved people and communities join the economic mainstream. CDFIs finance and train micro-enterprises and small businesses; invest in charter schools, affordable housing, and healthcare facilities; and provide affordable, responsible financial products and services to individuals and families. OFN's Members have originated more than $50 billion in financing to urban, rural, and Native communities. OFN pursues its mission across five key program areas: Financing, Public Policy, Consulting, Strategic Communications, and Knowledge Sharing.

To learn more about OFN, visit:

Strategic Communications
Undergraduate internship available for Communications, English, or Marketing majors. Intern will be responsible for supporting diverse marketing communications efforts including entry-level public relations and social media, industry news research and journalism, Member Profile updates, collating data, editing, proofreading, and some original writing. Also will have opportunity to work on "mini-campaigns." This internship will be stipend.

Strategic Consulting
Undergraduate and/or Graduate internship available. Candidate should be working towards completion of a business degree. Risk management, financial analysis and research abilities necessary. Prior consulting experience helpful. Intern will assist department staff in providing consulting services to CDFI funders, CDFI investors, and other non-CDFI parties with the goal of increasing their understanding of the CDFI industry and ultimately their capacity to invest in the industry. This internship will be stipend.

Undergraduate and/or Graduate internship available. Candidate should be working towards completion of a degree in English, Marketing, Business, or Liberal Arts. Intern will assist department staff in research and outreach to corporations and philanthropic organizations interested in supporting and investing in socially responsible initiatives. Candidate must possess excellent research and writing skills, and have an interest in fundraising and partnership development. This internship will be stipend.

Financial Services
Undergraduate internship available for Finance, Accounting, or Risk Management majors. Intern will contribute to OFN's annual portfolio review of loans to CDFIs and participation loans with CDFIs. Intern will assist staff in market research activities as related to lending initiatives and capital needs of CDFI Members. Excellent research, analytical, and accounting skills necessary. Experience with MS Excel required. Experience with reading financial statements preferred. This internship will be stipend.

Knowledge Sharing
Undergraduate internship available. All business majors considered with a preference given to those seeking a degree in Accounting, Finance, and/or Economics. The Intern's primary responsibility is to confirm and analyze data on the Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) industry through Annual Member Survey as well as provide additional support to the Knowledge Sharing team. Data collection tracks information on CDFI capitalization, financing, operations and impact, and is critical to all aspects of our business. The Intern will review individual survey responses comparing them to the CDFIs' financial statements such as audits and A/R aging reports. Knowledge and familiarity with Excel as well as basic financial statements and terms are essential. This internship will be stipend.

Corporate Finance
Candidate should be working towards completion of a graduate degree in the business field. The Intern would assist the COO, CFO, and other executive team members relating to specialized lending programs, CDFI industry financial statement standards, and OFN's financial management. Specifically the Intern would assist with:
o Analysis and marketing of new Bond Issuances by OFN as an approved Qualified Issuer under the CDFI Bond Guarantee Program
o Analysis, communications, and marketing for Performance Counts, an industry wide effort led by OFN to create best practices and standards for CDFI financial statements
o Spreadsheet model design, preparation, and reporting to support the CFO's efforts relating to internal financial management

The internship will allow the participant to develop and enhance his/her financial analytical, research, and organizational skills. This is an ideal environment for an individual seeking to gain practical experience with a financial services or non-profit organization and to work directly with senior management. This internship will be stipend.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit their resume and a letter of interest to any of the following:

Debby Stefaniak
Vice President, Strategic Communications
Opportunity Finance Network
Tel. 215.320.4360
Mobile. 609.721.1368
Fax. 215.923.4755
We Believe in Opportunity. For All.



My Sisters' Place is currently hiring for a new Teen Dating Violence Prevention Community Educator.
For more information contact:
Lisa Scott, Domestic Violence Education and Prevention Program Manager
M Y S I S T E R S' P L A C E
487 S. Broadway Yonkers NY 10705
914.358.0333 ext.107 | 914.965.7902 fax


Program Assistant for the Civil Liberties and Public Policy (CLPP) Program

Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution, is seeking a program assistant for the Civil Liberties and Public Policy (CLPP) Program, a national project that equips and inspires new generations of leaders through campus-based education, real-world advocacy practice, and the skills to build a stronger, more diverse movement for reproductive freedom and social change.

The program assistant will provide administrative and program support to the assistant directors of CLPP. Responsibilities include support for the annual conference, the summer internship program, national young activist network meetings, the Summer Leadership Institute, and other events as needed.

This is a grant funded position with continuation pending future funding.

An associate's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required as is a minimum of one year job related experience. Candidates should possess excellent written, verbal, organizational, and interpersonal skills; have advanced word processing and data entry skills using Microsoft programs and Google documents; have experience using spreadsheets and databases; and be able to produce effective and compelling written materials. The program assistant must be attentive to detail and able to manage multiple and changing priorities. The successful candidate will be expected to work collaboratively with a diverse range of staff, students, faculty, speakers, alums, and vendors. A commitment to CLPP's mission is essential. This position requires occasional evenings and weekends.

This is a 12-month, 22 hr. /wk. position with a negotiable work schedule. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits program. Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at

Please visit for additional information on the Civil Liberties and Public Policy (CLPP) Program at Hampshire College

Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity in education and employment.


New Economy Coalition is hiring! There are currently five open positions, three of which are full-time. Check them all out on our website, or read a brief preview of each position below. We're looking forward to hearing from you.

Rachel Plattus
Director of Organizing, New Economy Coalition

P.S. There are other open positions at NEC member organizations! Check out more opportunities at the Responsible Endowments Coalition, new economics foundation, Institute for Policy Studies, Demos, Green America, Equal Exchange, Freelancers Union, Working World, and more!

Open Positions at the New Economy Coalition:

Director of Organizing, Racial and Economic Justice Initiative

The position will include responsibilities for mobilizing new and existing resources to develop a new program, the Racial and Economic Justice Initiative. This will include organizing within the existing New Economy Coalition and recruiting new members to form a coalition advisory group for the program, and supervising the execution of internally facing and externally facing components of the program including curriculum/training, re-granting and leadership development. This is a full time position with benefits. Learn more and apply »

Youth and Student Network Organizer

The position will include responsibilities for proposal selection, coordination and organizing support for youth and student microgrant program; development of youth and student leadership in the New Economy Coalition; strategic deployment of resources to grow existing relationships with college and university groups and to build new relationships with youth organizations, particularly in low-income communities and communities of color; and recruitment, program development and organizing support for youth and students at the June 2014 New Economy Coalition convening. This is a full time position with benefits. Learn more and apply »

Communications and Online Organizing Coordinator

The position is an opportunity to work with a growing communications team to use narrative story telling, strategic public relations, and online organizing tactics to broaden the movement for a just and sustainable economy. The function will include responsibilities for the development and execution of the program's various communications strategies and social media campaigns. The person in this position will be responsible for raising the profile and broadening the reach of the Youth and Student Network program through the use of strategic communications and online organizing. Learn more and apply »

IT and Data Systems Coordinator

The position will be responsible for the coordination and oversight of the organization?s IT and data systems. It will involve working closely with NEC?s Operations and Communications teams. This is a part-time position based in Cambridge, MA. Learn more and apply »

Operations Intern

All Operations positions are a blended role handling administrative tasks, data management, project coordination and finance. You will be responsible for supporting our whole management team, reporting to Operations but also occasionally working with other senior staff and the President to keep things running tightly and smoothly as we approach our national conference in early June. This is a paid, part-time position (10-20 hours per week). Learn more and apply »


NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts is hiring one PAID part-time Campus Campaign Organizer for the Western Mass. region. Students from any of the colleges in Western Mass. are eligible—if you know anyone that would be interested in this PAID vacancy, please encourage them to apply. Job description here.


Director of Summer Institute in Leadership and Sustainability (SILS)
The director is responsible for designing and delivering the curriculum for a two-week residential summer program for high school students on the topics of leadership and sustainability. The program is one of Commonwealth Honors College's summer offerings for high school students. Students are from all over the US and sometimes include international students.

SILS participants engage with the scientific, economic, social and ethical aspects of humans' relationship with the environment. There is emphasis on the essentials of effective leadership: public speaking and writing; facilitating strategic planning and group projects; fundraising; and creative problem solving. Students complete a final project, which consists of a proposal for an event or initiative to be implemented in their community.

The successful applicant will have a background in sustainability, demonstrable experience teaching, experience in leadership roles, and an interest in social justice. A bachelor's degree is required. The director must be available periodically during the spring 2014 semester for 2-3 meetings with two undergraduate students who will work as program assistants. The director must also be available full time from July 18th-August 3rd, 2014. Compensation is $1000 for course preparation during the spring semester and $4000 following completion of the institute.

This program is a collaboration between the Commonwealth Honors College and the UMass Alliance for Community Transformation.

If you are interested, send a cover letter and CV or resume to Alex Phillips, Director of Assessment and Curriculum Development, Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but priority consideration will go to those received by December 12th, 2013.


The new All Things Local Co-op in Amherst has two positions available:

Market Manager
Assistant Market Manager

more info here


Campaign Director (Media)
Avaaz is seeking a talented media operator to support Avaaz's campaigns and communications work. background
Avaaz is an international campaigning organisation with a simple democratic mission: to close the gap between the world we have, and the world most people everywhere want. Avaaz (the name means "voice" or "song" in many languages) works on issues ranging from climate change and environmental protections to human rights, conflict, poverty, and democracy, using online campaigns to instantly mobilize people everywhere to confront injustice anywhere.

more info here


Project Coordinator, Strategic Initiatives
About EdVestors: EdVestors is a dynamic school change organization focused on accelerating substantive improvement in urban schools through strategic philanthropy, education expertise, and hands-on implementation, working in partnership with donors and frontline education leaders. Since 2002, the entrepreneurial nonprofit has raised and directed over $16 million in private donations for urban school improvement efforts in Boston through EdVestors’ Urban Education Investment Showcase, the BPS Arts Expansion Initiative, the School on the Move Prize, and our newest Improving Schools Initiative, partnering with a cohort of high-need schools to accelerate improvement.

more info here






Guides to Scholarships, Careers and Jobs in International Education, Conflict Resolution, Social Entrepreneurship, International Development and Related Fields

As part of the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, (
several free guides to careers, internships and scholarships have been developed. You're encouraged to
review the guides and suggest additional resources.

The guides include:

* Guide to Internships
* Guide to Career and Scholarship Resources
* Guide to Academic Jobs in Conflict Resolution and Related Fields
* Guide to Scholarships and Fellowships in Conflict Resolution and Related Fields

Dr. Craig Zelizer, Acting Director
Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution
Department of Government
Georgetown University
3240 Prospect Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Tel: (202) 687-0512
Fax: (202) 687-0597