Wednesday, February 24, 2016

FEMA NAC Council Opportunities. Deadline: March 16, 2016

Reminder: FEMA Seeks Applicants for National Advisory Council

FEMA is requesting individuals who are interested in serving on the FEMA National Advisory Council (NAC) to apply to be considered for appointment. The NAC is a federal advisory committee established to ensure effective and ongoing coordination of federal preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation for natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters. 

The NAC advises the FEMA Administrator on all aspects of emergency management frameworks, strategies, and plans while incorporating the whole community's input through appointed council members.  The NAC will consider individuals for appointment in the following disciplines:

- Emergency Management (one representative appointment)
- Emergency Medical Providers (one Special Government Employee appointment)
- Functional and Access Needs (one representative appointment)
- Non-Elected Local Government Officials (one representative appointment)
- Non-Elected State Government Officials (one representative appointment)
- Public Health (one Special Government Employee appointment)
- Standards Setting and Accrediting (one Special Government Employee appointment)

The administrator may also appoint additional candidates to serve as a FEMA Administrator Selection to represent emerging leaders in emergency management. For this appointment, FEMA seeks to appoint an individual who has academic experience in emergency management, served in the FEMACorps program, is an alumni of FEMA’s Youth Preparedness Council, or has contributed to the field of emergency management as an emerging leader.

All appointments are for three-year terms starting in September 2016. All applications must be received by the close of business on March 16, 2016.

Qualified individuals interested in serving on the NAC are invited to apply for appointment. Detailed instructions on how to apply and Frequently Asked Questions can be found on the Membership Applications webpage at FEMA.Gov.

Youth Opportunity. FEMA Youth Preparedness Council Applications. Deadline: March 1, 2016

Reminder: Youth Preparedness Council Applications

FEMA is seeking applicants for its Youth Preparedness Council formed in 2012 to bring together leaders from across the country engaged in advocating youth preparedness.

Council members are selected based on their dedication to public service, efforts in making a difference in their communities, and potential to expand their impact as national advocates for youth preparedness.

All applications and supporting materials must be received no later than March 1, 2016, 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) to be eligible. New Youth Preparedness Council members will be announced in May 2016. For more information and to access the application materials, visit the Youth Preparedness Council webpage.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 FOR 2016 TOMODACHI U.S.-JAPAN YOUTH EXCHANGE

A Reminder from Globalize DC (CGEL): 

Our 2015 TOMODACHI students experiencing the fishing culture of Tohoku! Yummy sushi!
This is a fabulous free summer program open to DCPS and charter students.
Please note that we have extended this year's application deadline:
Program Dates: July 5 - August 16, 2016 (tentative)
Application Deadline: Tuesday, March 8, 2016

For the fourth year, Globalize DC (CGEL) is partnering with American Councils to offer this fully-funded two-way student exchange with Japan, thanks to the support of the US Japan Council. This year our numbers have increased! Nine (9) DC high school students and two (2) alternates will be selected; DCPS and charter school students are eligible to apply. The purpose of the exchange is to promote cultural understanding and friendship between DC and Japanese teens; provide exposure to social entrepreneurship and community engagement; and develop global leadership skills. 

The program includes:   

1. A one-week orientation program for DC students to prepare for the exchange and international travel. 

2. A two-week program of cultural and community exploration in DC, for both DC and Japanese high school students. 

3. A two-week program in Japan, still with their Japanese peers, including home stays in Tokyo, and a visit to Tohoku, the region of Japan impacted by the 2011 earthquake.

4. Follow-up meetings in the 2016-17 school year.  

To learn more about the program and to apply, go to

Any questions? Contact Sally at 202-251-1692 or If you're an eligible student, we hope you'll apply or share the information with other eligible students who might be interested. If you're an adult, please help us spread the word about this great funded program. This is a really wonderful opportunity - and a lot of fun!!.

Sally Schwartz
Globalize DC (CGEL)