Ensuring the future by uniting the present

ABOUT US

ABOUT US

VISION

To be recognised and acknowledged as an inclusive organizations that is professionally focused and socially conscious. Our actions will uphold our core values while contributing towards the improvement of our supporters and our respective societies.

MISSION

USC focuses on creating a sense of unity among  St.Maarten students and young professionals who are residing in the Netherlands and on St.Maarten. We also offer support to students from Saba and St.Eustatius.  Our aim is to become a united front and stimulate a change that is beneficial to the unique position that we hold within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

VALUES

USC considers its brand to be a symbol of high standards and professionalism. We have three simple, but significant, principles that we aim to live up to:

  1.      Integrity throughout our conduct with regards to our publications, communications, and activities.
  2.      Respect for our partnerships and our collaborators.
  3.      Responsibility, towards our supporters, our families, and the societies in which we live, work and study.

Operating structure

The Netherlands Chapter

The Netherlands chapter consists of two committees that are made up of young individuals who  commit their time, effort and skills towards reaching USC’s full potential while strengthening their presence within their communities.  These committees and the public relations of this chapter are overseen by the Netherlands Chapter Director. For general affairs concerning the Netherlands Chapter please contact the Chapter Director via: director-nl@uscfoundation.com

St. Maarten Chapter

The St. Maarten chapter was launched in 2016 and will focus on closing the link between students heading to the Netherlands to begin their studies and those preparing to return home and bring their skills to St. Maarten. Since its launch, the chapter has hosted a tax workshop aimed at helping young professionals with tax compliance and income tax returns. Future activities will include providing workshops and information geared at preparing students who have selected the Netherlands as their future place of study. USC St. Maarten is currently looking for volunteers interested in assisting with the planning and execution of small events and projects in line with the organization’s vision and mission. Interested? Reach out to our local chapter director at director-sxm@uscfoundation.com for more information on how you can help.

 

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The Committees

The projects committee focuses on R &D (Research and development) aspect of USC.  Individuals who are keen on researching are involved in this area.  They are responsible for developing and distributing publications which provide an insight towards challenges faced by students and young professionals in The Netherlands.  Since the beginning of the organization, they have successfully published two versions of the USC Student Manual as well as distributing informative pamphlets concerning insurance and tax issues within the Netherlands. In addition to their research efforts, the project committee manages special projects that are often directed towards the community, with and without the assistance of other organizations.  The activities of the Projects Committee are coordinated by the Projects Committee leader.

If you or your organization have a project idea that fits within USC’s purpose and goals , please contact the Project Committee via projects@uscfoundation.com .

If you’d like to join the Projects Committee and be contacted when a spot opens up please fill in the following form: http://bit.ly/2yk6AqH

The event committee is involved with all social activities held within USC. This branch is comprised of ambitious individuals who are passionate about event planning and management. The committee ensures that USC maintains a full calendar with social and informative events for the audiences to engage in. Their tasks include:

  • Generating event ideas
  • Coping with rising stress levels
  • Creating mood boards
  • Managing the planning stage
  • Collaborating with Projects on assignments
  • Being awesome

 

Occasionally, USC collaborates with other organizations to create exciting activities.  The Events Committee is responsible for managing these connections along with the Chapter Director.

Several of our flagship events are: Eats ‘n Treats, Operation Gouda cheese, The Dutch Caribbean All- Star Athletics Day (organized with the organization’s sports coordinators) and the Christmas Gala. To get a glimpse of what Events has planned for the year, take a look at our Events Calendar.

The activities of the Events Committee are coordinated by the Events Committee Leader.

If you or your organization would like to co-host an event with Stichting USC, please contact the Events Committee via events@uscfoundation.com . Sports related questions can also be directed to this address.

If you’d like to join the Events Committee and be contacted when a spot opens up please fill in the following form: http://bit.ly/2yk6AqH

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