6 Positions Available Beginning AUGUST 6!
AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program that has been working to alleviate poverty in America since 1965. VISTA’s serve full-time for one year at nonprofit organizations or local government agencies to build the capacity of these organizations to carry out programs that fight poverty. AmeriCorps VISTA members recruit and manage community volunteers, raise funds, and help manage projects. More specifically, the Power of We AmeriCorps VISTA Program focuses on building the capacity of organizations in the areas of education and economic opportunity.
Members will serve in a full-time, 36-40 hours per week, capacity from August 6, 2018 - August 5, 2019.
Benefits of Service:
Living Allowance of $12,311 (distributed biweekly)
Education Award ($5,920)
Loan Forbearance for Qualified Student Loans
Professional Development and Training
WE ARE HIRING FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:
College Access Support Coordinator, CAPITAL AREA COLLEGE ACCESS NETWORK
The Capital Area College Access Network (CapCAN) mission is to increase the college attainment rate of students particularly those who are low-income, first generation, and students of color from the Capital Area. This is accomplished through a community collaborative network of support for college readiness, persistence, and a college-going culture.
The AmeriCorps VISTA member serving at CapCAN will be creating college access and educational attainment programs/resources and materials and coordinating technology to increase college and career readiness and promote post-secondary attainment in Ingham County; supporting the executive director in the development of a sustainability plan to secure additional revenue, volunteers, and community resources; and building partnerships with community organizations to develop an outreach plan to target low-income, minority, and first generation students in areas where the school district had not yet made a commitment to college access development.
Community-AID Lab Resource Specialist, COMMUNITY-AID LABORATORY
The mission of the Community-Academic Innovations and Diffusion (AID) Laboratory is to partner with youth-serving organizations to develop, evaluate, and disseminate practices that promote the well-being and success of ALL children, youth, and families, and; study and promote the influence of children, youth and families on these practices and evaluation.
The AmeriCorps VISTA member serving with Community-AID will assist with building the capacity of the Community-AID Laboratory to support community-based organizations, and also will collaborate in ongoing community-engaged projects that promote the well-being and educational success of children, youth, and families.
Resource Development Specialist, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EMPOWERMENT CENTER
The mission of the Information Technology Empowerment Center (ITEC) is to increase the number of Michigan youth who are motivated and prepared for academic and career success in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). We work with economically disadvantaged students to build excitement and proficiency for STEM coursework and careers, primarily upper elementary students and middle schoolers (to avoid the middle school drop-off, especially in math) from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, all underrepresented in computer science and STEM careers.
The AmeriCorps VISA member serving with ITEC will assist with fund development and community outreach by assisting with grant writing, research, and other fundraising strategies; designing marketing materials for fundraising purposes; developing community partnerships in order to promote program sustainability; and, assisting with organizing community outreach activities.
Scholar Coordinator, LANSING PROMISE
The Lansing Promise is a scholarship program designed to transform the lives of students, families and the Lansing community. It offers a promise of hope for Lansing’s youth and a long-term goal of changing the culture of Lansing into a well-educated, vibrant, prosperous community for years to come. It inspires students to complete high school, sharpens focus on academic achievement and provides a direct path to post-secondary educational opportunities.The Promise is an award offered to graduates of public and private schools within the Lansing School District (“LSD”) boundaries. It provides the financial assistance necessary to obtain a two-year degree or its equivalent at an eligible school.
The AmeriCorps VISTA member serving with Lansing Promise will streamline Lansing Promise’s data collection and management infrastructure; help coordinate development of Promise Community continuum; and, develop a framework for Promise Scholar Councils at partner high school and post-secondary institutions.
Newcomer Outreach Coordinator, REFUGEE DEVELOPMENT CENTER
The Refugee Development Center (RDC) is a vital Mid-Michigan 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that has served refugees since 2002. The RDC began with one part-time staff member and a handful of volunteers. Today, the RDC has 15 staff, 28 interns, and over 300 volunteers serving nearly 2,500 refugees in 2017. The RDC’s mission is to cultivate a welcoming, thriving community that collaborates with refugees and newcomers through education, engagement and support.
The AmeriCorps VISTA member will help ensure that Newcomer (refugee and immigrant) residents receive assistance with K-12 education, improve their overall literacy, support and enhance efforts to identify resources such as after-school programs and workshops, implement post-secondary training curricula, specifically for culturally diverse audiences.
CAMP Coordinator and Recruitment Specialist, BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS
The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one to one relationships that change their life for the better, forever. The national organization has been around for over 100 years, locally we have been serving the at risk youth in our community since 1954.
The AmeriCorps VISTA member will serve to ensure economically disadvantaged and minority children have access to safe and effective out of school and after-school to services. The VISTA member will assist in increasing, identifying and engaging formal mentoring organizations and informal mentoring programs; Implement Volunteer Mentoring recruitment strategies to benefit all of CAMP Members; Provide training and collaboration for CAMP members; and Strengthen BBBS Volunteer Management Systems.
To APPLY, send a RESUME and COVER LETTER
that indicates which position(s) that interest you to the
Power of We AmeriCorps VISTA Program Director,
Rose Henderson at email@example.com by June 7, 2018 by 5pm.