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CCMA Civic Circle Lift Every Voice Project
The Civic Circle is expanding its arts-based civic learning program, which currently reaches students age 8-13 in Eastern Montgomery County as part of a partnership with the subsidized housing provider Making Home Possible/Montgomery Housing Partnership (MHP). Students learn seven civic skills we call “steps to democracy,” including civil conversation (Listen!), media literacy (Learn!), and voting (Choose!). Civic learning correlates directly to measurable increases in academic achievement, graduation rates, employability and voter turnout. The Civic Circle aims to quadruple its program reach in three years with three new partners, create online curriculum materials to make its equity-informed method for empowering young students with civic skills through the arts available to teachers everywhere, and achieve sustainability. The expansion will involve formative evaluation of existing programs, the creation of tools and infographics to demonstrate impact, curriculum development, the establishment of new partnerships, and new funding streams. A key part of the project will be institutionalizing and expanding partnerships with community allies, such as Montgomery College, that have made older students available to visit Civic Circle workshops as guest speakers. This program offers the VISTA member opportunities to develop skills in a variety of areas, including educational and arts programming, community outreach, civic engagement and civic learning, fundraising, evaluation and nonprofit management.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The member will support the work of The Civic Circle to expand and institutionalize its arts-based civic learning program, which reaches students age 8-13 in Eastern Montgomery County. Students learn seven key civic skills including media literacy and voting, through performance-based learning. The member will help evaluate and expand this program, and help make it sustainable. The member will assist with formative evaluation of existing programs, soliciting feedback from educators, teachers and students, The member will also help create tools and infographics to measure impact, and help write lesson plans that demonstrate adherence to state and national standards for learning.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Uniforms provided and required ,  Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Counseling ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Youth Development ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Community Organization ,  Communications ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Writing/Editing ,  Leadership ,  Education ,  Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Recruitment . 
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CCMA Civic Circle Lift Every Voice Project

Program Start/End Date
07/06/2021  -   07/05/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  21    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MARYLAND   Washington/Baltimore  

Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2021  To  06/25/2021 

Contact Eliza Newlin Carney
8720 Georgia Ave.
Silver Spring   MD   20910
(301) 588-5019

Listing ID 101810