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Grinnell Education Partnership, IA&MN Campus Compact
The Grinnell Education Partnership brings together community non-profits, area employers, the Grinnell-Newburg School District, and community volunteers to support PK-12 children and families in Grinnell, Iowa. By working together in new ways, the Partnership aims to give students a strong start so they can succeed in school in the early years; and help students with a strong finish so they are prepared to do well after graduation. The Grinnell Education Partnership is dedicated to increasing community-wide collaboration so all local organizations can work better together in support of children and families. This project’s goal is to create sustainable systems so community organizations can work more effectively together with focus on the needs of low-income PK-12 students and families. The Partnership seeks to close the achievement gap by increasing opportunities for ALL kids and families. Specifically, our aim is to increase enrichment activities throughout the community, as well as increase collaboration among community partner agencies. The Partnership has been in existence for six years and is now focused on continuing to support community-based education initiatives while adapting to the changing landscape brought about by COVID. This project is part of the Community Corps VISTA Program, operated by Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact. The program strives to eliminate poverty through campus-community partnerships by placing full-time capacity building support in nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions. ***Please also send cover letter and resume to supervisor. Interviews will occur on a rolling basis. Preference given to candidates who apply early.***
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The VISTA member will: 1.) Receive training to prepare for responsibilities. 2.) Coordinate with steering committee. Building on year 1 to: Create and document steering committee meeting logistics; Collaborate with committee to formalize steering committee policies and procedures; Establish archive of steering committee documents. Create systems to support community-based partners. Building on year 1 to: Meet with stakeholders & review Grinnell Education Partnership data; Research best practices for effective collective impact strategies; Assess current program efforts and identify growth areas; Help formalize program policies and procedures; Develop templates and populate communication platforms; Generate a contact list for outreach efforts; Generate an inventory of initiatives and make available to partners, utilizing the communication platforms; Create an advisory report about the initiative, synthesizing existing program-related data.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  $1,200 grocery card ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Children/Youth . 
Skills :
Non-Profit Management ,  General Skills ,  Education ,  Team Work ,  Public Speaking ,  Writing/Editing ,  Leadership ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Community Organization ,  Communications . 
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Grinnell Education Partnership, IA&MN Campus Compact

Program Start/End Date
01/18/2022  -   01/17/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations IOWA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/09/2021  To  01/15/2022 

Contact Melissa Strovers
1118 Park St
Grinnell   IA   50112

Listing ID 102083


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