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Campus Compact VISTA Rockford Promise, IL
 
 
 
The AmeriCorps member serving at Northern Illinois University - Rockford Promise will build capacity for a growing their new Promise program. Rockford Promise is a diverse scholarship and mentoring program that provides full-tuition scholarships and mentoring services to Rockford Public School students. Aligning with AmeriCorps' anti-poverty objectives, time spent at this post will include program and operations development to support over 100 low-income students, who are at risk due to their socioeconomic status. Additional success strategies include growing a mentoring program and identifying community and civic engagement partnerships. The AmeriCorps member will contribute to the capacity-building goals of the project by performing activities such as building vital data reporting capabilities and developing programming and student support materials. The biweekly living allowance for this position is $513.94 in DeKalb County. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide food/grocery gift cards, access to professional development and training, and a phone/internet stipend. The AmeriCorps member serving at Northern Illinois University - Rockford Promise will be part of a dynamic, motivated corps with Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA. Serving as a member of a corps provides the chance to connect with other members throughout multiple states, create a network of support, and share resources. As the intermediary, Campus Compact, a national non-profit, supports the professional and personal growth of AmeriCorps members through a variety of professional development opportunities and in-person trainings including overnight retreats throughout their service year. If you would like to learn more about serving with Campus Compact, please email our VISTA Leaders at vista@compact.org.
 
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Member Duties : The Campus Compact AmeriCorps member at Northern Illinois University will: assist with development, and evaluation of activities designed to increase student retention, persistence, and job readiness by Rockford Promise Scholars; help recruit mentors and develop workshops and programming for mentor trainings; help identify potential business community partners and the jobs skills needed at partnering mentoring organizations, to strengthen workforce development and job readiness; and research policies and procedures to combine into handbooks that Staff, Scholars, Mentors, and Board of Directors can use.
 
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Grocery cards, internet/phone stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
None
 
Service Areas :
Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Youth Development ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Communications ,  Education . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Campus Compact VISTA Rockford Promise, IL

Program Start/End Date
08/02/2021  -   08/01/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Associates degree (AA)

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  03/25/2021  To  07/02/2021 

Contact Dr. Tasha Davis
1643 N Alpine Rd
Rockford   IL   61107
630-429-6143
tasha.davis@rockfordpromise.org
bit.ly/3cOBXiU
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 102558


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