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West CAP - Digital Equity and Technology Integration (LitMN)
 
 
 
West CAP Literacy Program is a Program offered by West Central Wisconsin Community Action Agency (West CAP). West CAP’s goal is to reduce poverty and help people become self-sufficient. West CAP Literacy Program serves Polk, St. Croix and Pierce counties of Wisconsin. Because of COVID we are down to 8 volunteer tutors and 12 learners. The current tutors have continued by using phone calls, Zoom sessions and learning materials. We want to provide services to more learners, recruit more volunteer tutors and teach new and existing volunteers to use basic technology to enhance or replace face-to-face tutoring. West CAP Literacy clients are primarily English Language Learners, although we also have Adult Basic Education clients. Most English Language Learners’ first language is Spanish. Adult Basic Education clients often have learning disabilities. Tutors typically meet once a week with learners, working on learner-centered literacy goals. Most of our clients work and many have children. Most learners have access to smart phones but not computers. Our volunteers are mainly retired individuals with varying degrees of technological experience. As a Literacy Leader you will reach into our rural communities to identify community partners for recruiting both Literacy Learners and Volunteer Tutors. The enhancement of our tutor training will give volunteers the tools they need to improve their tutoring sessions. It will help our learners reach their literacy goals, creating pathways to jobs, parental involvement in children’s education and readiness for post-secondary education. Professionally, you will gain or develop skills in marketing/recruitment; training design, development, and evaluation; and experience in the non-profit sector. *Position is part of the Literacy Leadership program of Literacy Minnesota (LitMN), which places AmeriCorps VISTA members with nonprofits, public agencies & Tribal Nations in MN & WI to build their capacity to improve literacy for individuals.
 
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Member Duties : The Literacy Leader will create a plan to recruit learners and volunteers in Polk, St Croix and Pierce counties and decide the best methods for recruitment. They will nurture community partnerships and create processes for future collaboration. They will evaluate West CAP’s existing tutor trainings and research other available tutor training options to create a training program that allows tutors to start quickly and have options for ongoing training support. This includes tutors learning to use video chat, Zoom or other platforms for distance tutoring. The training plan will recommend the best platform for training tutors across a 3-county area. A learner orientation to technology will also be created. *Other benefits: Professional networking. *Literacy Minnesota fosters organizational culture that is welcoming & inclusive to all. Applications reviewed on rolling basis until filled for 8/30/21 start. More info: https://www.literacymn.org/americorps-vista
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  *Healthcare allowance, CSA share ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Technology ,  Education ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Recruitment ,  Social Services ,  Communications ,  Public Speaking ,  Writing/Editing ,  General Skills ,  Education ,  Computers/Technology ,  Teaching/Tutoring . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
West CAP - Digital Equity and Technology Integration (LitMN)

Program Start/End Date
08/30/2021  -   08/29/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WISCONSIN  

Languages
Spanish preferred

Accepting Applications
From  03/30/2021  To  07/30/2021 

Contact Stephanie Stark
525 2nd St
Glenwood City   WI   54013
715-410-4735
sstark@wcap.org
westcap.org/

Listing ID 102796


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