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‘21 VIP - Community Engagement VISTA - SAM
This position is part of the VISTAs in the Piedmont (VIP) program sponsored by United Way of the Piedmont. As an AmeriCorps VISTA at the Spartanburg Academic Movement, you will create and implement social media engagement with partners, as well as develop training opportunities for Out of School Time (OST) Collaborative providers to support continuous improvement and racial equity. You will also enhance youth engagement at SAM by capturing youth voice to help inform SAM initiatives and decision-making by individuals being impacted. In addition, you will strengthen implementation of SAM’s Summer Melt program, an initiative to decrease the number of high school graduates who intend to enroll in college but are at risk of “melting” (or not enrolling) their college freshman year. Students will be matched with volunteer coaches who will help students navigate their transition to college, creating a pathway for upward economic mobility. The VIP program offers a unique approach to VISTA service, as you will spend 10% of your time each week working collaboratively with 19 other VISTA members placed in the community to research and implement community-wide solutions focusing on either increasing access to behavioral healthcare or increasing financial stability. Benefits include: monthly housing stipend, doubled food stamps at the farmer's market, housing referrals, household & personal care supplies provided through the Gifts in Kind Center, ongoing professional development, reimbursement for service-related travel, discounted gym membership, professional mentoring, and more!
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Member Duties : The VISTA will help support the upward economic mobility of children and families across Spartanburg County by strengthening academic and life success. This will be accomplished by building competencies of youth-serving providers and volunteers providing direct support to children and youth. The AmeriCorps VISTA member will engage out of school time partners through social media, expand professional development opportunities, and recruit and train volunteers to support SAM’s post-secondary strategies. These activities will support SAM’s pursuit to close equity gaps throughout SAM’s academic outcomes from cradle to career.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Housing stipend, gym discount, prof dev ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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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 ,  Technology ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Children/Youth ,  Education . 
Skills :
Recruitment ,  Public Speaking ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Public Health ,  Urban Planning ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Education ,  Counseling ,  General Skills ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  Law ,  Social Services ,  Leadership ,  Computers/Technology ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Team Work ,  Communications ,  Youth Development . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

‘21 VIP - Community Engagement VISTA - SAM

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 SOUTH CAROLINA  


Accepting Applications
From  04/01/2021  To  07/31/2021 

Contact Heather Witt
203 E Main St
Spartanburg   SC   29319

Listing ID 102934