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MERIT- College Access Coordinator
 
 
 
The Medical Education Resources Initiative for Teens (MERIT) Health Leadership Academy is a non-profit organization that works with low-income, first-generation high school students pursuing careers in STEM/health professions. MERIT is dedicated to educating and empowering Baltimore City high school students to become health professionals and change agents who advance equity. MERIT scholars cultivate a deep understanding of their individual roles in solving health disparities through three years of intensive programming including weekly Saturday sessions, summer internships, and longitudinal mentoring. Scholars graduate with a burning passion for achieving health equity, a clear vision of how to reach their goals, a toolkit of knowledge and skills necessary for earning undergraduate and graduate degrees, and a close-knit community of peers and mentors who will continue to work collaboratively toward their collective goal of becoming community change agents. MERIT is seeking a “Program Coordinator” who will support its development and implementation and organize engaging college tours.
 
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Member Duties : The CAC VISTA will work to create systems and structures to support students from low-income families in understanding college options, applying to college, and selecting a best-fit college. The CAC will create a new program initiative where College Application Mentors (CAMs) who are themselves MERIT alumni, work to support MERIT Scholars through their college application and selection process. This will include developing trainings, tracking systems, and a scope and sequence for their work, which will be piloted this year and improved upon for years to come. The CAC will identify new partners to implement college tours, building capacity for the organization by connecting university personnel and MERIT to build pathways to different colleges for the MERIT Scholars. The CAC will build organization capacity to engage scholar’s parents and guardians around the college application process, working to unite MERIT’s support with the support scholars receive from their families.
 
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  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 :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Education . 
 
Skills :
Medicine ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Public Health ,  Education ,  Team Work ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Writing/Editing ,  Computers/Technology ,  Recruitment ,  Community Organization ,  Communications ,  Youth Development . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
MERIT- College Access Coordinator

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

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MARYLAND   Washington/Baltimore  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  05/26/2021  To  10/17/2021 

Contact Jake Weinfeld
1 N Haven St
Baltimore   MD   21224
3012754166
jake.weinfeld@meritbaltimore.org
meritbaltimore.org

Listing ID 104501


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