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VYT-Children’s Literacy Foundation
 
 
 
PROGRAM: The VT Youth Tomorrow AmeriCorps VISTA Program supports initiatives helping low-income youth & families develop job skills & academic proficiency, build connection to their community, access health & mental health care, find housing, become food secure, and connect with essential services needed to transcend poverty, avoid unhealthy behaviors, reverse the impacts of COVID-19, and ultimately thrive. Website: www.vermontyouthamericorps.org SITE: The Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF) sparks a community-wide love of literacy that has transformed the lives of almost 350,000 children from birth to age 12 in almost 90% of VT and NH towns. In resource-strapped communities where many kids struggle with language arts we: bring professional authors, illustrators, poets, and storytellers to inspire young minds; send a flood of new books for children, teachers, and local librarians; provide flexible literacy grants for local educators; and create special family literacy events to help parents get more involved. In 16 prisons we’ve helped thousands of inmates forge a vital bond with their kids through a new ability to connect through children’s books. CLiF serves those children with the greatest needs: children of prison inmates; refugee, migrant and foster children; children who live in shelters and low-income housing; and children served by bookmobiles, Head Start, Boys & Girls Clubs, and other social service organizations. The VISTA expands CLiF’s capacity in many areas including programs, fundraising, donor stewardship, database management, and volunteer management. The VISTA enhances CLiF’s dedication to nurturing a love of reading & writing. COVID-19: The pandemic has led many low-income and at-risk children to fall dangerously behind in their literacy skills. The VISTA promotes CLiF’s mission to help thousands of children develop a love of reading and writing to overcome learning loss. Location: Waterbury Center, VT
 
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Member Duties : The VYT-CLiF Capacity Enhancement VISTA builds capacity as follows: [1] Expands and evaluates literacy programs; enhances book acquisition and dispersal processes. [2] Employs outreach systems; identifies new partners; coordinates events; writes blog posts and articles; creates PR materials; updates website; edits, manages, and archives films and photographs; designs graphics. [3] Develops resources; engages in stewardship and donor outreach. [4] Refines data membership and sponsorship systems; establishes procedures for data and document review and revision. [5] Manages and trains volunteers. Minimum Age: 20. Private transportation needed to get to site, attend events across VT & NH, and attend monthly VISTA training in Montpelier. Substantial Housing Subsidy. Send resume, cover letter, and contact information for 2 references.
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Professional Development ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* . 
 
 
*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 :
Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth ,  Education . 
 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Youth Development ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Computers/Technology . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
VYT-Children’s Literacy Foundation

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

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations VERMONT  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  06/03/2021  To  08/31/2021 

Contact Hans Heisler
1536 Loomis Hill Rd
Waterbury Center   VT   05677
8022299151
vyt.recruitment@wcysb.org
VermontYouthAmeriCorps.org

Listing ID 104679


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