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City of Philadelphia–Digital Literacy VISTA (LitMN)
 
 
 
The Office of Children and Families manages child welfare, community schools, PHLPreK, the Free Library, and Parks and Recreation system in addition to Adult Education. This project is focused on closing the digital divide. Digital technology is integral to our day-to-day lives; however, recent data from a citywide broadband connectivity survey estimates that one out of three Philadelphians are internet subscription vulnerable. Even when Americans with lower incomes are making gains in tech adoption, the digital divide persists. Without users having the skills necessary to leverage digital devices and high-speed internet, access to these resources means little, and progress toward digital equity will remain elusive. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, adults who are not digitally literate are, on average, less educated, older, and more likely to be Black, Hispanic, or foreign-born. OCF Adult Education is working with several city partners to build a coordinated citywide system where all public doors offer access to digital literacy resources and a continuum of digital literacy opportunities for all residents. One of the key strategies is to standardize digital literacy assessments, curriculum, job qualifications, and training across Philadelphia providers. We are looking for a passionate and committed individual that understands the value of digital equity and that wants to make a lasting change in our community. We are looking for someone that can help us build capacity by strengthening the digital literacy partner network across the city and developing tools and materials to support the adoption, remove barriers, and ensure equitable access to digital literacy and workforce opportunities for all residents. If you are action-oriented, organized, detailed oriented and want to make a lasting impact in the community, this job is for you!
 
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Member Duties : As Adult Education builds out the Northstar digital literacy partner network, it has become clear that organizations need additional support to fully integrate this tool into their programming; and that coordination, integration of activities, and community building is fundamental to remove barriers, ensure access, and establish seamless transitions between providers across a continuum of digital literacy and workforce opportunities available to residents. To ensure access to the digital skills residents need for work and life, we seek to increase and support the adoption of Northstar digital literacy across various Philadelphia provider communities. *Position is part of the Literacy Leadership AmeriCorps VISTA program of Literacy Minnesota (LitMN). Literacy Minnesota fosters an organizational culture that is welcoming and inclusive to all. Applications reviewed on rolling basis until filled. Alternate start dates may be available. More info: https://www.literacymn.org/americorps-vista
 
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  *Healthcare Allowance, Food support . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Technology . 
 
Skills :
Social Services ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Computers/Technology ,  Architectural Planning ,  Writing/Editing ,  Education ,  Team Work ,  General Skills . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
City of Philadelphia–Digital Literacy VISTA (LitMN)

Program Start/End Date
08/01/2022  -   07/31/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Associates degree (AA)

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations PENNSYLVANIA   Philadelphia/Wilmington/Atlantic City  

Languages
Second language preferred

Accepting Applications
From  04/01/2022  To  07/01/2022 

Contact Christine Piven
1515 Arch St
Philadelphia   PA   19102
2156863643
Christine.Piven@phila.gov
www.phila.gov/

Listing ID 108265


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