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Franklin Wright Settlements–Digital Literacy Program (LitMN)
As part of Franklin Wright Settlements’ (FWS) Out-of-School Time (OOST) program, we offer programs that assist in digital literacy through enrichment classes. With the pandemic came a need for increased digital literacy for low income households, causing the educational gap to become larger. We have worked with internet service providers (ISPs) and local companies for donations that include computers and free internet at our facility, but we need to enhance this program to cover basic computer program skills like Microsoft Office Suite, computer/OS navigation and how to utilize these tools in everyday life (for resumes, job readiness, etc.) for our students to transform into successful adults. Parents have also struggled with this technology and are therefore not able to help their children, so the parents of these students are our second service area. Some children have grandparents who look after them and need training and skill enhancement for their digital literacy. We will also need an AmeriCorps VISTA member to help with grants pertaining to increasing and updating our computer lab. As a Literacy Leader, you will be able to own a digital literacy project from project inception. The goal of the FWS digital literacy VISTA program is to enhance OOST programming to cover real-world digital literacy skills for our students ages 7-17, while working with the student’s parent(s) or guardian(s) to empower them to help or mentor their child through this digital literacy journey. The AmeriCorps VISTA member will work with the Director of Operations to write and execute RFP responses and awards, enhance our current computer labs, assess the needs for updating equipment, assess students’ current digital literacy level, explore programming options for our OOST program as it relates to digital literacy, and create a course plan for students and parents. Additional benefits: Networking with government, corporate and nonprofit leaders in Detroit.
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Member Duties : •Evaluate the current level of digital literacy of existing OOST participants and identify program gaps. •Design a fun and engaging digital literacy program that gives students the knowledge and resources they need to succeed. •Inspire K-12 students to learn and explore digital programs and tools by making and delivering fun and engaging content. •Recruit, train and manage volunteers and community partnerships. •Identify funding opportunities and work with the FWS team to apply for funding opportunities. •Create structure for this beneficial community program to help future generations of Detroit residents. *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:
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Food support; housing assistance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Technology ,  Education ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Computers/Technology ,  Youth Development ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Social Services ,  Public Speaking ,  Recruitment ,  Writing/Editing ,  General Skills ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  Veterans ,  Disaster Services ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Education ,  Urban Planning . 
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Franklin Wright Settlements–Digital Literacy Program (LitMN)

Program Start/End Date
02/14/2022  -   02/13/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MICHIGAN   Detroit/Ann Arbor/Flint  

Second preferred. Inquire.

Accepting Applications
From  11/12/2021  To  01/21/2022 

Contact Colleen Lauless
7375 Woodward Avenue
Detroit   MI   48202

Listing ID 108266