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United Way of Southeastern Michigan – Connect 313 (LitMN)
The United Way of Southeastern Michigan (UWSEM) has worked tirelessly to support healthy children, healthy families and healthy communities. Especially given the COVID-19 pandemic, we know that access to connected devices is a necessity that is unfortunately not a reality for many. In order to close the digital divide in Detroit, UWSEM has partnered with the City of Detroit, Rocket Community Foundation and Microsoft to establish the Connect 313 initiative to ensure equitable access to the digital world through distribution of devices, neighborhood tech hubs, and ensuring affordable internet by working with the federal government, as well as local internet providers. Our Americorps VISTA Literacy Leader will be a valuable member of our team and will have the support of not only United Way, but also our partner agencies - the City of Detroit and Rocket Community Fund. They will walk away with important transferable skills such as research methodology, program development and evaluation, collective problem solving, and community engagement. They will work with a close-knit central team and develop a large network of professional connections with our core partner organizations, as well as our community partners, and will be well situated for additional opportunities beyond their VISTA service. We are looking for someone dedicated, team-oriented and flexible with excellent communication skills. We are also looking for a proactive problem solver who is responsive to changing - and sometimes rushed - deadlines, and someone who is able to prioritize competing tasks. Someone with experience in research methodology is preferred.
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Member Duties : We are looking for a dedicated new team member to help increase the scale and reach of our work. This person will help gather data about the specific needs of Detroiters and help identify service gaps to better tailor our policies and strategies. They will be instrumental in incorporating community voice into our planning and program development to meet identified gaps, as well as help to ensure our work is sustainable and equitable. Additionally, they will assist in seeking out additional opportunities to develop the digital literacy skills of Detroiters to increase educational and employment outcomes. *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 : Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Food support; housing assistance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Technology ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Computers/Technology ,  General Skills . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

United Way of Southeastern Michigan – Connect 313 (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  


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

Contact Sharon James
3011 W. Grand Blvd
Detroit   MI   48202

Listing ID 108269