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PHENND Fellows- 9th Grade DEI Training Coordinator
The Philadelphia Academies, Inc. is a 52-year-old non-profit whose mission is to alleviate poverty by creating opportunities for underserved students to thrive. By partnering with schools on one hand and Industry and Post-Secondary Institutions on the other, we provide career-connected educational programming for middle- and high-school students, capacity building for teachers and school leaders, and industry organizing. Our priority is to address gaps in opportunities for students - particularly those that, by virtue of their economic and/or minority status as well as the location and resource-levels of their schools, have less access to high-quality education and/or the types of experiences needed to be college and career ready. Over the last 4 years, PAI has been working with a series of schools, referred to as the Ninth Grade Success Network (currently comprised of 13 schools), to support teams of teachers in using data to identify students in need and to plan, implement, and track evidence-based interventions to support them. We have intentionally focused this work on comprehensive, neighborhood public schools (among the lower-performing in the City), which tend to have students who do not or cannot apply to special admission schools with academic and/or behavioral requirements (which limit access). This work has highlighted a need to address diversity, equity and inclusion issues in order to remedy individual, institutional and structural barriers to fully supporting 9th grade student success. In the first year of this project, we researched the landscape of such issues to fully understand the problem and identify best practices with respect to solutions, so that in this our 2nd year we can codify training outlines/materials and coaching supports for those working with students so they intervene and advocate for them equitably. The PAI VISTA project reflects the second year of a three-year arc of research, planning and implementation.
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Member Duties : The second year of this project will be grounded in the findings of year one’s environmental scan, research, and best practices documents. The year two Fellow will utilize these findings to focus on creating a training plan and materials for school use, as well as piloting and implementing some of their strategies designed by the PHENND Fellow, in collaboration with the PAI team. At the end of year two, the PHENND Fellow will have codified a training plan for partner schools, collaborated on designing trainings with the PAI team, developed a manual with resources for partner schools, and begun to pilot some of the training and coaching techniques with schools, in partnership with the PAI team. The third year will be the first year of full implementation of the training plan. The PHENND Fellow will lead the work with the PAI team and partner schools.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  SEPTA Monthly Transportation Pass ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Neighborhood Revitalization . 
Skills :
Computers/Technology ,  Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Public Speaking ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Team Work ,  Education ,  Communications . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

PHENND Fellows- 9th Grade DEI Training Coordinator

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

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations PENNSYLVANIA   Philadelphia/Wilmington/Atlantic City  

Accepting Applications
From  07/01/2022  To  07/14/2022 

Contact Roslynn Baker
3440 Market St
Philadelphia   PA   19104

Listing ID 109588