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2022 MERIT Health Leadership College Access VISTA
The Medical Education Resources Initiative for Teens (MERIT) Health Leadership Academy is a non-profit organization that works with low-income, first-generation high school students pursuing careers in STEM/health professions.MERIT is dedicated to educating and empowering Baltimore City high school students to become health professionals and change agents who advance equity. MERIT scholars cultivate a deep understanding of their individual roles in solving health disparities through three years of intensive programming including weekly Saturday sessions, summer internships, and longitudinal mentoring. Scholars graduate with a burning passion for achieving health equity, a clear vision of how to reach their goals, a toolkit of knowledge and skills necessary for earning undergraduate and graduate degrees, and a close-knit community of peers and mentors who will continue to work collaboratively toward their collective goal of becoming community change agents. MERIT is seeking a “College Access Coordinator” who will support its development and implementation and organize engaging college tours.
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Member Duties : VISTA will work towards creating systems to support students from low-income families in understanding college options, applying to college, and selecting a best-fit college. The CAC will create a new program where College Application Mentors (CAMs) who are themselves MERIT alumni, work to individually support MERIT Scholars through their college application and selection process. This will include developing trainings, tracking systems, and a scope and sequence for their work, which will be piloted this year and improved upon for years to come. The CAC will identify new partners to implement college tours, building capacity for the organization by connecting university personnel and MERIT to build pathways to different colleges for the MERIT Scholars. The CAC will also work to build organization capacity to engage scholar’s parents and guardians around the college application process, working to unite MERIT’s support with the support scholars receive from their families.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Health ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Education . 
Skills :
Recruitment ,  Medicine ,  Youth Development ,  Community Organization ,  Education ,  Computers/Technology ,  Public Health ,  Team Work ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Public Speaking . 
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2022 MERIT Health Leadership College Access VISTA

Program Start/End Date
10/24/2022  -   10/24/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MARYLAND   Washington/Baltimore  


Accepting Applications
From  09/01/2022  To  03/01/2023 

Contact Jimmy Tadlock
1 N Haven St
Baltimore   MD   21224

Listing ID 112191