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Fort Madison Arts Foundation VISTA Project
In 2020 the Lee County Child Maltreatment Needs Assessment survey reports findings that place Lee County at 99 out of 99 counties for youth neglect. The FMAAA Art Center can conceive youth (& adult) programming that will enable the Arts Center to assist with finding solutions for this pervasive situation afflicting youth in our community. Offering after-school/weekend/summer programming to support the needs of at-risk youth will foremost provide a safe space for kids to gather, but also expose them to creative thinking and other innovative skills that may be leveraged into future career paths. There is an extensive GROW LEE economic development program offered aimed at school age youth to support STEM development. We propose that STEAM (with Art added back in) provides creative problem solving and critical thinking skills that underpin those disciplines while more broadly including visual learners. Specifically – with the talent and focus of a VISTA member – we intend to develop programming that includes creative classes and activities centered around subjects traditionally recognized as arts based but also push farther into current topics likes digital art, Augmented Reality (A/R) and other technology-based design providing some initial skills based learning that may help set youth (& adults) on a path for a better future and break the cycle of generational poverty that pervades our community.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : We envision this position helping us to build better creative and cultural programming and activities for our area youth and adults. Specifically, we want to provide skills and exposure to ideas that offer possibilities to help break generational poverty and provide more opportunities for our at-risk Youth (and adults.) This position is the total package. Dream it. And Dream BIG!! Then help identify funding to support it NOW and well into the future so this program has longevity. Build it. Work with members and volunteers of our art association and area arts instructors to lay the foundation for program that can continue to grow and better serve the community with each iteration. Organize and breathe life into it. Documenting procedures including the messaging needs and channels to use to be able roll programs and classes out to the far reaches of the community to connect with those who need it most.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Entrepreneur/Business ,  Education ,  Children/Youth ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Veterans ,  Neighborhood Revitalization . 
Skills :
Youth Development ,  Leadership ,  Writing/Editing ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Communications ,  Veterans ,  Team Work ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Computers/Technology ,  Education ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Community Organization . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Fort Madison Arts Foundation VISTA Project

Program Start/End Date
07/17/2023  -   07/16/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Associates degree (AA)

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations IOWA  

Accepting Applications
From  02/08/2023  To  06/01/2023 

Contact Lori Illner Greene
825 Avenue G
Fort Madison   IA   52627

Listing ID 116586


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