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TMA The Civic Circle: Lift Every Voice Project
The Civic Circle is expanding its arts-based civic learning program, which currently reaches students ages 8-13 in Eastern Montgomery. Our lead community partner is the subsidized housing provider Making Home Possible/Montgomery Housing Partnership (MHP), but we are also piloting Civic Clubs in direct partnership with schools. Students learn seven civic skills we call “steps to democracy,” including civil conversation (Listen!), news literacy (Learn!), and voting (Choose!). Civic learning correlates directly to measurable increases in academic achievement, graduation rates, employability and voter turnout. The Civic Circle is in the process of quadrupling its program reach over three years, and building the infrastructure to achieve sustainability. It is also creating online curriculum materials to make its unique, arts- and skills-based method for empowering young students available to teachers everywhere. The expansion will involve ongoing evaluation of existing programs, the creation and use of tools and infographics to demonstrate impact, curriculum enhancement, the establishment of new partnerships, and new funding streams. A key part of the project will be institutionalizing and expanding partnerships with community allies, such as Montgomery College, that have made older students available to visit Civic Circle workshops as guest speakers. This program offers the VISTA member opportunities to develop skills in a variety of areas, including educational and arts programming, community outreach, civic engagement and civic learning, fundraising, evaluation, marketing and nonprofit management.
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Member Duties : The role of the TMA AmeriCorps VISTA member will be to build on and institutionalize The Civic Circle’s existing programs during a period of rapid expansion. These include after-school workshops with public schools in the greater Washington, D.C., region, performances of The Civic Circle’s original civic songs, and the refinement and dissemination of lesson plans and educational videos that make its arts- and skills-based curriculum available to teachers and students everywhere. Key VISTA responsibilities will include ongoing program evaluation and impact assessment, ongoing recruitment of teachers, teaching artists and volunteers; collaborating with schools, youth-serving nonprofits and other community partners; marketing and publicity, and cultivation of donors, corporate sponsors and grant-makers. The VISTA will have the opportunity to build skills in all aspects of nonprofit governance, and advance a relevant, timely civic mission.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training . 
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Service Areas :
Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth . 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Recruitment ,  General Skills ,  Youth Development ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Education ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Teaching/Tutoring . 
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TMA The Civic Circle: Lift Every Voice Project

Program Start/End Date
07/17/2023  -   07/15/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MARYLAND   Washington/Baltimore  

Accepting Applications
From  02/27/2023  To  06/02/2023 

Contact Eliza Newlin Carney
7915 Takoma Ave
Silver Spring   MD   20910
(301) 588-5019

Listing ID 117141


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