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TMA UMES Hawks Corner Community Engagement Project
Given the lack of educational attainment, the high levels of poverty, and the limited access to well-paid employment opportunities in the community surrounding UMES, there is a unique and powerful role that the university could play in bringing learning resources and expanded horizons to the people in this area. As the county’s only higher education institution, with a faculty representing over 30 countries, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is poised to provide world-class exposure to Knowledge Transfer and Knowledge Sharing in this community where the need is so great. With this in mind, the overall goal of the UMES-Community Knowledge Sharing and Transfer Initiative is to create and maintain reciprocal opportunities for UMES students to engage in the life of Princess Anne and for people in the community to engage in the life of the campus. Not only would this raise the level of access to trainings, workshops, town halls, and other kinds of activities for community members, but it would foster a more open and welcoming, reciprocal relationship benefitting both the community and the campus.
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Member Duties : This TMA AmeriCorps VISTA Member’s role will be to help develop a community engagement site at Hawks Corner, a campus-owned meeting space in the town of Princess Anne. Through this project, VISTA will assist the center with hosting meetings, workshops, and trainings that draw on the resources and human capital of the campus. Activities will be planned with community involvement, and the VISTA member will be actively involved in holding community listening sessions and assessing community needs and interests so that Hawks Corner programming would be fully responsive to and engaged with the community. VISTA will facilitate activities that focus on “Knowledge Transfer and Knowledge Sharing”, by engaging University faculty and staff to lead discussions that provide the surrounding community partners with additional and new knowledge that will serve as the foundation for a more engaged campus-community.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Entrepreneur/Business ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Education . 
Skills :
Recruitment ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Writing/Editing ,  Computers/Technology ,  Counseling ,  Education ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Communications . 
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TMA UMES Hawks Corner Community Engagement 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  

Accepting Applications
From  04/17/2023  To  10/31/2023 

Contact Walter Woods
11763 Somerset Ave
Princess Anne   MD   21853

Listing ID 118218