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Science Museum of Minnesota -- St. Paul VISTA Program
 
 
 
The Museum Access AmeriCorps member will increase the Science Museum of Minnesota’s capacity to successfully engage low-income families and families of color from Saint Paul in high quality informal science learning opportunities by strengthening internal communication and developing external relationships with families and organizations that serve families. The member will build the organization’s capacity to serve more St. Paul families and individuals through its limited-income discount programs. The member will serve closely with KAYSC staff to build the department’s capacity to serve more children of St. Paul families through its college and career access programming. The mission of the Science Museum of Minnesota is Turn on the Science: Engaging policy makers, educators, and individuals to achieve full civic and economic participation in the world. The Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center is a SMM department whose target audience is youth who are from backgrounds underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers - primarily girls (60% of participants), youth of color (90%), and youth from low-income families (75%). Many are also new Americans or children of new Americans. We work toward a future in which young women and people of color make up the majority of researchers, policy makers, educators, innovators and leaders in science and technology fields. By joining this project you will serve at the leading edge of informal science learning, youth development, and community engagement. Come build the Science Museum of Minnesota’s capacity to engage ALL people in meaningful learning experiences. **This VISTA position is sponsored by the Saint Paul VISTA Program. Hosted in Mayor Chris Coleman's Office, the Saint Paul VISTA Program is comprised of a city-wide cohort of individuals -- placed at community organizations and schools -- dedicated to shaping the educational landscape for youth and families in Saint Paul.**
 
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Member Duties : The VISTA member will work in the following areas: 1. Improve the internal understanding of low-income access programs. (a)Develop a report on the need for access programs for low-income families. (b)Create monthly internal Great Discount programs newsletter. 2. Build external relationships that support the development of the museum’s Great Discount programs. (a)Complete an assessment of families who are eligible to access the Great Tix discount. (b)Facilitate 2 focus groups and 2 surveys of people who use Great Tix discount programs. (c)Develop an outreach plan to increase the number of partner organizations. 3.Strengthen family and community organization relationships with the Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center. (a)Research best practices in developing advisory groups. (b)Conduct informal interviews of KAYSC alumni. 4. Strengthen college and career access programming. (a) Recruit KAYSC alumni volunteers. (b)Ensure that all youth have a documented plan for post-high school.
 
Program Benefits :
Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Free parking and/or bus passes . 
 
Terms :
None
 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Children/Youth ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Public Speaking ,  Social Services ,  Education ,  Leadership ,  Counseling ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Recruitment ,  Communications ,  Urban Planning ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  Youth Development ,  Non-Profit Management ,  General Skills . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Science Museum of Minnesota -- St. Paul VISTA Program

Program Start/End Date
07/29/2014  -   08/01/2015

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some College

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  04/08/2014  To  06/17/2014 

Contact Robby Callahan Schreiber
120 Kellogg Blvd W
Saint Paul   MN   55102
651-221-2589
rschreiber@smm.org
www.smm.org/
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 44634


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