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Oromo Community of MN -- St. Paul VISTA Program
 
 
 
The OCM’s mission is to enhance the quality of life of the Oromo in Minnesota—the state’s second largest East African immigrant group. Key organizational goals include: expanding access to health, health education, employment counseling, youth enrichment, self-sufficiency, improving seniors’ social engagement, promoting academic excellence, and creating a vibrant and cohesive community where everyone is expected to succeed and live a healthy, engaged, and meaningful life. Through the work of an AmeriCorps VISTA member, OCM will be able to better support the academic proficiency and graduation of Oromo youth–-and the broader segment of youth that participate-–by offering quality out-of-school-time tutoring, opportunities for service, and college access programming through collaboration with fellow OCM staff. The central goal of the VISTA project is to continue the development of a homework-help and enrichment program that will ultimately grow out-of-school time academic supports for Oromo and East-African youth in the Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood. As the VISTA for the Oromo Community of Minnesota, our service member will be entering a network of support and encouragement not only from the OCM Staff but from the St. Paul VISTA Program Cohort, an element that truly sets apart this experience--from good to great! If you are looking for the opportunity of a lifetime--to make true change in the lives of youth and families--we are looking for you! **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 OCM VISTA will do the following: 1. Program Development- Homework Center. Activities include: (a)Develop a safe space for all youth to grow academically 2.Volunteer Management. Activities include: (a) Recruit, Manage, Support, and Evaluate committed Tutors and Mentors for youth in the program. (b)Continue to develop volunteer retention plan and evaluation process. 3. Community Outreach and Engagement. 4. Program Evaluation and Refinement. Activities include: (a) Develop and implement effective program evaluation. 5. Fundraising and Financial Capacity Building. Activities include: (a)Write Grants. (b)Develop and implement effective ways to create sustainable funding sources for the program. (c) Develop Strategies for future fundraising.
 
Program Benefits :
Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
Terms :
None
 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Education ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Urban Planning ,  Recruitment ,  Leadership ,  Social Services ,  Youth Development ,  General Skills ,  Public Speaking ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Education ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Community Organization ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Team Work ,  Counseling . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Oromo Community of MN -- St. Paul VISTA Program

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

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  04/08/2014  To  06/20/2014 

Contact Hassan Hussein
465 Mackubin St
Saint Paul   MN   55103
651-757-3047
husseinh@oromomn.org
www.oromomn.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 44881


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