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United Way of Central MN - Black Literacy Program (LitMN)
United Way of Central Minnesota - Partner for Student Success works with partners across the community to support students. This project will focus on building a literacy program with and for youth-serving organizations with a specific focus on Black cultural identity development. The Literacy Leader will develop a program that will foster and support cultural identity development of youth while simultaneously developing literacy skills. The position will provide the opportunity to work with community-led organizations, school district staff, and other literacy and cultural organizations across the state as the Literacy Leader researches, designs and supports implementation. The Literacy Leader will gain skills including communication, teamwork, problem solving, implementation and leadership opportunities working with diverse populations. We are a STRIVE organization with a mission to unite Greater St. Cloud in the collective pursuit of student success. Our aim is to increase opportunities so children and youth in our area achieve academically, possess strong social-emotional skills, engage in the community, and are ready for post-secondary/career training and experiences. We work with school districts and 50+ other organizations (businesses, education, community agencies, funders, and government) in the greater St. Cloud Area. The Partnership serves approximately 17,615 students PreK-12 in a tri-county area. Beyond our work in education, United Way also supports health and financial stability. *Position part of the Literacy Leadership program of Literacy Minnesota (LitMN), which places AmeriCorps VISTA members with nonprofits, public agencies & Tribal Nations in MN & WI to build capacity to improve literacy for individuals. Literacy Minnesota fosters an organizational culture that is welcoming & inclusive to all. Applications reviewed on rolling basis until filled. Alternate start dates may be available. More info:
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Member Duties : The Literacy Leader (LL) will identify, develop, design and implement a literacy program that supports Black of Enslaved Descent students’ literacy, cultural, and positive identity development in partnership with community and school district partners. Through their coordination, the LL will support organizations with access to training, materials, continued support and development and program evaluation to ensure the program is implemented with fidelity unique to each organization. The LL will also work to enhance and develop tools for gathering information to determine the impact and effectiveness of the program while affording opportunities for improvements. Through effective communication strategies, the LL will work with the Black Leaders for Student Success team to develop relationships and inform/educate the community about the initiative and its impact. *Additional benefits: Professional development; phone reimbursement; mileage & parking reimbursement or bus pass.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Healthcare Allowance, CSA Produce Share ,  Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Youth Development ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  Leadership ,  Education ,  Computers/Technology . 
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United Way of Central MN - Black Literacy Program (LitMN)

Program Start/End Date
08/02/2021  -   08/01/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/21/2021  To  07/01/2021 

Contact Amy Trombley
921 1st St N
Saint Cloud   MN   56303

Listing ID 79636