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CCNYPA Northampton Community College VISTA
In Portland, Bangor and East Bangor boroughs, three of the seven communities in BASD, poverty rates are 21%, 14.1%, and 10.6%, respectively. While the high school completion rate in BASD is high (91.9%), college attendance lags behind. Only 67% of all graduates went on to pursue a college education, with 24% enrolling in 2-year programs and 43% enrolling in 4-year programs. Future earning potential may be limited for the roughly 25% of BASD graduates who did not pursue post-secondary education after high school. Wage data from the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that education beyond high school is a key to higher salaries. People with some college or an Associate degree earn $904/week on average, but the median weekly income in the Bangor area is $821. Improving college access and success will provide Bangor area residents with greater earning potential and reduce poverty.
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Member Duties : In Year 1, the VISTA will undertake a community assessment to identify and understand the barriers to college access. Based on the results of the community assessment, the VISTA will develop an action plan that outlines resources and recommends services and activities to increase college enrollment by (1) expanding engagement in college co-curricular and extra-curricular activities and opportunities and (2) improving awareness of student support services and programs.
Program Benefits : On Campus resources ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Housing ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Education ,  Health ,  Community Outreach ,  Housing . 
Skills :
Social Services ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Public Speaking ,  Communications ,  Education ,  Youth Development ,  Recruitment ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Health ,  Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Leadership . 
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CCNYPA Northampton Community College VISTA

Program Start/End Date
07/19/2021  -   07/20/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations PENNSYLVANIA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2021  To  06/25/2021 

Contact Maryann Haytmanek
3835 Green Pond Rd
Bethlehem   PA   18020

Listing ID 86936