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ShareCorps - Festa - ESL School Developer
Festa is a movement of caring professionals and volunteers who want to love and serve their neighbors. Every day we work together to mobilize communities, build relationships, and connect people across socioeconomic, cultural, racial, ethnic, and religious barriers. We partner with families and children facing suburban poverty in Central Ohio and beyond, connecting them to people and resources to help them take steps OUT of poverty in this generation. Out of 1.32 million Central Ohio residents, 155,800 (10%) and counting are New American immigrants and refugees. 166,800 Central Ohio residents are currently facing poverty, 32,240 (19%) of whom are immigrants. Festa has facilitated a Free Summer Lunch Camp since 2007; we have served 174,071 meals over the last 15 years, fighting hunger and its effects in our community. Our other programs include the 3-Generation Family ESL Program, Learning Enrichment Centers, Good Tidings Christmas Store, Connecting to Resources, and more. A VISTA member will help Festa further our services to address the needs of those facing poverty in Central Ohio. The VISTA member will both increase our capacity to serve families in poverty and expand our reach in the Central Ohio community.
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Member Duties : Our proposed project for the incoming VISTA would be to expand our current 3-Generation Family ESL Program into neighboring communities. To expand our current Family ESL Program, Festa has developed a social enterprise that partners with local businesses to address not just the growing need for English Language Learning, but also the obvious need for employee hiring and retention. This is where the mission comes together. The VISTA would work on a team to develop curriculum used to recruit and train ESL teachers that would work with an ESL Program designed specifically for the partner business or organization. The VISTA would have the exciting opportunity to create one-of-a-kind training manuals that will be used to build a robust, in-house “ESL Teacher Training School.” **Benefits include a $200 housing stipend to supplement living costs.**
Program Benefits : Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  $200 housing stipend ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Education ,  Hunger ,  Entrepreneur/Business . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Recruitment ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Communications ,  Education ,  Writing/Editing ,  Leadership ,  General Skills . 
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ShareCorps - Festa - ESL School Developer

Program Start/End Date
08/14/2023  -   08/13/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  

Accepting Applications
From  02/24/2023  To  07/14/2023 

Contact Carrie Dennis
2300 Lytham Rd
Columbus   OH   43220

Listing ID 93578