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MORE – Workplace Engagement Adult Literacy (LitMN)
 
 
 
The immigration landscape has changed dramatically in recent years. Many New Americans are working, but often the jobs require few skills and pay low wages. When New Americans enter the job force, it’s difficult to find time and resources to increase English or workforce readiness that can lead to better paying positions. It’s imperative that our services change to meet evolving needs of New Americans in our community. Many people that MORE serves experience the trauma of displacement and poverty. They face challenges communicating fluently within major American systems that impact daily lives - children’s schools, landlords, public transportation, employment, healthcare, grocery shopping. Participants are excited to be with us because MORE is warm and welcoming. Working together, our most vulnerable citizens are empowered to live a life of peace, outside of poverty, and because of that our entire community becomes stronger. At MORE, Respect, Compassion, Growth and Creativity are at the forefront of the work we do. We believe that we have just as much to learn from our participants as they do from us. Our Literacy Leader will be part of an organization in which our participants feel safe. MORE is the “model of how to respect, love, and support people from all over the world who are trying to build new lives in the United States,” as one stakeholder says. If you connect to this approach, then this is the place for you. *Position is part of the Literacy Leadership AmeriCorps VISTA program of Literacy Minnesota (LitMN), which places about 20 AmeriCorps VISTA members with nonprofits, public agencies and Tribal Nations located in MN and WI to build their capacity to improve literacy for children, youth, adults or families. Literacy Minnesota fosters an organizational culture that is welcoming and inclusive to all. Applications reviewed on rolling basis until filled. Alternate start dates may be available. More info: https://www.literacymn.org/americorps-vista
 
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Member Duties : Meet with stakeholders to assess the culture of the organization, needs of the community and impact of the organization on the community. Survey learners, volunteers, partners and teachers to evaluate current program delivery. Create awareness-building materials to effectively communicate the experience of refugees and immigrants, MORE's objectives and impact on the community, and the benefits of increasing literacy opportunities in the community. Implement partner selection framework to establish workplace English class. Develop a strategic and marketing plan for partnerships, fee-for-service/cost-sharing structure and model, and associated materials. Develop marketing materials targeted at potential volunteers. Assess the success of current volunteer training and support. *Benefits: $150 monthly housing stipend, $200 professional development funds, access to free food distribution, support in professional English skills for AmeriCorps VISTA member who is an English Language Learner.
 
Program Benefits : Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  *Healthcare allowance, CSA share . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  Leadership ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Public Speaking ,  Communications ,  Education ,  Recruitment ,  Social Services ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Business/Entrepreneur . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
MORE – Workplace Engagement Adult Literacy (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  03/08/2021  To  06/29/2021 

Contact Laura Kim-Lowe
96 Wheelock Pkwy E
Saint Paul   MN   55117
651-487-2728
lkim-lowe@more-empowerment.org
www.more-empowerment.org

Listing ID 95112


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