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CCNYPA DeSales University VISTA
The VISTA will develop a sustainable Attendance Ambassador program for the Allentown School district. The VISTA will do this by forming a recruitment plan and relationships in the University to form an Ambassador team of students that will be work-studies, interns, or regular weekly volunteers. The VISTA will take part in Attendance Team Meetings to develop the specific needs for each school and the children at risk of slipping into attendance truancy. The VISTA will assist DeSales in observing the Ambassador team for capacity enhancement, enhance opportunities for small groups of students, to provide them a space to develop their goals, discuss challenges of coming and staying in school, and discuss support systems needed to help them succeed. For example, DeSales students have been able to raise money to purchase bus tickets for students who live 1.5-2 miles for school (Allentown is a walking district). And this year, the team developed calendars to work on students’ time management skills. Each school has 3 groups of students that DeSales students meet twice a week for one hour; with the goal to improve each child’s attendance, to only miss 5-10 days of school throughout the year. The VISTA will work closely with the school’s Attendance Coordinator to track each child’s absences and academic results to measure the success of the Ambassador program.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The VISTA collaborates with the United Way and school district to develop attendance programming. Partnering at DeSales to recruit, train, mobilize and guide college Attendance Ambassadors. Develop materials and programs for parents and guardians at schools. Connect with organizations in Allentown to provide educational programs and positive experiences. Develop measurement tools to assess student improvement.
Program Benefits : Housing ,  On Campus Resources; and College Credit ,  Stipend ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth . 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Youth Development ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Team Work ,  Communications ,  Leadership ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Education ,  Recruitment ,  Community Organization . 
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CCNYPA DeSales University 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 Jaime Gerhart
2755 Station Ave
Center Valley   PA   18034

Listing ID 95138