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826 Boston Community Partnerships Specialist VISTA
 
 
 
826 Boston services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with individualized attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. We provide after-school tutoring, field trips, creative writing workshops, in-school tutoring, help for English Language Learners, and in-depth publishing projects. 826 Boston is part of a national network, founded by the award-winning author Dave Eggers. 826 Boston student writers have published their work in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and in numerous award-winning 826 Boston books. In 2014, the 826 network garnered the American Literacy Prize from the Library of Congress for its pioneering work to eradicate illiteracy in the United States. The Community Partnerships Specialist VISTA will serve on the Out-of-School-Time Team supporting after-school and evening tutoring programs, field trips for classes from area schools, and summer camp. This individual will leverage community partners to recruit recurring volunteers, identify resources, and recruit students for various programs. The member will engage families via special events and a Family Advisory Board and will create support materials for tutors. The member will be included in all-team trainings and meetings, collaborate with staff and volunteers to meet programmatic goals, and receive ongoing supervision and coaching to carry out position duties. A monthly travel stipend is available to all service members. The member will serve one-two evenings per week as part of their hours.
 
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Member Duties : Support tutors serving in 826 Boston’s programming and will build up a resource bank of tutor tips designed to improve tutors’ skills and knowledge. The member will connect with local public schools to recruit & schedule classes to attend our twice-weekly field trips; gather information regarding appropriate accommodations the program can make to ensure access to students with a wide variety of needs; and support the publication of one student-written storybook per week. The member will work with community agencies to recruit students and enroll them in programming and maximize the reach of under-enrolled programming times. The member will be the main liaison to families, engaging them via special events, as well as framing and facilitating feedback from families. The member will report on tutoring program goals and highlights quarterly. The member will support 826 Boston’s Field Trip and Evening Tutoring programs one to two days per week.
 
Program Benefits : Stipend ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
 
 
*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 :
Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Children/Youth . 
 
Skills :
Teaching/Tutoring ,  Leadership ,  Community Organization ,  Education ,  Computers/Technology ,  Recruitment ,  Youth Development ,  Writing/Editing ,  Conflict Resolution . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
826 Boston Community Partnerships Specialist VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/03/2020  -   08/02/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MASSACHUSETTS   Boston  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  04/21/2020  To  07/01/2020 

Contact Karen Sama
3035 Washington St
Roxbury   MA   02119
617-390-5610
Karen@826Boston.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 95721


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