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826 Boston Programs Specialist VISTA
826 Boston is a nonprofit youth writing and publishing organization that empowers traditionally underserved students ages 6-18 to find their voices, tell their stories, and gain communication skills to succeed in school and in life. Our 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. Since opening in 2007, 826 Boston has delivered its free youth writing and tutoring programs to more than 25,000 students and has been recognized by The Boston Globe as one of the best places in the city to volunteer. 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 Programs VISTA will serve alongside the Publishing and Programs Manager as 826 Boston serves hundreds of students and teachers. The Programs VISTA will serve a critical role in increasing the scope of programs offered to students including in-class workshops, field trips, and events. In addition, the member will continue to develop a series of pilot programs for our organization’s alumni. 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.
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Member Duties : The member will coordinate College Essay Boot Camp events, with a focus on expanding college essay support for high school juniors; responsibilities include recruiting and training volunteers, collaborating with teachers, engaging students, and stewarding corporate partners. The member will also coordinate the creative writing school vacation workshop series; responsibilities include developing a system to increase revenue-generation from workshop series participants, including researching and piloting processes for collecting workshop fees, securing community artists to teach workshops, engaging students to attend sessions, recruiting and training volunteers, and collecting impact data. The member will also take the first steps in launching 826 Boston’s alumni program; responsibilities include planning a series of alumni cultivation events, recruiting an alumni advisory board, and circulating an alumni newsletter highlighting opportunities and events for 826 Boston alumni ages 18-25.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Youth Development ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Computers/Technology ,  Writing/Editing ,  Education ,  Fine Arts/Crafts . 
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826 Boston Programs 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  


Accepting Applications
From  04/21/2020  To  06/30/2020 

Contact Will Marshall
3035 Washington St
Boston   MA   02119
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 95724