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Literacy Minnesota-Open Door Learning Centers (LitMN)
 
 
 
Literacy Minnesota works to build a more equitable society by making quality literacy education available to all. We are a comprehensive literacy resource, providing free classes for adults and children; supporting literacy organizations through volunteer recruitment, training and teaching tools; and creating new pathways for groups and individuals to reach their full potential. We operate six Open Door Learning Center sites in the Twin Cities, offering English, GED, computer, citizenship, job-readiness and other basic-skills classes for adults. This position will work with current and potential learners at potentially all six of our Open Door Learning Centers. The adult learners who are served by our Open Door learning Centers are culturally and linguistically diverse. The majority of our learners are Somali, Ethiopian, LatinX, and Karen. There is need to institute a system that captures student voices and feedback in a structured way. One of Literacy Minnesota's core values is the belief in “nimbly responding to a changing landscape, creating new pathways for groups and individuals to reach their full potential" through leadership opportunities. Seeking candidates who are highly collaborative, have experience working with diverse communities and have interest in community organizing/engagement. Literacy Minnesota will provide professional development in engaging with multicultural and linguistically diverse communities, strategic planning and development, training and facilitation, research and inquiry with a special focus on social justice and restorative practices. We foster an organizational culture that is welcoming and inclusive to all. *Additional benefits: phone reimbursement, bus cards, career training. Applications reviewed on rolling basis for a start 8/30/21. Alternates potentially available. More info: https://www.literacymn.org/americorps-vista
 
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Member Duties : This position implements effective grassroots community engagement and outreach strategies, fostering an organizational culture centered on students' voices and decision-making. Our learner community is sustained by student connections and referrals, so this will result in increased student numbers and contact hours at our six Open Door Learning Centers. This position builds engagement and outreach capacity at these adult learning centers, researches ways to increase learner voice, builds relationships with partners, creates a community outreach and learner voice toolkit, and trains volunteers and staff. The work will be used by the organization as a whole. *Position is part of the Literacy Leadership AmeriCorps VISTA program of Literacy Minnesota (LitMN), which places about 20 members with nonprofits, public agencies and Tribal Nations in MN & WI to build capacity to improve literacy for all individuals. More info: https://www.literacymn.org/americorps-vista
 
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Healthcare Allowance, CSA Produce Share . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Education . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Communications ,  Recruitment ,  Leadership ,  Education ,  Conflict Resolution . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Literacy Minnesota-Open Door Learning Centers (LitMN)

Program Start/End Date
08/30/2021  -   08/29/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Less than High school

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Languages
Spanish or Somali preferred

Accepting Applications
From  03/14/2021  To  07/30/2021 

Contact Yixiu Chen
1509 27th Ave NE
Minneapolis   MN   55418
612-789-9024
ychen@literacymn.org
www.literacymn.org

Listing ID 95776


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