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City of Austin TARA Digital Literacy VISTA
 
 
 
The Telecommunications and Regulatory Affairs (TARA) Digital Literacy VISTA will develop a training program to better market digital inclusion and literacy services to the low-income East Austin community. They will also expand partnerships with non-profit groups and other City departments to implement this training program and develop materials to train the trainers. The digital literacy training program will break the cycle of poverty by teaching adult populations of low-income and gentrifying areas the skills they need to navigate jobs and systems that grow ever more dependent on technology.
 
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Member Duties : Develop a program framework to improve digital literacy skills for adult participants, ensuring that the program principles align with the City of Austin’s Strategic Direction and prepares participants to participate in digital society. - SWOT analysis to identify barrier for digital access and digital literacy in vulnerable populations living in disenfranchised communities. - Develop a marketing and recruitment plan to target same vulnerable populations - Identify and develop key learning objectives of the digital access and digital literacy program and activities - Identify operational needs for program to reach identified goals and develop a budget for program needs - Investigate funding and partnership opportunities with other City of Austin Departments, non-profit and community organizations, universities and investigate the feasibility of corporate sponsorship.
 
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Technology ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Leadership ,  Communications ,  Computers/Technology ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Speaking . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
City of Austin TARA Digital Literacy VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/31/2020  -   08/30/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TEXAS  

Accepting Applications
From  06/22/2020  To  08/31/2020 

Contact Chad Walters
7201 Levander Loop
Austin   TX   78702
2282976251
chad.walters@austintexas.gov
www.austintexas.gov/kids
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 97310


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