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Community Organizer (COVID19 Response) - DREAM Massachusetts
 
 
 
Our program offers youth living in low income housing and year-round, magical experience including Village Mentoring, adventures and summer enrichment programs. Our programs are driven, almost exclusively, by volunteers. WHY WE DREAM... Our Beliefs * We believe that the opportunity gap is unfair and unjust. * We believe that childhood is a precious part of the human experience and worthy of great investment. * We believe that all children have immense potential to contribute to our society and that lost potential for one is lost potential for all. * We believe that change is possible. Our Vision We seek a world in which all children have the opportunities, resources, and relationships necessary to achieve their dreams. Our Mission Our mission is to close the opportunity gap for children living in low-income housing. Cultural Values * We live in the grassroots. We see ourselves as more of a movement than an organization. We value bottom-up development and look to our volunteers for leadership. * We are relationship-oriented. When relationships are done well, they can change the world and build bridges across differences. Relationships are at the center of all we do and are our greatest source of impact, influence, and learning. * We value transparency. We are an open organization and invite all to participate in decision-making. We see honest communication as the foundation for creating trust and understanding. * We like to play. We sing, surprise, act spontaneously, play games, and imagine. We see potential for something magical in every interaction. We think play is the ultimate vehicle or delivering our services. * We think the high dive is fun! Positive risk-taking plays a crucial role in development. By pushing our comfort zones, we broaden our world views and expand our options. * We think anything is possible. Call us naïve...wait a minute, don’t do that! Just join us!
 
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Member Duties : Community Organizers serve by leading community based enrichment programs, including academic resource access, homework/academic support, enrichment activities, post-secondary planning and access to adventures. A two year commitment is preferred, but not required. DREAM is committed to serving our youth with culturally appropriate programming. We seek members who contribute to the diversity and excellence of The DREAM Program and who foster an inclusive environment. Objectives: *Respond to youth, family and community needs created by COVID-19. *Build a relationship with every assigned youth and their family. *DREAM youth succeed in school. *DREAM youth and families have agency over their DREAM experience. *DREAM youth sustain school-year learning over the summer and have a lot of fun. *DREAM youth engage in weekly Village Mentoring and report a high quality experience and relationship with their mentors. *DREAM youth gain a broader sense of the world.
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training . 
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Uniforms provided and required ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
First Aid ,  Education ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Team Work ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Youth Development ,  Public Speaking ,  Community Organization ,  Recruitment ,  Counseling ,  Leadership . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
Community Organizer (COVID19 Response) - DREAM Massachusetts

Program Start/End Date
09/28/2020  -   08/20/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MASSACHUSETTS   Boston  

Accepting Applications
From  08/28/2020  To  11/30/2020 

Contact Melissa Maharaj
41 Dearborn St
Roxbury   MA   02119
6172494361
mmaharaj@dreamprogram.org
 
AmeriCorps

Listing ID 98800


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