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Summer Reads Outreach Specialist (LitMN)
*2 POSITIONS AVAILABLE. 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. Our programs and services are both local to Minnesota statewide and national. We train and place AmeriCorps VISTA members through two service opportunities: Literacy Leadership (Literacy for All & Digital Literacy) and Summer Reads. Literacy Leadership engages AmeriCorps VISTA members who serve behind-the-scenes for one year with schools and community organizations to design and carryout literacy initiatives for all ages. In Summer Reads, members serve as literacy mentors primarily to K-5 children in schools, libraries and out-of-school-time programs for 8 weeks over the summer, bringing literacy to life through fun and enriching activities like arts, drama, story-time, tutoring, recreation, and more. With school and daily life disrupted due to the COVID19 pandemic, especially for those living at or near poverty level, summer is a crucial time to help low-income families. Our goals are to: 1) provide opportunities for children and youth to continue learning over the summer; 2) increase the capacity of host sites to serve children, youth and families over the summer; and 3) provide AmeriCorps members with transformative experiences in education and build their community leadership skills. Approximately 40 Summer Reads members serve statewide, with about half of those in the Twin Cities metro. *Literacy Minnesota fosters an organizational culture that is welcoming and inclusive to all. Applications reviewed on rolling basis until filled. PRIORITY given to applications BEFORE APRIL 22.
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Member Duties : Provide peer support and leadership to 40+ Summer Reads members who serve in schools, libraries and out-of-school time programs across Minnesota as K-5 children’s literacy mentors. Outreach Specialists serve full-time for 10 weeks in St Paul and serve side-by-side with our National Service staff to ensure the program is successful. They deliver invaluable support, resources and training for members, and coordinate evaluation data collection and analysis. Through distance learning and in-person learning (following CDC and MN Department of Health guidelines) and projects like food distribution or helping families navigate community resources, Summer Reads members help children, youth and families break down barriers to education and economic security. Outreach Specialists are an essential part of our leadership team!
Program Benefits : One-time food support funds ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training . 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Education . 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Counseling ,  Youth Development ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  Social Services ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Public Speaking ,  Education ,  Leadership ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Computers/Technology ,  Training ,  Communications . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Summer Reads Outreach Specialist (LitMN)

Program Start/End Date
06/12/2023  -   08/20/2023

Work Schedule Summer

Education level
Less than High school

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  01/23/2023  To  05/05/2023 

Contact Stevie Lewis
700 Raymond Ave
Saint Paul   MN   55114

Listing ID 116480