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Peoria Housing Authority - Literacy PHA (LitMN)
Peoria Housing Authority (PHA) is the leading provider of affordable housing in Central Illinois. PHA is a key stakeholder in the housing industry in Peoria, serving more than 2,000 low-income families. PHA seeks to develop new programs to enhance the quality of life for PHA residents. Many of our residents live within one of the highest impoverished census tracks in Peoria. Children living in poverty or underserved communities are more likely to be impacted by illiteracy, food scarcity, violence and health disparities. There is a significant educational disparity between low-income and non-low-income families in Peoria. According to the Illinois School Report Card at least 50% of children in low-income families in Peoria School District 150 do not meet grade level expectations in the area of English Language Arts. PHA seeks to develop a literacy program (Literacy PHA) that will effectively identify literacy barriers among PHA families; encourage family bonding, reduce poverty, build literacy skills, and increase grade-level proficiency while enriching the community. A Literacy Leader serving with Literacy PHA will have the opportunity to grow in a collaborative environment, showcase their current skills, and gain additional skills. The Literacy Leader will have the unique opportunity to learn about Public Housing Authorities, affordable housing programs and resident services programs. Through Literacy PHA an AmeriCorps VISTA Literacy Leader with a strong passion for social responsibility will have the tools they need to thrive in community engagement, social impact, and project management.
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Member Duties : The AmeriCorps VISTA Literacy Leader will lead PHA efforts to implement a new educational resident services program that encourages literacy in the community, identifies barriers to literacy, increases grade-level proficiency, improves literacy skills, and increase family participation. The Literacy Leader serves alongside PHA’s resident services team to strengthen and support the agency’s literacy efforts. In this role, the Literacy Leader builds infrastructure for a sustainable literacy program. Some primary roles of the member are expanding community partnerships, engaging volunteers, designing program curriculum, tracking program progress, managing data, creating volunteer training manuals, and evaluating program outcomes. ANTICIPATED START DATES: 10/23, 11/6 or 11/20. *Position is part of Literacy Minnesota (LitMN)'s AmeriCorps VISTA program. LitMN fosters an organizational culture that is welcoming & inclusive to all. More info:
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  One-time food & housing support funds ,  Stipend . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Technology ,  Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Team Work ,  Computers/Technology ,  General Skills ,  Youth Development ,  Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  Education . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Peoria Housing Authority - Literacy PHA (LitMN)

Program Start/End Date
10/23/2023  -   10/21/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS  


Accepting Applications
From  08/23/2023  To  10/23/2023 

Contact Venus Black
100 S. Richard Pryor Place
Peoria   IL   61605

Listing ID 117486