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Ohio College Guides - Project REACH Advisor - Cincinnati, OH
Make a real impact on the lives of Ohio students and their surrounding community by promoting college access on a personal level. Become an Ohio College Guide AmeriCorps member and serve as an access advisor, mentoring and guiding typically underserved Ohioans- first generation college-going, low-income, and minority – in getting the information and knowledge they need and deserve to make educated decisions and plans for their future. The Ohio College Guides places recent college graduates into schools and community centers to provide a pipeline of new and current information about the college-going process and experience, ultimately striving to be a caring adult committed to motivating students and families to think seriously about the plans and goals that will lead them into an opportunity-rich future. Develop advising, mentoring, interpersonal, and leadership skills, and earn an education award for future education or to pay off existing higher-education debts. The host sites for the 2013-2014 Ohio College Guides program are: Canton(Stark Education Partnership); Cleveland(College Now Greater Cleveland); Cincinnati(Cincinnati Youth Collaborative); Columbus(I Know I Can); Dayton(PACE); Yellow Springs(Greene County College Success Partnership); Marietta(Connect to Success), Oberlin(Ninde Scholars Program); Youngstown (MVCAP), and Zanesville(Scholarship Central). Ohio College Guide positions are a full-time commitment of 1,700 service hours to be completed in 11 months, starting in August 2013. College Guides will receive a modest living allowance, health insurance, and an education award up to $5,550 upon completion of service. Additionally, existing qualified student loans are deferred during time of service and a portion of accrued interest may be eligible to be paid by the Corporation of National and Community Service. The AmeriCorps Ohio College Guides will receive ongoing skills training, and professional development opportunities.
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Member Duties : As part of the AmeriCorps Ohio College Guides initiative, The Project REACH Advisor will provide direct assistance to students on financial aid(FAFSA completion), scholarships, the college application process, essay development, career exploration and conduct advising, ACT prep workshops, and workshops on a variety of topics related to life after high school. Members will plan college tours, career panels and present/teach weekly sessions to students; provide tutoring in English and writing. Members will be responsible for providing students with guidance and direction in their journey towards post-secondary education. Interpersonal skills, sensitivity and tactfulness in dealing with people are necessary, as well as some knowledge of the local education system and regional institutions of higher education. Participation in quarterly service projects typically held on Saturdays required. Members must have reliable means of transportation.
Program Benefits :
Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Stipend . 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Children/Youth . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Leadership ,  Public Speaking ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Counseling ,  Recruitment ,  Communications ,  Youth Development ,  Education ,  General Skills ,  Teaching/Tutoring . 
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Ohio College Guides - Project REACH Advisor - Cincinnati, OH

Program Start/End Date
08/05/2013  -   06/27/2014

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  

Accepting Applications
From  03/20/2013  To  08/02/2013 

Contact James Cullen
301 Oak St
Cincinnati   OH   45219

Listing ID 36086