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Summer Reads - Ely, MN
The mission of Ely Community Resource is to foster positive youth development through activities designed to increase self-esteem, build a sense of community and provide positive adult relationships that allow effective interventions. Our team of dedicated staff works with our local school district and the City of Ely to provide school-year homework help and year-round character development programs, educational enrichment opportunities and safe recreation activities. Our Summer Reads program is supported by the school district and Ely Public Library and it was created in response to needs identified by school personnel and corroborated by testing in the classroom. Many of our students do not initially come to school reading-ready and VISTAs have an opportunity to make a big difference in their future school experience. Being a Summer Reads VISTA is an excellent opportunity to truly be part of community life while having a positive impact on our children. The program aims to help low-income children improve reading and develop a love of learning. It provides VISTAs with hands-on experience in education and community leadership—a great resume builder. These positions are part of the Summer Reads program of MN Literacy Council, which provides tutoring and literacy-focused enrichment to children in grades K-3 in schools, libraries and nonprofits across the state through the leadership of AmeriCorps VISTAs. MN Literacy Council fosters an organizational culture that is welcoming and inclusive to all. See our full diversity and inclusion statement here:
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Member Duties : Summer Reads Ely focuses on reducing the decline of elementary children’s literacy skills over the summer months, a phenomenon known as the “summer slide,” through one-to-one and group tutoring. VISTAs will learn and use state of the art reading interventions. Field trips and art projects enrich the students’ learning from stories and classroom topics. As a VISTA, you will track your students’ progress and communicate with parents. You will be an integral part of the teaching team, with input into the content of our program. Your creativity will get a workout; the experience you’ll gain will enrich your own development. VISTAs serve full-time, Monday – Friday. MN Literacy Council in-service trainings provided on select Fridays. Term of service is June 10 – August 4. Pre-Service Orientation takes place on June 10 & 11 (travel paid by MN Literacy Council). *2 positions available. Applications reviewed on rolling basis until filled or through May 20
Program Benefits : Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Education . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Environment ,  Computers/Technology ,  Youth Development ,  Education ,  Team Work ,  Teaching/Tutoring . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Summer Reads - Ely, MN

Program Start/End Date
06/10/2019  -   08/04/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  


Accepting Applications
From  02/26/2019  To  05/20/2019 

Contact Julie Hignell
111 S 4th Ave E
Ely   MN   55731
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 40006