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Breakthrough Twin Cities -- Saint Paul VISTA Program
Breakthrough Twin Cities helps motivated students overcome adversity to prepare for college with the support of older students passionate about education. For six weeks during the summer, motivated, under-resourced middle school students take challenging, enrichment courses designed by aspiring teachers. Professional instructional coaches guide the aspiring teachers. During the school year, middle school students participate in enrichment programming on one Saturday per month. High school students participate in quarterly Saturday sessions, monthly after-school meetings, and receive individualized college counseling services. We also provide 1-1 support to students who encounter the greatest challenges in school. The primary goal for the VISTA during the 2013-2014 year is to build Breakthrough Twin Cities’ community engagement capacity through communications, volunteerism and development. In particular, the VISTA will: 1) Refine our volunteer program, allowing our organization to expand our services in areas of greatest need – social support, math, and college essay coaching, and 2) Assist Breakthrough Twin Cities in developing a strong and adequately balanced funding stream that will contribute to organizational sustainability. The VISTA member will help to ensure that all of our students, regardless of socioeconomic conditions, have the opportunity to enroll in and be successful in college! **This VISTA position is sponsored by the Saint Paul VISTA Program. Hosted in Mayor Chris Coleman's Office, the Saint Paul VISTA Program is comprised of a city-wide cohort of individuals -- placed at community organizations and schools -- dedicated to shaping the educational landscape for youth and families in Saint Paul.**
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Member Duties : The Breakthrough Saint Paul VISTA member will build capacity in our volunteer program by: 1) Revising our volunteer recruitment & management plan; 2) Developing online tutor training modules; 3) Developing a mentoring activity guide; 4) Creating a volunteer recruitment, training & matching plan; 5) Creating a volunteer engagement and recognition plan; 6) Developing a program impact plan. Our VISTA member will build capacity in development by: 1) Obtaining grant writing training; 2) Creating a grant application & report calendar; 3) Completing 2 letters of inquiry and 1 grant; 4) Enhancing our annual fundraiser; 5) Developing a donor data tracking system; 6) Refining individual donor development.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Counseling ,  Youth Development ,  Education ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Recruitment ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Communications ,  Public Speaking ,  General Skills . 
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Breakthrough Twin Cities -- Saint Paul VISTA Program

Program Start/End Date
11/12/2013  -   11/15/2014

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  08/19/2013  To  11/04/2013 

Contact Ryan Kirk
2051 Larpenteur Ave E
Saint Paul   MN   55109
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 40631