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Saint Paul Public Library-Reading Together -(MLC)
The mission of the Reading Together program is to help address the achievement gap in Saint Paul by providing literacy mentoring for students who struggle with reading. Weekly one-on-one reading practice by trained volunteers boost the students’ reading skills, enhance pleasure in reading, build relationships, and help develop growth in higher level thinking skills. The VISTA member will have the opportunity to work in an urban library setting with a diverse group of students, volunteers, and library staff who employ the Youth Program Quality Assessment model for fostering youth development.
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Member Duties : The VISTA member will be involved in all facets of the Reading Together program. Responsibilities will include: recruiting volunteer tutors through community outreach; developing training materials and facilitating workshops for tutors; communicating with library staff, families, and tutors; pairing students and tutors and scheduling reading sessions; and developing and maintaining an efficient system of recording tutor and volunteer participation data. Intermediate computer skills are required. The VISTA must be highly organized, self-directed, a good communicator, respectful of diverse populations, and be willing to function as part of a team.
Program Benefits :
Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Healthcare Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
Terms :
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Recruitment ,  Computers/Technology ,  Writing/Editing ,  Youth Development ,  General Skills ,  Leadership ,  Education ,  Public Speaking ,  Communications ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Teaching/Tutoring . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Saint Paul Public Library-Reading Together -(MLC)

Program Start/End Date
07/28/2015  -   07/30/2016

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/16/2015  To  05/15/2015 

Contact Charlene McKenzie
461 Dale St N
Saint Paul   MN   55103
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 44092