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Maxfield Magnet Elementary School - St. Paul VISTA Program
 
 
 
Maxfield Elementary School is located in the heart of Saint Paul and the historic Rondo Community. With a free or reduced lunch rate of 98 percent, Maxfield serves a high-need population of approximately 400 students in grades Pre-K thru 5. 97 percent are students of color, 74 percent are African American. It is one of three targeted schools within the Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood, a collaborative partnership designed after the Harlem Children's Zone. Closing the achievement gap in Saint Paul starts at schools like Maxfield Elementary. Our mission is to get students to the required level of academic standards and then ensure they exceed those standards. That happens with excellent teaching, and effective supports both in and out of the classroom; it requires a community school. The VISTA member will support this mission by: 1) implementing effective tutoring programs, 2) coordinating new and existing partnerships that help students and families to meet basic needs, support literacy and math initiatives, and 3) connect Maxfield to the broader community. The member will work closely with the Principal, staff and key community partners to ensure services are strategically aligned and coordinated. This includes recruiting, training, and supporting tutors, assisting parents with volunteer opportunities, collaborating with teachers, using data to drive decisions, and working directly with students to support their leadership opportunities. **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 work of the VISTA focuses on two main areas: in school and extended day (after school) tutoring/mentoring, and volunteer support; and support for family/ parent engagement events, and family support services. The VISTA member is at the center of a successful volunteer experience. This includes recruitment and daily management of volunteers. The VISTA member will be responsible for: application processing, volunteer training, developing volunteers’ schedules, matching volunteers with students/classrooms, tracking and recording hours, and maintaining communication with volunteers and staff. Maxfield Elementary has many partnerships with both community-based organizations and businesses that provide services to our school community. The VISTA member provides the necessary internal supports for many of those organizations and works with the Principal to support key partnerships.
 
Program Benefits :
Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
Terms :
None
 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Education . 
 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Education ,  Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Recruitment ,  Youth Development ,  Communications ,  Leadership ,  Counseling . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Maxfield Magnet Elementary School - St. Paul VISTA Program

Program Start/End Date
07/29/2014  -   08/01/2015

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  04/08/2014  To  06/20/2014 

Contact Nancy Stachel
380 Victoria St N
Saint Paul   MN   55104
651-293-8680
nancy.stachel@spps.org
www.maxfield.spps.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 44627


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