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Genesis & Light VISTA School Coordinator Year 1
Join us in impacting the lives, livelihood and living condition of Mississippi's most vulnerable community. VISTA members will alleviate poverty by promoting educational resources and boosting funds supporting the new initiative, which will give economically vulnerable students access to technology and social enrichment so that they are academically successful and better prepared for a future beyond poverty. Genesis & Light Center's Educational Assistance Mentoring Project (GLEAM) will develop academic learning centers for families attending low-performing schools to assist students in passing district tests in Hinds and surrounding counties. The 3-to-5-year project will focus on empowering youth by promoting 1) academic excellence, 2) substance-free lifestyles, and 3) an alternative to youth crime. The objective of this project is to promote education, values, positive attitudes, high levels of self-esteem, and strengthen students and their families in such a way to avoid a life of crime and of poverty. The purpose of this project is to decrease and discourage youth involvement in drugs, crimes, violence or other delinquent behaviors.
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Member Duties : VISTA members will serve with Genesis & Light’s executive director and community partners in developing youth educational and parental development programs including outreach, recruitment, and fundraising. VISTAs will: 1. Recruit community volunteers and low-income disadvantaged program participants, 2. Expand agency’s capacity in developing, organizing, establishing, and promoting new During School Initiative to help build educational growth, career awareness, and personal development of low-income, disadvantaged students, and 3. Establish fundraising events to support programming.
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach ,  Education . 
Skills :
Teaching/Tutoring ,  Writing/Editing ,  Counseling ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  General Skills ,  Education ,  Public Speaking ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Recruitment ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Youth Development ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Computers/Technology . 
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Genesis & Light VISTA School Coordinator Year 1

Program Start/End Date
01/19/2021  -   01/18/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MISSISSIPPI  


Accepting Applications
From  12/07/2020  To  01/18/2021 

Contact Albert Wilson
4914 N State St
Jackson   MS   39206
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 44665