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New Haven Education: Common Ground H.S.
Founded in 1997 by the New Haven Ecology Project, Common Ground launched as the nation’s first charter high school focused on the urban environment and serving low-income students. Today, Common Ground High School is creating the next generation of successful college students and powerful environmental leaders. Our students graduate with the knowledge, skills and motivation to live healthy, powerful, productive and sustainable lives. The environment serves as the organizing context of Common Ground’s standards-based curriculum, and active, authentic learning is employed as the primary vehicle for developing academic excellence, strong character, environmental understanding, and a commitment to community in our students. Our three campuses – West Rock Ridge State Park, a 20-acre urban farm, and the City of New Haven – provide powerful laboratories for student learning. Common Ground is one of seven community organizations taking part in the New Haven Education AmeriCorps VISTA Project, sponsored by the Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut, in order to improve the capacity of organizations to close the achievement gap by increasing access to programs which improve childhood literacy, college-readiness, and wraparound services in New Haven.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : *Help us better understand how our graduates fare in college, and what about their Common Ground experience causes them to succeed or struggle. Build and manage a data system to track alumni information and develop a system for surveying and interviewing alumni to help us better understand their post-high school experiences. *Make sure students and families access the financial aid resources they need to succeed in college. Mobilize community volunteers and partner organizations to provide intensive support to families in completing financial aid forms, and locating and applying for scholarships. *Partner with existing staff to create and build a new alumni network, develop back-end data and contact management systems. The VISTA will also engage alumni as a volunteer resource.
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time . 
Service Areas :
Environment ,  Children/Youth ,  Education . 
Skills :
Computers/Technology ,  Environment ,  Writing/Editing ,  Education ,  Recruitment ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

New Haven Education: Common Ground H.S.

Program Start/End Date
07/08/2013  -   07/11/2014

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CONNECTICUT   New York City (inc. Long Island CT NJ NY)  

Accepting Applications
From  02/04/2013  To  04/29/2013 

Contact Shannon Mykins
New Haven Education Vista Project
New Haven   CT   06511
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 48471