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Volunteer Iowa: IPTV Ready for School
The Volunteer Iowa/Iowa Public Television Ready for School initiative will assist Iowa communities in implementing community-based plans to improve the math and literacy skills of children ages 2 to 8 from low-income families through training and resource education and increased access to high-quality educational media resources for families, caregivers, and educators. This initiative will use a comprehensive approach to community engagement with multiple community organizations in 25 communities in Iowa and is designed to help children increase their school readiness. Ready for School will definitely meet the mission of improving lives and strengthening communities and the vision of empowering citizens to meet community challenges to make young children’s lives better by engaging multiple community members and organizations in activities designed to surround children with learning opportunities. This project will help communities deploy public television early literacy resources and activities in multiple venues to help increase the school readiness of children in their communities. Parents and other community members will be empowered to play a greater role in supporting their children’s learning through an anytime-is-learning-time approach to everyday experiences. This project will help meet the priority that all Iowa Youth have the assets for success, particularly through school achievement by building the foundational skills to be support grade level reading ability by third grade. The rollout will focus on recruiting communities with high concentrations of economically disadvantaged children and also communities with schools identified as being in need of assistance by the Iowa Department of Education.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : 1. The VISTA member will serve as a liaison with community organizations in the Ready for School project in selected communities. 2. The VISTA member will develop and conduct a series of trainings of community partner organization staff members. 3. The VISTA member will develop and implement strategies to measure outcomes of Ready for School activities in targeted communities. 4. The VISTA member will work to identify and recruit community partners for the FY 2015 cycle of the Ready for School project.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance (if eligible) ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Recruitment ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Speaking ,  Education ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Team Work . 
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Volunteer Iowa: IPTV Ready for School

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

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations IOWA  


Accepting Applications
From  08/22/2013  To  11/15/2013 

Contact Terry Rinehart
PO Box 6450
Johnston   IA   50131
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 49233