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CTCC: Connecticut College
 
 
 
CT Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA program was developed in 2008 to address the local needs of low-income communities and to be a mechanism for community change. Through campus based placements, our AmeriCorps VISTA members build, support, and deepen partnerships between campuses and local organizations in two areas: education and economic opportunity. These partnerships will strengthen the capacity of local organizations to alleviate poverty in low-income communities by leveraging the resources of higher education institutions. Connecticut College’s Community Learning/Service Office recruits, trains, and transports 500 students annually. The college students work in schools, hospitals, and human services. They work with community partners and contribute to increased academic levels, increased physical fitness and health and well being, increased program capacity to deliver services, and expanded research. They work in New London where 19.2% of residents and 31.9% of children are below the poverty level and a majority of children and youth do not demonstrate mastery on Connecticut State Mastery Tests. The community is ethnically diverse and has a large Spanish speaking population. This VISTA project focuses on educational partnerships with the New London Public Schools to increase academic success and on capacity building with a wide range of human service organizations and agencies.
 
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Member Duties : The VISTA member will: assist in developing and implementing projects by expanding opportunities for college students to increase their knowledge of community issues and how to best engage in addressing issues; cultivate and solidify active citizenship and guide students engaged in community learning and service with the population of New London; contribute to capacity building with community based organizations that advance positive youth development, academic success, and expand health and wellness; strengthen collaborative structures and solidify sustainable partnerships.
 
Program Benefits : Housing ,  Training ,  Recreation Pass, Partial Meal Plan ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time . 
 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth . 
 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Recruitment ,  Team Work ,  Youth Development ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Education . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
CTCC: Connecticut College

Program Start/End Date
08/05/2013  -   08/08/2013

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CONNECTICUT  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  04/08/2013  To  06/30/2013 

Contact Sam Rigotti
1073 N Benson Rd
Fairfield   CT   06824
203-254-4000
srigotti@fairfield.edu

Listing ID 49607


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