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GHCC/The Intersection - College and Career Counselor
This position is sponsored by Greater Homewood Community Corporation (GHCC) in Baltimore, MD; and the VISTA member will serve with The Intersection in Baltimore, MD. GHCC serves as the VISTA Project Sponsor to more than 20 nonprofit, government, and community organizations throughout Baltimore City and Maryland. Established in 1969 to help neighborhoods become safer, better places to live, GHCC's mission is to build and strengthen vibrant urban communities. GHCC will provide support to The Intersection and the VISTA member throughout the year, including recruitment, training, professional development opportunities, and resources. The Intersection seeks to transform students from underserved areas into leaders with the skills to go to and through college, to engage in civic action, and to articulate and solve challenges facing themselves and their communities. Its program targets passionate high school sophomores and incorporates rising juniors and seniors into its “steering committee” to train and mentor the next program participants. The Intersection believes linking students to educational opportunities and a college education will elevate their lives. Children living in poverty have been shown to be several years behind their wealthier peers in terms of academics, and this “achievement gap” is even more evident in minority communities. Academic success among children living in poverty has been shown to greatly increase earning potential as well as social factors like reducing incarceration, teenage pregnancy, and dropping out of school. So many of Baltimore’s children are without support when embarking on a college path,and The Intersection helps guide, support and advocate for them.
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Member Duties : Building on the work of the Year 1 VISTA, the College and Career Counselor will implement a program structured around college preparation and planning with the goal of ensuring 100% of participating students graduate from high school on time and 75% go onto college. The VISTA will: 1. Develop partnerships with at least 5 colleges and 5 businesses in the Baltimore area to provide pathways to college acceptance or work experience; 2. Develop curriculum for workshops that address information the students are not being provided; 3. Record, track, and continually assess student’s academics from the point they enter the program until graduating; 4. Create personal portfolios for students to compile program information; 5. Plan the logistical coordination of program workshops.
Program Benefits : Stipend ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Service Areas :
Education ,  Children/Youth . 
Skills :
Social Services ,  Counseling ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Youth Development ,  Education ,  Community Organization . 
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GHCC/The Intersection - College and Career Counselor

Program Start/End Date
11/23/2013  -   11/22/2014

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  21    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MARYLAND   Washington/Baltimore  

Accepting Applications
From  09/11/2013  To  09/27/2013 

Contact Allison Wilhite
3503 N Charles St
Baltimore   MD   21218
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 49943