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FIRST VISTA Program- Chandler, AZ
FIRST was founded in 1989 to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. With a National Headquarters based in Manchester, NH, the 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit public charity designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people (pre-K-12) to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills. The FIRST AmeriCorps VISTA program places VISTA members in strategic in locations to support FIRST programs. We are looking for 2 VISTA members in Chandler, AZ. Both will serve a year and focus on targeting underserved/underrepresented areas where the VISTA will work to both grow and sustain FIRST Programs with the goal of reducing poverty by inspiring kids through FIRST programs that expose them to STEM opening doors and opportunities they may otherwise never realize.
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Member Duties : FIRST VISTA Members work to: a) Support and assist in the recruitment of teams, mentors, coaches and volunteers with an emphasis on securing and sustaining support to the underserved,b) Target specific underserved schools and communities as locations to establish FIRST teams or sustain and grow existing teams, c) support existing teams and mentors to impact student engagement and interest in STEM, d) Raise awareness of grant and funding opportunities for underserved students or teams and to bring awareness to high school students on FIRST teams regarding scholarship opportunities for post-secondary schooling opportunities, e) Host/Support outreach events, expos and demonstrations to increase awareness of FIRST programs among the underserved/underrepresented, f) Assist in supporting and organizing regional competitions and events for all FIRST programs, and coordinate training and workshops for teams and g) Track and report out on specific performance milestones and measurements.
Program Benefits :
Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Use of FIRST laptop, expense account ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Stipend . 
Terms :
Service Areas :
Education . 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Writing/Editing ,  Youth Development ,  Public Speaking ,  Communications ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Team Work ,  Computers/Technology ,  General Skills ,  Self-Motivated, FIRST knowlege ,  Education ,  Community Organization ,  Recruitment ,  Conflict Resolution . 
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FIRST VISTA Program- Chandler, AZ

Program Start/End Date
05/01/2014  -   04/30/2015

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ARIZONA  


Accepting Applications
From  02/05/2014  To  09/20/2014 

Contact Rosy Bainton
200 Bedford St
Manchester   NH   03101
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 50397