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FIRST Vista Program- Hartford, CT
 
 
 
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 a VISTA member to serve in the Hartford, CT area while focusing on targeting underserved/underrepresented areas where the FIRST VISTA members 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 : Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Use of FIRST laptop, expense account ,  Stipend . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
None
 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Technology . 
 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Self-Motivated, FIRST knowlege ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Computers/Technology ,  General Skills ,  Leadership ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Public Speaking ,  Education ,  Youth Development ,  Recruitment . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
FIRST Vista Program- Hartford, CT

Program Start/End Date
08/30/2015  -   08/28/2016

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CONNECTICUT  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  04/16/2015  To  09/30/2015 

Contact Rosy Bainton
350 Church St
Hartford   CT   06103
603-666-3906
vista@usfirst.org
www.usfirst.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 50639


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