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Literacy Source - Adult Literacy Instructor
Since 1986, Literacy Source has worked to strengthen the Seattle community by empowering adults to become educated, employed citizens. Literacy Source helps transform lives by providing free classes, tutoring and learning resources for low-income adults who want to improve their basic reading, writing, math and computer skills; learn English; study for a high school diploma or GED; or prepare to become citizens. Our success in serving adults with unique barriers starts by careful assessment of current skills, determining goals and developing individual educational plans. Students then continue with tailored instruction, encouragement and support throughout the program year. Each year, we coordinate 200 trained volunteers who provide instruction to nearly 500 adults in King County. We are a volunteer literacy program and rely on small-group instruction and tutoring to tailor instruction to the students’ needs. Literacy Source programs include, but are not limited to: • Basic skills instruction in reading, writing and math • Integrated, individualized and classroom computer instruction • English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction for immigrants and refugees • GED and Citizenship preparation • Assistance with Naturalization applications for Citizenship students • External Diploma Program, a high school completion program, and • Transitions Class at King County Corrections Facility Last year, over 85% of the nearly 500 students we served were low income and/or receiving public assistance. Our learners range in age from 18-81, and speak more than 60 languages. Our adult students are those that are struggling at the margins of the American dream because they lack basic literacy skills. Low literacy and/or English language skills prevent too many adults from getting, keeping, and advancing in jobs, raising school-ready children, supporting their children’s learning and ultimately fully participating in our community.
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Member Duties : The Adult Literacy AmeriCorps Member will coordinate tutoring and classes for economically disadvantaged adult learners from diverse backgrounds. In addition to volunteer recruitment and support, the Member will develop curriculum, tutor and teach classes and monitor student progress. Our overall program objectives for the AmeriCorps project are to increase the English language, literacy, and basic life skills of low-income adults in our community so they will have greater opportunities. The Member will: * Provide small group and one-to-one instruction focusing on literacy, basic life skills and financial literacy. *Build on current curricula, focusing on the basic reading, writing, and math skills needed to obtain a GED or high school diploma. *Provide direct lesson planning and instructional support to volunteers. *
Program Benefits :
Training ,  Stipend ,  Health Coverage ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Education ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Computers/Technology . 
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Literacy Source - Adult Literacy Instructor

Program Start/End Date
09/01/2013  -   07/15/2014

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  25

Program Locations WASHINGTON   Seattle/Tacoma/Bremerton  

Accepting Applications
From  06/01/2013  To  08/01/2013 

Contact Lindsey Kafer
720 N 35th St
Seattle   WA   98103

Listing ID 51027