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Literacy Source
 
 
 
Since 1986, Literacy Source has worked to strengthen the Puget Sound 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. Each year, Literacy Source coordinates and trains 200 volunteers who provide small group and individualized instruction to over 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; National External Diploma Program, a high school completion program; Transitions class at King County Correctional Facility. Last year, over 85% of our students were low income and/or receiving public assistance. Our learners range in age from 18-81 and speak more than 62 languages. Our adult students are struggling at the margins of the American dream because they lack basic literacy skills, either because of limited English proficiency or the lack of suitable education. 71% of our students have less than 12 years of school – and fully 25% less than 9 years. 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 Member will coordinate tutoring and classes for adult learners from diverse backgrounds. In addition to supporting volunteers, the Member will develop curriculum, tutor and teach classes, recruit students and monitor student progress: Provide small group and one-to-one instruction focusing on literacy, English language, basic life skills, digital literacy, financial literacy and workforce skills; Manage caseload of students, conducting intake interviews and on-going testing, and helping students establish a learning plan to make progress in achieving goals; Provide lesson planning and instructional support to volunteers; Provide support to students needing assistance with citizenship applications; Conduct outreach to increase community awareness of Literacy Source; Coordinate Community Engagement Workshops and student field trips; Develop supported computer lab time for students to access on-line learning opportunities; Coordinate and produce a monthly student newsletter
 
Program Benefits :
Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Stipend ,  Health Coverage . 
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Education . 
 
Skills :
Communications ,  Computers/Technology ,  Education ,  Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  General Skills ,  Teaching/Tutoring . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
Literacy Source

Program Start/End Date
10/01/2014  -   08/15/2015

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  25

Program Locations WASHINGTON   Seattle/Tacoma/Bremerton  

Accepting Applications
From  04/28/2014  To  09/30/2014 

Contact Lindsey Kafer
720 N 35th St
Seattle   WA   98103
206-782-2050
wscip@esd.wa.gov
www.literacysource.org
 
AmeriCorps

Listing ID 51027


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