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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 several VISTA members to serve in the NYC 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 : Health Coverage* ,  Stipend ,  Use of FIRST laptop, expense account ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Service Areas :
Technology ,  Education . 
Skills :
FIRST Knowledge ,  Public Speaking ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  General Skills ,  Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  Education ,  Leadership ,  Youth Development ,  Recruitment ,  Communications . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA


Program Start/End Date
11/21/2015  -   11/19/2016

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEW YORK   New York City (inc. Long Island CT NJ NY)  

Accepting Applications
From  09/22/2015  To  11/20/2015 

Contact Emily Bainton
100 Avenue Of The Americas
New York   NY   10013
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 53144