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GHCC/CEO - Afterschool Robotics Coordinator
The Center for Educational Outreach (CEO) was established by the Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University to develop educational and outreach programs directed towards underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The goal of the Center is to increase the number of youth who pursue STEM education and careers, particularly women and underrepresented minorities. STEM based career placements are on the rise, and represent an opportunity for people to escape poverty. The goal of this project is to create sustainable community-based robotics programs for Baltimore City School children who may not otherwise have the opportunity to engage in STEM enrichment programs. The VISTA will work with the Center to run a pilot program in the Harwood neighborhood, using the 29th Street Community Center as the home base. During the course of the project the VISTA will create training manuals to be used by other communities that want to create a community-based robotics program. This position is sponsored by Greater Homewood Community Corporation (GHCC) in Baltimore, MD; and the VISTA member will serve with the Center for Educational Outreach in Baltimore, MD. GHCC serves as the VISTA Project Sponsor to more than 20 nonprofit, government, and community organizations throughout Baltimore City and Maryland. Established in 1969 to help neighborhoods become safer, better places to live, GHCC's mission is to build and strengthen vibrant urban communities. GHCC will provide support to the Center for Educational Outreach and the VISTA member throughout the year, including recruitment, training, professional development opportunities, and resources.
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Member Duties : The VISTA Member will be responsible for: 1) Working with an undergraduate student group and the existing robotics program at the 29th Street Community Center; 2) Recruiting a permanent coach for the existing robotics program; 3) Supporting the new coach as they transition into their role; 4) Evaluating existing partnerships, while expanding and developing new partnerships; 5) Evaluating the effectiveness and impact of the pilot year (the VISTA will look at short term impact on the community by interviewing students, community partners and parents/teachers); 6) Expanding the documentation from the pilot year; 7) After reviewing the documentation, the information will be compiled into a resource manual for coaches. This manual will be distributed to potential robotics coaches to implement community robotics programs in new communities around Baltimore.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Children/Youth . 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Community Organization ,  Education ,  Recruitment ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Youth Development ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Computers/Technology ,  Leadership . 
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GHCC/CEO - Afterschool Robotics Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
07/25/2014  -   07/24/2015

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MARYLAND   Washington/Baltimore  


Accepting Applications
From  04/01/2014  To  06/06/2014 

Contact Thomas Pfeifer
3503 N Charles St
Baltimore   MD   21218

Listing ID 54182


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