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US2020 Philadelphia STEM Mentoring Initiative
Become a founding US2020 ( VISTA in the City of Philadelphia! Help the Mayor’s Office of Education and our partners build a movement of STEM mentoring designed to increase access and interest in STEM careers among youth living in low-income communities. The Mayor’s Office of Education is recruiting a pair of VISTAs with outstanding project management and written and oral communication skills who will work as a team to: (1) Engage Philadelphia’s US2020 Coalition in building the capacity of partner organizations to increase the quantity and quality of STEM mentorship initiatives across the city. Key partners in this work include Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, the School District of Philadelphia, the City’s Office of Innovation and Technology, SPARK Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Youth Network. VISTAs will be responsible to coordinate the development, implementation and ongoing evaluation of 1-3 pilot initiatives and identify and document best practices that could be taken to scale beyond year 1. (2) Develop and pilot a “STEM Mentoring Platform & Resource Center”. This integrated online system will recruit, refer and match mentors to youth, and build the capacity and capabilities of STEM professionals to become high-impact mentors. The VISTAs will work with STEM professionals to develop high-quality resources, training and professional development opportunities that will be made available through the on-line platform. US2020 VISTAs in Philadelphia will be part of the 25-member “SERVE Philadelphia VISTA Corps” cohort and will receive ongoing support, training, professional development and opportunities for networking and collaboration. For more information, please see
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : •Report to the US2020 City Coordinator in the Mayor’s Office of Education •Pilot & document best practices for the recruitment of STEM corporations, higher ed institutions, non-profits & philanthropies to the US2020 Coalition; recruit & place mentors in 1-3 pilot initiatives •Build the capacity of the Coalition by coordinating its "backbone" functions, including planning & facilitating regular strategy meetings of the Steering Committee & Sub-Committees whose work will contribute to yr 1 implementation including new partnership development & yr 2 strate •Develop & design the US2020 Matching Platform/Resource Center & create systems & best practices around data entry & reporting •Identify city-wide STEM resources & opportunities for the Resource Center •Develop the Coalition’s communication plan including social media & create collateral materials for outreach •Develop, implement & document special events to celebrate & promote STEM mentoring & strengthen the STEM mentor pipeline
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Training . 
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Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Technology ,  Education ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach ,  Neighborhood Revitalization . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Leadership ,  Youth Development ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Education ,  Computers/Technology ,  Team Work ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Community Organization . 
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US2020 Philadelphia STEM Mentoring Initiative

Program Start/End Date
07/12/2014  -   07/11/2015

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations PENNSYLVANIA   Philadelphia/Wilmington/Atlantic City  


Accepting Applications
From  05/02/2014  To  07/30/2014 

Contact Lisa Ulrich
308 Congress St
Boston   MA   02210
617 354-6858
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 55276