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Boys & Girls Clubs - Google Code Corps Volunteer Specialist
 
 
 
Code Corps is a volunteer-led program to deliver Google's Computer Science (CS) First programming and other technology experiences to 5,000 underserved youth in communities across the United States. This exciting opportunity will put 20 VISTAs, paired at each of the 10 locations, in the forefront of bridging the opportunity gap for underrepresented youth in tech. This initiative targets girls and those of Hispanic/Latino, Native American, and/or African American populations ages 10-14. Nationwide, there is a crisis for qualified technical professionals of the targeted populations. This program promotes equity and access to computer science programs; the project will build the capacity of ten local Boys & Girls Club organizations to implement technology programming, and develop and sustain a skilled volunteer recruitment program and management system. Code Corps members provide the Club with visible support and expertise for technology and technology education for the remainder of the two of three years. VISTA members will be the establishment of a skilled volunteer corps, developing a network of higher education, corporate partners, and community partners who provide reliable and skilled trainers and mentors for the computer science programming efforts. The goal for each Code Corps site is to have a sustainable program of high quality computer science experiences that extend beyond the VISTAs' year of service. Aside from CNCS Pre-Service Orientation, assigned Code Corps VISTAs will have the opportunity to travel to Google headquarters to receive specialized training as well as work with a national network of sites and local community partners. VISTAs will serve at each of the following communities: Chicago; Portland; Bay Area; Silicon Valley, Raleigh, Boston, Washington, DC, Omaha (Nebraska), and New York City,
 
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Member Duties : This is an opportunity that will cultivate leadership, training, technology, and collaborative skills in one role. Members will work with staff from Google and a national network of sites on this exciting initiative. They will be trained on CS First, a computer science curriculum created by Google. VISTAs will learn community needs and identify strengths and gaps related to technology programming with Club leadership. They will engage local Googlers and other volunteers to serve as skills-based volunteers to lead CS First sessions with youth. VISTAs will update/modify resources to build capacity of Clubs to continue the delivery of the computer science program beyond the VISTA’s service. This includes training curriculum for volunteers who will deliver the program. VISTAs will plan and support occasional Hackathons, which are day-long events which help youth learn to problem solve in teams through utilizing tech. They will also lead a teen council in collaboration with Club staff.
 
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Program Training at Google Los Angeles ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Education . 
 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Recruitment ,  Communications ,  Computers/Technology ,  Volunteer Management ,  Leadership ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Youth Development ,  Public Speaking ,  Team Work ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Writing/Editing ,  Education . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Boys & Girls Clubs - Google Code Corps Volunteer Specialist

Program Start/End Date
05/01/2017  -   04/30/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS ,  CALIFORNIA ,  MARYLAND ,  MASSACHUSETTS ,  NEW YORK ,  OREGON ,  NEBRASKA ,  NORTH CAROLINA   Washington/Baltimore ,  New York City (inc. Long Island CT NJ NY) ,  San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose ,  Chicago ,  Boston  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  01/01/2017  To  05/01/2017 

Contact Susan Ciavolino
1275 Peachtree st ne
atlanta   GA   30309
404-487-5648
sciavolino@bgca.org
bgca.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 58634


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