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Brooklyn Bridge Alliance for Youth - Youth Engagement (MLC)
 
 
 
The Brooklyn Bridge Alliance for Youth exists to give youth aged 10-19 in Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park a chance to thrive by connecting them to positive high quality out-of-school time opportunities. We seek to create a community in which youth experience increased graduation rates, increased pathways to college and career, and increased youth safety and well-being. The Alliance works with 9 key partners to achieve its mission and goals. Our partners include the Cites of Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park, four local school districts, Hennepin County, and two local colleges. The key partnerships help the Alliance to influence policy and systems at multiple levels and make a wide ranging impact. We recognize that the issues and barriers that youth face are complex, multifaceted, and no one entity or organization will be able to solve it for every youth in the entire community. The vision for the AmeriCorps VISTA Youth Engagement Specialist is to build a sustainable infrastructure to increase youth engagement at the various levels of Alliance partner organizations, and to increase participation in out-of-school-time opportunities that build social emotional skills and accelerate youth success. Youth engagement is a process by which youth have positive experiences and are actively engaged in their own development and success. The VISTA will be provided professional development to expand their knowledge and skills as well as opportunities to gain invaluable professional skills in public speaking, networking, training, partnership/relationship development, youth engagement, youth work, quality program design and assessment, systems building and policy impact. Applicants from the Brooklyns are preferred and with knowledge and experience working with diverse communities. Must be able to communicate clearly, set initiatives and priorities with self-direction and motivation.
 
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Member Duties : The VISTA will provide key expertise in creating and expanding youth engagement opportunities across systems. VISTA will continue to build on the youth engagement training manual series, share and train on youth engagement best practices, and work with Alliance partners to expand their youth engagement efforts and capacity, and to improve quality programs that accelerate youth success. This role will work alongside the Alliance Project Coordinator, who will provide direct supervision and collaboration on this work. Opportunity to be part of an ongoing social & emotional learning (SEL) cohort with other Twin Cities professionals, who will design SEL framework and toolkit. Excellent opportunity for professional development, networking, and exposure to career options. Valid license required. Second language skills helpful, but not required. *Position is part of the MN Literacy Council VISTA cohort. Applications reviewed on rolling basis through June 8 www.mnliteracy.org/americorps-vista
 
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Healthcare Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach ,  Education . 
 
Skills :
General Skills ,  First Aid ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  Leadership ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Youth Development ,  Counseling ,  Recruitment ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Social Services ,  Community Organization ,  Public Speaking ,  Writing/Editing ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Education . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Brooklyn Bridge Alliance for Youth - Youth Engagement (MLC)

Program Start/End Date
08/02/2018  -   08/01/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Languages
Spanish or Hmong preferred

Accepting Applications
From  04/02/2018  To  06/20/2018 

Contact Kaysone Syonesa
Brooklyn Bridge Alliance for Youth
Brooklyn Center   MN   55430
612-968-6043
kaysyon@gmail.com
brooklynsallianceforyouth.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 59253


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