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YouthBuild Education Success VISTA - Washington, DC
A small, alternative school, YouthBuild PCS offers 16- to 24-year olds who have dropped out, aged out, or been expelled from traditional high schools, a unique second chance. In an intimate, supportive environment, students can take classes in English or Spanish, earn a GED diploma, acquire the skills to be successful in college or the workplace, and navigate the transition to adulthood. And this is no small feat: 100% are low-income; a quarter are experiencing homelessness; more than a third are parents themselves; another third speak little or no English; and most begin with extremely low math and reading levels – often the reasons that they dropped out in the first place. Students alternate between the classroom (reading, science, math; job-readiness and life skills), a construction site (building affordable housing units), and service learning opportunities (creating community gardens and cleaning up local rivers). So building means many things: building knowledge, character, homes, lives. Young people who often feel that they have nothing to offer leave YouthBuild PCS with a different perspective: “I built that,” they say. They have built even more.
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Member Duties : YouthBuild DC Public Charter school is looking for an Americorps VISTA to develop our tutoring and career coaching programs. This would include recruiting, training and supervising volunteers and coordinating with the Academic team in identifying the student need and best structure for the program. The AmeriCorps VISTA would also be responsible for planning school-wide community service projects, including but not limited to park clean-ups, family homeless shelters’ Adopt-a-Playroom initiatives, and community garden maintenance. The VISTA will also be responsible for creating content for the school website and social media pages, as well as contributing to grant proposals.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Homelessness . 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  Computers/Technology ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Communications ,  Youth Development ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Public Speaking ,  Recruitment ,  Writing/Editing . 
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YouthBuild Education Success VISTA - Washington, DC

Program Start/End Date
08/03/2020  -   08/02/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA   Washington/Baltimore  

Accepting Applications
From  04/20/2020  To  06/15/2020 

Contact Stephen Dosch
58 Day St
Somerville   MA   02144
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 61000