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English Learning Center - Program Development (MLC)
The English Learning Center (ELC) offers multiple levels of English, math, and citizenship classes, as well as a computer lab for adult learners to practice English online and gain digital literacy skills. We serve roughly 400 learners each year, with most of our students coming from Somalia, Ethiopia, Ecuador, and Mexico. The ELC serves many students at the lowest literacy levels, often learning the basics of phonics. Our classes are offered mornings and evenings year round and are taught by an impressive corps of volunteer teachers. We provide a welcoming and professional environment for learners, and a unique venue for volunteers to have a rich and impactful teaching experience. The role of community is central to the ELC’s mission and strong cross-cultural relationships are woven in an environment that benefits both students and volunteers. Through trainings, workshops, and discussion, volunteers gain teaching skills, an understanding of issues that immigrants and refugees face, and a deeper appreciation for the contributions that people from all corners of the world make to the community. The Literacy Leader will improve the effectiveness of our literacy classes by developing new learner assessment and goal tracking systems, creating a system for individualized instruction, and connecting with new community partners to boost enrollment and facilitate responsive service provision. These efforts will create pathways out of poverty for low-income students through improved literacy and English fluency and increased access to opportunities such as work, health, education, transportation, and much more. This position is an excellent opportunity to gain meaningful experience working with non-profits, in program evaluation, and community outreach. The ELC has a tight-knit staff dedicated to professional growth and learning. We are sure you will learn from your year as a Literacy Leader at the ELC, and that we, in turn, have much to learn from you!
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Member Duties : Our Literacy Leader will work to improve on our curriculum, assessment, and feedback system to monitor student progress and develop other ways to track learners’ goals. The Literacy Leader will also research teacher and student feedback to identify best practices for serving adult students with learning difficulties. Finally, they will build relationships and connections with community partners and neighborhood organizations to further the ELC’s network and improve student recruitment, outreach, and service delivery. *Position part of the Literacy Leadership cohort of MN Literacy Council. Applications reviewed on rolling basis until positions are filled, through June 30. MN Literacy Council fosters a culture that is inclusive to all. See our full diversity and inclusion statement:
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Healthcare Allowance, CSA Produce Share ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Technology ,  Education . 
Skills :
Teaching/Tutoring ,  General Skills ,  Social Services ,  Team Work ,  Recruitment ,  Computers/Technology ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Education . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

English Learning Center - Program Development (MLC)

Program Start/End Date
08/05/2019  -   08/03/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Somali or Spanish preferred

Accepting Applications
From  03/13/2019  To  05/28/2019 

Contact Hannah Smith
2315 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis   MN   55404
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 65478