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DREAM - Program Empowerment Directors
 
 
 
Welcome to an organization that is awesome. We dream big, have a lot of fun, believe all youth can thrive, have a relentless focus on families in affordable housing, are ready to go the extra mile to make change, and like to be bold, fun, energetic, goofy, outrageous, thoughtful and optimistic. Maybe you’d like to join us? We are seeking three Program Empowerment Directors for our recently launched Philadelphia office. DREAM is a youth development organization that works to change the life outcomes of youth living in low-income housing developments by providing high quality, college campus based Village Mentoring, summer enrichment programming, local and regional adventures, support for post-secondary success, and an unwavering commitment to some of our most vulnerable youth. DREAM recruits college student volunteer to serve as mentors to youth living in affordable housing. All DREAM youth receive consistent, year-round DREAM programming, from elementary school through high school graduation and into college and career. DREAM believes in the adage that “it takes a village to raise a child” and takes a more community oriented approach to mentoring, building a strong social support network around each youth participant. DREAM is a small but growing organization seeking to increase its impact and reach in Philadelphia. DREAM’s Local Community Programs (groups of college students mentoring children living in affordable housing communities in close proximity to the college or university) are the heart of the organization. The primary responsibility of Program Empowerment Directors is to ensure that mentors have necessary resources, training and support to run an amazing mentoring program and empower children to DREAM big.
 
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.


Member Duties : The primary responsibility of the Program Empowerment Directors will be to work closely with the Philadelphia staff to support college student mentors, as well as the youth and families DREAM serves. Program Empowerment Directors will focus on recruiting new college mentors and youth participants, strengthening existing relationships with youth, parents and community stakeholders, and play a large role in the facilitation and implementation of DREAM’s teen “Mentors-In-Training” program. Members will serve as a critical liaison between the housing community and college mentors, and will work closely with parents and community leaders to strengthen DREAM’s presence and sustainability. DREAM Program Empowerment Directors will contribute to DREAM’s strategic growth plan through the development of partnerships with new low-income communities and collaboration with additional colleges and universities in the Philadelphia region.
 
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance . 
 
 
*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 . 
 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Education . 
 
Skills :
Recruitment ,  Communications ,  Youth Development ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
DREAM - Program Empowerment Directors

Program Start/End Date
08/22/2017  -   08/25/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations PENNSYLVANIA   Philadelphia/Wilmington/Atlantic City  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  04/10/2017  To  07/01/2017 

Contact Jen Horan
PO Box 36846
Philadelphia   PA   19107
267-443-7023
jhoran@dreamprogram.org
www.dreamprogram.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 66027


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