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ILCC-Northeastern Illinois University
 
 
 
The VISTA position at Northeastern Illinois University will assist in the coordination of community partnership and civic engagement programs with a focus on programs and services that support low income and first generation college students and support work being done to narrow academic achievement gaps and increase college enrollment of low income and first generation college at a diverse Hispanic Serving Institution. The VISTA will work to interrupt the cycle of poverty by supporting college success among low income students at Northeastern University. To this end, the VISTA will work alongside the university's Economic Inequality Initiative for programmatic development. The focus of which are to promote academic success among low-income and first generation college students through civically engaged partnerships.This also includes coordinating monthly Speak Out series on issues regarding economic inequality. Additionally, emphasis is placed on economic education initiatives such as financial literacy. The VISTA will build capacity by helping to develop work study programs that will serve as internships for upper level students. Provides support for Career Fairs, Power Closet, and other programs to help students prepare for internships and other applied learning experiences to support their professional development. While expanding the reach of the food pantry and other program initiatives to support low income college students.
 
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Member Duties : 1. Support work being done to narrow academic achievement gaps and increase college enrollment of low income and first generation college students. 2. Provide support for the Student Food Pantry and other program initiatives to support low income college students. 3. Promote greater civic involvement among low income first generation college students and education on issues related to economic inequality including financial literacy. 4. Coordinate monthly speak out series on issues that impact on educational inequality. 5. Provide support for community service activities including the 9/11, MLK, and Chavez Days of Service including involvement of Roosevelt High School and other public schools in the North River Area of Chicago. 6. Provides support for Career Fairs, Power Closet, and other programs to help students prepare for internships and other applied learning experiences to support their professional development
 
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Stipend ,  Living Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Education . 
 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Recruitment ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Education ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
ILCC-Northeastern Illinois University

Program Start/End Date
08/13/2018  -   08/12/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  05/01/2018  To  09/30/2018 

Contact Kris Pierre
5500 N Saint Louis Ave
Chicago   IL   60625
773-442-4607
k-pierre@neiu.edu
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 66344


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