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Learning Community Integrated Studies & Social Justice VISTA
Over the last five years, we have worked hard as a middle grades community to grow our adult learning around race, gender, and class inequities, and to craft curriculum to grow students’ critical consciousness so that they might take thoughtful action to create a more just world. We have also had the support of VISTAs to enable us to try out some models for bringing this work to our students. Overall, the goal of this project is to create and revise systems that allow teachers to work more collaboratively, particularly but not exclusively through the lens of social action. Looking to next year, the Middle Grades Integrated Studies & Social Action VISTA will work closely with our middle school director to fully implement the work of creating cohesive and supportive structures in the middle grades, including supporting students and adults growing schema in these critical issues, as well as social action project development. Additionally, the social action VISTA will support the middle school director in making sure our internal discipline practices align with our beliefs as a community about empowering young people and in creating and revising systems to better support integration. That will mean research on other systems, gathering information about what other people have done, observing our current systems, interviewing teachers, students, and families, and more. To learn more about The Learning Community please visit
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Member Duties : As the Middle Grades Integrated Studies and Social Justice VISTA at The Learning Community, you will work closely with the middle school director on various projects that will help to create and revise systems. Projects will include: researching and system development of restorative justice practices in grades 4 - 8 to continue to improve and reflect on our social justice mission. Additionally this VISTA will be responsible for working with the teaching staff to create a social action committee and research texts for teachers to use. Finally, this VISTA will help with researching integrated programs that provide social, emotional, and/or academic enrichments to students outside of their core context classes.
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Education ,  Team Work ,  Leadership ,  Youth Development ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Communications ,  Social Services . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Learning Community Integrated Studies & Social Justice VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/20/2018  -   08/19/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations RHODE ISLAND  

Accepting Applications
From  06/01/2018  To  08/15/2018 

Contact Nicole Bathalon
21 Lincoln Ave
Central Falls   RI   02863
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 66345