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ILCC-Northwestern University LCE
Within the office of Leadership & Community Engagement, the ILCC VISTA will support and advise student organizations that partner with Chicago and Evanston economic development-related organizations. In this capacity, the VISTA will provide Pre-Service Orientation and Training for volunteers prior to engaging in community service with these community partners, provide resources to help organization leadership and general members to develop knowledge and skills necessary for ethical and effective service, and conduct site visits to institutionalize and sustain community partnerships with Chicago and Evanston non-profits. The VISTA will build capacity in 3 critical areas: to lead our focused partnership with Gale Community Academy in Rogers Park, to establish a sustainable series of campus Justice Talks, and to explore connections between residence life and service-learning programming. Much of the proposed workload for the VISTA position would be developing new initiatives and programming that would build capacity of the Leadership and Community Engagement office. If these efforts show promise and early success, the Leadership and Community Engagement office would petition to use federal work study money to support a team of student workers to sustain some of the work the VISTA establishes.
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Member Duties : 1. Build networks and support partnerships to create and maintain a mutually beneficial and sustainable relationship between Gale Community Academy and Northwestern University. 2. Provide programming support both onsite at Gale as well as on campus to decrease the gap in academic skills and knowledge between low income students and their peers 3. The VISTA will spearhead a monthly series of speaking events, called Justice Talks, in which community leaders speak to students about social justice issues and help them connect with community based organizations for service opportunities. 4. Plan a year long curriculum to highlight critical social justice issues facing Evanston and Chicago. 5. Schedule, coordinate, and promote monthly speaking events. 6. Create and maintain partnership networks connecting residence hall staff to community agencies. 7. Collaborate and brainstorm opportunities for residence based service learning and social justice education.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Housing ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Conflict Resolution ,  Leadership ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Education ,  Community Organization ,  Recruitment . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

ILCC-Northwestern University LCE

Program Start/End Date
07/30/2018  -   07/29/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  


Accepting Applications
From  04/24/2018  To  09/30/2018 

Contact Val Buchanan
1999 Campus Drive
Evanston   IL   60208
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 66352