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ILCC-Western Illinois University- Quad Cities
 
 
 
The Americorps VISTA at Western Illinois University-Quad Cities (WIU-QC) is essential for developing new programs aimed at supporting both current students at WIU-QC as well as students at low-income schools in the surrounding community. On campus, the VISTA will collaborate with the Higher Learning Commission’s Persistence and Completion Academy to identify at risk populations on campus, assess these students' needs, and develop strategies and programs that address these needs. Additionally, the VISTA will connect with local middle and high school mentoring programs that serve economically disadvantaged students. After assessing the need of these programs, the VISTA will develop partnerships with campus entities to recruit volunteers, levy resources such as books or funds, and also help expand programs to new locations. In collaboration with the Student Affairs office, the VISTA will also coordinate with the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce to administer a grant from the Lumina Foundation, which aims to increase access to higher education in the Quad Cities. To support the growing number of Veteran Students on campus, the VISTA will develop outreach and collaboration with local veteran organizations to create a sustainable resource for veteran students at WIU-QC.
 
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Member Duties : 1. Planning and outreach to local veteran’s organizations to create a sustainable resource for our student veterans. 2. Take part in committee meetings for the Higher Learning Commission’s Persistence and Completion Academy, help gather and assess information and assist in developing strategies and programs. 3. Work with the QC Chamber of Commerce as they administer a grant from the Lumina Foundation, which aims to increase access to higher education in the Quad Cities. 4. Connect with current local middle and high school mentoring programs that serve economically disadvantaged students. The VISTA will work to help grow these programs through the recruitment of volunteers and also help develop programs at new locations. 5. The VISTA will work with Career Development to create programs that increase post-graduation employability and economic stability of select student groups.
 
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
 
 
*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 :
Community Outreach ,  Veterans ,  Education ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Leadership ,  Education ,  Veterans ,  Recruitment ,  Community Organization ,  Communications . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
ILCC-Western Illinois University- Quad Cities

Program Start/End Date
08/14/2018  -   08/13/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  04/23/2018  To  09/30/2018 

Contact Audrey Adamson
3300 River Dr
Moline   IL   61265
309-762-9080
anw-adamson@wiu.edu
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 66754


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