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ILCC-North Park University STEM
The Americorps VISTA at North Park University will be primarily responsible for developing the Chicago Intensive Project's STEM initiaitves. The Chicago Intensive is an urban-centric experiential learning curricular program in which students enrolled in the program take the same classes which have been redesigned to incorporate Chicago as the classroom. For example, the entire cohort will take an Intro to Statistics course called “Just Stats”. Students will learn how to utilize statistical analysis in assessing urban issues such as redlining and gentrification. The VISTA for 2016-2017 will build on the work of our current VISTA and help develop new tracks for the Chicago Intensive that will enable students in STEM disciplines to participate. This will mean the VISTA will both work on campus to build infrastructure for the program. The VISTA will also work off campus to build partnerships with more community based organizations working on issues of poverty where we can place students. One of the key measureable outcomes of the program is for each student in the cohort to see both the assets and disparities evident within each community and to understand how their academic interests can interface with them.
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Member Duties : 1.Develop new tracks for the Chicago Intensive specific to STEM disciplines and engage STEM faculty 2.Manage and recruit for existing co-curricular student service groups related to STEM disciplines. 3. Research and develop new partnerships with organizations that are augmenting academic readiness, affordable housing options, case management for displaced families, and employability for their clients. 4. Assist the Urban Outreach Coordinator and community-based organization in crafting roles and responsibilities for student practicum placements. 5. Work both on campus to build infrastructure for the program and work off campus to build partnerships with more community based organizations working on issues of poverty to place students.
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Stipend ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service 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 :
Community Organization ,  Education ,  Communications ,  Leadership . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

ILCC-North Park University STEM

Program Start/End Date
07/20/2016  -   07/19/2017

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  


Accepting Applications
From  04/19/2016  To  08/30/2017 

Contact Richard Kohng
3225 W Foster Ave
Chicago   IL   60625
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 66859