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ILCC-Rockford University
The Americorps VISTA at Rockford University focuses on programs and events related to student success and retention, civic engagement, and Community-Based Learning. All students are encouraged to take part in engagement opportunities, increasing numbers are taking CBL classes, a large population on campus are first generation college students, and a small number are veterans. The VISTA not only will have a high level of impact on our campus and greatly enhance the college experiences of many of our students, but will also help our University strengthen ties to the surrounding communities through CBL and service activities. Through the Office of Student Success and Retention (OSSR), Rockford is able to reach those students who need the most help. From guiding students as they transition to college, assisting them in setting academic goals, to providing tutors, OSSR is the student’s partner in academic success. It also coordinates several campus-wide efforts to increase student success and retention, with an intentional focus on first generation college students and students that have been conditionally admitted to the University. Rockford's Jane Addams Center for Civic Engagement aspires to develop transformative leaders prepared to influence the world. Throughout the academic year, the Jane Addams Center provides opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to volunteer and be engaged in service with local community partners. In collaboration with our campus and community partners, the Center provides educational workshops and deliberative dialogues. Finally, Rockford's Community-Based Learning (CBL) program supports Rockford University students in reflective experiential learning through community partnerships, local-to-global, that provide mutually positive educational outcomes. The goals of our CBL program are based on the conviction that Rockford University is a citizen of the community and that the community has a stake in Rockford University, as well.
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Member Duties : 1.Provide on-going case management to at-risk students by developing, reviewing, and monitoring “Student Success Plans”. Work collaboratively with faculty and staff to monitor assigned students progress. Track progress of at-risk students and measure the impact of prescribed interventions. 2. Disseminate reports that track progress of at-risk students and measure the impact of prescribed interventions. Collaborate with Director of OSSR on Academic Alerts for at-risk students. 3. Organize, manage and monitor the student mentor program. 4. Plan and coordinate student community engagement opportunities such as the PLUNGE and MLK day of service. 5. Collaborate with the Jane Addams Center to plan the “Veterans in the Classroom Workshop” 6. Develop a Faculty-Community Network to better streamline our process for connecting faculty with community partners.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Housing ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  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 ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Education . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Leadership ,  Recruitment ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Communications ,  Education . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

ILCC-Rockford 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  


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

Contact Mary Baxter-Weaks
ROCKFORD   IL   61108
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 66860