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Turn the Page KC VISTA Leader
 
 
 
Turn the Page KC mobilizes the community to achieve reading proficiency at grade level or above for all 3rd graders in Kansas City, Missouri. The National Research Council asserts that “academic success, as defined by high school graduation, can be predicted with reasonable accuracy by knowing someone’s reading skill at the end of third grade. A person who is not at least a modestly skilled reader by that time is unlikely to graduate from high school.” The fact is that low-income third-graders who cannot read proficiently today are all too likely to become our nation’s lowest-income citizens tomorrow. Turn the Page KC has engaged in a collective impact initiative with 6 nonprofits fighting poverty through education in KCMO, supporting AmeriCorps VISTA members at each of these sub-sites as they build organizational capacity to further the 3rd-grade literacy movement.
 
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Member Duties : The VISTA Leader will enhance VISTA project success and sustainability by facilitating the VISTA team, supporting team members in their work, and working in partnership with the VISTA project supervisor on project management tasks. Objectives include: (1) recruiting high quality VISTAs, (2) conducting VISTA member training and coordinating ongoing professional development, (3) facilitating a successful year of service for VISTAs through one-on-one quarterly meetings and resource generation, (4) increasing project and member effectiveness by monitoring sub-site quarterly reports, (5) working with supervisor to ensure overall project stability and sustainability, and (6) working with area VISTA Leaders to facilitate collaboration among members and raise visibility for AmeriCorps in Kansas City
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Counseling ,  Education ,  Writing/Editing ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Leadership ,  Communications ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Recruitment ,  Public Speaking . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA Leaders

Program
Turn the Page KC VISTA Leader

Program Start/End Date
07/01/2018  -   06/30/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MISSOURI  

Accepting Applications
From  12/01/2017  To  06/01/2018 

Contact Mike English
4049 Pennsylvania Ave
Kansas City   MO   64111
8162845673
turnthepagekc.org/
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 67201


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