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LA's BEST VISTA Alumni Fellow
The mission of LA’s BEST Afterschool Enrichment Program is to provide a safe and supervised after school education, enrichment and recreation program for children ages five to 12 in Los Angeles. Mayor Tom Bradley created LA’s BEST in 1988 in response to challenges arising from increasing numbers of unsupervised children throughout the City during out-of-school-time – especially within under-resourced Los Angeles neighborhoods that are disproportionately impacted by high rates of poverty and crime. LA’s BEST has grown from operating at 10 Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) elementary school sites to 200, and currently serves 25,000 children each day during the after school hours, and 6,500 during the summer. The VISTA Alumni and Communications Fellow will develop an active and engaged LA’s BEST alumni network, including young alumni in middle school, high school, college, and those who have completed college. They will organize and engage the older alumni in volunteer, fundraising, resource and partnership cultivation activities, establishing an additional stream of resources and financial support for LA’s BEST. The VISTA will collect and archive stories from stakeholders about the impact of LA's BEST on children, families, and communities.
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Member Duties : The VISTA Alumni Fellow will work with the LA’s BEST development team to create and execute a plan to gather contact information from LA’s BEST alumni, and engage alumni in current organizational activities. VISTAs will organize alumni focus groups to document feedback about alumni's experiences in LA's BEST for quality improvement purposes; addressing the needs of the service demographic and help to move participants out of poverty. VISTAs will visit LA's BEST sites and interview various program stakeholders, including students, staff, parents, teachers, and alumni documenting the impact of LA's BEST on their lives and within their communities. Resulting anecdotal material will help the organization's development team better convey the power of LA's BEST to both internal and external audiences.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Reimbursement for Service Travel . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Public Safety ,  Community Outreach ,  Education . 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Communications ,  General Skills ,  Team Work ,  Public Speaking ,  Writing/Editing ,  Leadership ,  Education ,  Youth Development . 
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LA's BEST VISTA Alumni Fellow

Program Start/End Date
01/21/2020  -   01/20/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CALIFORNIA   Los Angeles/Orange County  

Bilingual in Spanish Preferred

Accepting Applications
From  03/13/2019  To  12/19/2019 

Contact Christine Harris
200 N Spring St
Los Angeles   CA   90012
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 70047