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OneStar:Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Awareness VISTA
In the words of Mrs. Barbara Bush, "Believe in something larger than yourself...get involved in the big ideas of your time." AmeriCorps VISTAs have been at the forefront of ending poverty in America for 50 years and, to date, have over a million members who have passionately given a year of service to make our country stronger. As an AmeriCorps VISTA at the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation you can play a leading role in improving the quality of life for Houstonians of all ages through the power of literacy—the ability to read, write, speak clearly, and think critically. Coalitions of VISTA supported, local service providers are working area-wide and in specific neighborhoods to engage thousands of change-makers in raising awareness and implementing strategies to improve literacy rates across the region. Everyone must be granted the right to learn how to read. Our vision is that Houston will be a city in which everyone has the requisite literacy skills needed for success in school, work, and life. Together, we can make this not only an idea or vision but also a reality. To accomplish our mission, BBHLF partners with nonprofit organizations that serve low-income communities to provide literacy support to Title 1 schools and to schools with a high number of students that receive free or reduced-priced lunches.
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Member Duties : The Literacy Awareness Campaign VISTA will work with key stakeholders throughout the greater Houston community to identify and implement measurably sustainable strategies to increase awareness for after-school, out-of-school and summer literacy programs. The Literacy Awareness Campaign VISTA will also conduct field research and focus groups to design standardize branding and messaging guideline to educate, mobilize, engage and energize program volunteers to ensure communities in need are aware of the resources available through BBHLF programs.
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Stipend ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Technology ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Public Speaking ,  Communications ,  General Skills ,  Computers/Technology . 
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OneStar:Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Awareness VISTA

Program Start/End Date
07/23/2018  -   07/26/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TEXAS   Houston/Galveston  


Accepting Applications
From  03/05/2018  To  06/12/2018 

Contact Jose Calvillo
7887 San Felipe St
Houston   TX   77063
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 71375