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Barbara Bush Houston Literacy School Program VISTA, OneStar
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 After-School and Summer Literacy Program VISTA will partner with the Harris County Public Library system and other key stakeholders throughout the greater Houston community to lead the development new, sustainable after-school, out-of-school and summer literacy programs. The After-School and Summer Literacy Program VISTA will also train community-based partners to provide ongoing support and leadership of after-school, out-of-school and summer literacy programs.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Technology . 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Communications ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Computers/Technology ,  Education ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work . 
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Barbara Bush Houston Literacy School Program VISTA, OneStar

Program Start/End Date
08/19/2019  -   08/19/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TEXAS   Houston/Galveston  


Accepting Applications
From  03/19/2019  To  07/26/2019 

Contact Jose Calvillo
7887 San Felipe St
Houston   TX   77063
(346) 212-2310
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 71378