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MDCCC UMBC-BCCC Refugee Youth Project’s College JUMP
Our project will implement College JUMP (Journey Upward Mentoring Program), a mentoring program that matches high school juniors and seniors from the BCCC Refugee Youth Project with college student volunteers from UMBC. Many young refugees and their families are resettled in Baltimore City and County from Burma, Bhutan, Iraq, Eritrea, and Congo, and are unfamiliar with the college application process. UMBC mentors will serve as role models and guides for refugee students by meeting with them on a weekly basis, providing much-needed advice and resource access for the youth. By engaging both students in workshops and college readiness activities, this partnership between UMBC and the Refugee Youth Project aims to increase the number of refugee youth that successfully enroll in two and four-year institutions. Ultimately, we hope to increase the number of refugee students that complete post-secondary degrees.
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Member Duties : The MDCCC AmeriCorps VISTA will coordinate a near-peer college access mentoring program between high school refugee students and UMBC volunteer mentors. The MDCCC AmeriCorps VISTA member will serve as the primary liaison between UMBC and the BCCC Refugee Youth Project. The MDCCC AmeriCorps VISTA will meet with stakeholders from both organizations and additional community partners to build capacity for College JUMP with the goal of increasing applications, acceptance and attendance of refugee youth in colleges and universities. Ongoing support will be given to high school and college refugee youth in the program. The MDCCC AmeriCorps VISTA will also support the UMBC Student Leadership team and UMBC mentors as they carry out the mission of College JUMP. The VISTA will establish partnerships, apply for funding and gather resources to ensure the continuation of the program.
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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MDCCC UMBC-BCCC Refugee Youth Project’s College JUMP

Program Start/End Date
06/23/2017  -   06/22/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MARYLAND   Washington/Baltimore  

Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2017  To  04/30/2017 

Contact Eloise Grose
The Shriver Center
Baltimore   MD   21250

Listing ID 71782