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Southside Family Nurturing Center - School Readiness (MLC)
We are a multicultural agency and the diversity of our families reflects the many cultures of the Phillips Community. 97% of our families live at or below the Federal poverty guidelines. Our families self-identify risk factors such as mental or chemical health issues, abuse or neglect, domestic violence, or homelessness. We help stabilize families through targeted home visiting, on-site family events, and our therapeutic preschool program, providing young children the home and school support they need to develop social-emotional, pre-literacy, and kindergarten readiness skills required for school success. We plan that, with support from the VISTA, we are able to improve the quality of programming we provide to our families, and thus have a greater impact on stabilizing families and preparing children for kindergarten in the Phillips neighborhood of South Minneapolis. We are looking for a VISTA who is a motivated self-starter! Bilingual Spanish skills are an asset but not required. The candidate will need to travel within the Twin Cities metro area on occasion to meet with community partners - a car would be useful but not required. If our VISTA does not have a vehicle, we are able to provide a monthly bus pass. We can provide meals on site (breakfast and lunch) many days. **This position is part of Minnesota Literacy Council's AmeriCorps VISTA program ( Applications accepted on a rolling basis until filled.
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Member Duties : Our VISTA, with staff support, will enhance our program content by developing a 2-year curriculum cycle for our twice-monthly family events by planning caregiver/child activities that focus on attachment and pre-literacy skills and quarterly “family fun” events such as a Thanksgiving meal or winter literacy party. We would also like the VISTA to develop a 3-year curriculum for “literacy connection” kits (including books to keep) to send home with the young children attending our therapeutic preschool program to continue children’s learning during winter, spring, and August break times. Our VISTA will begin work on developing mutually beneficial community partnerships, expanding our network of resources and providing a pipeline for referrals to our agency. Additionally, VISTA will begin to improve our systems for recruiting, training, and retaining volunteers. This work will be significantly expanded in years 2 and 3 of the project.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Healthcare Allowance; bus pass if needed ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Health ,  Community Outreach ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Homelessness ,  Public Safety ,  Education ,  Children/Youth . 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Communications ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Recruitment ,  Social Services ,  Computers/Technology ,  Community Organization ,  General Skills ,  Leadership ,  First Aid ,  Public Speaking ,  Writing/Editing ,  Education . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Southside Family Nurturing Center - School Readiness (MLC)

Program Start/End Date
09/12/2017  -   09/11/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Less than High school

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/03/2017  To  08/18/2017 

Contact Catherine Weber
2448 18th Ave S
Minneapolis   MN   55404
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 72000