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VISTA Summer Reading and Summer Lunch Coordinator
 
 
 
Are you interested in strengthening community learning while helping the underserved of Lawrence, Kansas? Lawrence Public Library seeks an enthusiastic and compassionate VISTA Summer Associate to help with the library’s annual Summer Reading and Summer Lunch Programs. This is a perfect opportunity for a VISTA who enjoys working with children and teens. Research consistently shows that participating in educational activities throughout the summer helps to stem the summer learning loss and enables children and teens to return to school in the fall ready to learn. Library summer reading programs are particularly essential to low-income students who do not have access to books and other educational materials at home. In addition, summer reading keeps kids engaged and prevents high risk behavior. Our VISTA Summer Associate will assist with planning, organizing, promoting, and implementing Lawrence Public Library’s youth summer reading programs. Specifically, he/she will distribute summer reading information, devise a system for promoting the program and tracking finishers, and shelve books so they are ready for the next readers. In addition, the Summer Associate will work with Lawrence Public Schools and the Douglas County Extension Service to organize and implement the Summer Lunch Program at the library. This entails setting up, cleaning up and organizing lunches each weekday. Our VISTA also will help to promote the Summer Lunch Program, create fun and engaging activities for summer lunch participants, and devise a system for tracking the number of meals served. Lawrence Public Library is located in the heart of downtown Lawrence, Kansas, a young and funky Midwestern city of 90,000. The library has reimagined the way it serves its community, particularly for those who do not have access to books and computers at home. If you are organized, energetic, creative, collaborative, and love working with children and teens, Lawrence Public Library wants you!
 
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Member Duties : Lawrence Public Library's VISTA Summer Associate will assist with planning, organizing, promoting, and implementing the library's youth summer reading programs. Specifically, he/she will distribute summer reading information, devise a system for promoting program and tracking finishers, and shelve books so they are ready for the next readers. In addition, the Summer Associate will work with Lawrence Public Schools and the Douglas County Extension Service to organize and implement the Summer Lunch Program at the library. This entails setting up, cleaning up and organizing lunches each weekday. Our VISTA also will help to promote the Summer Lunch Program, create fun and engaging activities for summer lunch participants, and devise a system for tracking the number of meals served.
 
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Children/Youth ,  Health . 
 
Skills :
Communications ,  Youth Development ,  Education ,  General Skills ,  Team Work . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
VISTA Summer Reading and Summer Lunch Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
05/28/2017  -   08/05/2017

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations KANSAS  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  03/20/2017  To  04/28/2017 

Contact Kathleen Morgan
707 Vermont St
Lawrence   KS   66044
7858433833
kmorgan@lawrencepubliclibrary.org
www.lawrencepubliclibrary.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 72308


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