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Community Engagement VISTA- Bridges
These VISTA positions join Better Together Central Oregon—a regional, cross-sector partnership working collectively to improve children and youth success from before birth to career. Members will focus their outreach and partnership development efforts in four priorities along the cradle to career continuum: 1) Early Learning and Wellness, 2) Supporting Families, 3) Bridging vulnerable transitions and 4) Aligning education/training with career. The VISTA will serve in critical support of the complex social issue of ensuring long-term student success (defined as ending in a meaningful career). VISTA members will work to increase the capacity and sustainability of a cutting edge student success movement that is data driven, innovative and is gaining increasing recognition on the state and national stage. Through the frame of Collective Impact (see for more information on Collective Impact), VISTAs serving with Better Together will invite and engage schools, higher education institutions, businesses, government agencies, community based organizations, non-profits and individual community members to come together around this common mission of aligning our existing, emerging and future efforts around twenty-five partner identified shared outcome measures from before birth to career. The VISTA members will work to encourage the community to continue to rally around a simple, but profoundly compelling call to action: “Find your role, help students excel - we’re Better Together!" Check us out on the worldwide web:
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Member Duties : In a largely low income region, Better Together aims to collectively break the cycle of poverty for children and families by ensuring equitable access and connection to high quality educational opportunities from cradle to career. This position will support the 8+9 Project, which aims to support disadvantaged youth through the vulnerable transition from middle school to high school. Academic engagement in 8th and 9th grade strongly predict future success, such as high school graduation and post-secondary completion. The VISTA project will build the capacity of impoverished families by helping grow the partnership base to respond to the programmatic needs of families living in poverty through the transition between middle and high school.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  $50 a month gas card ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Education ,  Communications ,  Veterans ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Recruitment ,  Team Work ,  Youth Development ,  Community Organization . 
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Community Engagement VISTA- Bridges

Program Start/End Date
08/28/2017  -   08/27/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OREGON  


Accepting Applications
From  03/24/2017  To  08/08/2017 

Contact Shelley Irwin
2804 SW 6th St
Redmond   OR   97756
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 72417