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Good Neighbor Center VISTA (MLC)
Good Neighbor Center is a small nonprofit tutoring and mentoring program in St Paul next to the state capitol building. Our program started in 1999 tutoring at-risk youth one night a week. Since then, we have had building and name changes and have expanded to three nights a week (Mondays-Wednesdays, year round). We are a free program available to youth in Kindergarten through 12th grade. We serve dinner to our youth, their families and our volunteers from 6:30-7pm. At 7pm we break down into small groups and work with youth on understanding and completing their homework as well as practicing academic and socio-emotional skills. Having a quality relationship with our youth is the utmost importance. The vast majority of our youth come from immigrant and refugee families and English is their second, third and sometimes fourth language. Over the past few years, we have grown from a completely volunteer run organization to having one staff person and our average attendance per evening has grown from 20 youth to 40 plus on a given night. This growth has been wonderful and we now need to update our program. Our VISTA will have the opportunity to design, create, test and pilot a variety of projects. We have created an expansive list of projects that the VISTA will have the opportunity to lead and develop, such as: develop, design and enhance current and new curriculum with a focus on experiential learning opportunities; develop community partnerships to recruit volunteers and donors; create a tutor orientation and training program. Our projects are a great fit for a VISTA who is interested in working with a small nonprofit in the education sector and s/he will have the opportunity to join us as we grow from grassroots to a small organization.
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Member Duties : The VISTA for the Good Neighbor Center will have a variety of duties and experiences available to him or her. Our program is transitioning from a grassroots to small organization and our infrastructure has not caught up with our growth. VISTA will have the opportunity to create many projects relating to infrastructure such as enhancing current curriculum and creating new learning opportunities for volunteers to use with the youth, building community partnerships to increase our volunteer and donor base. They will also have the opportunity to develop a volunteer training, support and tracking program. As our program has grown, the VISTA will also have the opportunity to support the program by creating a social media presence and creating various templates to aid in smoother business operations. This position is part of the Minnesota Literacy Council AmeriCorps VISTA cohort. Applications reviewed on rolling basis through Sept 29.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  *Healthcare allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Entrepreneur/Business . 
Skills :
Social Services ,  Recruitment ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Community Organization ,  Youth Development ,  Communications ,  General Skills ,  Team Work ,  Computers/Technology ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Education ,  Writing/Editing ,  Leadership . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Good Neighbor Center VISTA (MLC)

Program Start/End Date
11/27/2017  -   11/26/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Less than High school

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  08/15/2017  To  11/02/2017 

Contact Amanda Jacobson
441 Rice St
Saint Paul   MN   55103
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 72699