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ILCC Parkland College VISTA Volunteer Coordinator
As Volunteer Coordinator of Parkland College, the Americorps VISTA will focus primarily on improving student success and retention as a whole. Specifically, the VISTA will execute thoughtful coordination and expansion of the Garden Hills Homework Club (GHHC) afterschool service-learning model as well as spearheading additional initiatives concerning veteran-related issues that arise through collaboration with various organizations in Parkland's Community College District 505. Furthmore, the VISTA will commit initiatives such as the campus' Martin Luther King Jr. Day, supporting and expanding the College's food pantry towards eliminating poverty in the College's District 505. As the primary coordinator of the GHHC, the VISTA at Parkland directly works towards the education and personal success of our community's low-income youth. The Homework Club has a three-pronged approach to promote higher education, encourage learning in a safe environment, and create positive role models for students. Firstly, tutors provide extra support to students' homework and reading to solidify the lessons they learn in school. Secondly, Garden Hills students participate in cultural enrichment activities at Parkland College including visits to the Staerkel Planetarium, Dental Hygiene Clinic, theatre, library, and computer labs. Lastly, the students participate in three mini-workshops each semester led by Parkland students which supplement their education. Over the course of this previous academic year, we continue to be greatly humbled by the increased visibility and the growing numbers of veterans on Parkland's campus. To this end, the VISTA at Parkland College collaborates with the Veterans Center at Parkland to support the burgeoning Student Veterans Association at Parkland College. Through the VISTAs efforts, Parkland College has also been able to provide comprehensive training preparing staff and faculty at Parkland for the possible classroom needs of veteran students.
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Member Duties : 1. Recruit and train tutors for Garden Hills Homework Club (GHHC) 2. Develop training manuals and conduct orientations for new tutors. 3. Coordinate semesterly field trip to Parkland College. 4. Collaborate with Parkland courses to plan 2-3 mini-workshops that supplement students’ studies. 5. Provide fulfilling civic engagement opportunities for Parkland’s Student Veterans Association. 6. Partner with local VA chapter to bring VA resources to Parkland. 7. Expand community partnerships around Champaign-Urbana. 8. Plan semesterly volunteer fairs to connect Parkland students directly with community development opportunities through Parkland’s Community Partnerships.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Children/Youth ,  Veterans . 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Youth Development ,  Education ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Veterans ,  Recruitment ,  Team Work . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

ILCC Parkland College VISTA Volunteer Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
07/29/2018  -   07/28/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  

Accepting Applications
From  04/24/2018  To  09/30/2018 

Contact Brian Nudelman
2400 W Bradley Ave
Champaign   IL   61821
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 72776