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Educating High Point
High Point University (HPU) seeks to host eight VISTAs and a VISTA leader to improve education and food security in High Point. Four VISTAs will work on education. All VISTAs live in houses owned and maintained by HPU. All VISTAs also receive a 19 meal dining plan during the academic year. The VISTAs have individual placements in the City of High Point, but we meet weekly for check-ins and do professional development together. HPU supports some conference travel. Education VISTAs will divide up several tasks: 1. Develop marketing and fundraising materials for a Title I elementary school. 3. Engage community leaders to increase pride in a Title I elementary school. 4. Oversee the development of after-school programs for elementary and middle school students. 5. Develop a grass roots non-profit created to support schools in High Point. This project needs VISTAs who bring skills like: marketing, strategic communications, fundraising, community-building, networking, project development, and public speaking. VISTAs recruited into this project will be placed with the site that best meets their skills, interests, and qualifications. This project will offer VISTAs the chance to start something new. They will get to envision a project from the ground up, build community ownership, engage volunteers, and see their idea into reality. After finishing the project year, VISTAs will be well-prepared for the job market. They will have clear “wins,” tangible examples of their leadership, and strong references who are ready to speak to the impact they have made. This project is perfect for someone wanting to get involved in education, education policy, community development, college readiness, non-profit management, public administration, politics, or communications. This project will run from August 03, 2020-August 6, 2021. For more information, contact Rev. Mary Beth Foust at or Dr. Joe Blosser at
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Member Duties : Join the HPU VISTA Program! Our four education VISTAs will all promote service as part of citizenship and an engaged education among community members,students and faculty at HPU. Additionally, VISTAs will perform tasks like: The Fairview Elementary VISTA will (1) Engage parents and immediate community in the life and success of the school to create a sense of community wholeness. The Northwood Elementary VISTA will increase connections between the school and the community to improve utilization and efficiency of wrap-around services. The High Point Schools Partnership VISTA will develop and foster relationships between community members and local educators. The After-school VISTA will increase the effectiveness of the PNAC after-school program and the HPU Writing Center through program development and expansion.
Program Benefits : Dining Plan ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Housing ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Education . 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Communications ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Community Organization ,  Education ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Recruitment ,  Youth Development ,  Public Speaking . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Educating High Point

Program Start/End Date
08/03/2020  -   08/02/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NORTH CAROLINA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/20/2020  To  05/30/2020 

Contact Mary Beth Foust
1 University Pkwy
High Point   NC   27268
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 72819