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NYC VISTA-We Are New York (MOIA)
 
 
 
The We Are New York (WANY) program is the City’s supplemental English as a Second Language program. It uses the Emmy award winning series, We Are New York, in community based conversation classes to help English Language Learners (ELLs) practice English and learn about NYC resources. The conversation classes are led by pairs of trained volunteers who receive training in facilitation and community building skills. Partner sites receive technical support and teaching materials. Each of the 10 episodes in the series has corresponding educational materials that are used throughout the City’s ESL programs. These educational materials include a 36-page workbook, a low-level reader, a lesson plan, and translated magazines about City services. The program focuses on fostering community, enhancing service learning, and providing low-cost high quality resources to ELLs. In the coming program year, a second season of the series will be produced. In addition, the WANY program occasionally provides professional development workshops to ESL teachers and providers. It has created an extensive lesson plan that will add 150-200 hours of literacy and advanced communication practice. These classes will be available to ELLs in fall 2017 along with an interactive website and learning platform and a whole set of new videos and resources to complement language learning in the City.
 
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Member Duties : The WANY VISTA Member will join a robust team in a fast-paced work environment. MOIA is seeking a self-motivated individual whose primary responsibility will be to coordinate the WANY program partner sites and volunteers. Specific projects will include: •Coordinate the roll out of new WANY intensive English classes •Coordinate efforts to expand WANY services and resources •Collect and input evaluation data •Conduct outreach to potential partner agencies to recruit WANY host sites •Assist with Volunteer management and partner retention and support •Observe WANY classes and write observation reports •Research and analyze policies and procedures focusing on adult education at the local, state, and federal levels to inform best practice models
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Unlimited Monthly MetroCard ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance . 
 
 
*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 :
Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Education . 
 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  General Skills ,  Recruitment ,  Communications ,  Leadership ,  Writing/Editing ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Education . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
NYC VISTA-We Are New York (MOIA)

Program Start/End Date
08/26/2017  -   08/25/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEW YORK   New York City (inc. Long Island CT NJ NY)  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  04/07/2017  To  08/16/2017 

Contact Bridgette Blair
253 Broadway
New York   NY   10007
212-788-3209
nycvista@cityhall.nyc.gov
nyc.gov/service
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 72948


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