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Newark Community Schools
About Newark Community Schools Newark Community Schools (NCS) mission is to break the cycle of poverty in Newark, NJ by transforming local schools into full service community centers that help students and their families succeed. NCS currently operates in five schools in Newark’s South ward and is supported by educators, staff, and volunteers from the Newark School District, the Newark Mayor’s Office, Rutgers University, nonprofit service providers. To ensure progress is made towards its mission, NCS is improving its management, communication, and resource mobilization infrastructure. This is a New Jersey Campus Compact Statewide Collective Impact AmeriCorps VISTA Project. With our college and university partners, New Jersey Campus Compact is building a cohort of AmeriCorps VISTA members to support the anti-poverty work of 14 large-scale, cross-sector organizations focused on increasing education, economic opportunity, and healthy futures in NJ’s underserved urban areas. We seek a qualified, civic-minded individual to be the AmeriCorps VISTA serving at the Newark Community Schools.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : AmeriCorps VISTA Duties As a New Jersey Campus Compact VISTA based at Newark Mayor’s office, you will be a vital team member serving with NCS senior staff, faculty, nonprofits, educators, and volunteers to build NCS’ education and health programs. In this role, you will research, develop, coordinate, and help implement: 1. A city-wide Public Relations Campaign for NCS to raise community awareness and use of NCS services 2. New capacity building resources from Rutgers University and other nonprofit service providers 3. A sustainability plan for the initiative 4. A system of communication and integration for The Mayor’s Children Cabinet 5. Recruit and train student volunteers and develop volunteer communications system
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Cultural Competency ,  Housing . 
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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 ,  Community Outreach ,  Health ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Public Safety . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Youth Development ,  General Skills ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Speaking ,  Computers/Technology ,  Public Health ,  Communications ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Team Work ,  Education ,  Leadership ,  Recruitment . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Newark Community Schools

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

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

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


Accepting Applications
From  05/17/2017  To  07/10/2017 

Contact Akelah Moore
10920 Broad St
Newark   NJ   07102
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 74525