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OneStar: East Austin Children’s Writing Center Support VISTA
Live in the live music capital of the world, with amazing BBQ, swimming, outdoors to explore, and tons of sunshine! Do you love language, have a way with words, and want to be a part of the local community to affect change from within? Located in beautiful and lively Austin, Texas, Southwest Key Programs is the largest Latino led organization in Central Texas. It is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is opening doors to opportunity so individuals can achieve their dreams, positively impacting the lives of high-risk youth and their families for 30 years. A part of fulfilling this mission is East Austin College Prep (EAPrep), a public charter school started by Southwest Key with the goal of preparing all students, regardless of economic background, for graduation and college and career success. In order to meet this goal, as part of the ACE: Aspiring to College Excellence program at Southwest Key, we are focusing on college access through writing with a student-led writing center in order to instill a college bound culture in East Austin, promote the written expression of ideas and develop critical thinking skills needed for college matriculation and persistence as a deterrent to poverty. Southwest Key Programs is seeking a VISTA to help with cultivating the voices of young writers through the writing center. The VISTA will be a practical activist putting his or her skills into action to make a difference, working with a diverse group of leaders and non-profiters, and have the rewarding experience of helping communities in East Austin. Be a part of this college bound identity movement and help cultivate the voices of young writers through critical thinking and creative writing! Occasional evening and weekend work required.
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Member Duties : The Writing Center Developer VISTA will build a school district-wide writing center by conducting a comprehensive needs assessment, researching best practices and engaging stakeholder support to develop the student-led writing center, recruit student leaders, and develop program capacity. The VISTA will also refine the program model and monitor data, track outcomes, and write grants to sustain the program.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Education . 
Skills :
Recruitment ,  Leadership ,  Computers/Technology ,  Youth Development ,  Education ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  General Skills ,  Team Work . 
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OneStar: East Austin Children’s Writing Center Support VISTA

Program Start/End Date
11/06/2017  -   11/09/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TEXAS  

Spanish preferred

Accepting Applications
From  05/30/2017  To  09/21/2017 

Contact Tasha Banks
6002 Jain Ln
Austin   TX   78721
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 74803