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OneStar: East Austin Writing Center Operations VISTA
Be part of 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. Our goal is to prepare 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 Programs, 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 Operations 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 : Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Stipend ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Education . 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Writing/Editing ,  General Skills ,  Communications ,  Education ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Recruitment ,  Youth Development ,  Team Work ,  Computers/Technology . 
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OneStar: East Austin Writing Center Operations 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