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OneStar: Harris County Dept. of Education ECOBOT VISTA
The Harris County Department of Education formed the Center for Afterschool, Summer and Enrichment (CASE) for Kids in 1999, to mobilize the community to work together to ensure that every child in Harris County has access to quality afterschool programs. CASE for Kids’ mission is to strengthen, support, and sustain afterschool programs and out of school time activities under its three strategic directions: enhancing quality, expanding resources, and driving change. Acting as a local afterschool intermediary, CASE for Kids provides funding, coaching, resources, and trainings to support afterschool programs across 25 school districts and various community organizations within Harris County. The CASE for Kids All-Earth Ecobot Challenge is an innovative engineering competition that engages fourth through eighth grade students in complex problem-solving, while developing critical thinking skills and elevating their confidence in formulating solutions to real-world missions. CASE for Kids aims to expand the Ecobot Challenge, targeting underserved at-risk youth students. The Ecobot VISTA will assist in the planning, implementation, and management of the Challenge with the assigned CASE for Kids Project Coordinator.
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Member Duties : Ecobot VISTA will support and assist in the recruitment of teams, mentors, coaches, and volunteers for the CASE for Kids EcoBot Robotics Challenge. The VISTA will work alongside CASE for Kids staff in hosting outreach events, expos, and demonstrations to increase awareness of the robotics program at targeted underserved schools and communities. The VISTA will support in organizing regional competitions and events for all robotics programs and coordinate training and workshops for teams. The VISTA will also support CASE for Kids in tracking and reporting specific performance milestones and measurements. Reliable transportation and occasional weekend work is required.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Technology ,  Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Non-Profit Management ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Speaking ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Youth Development ,  Social Services ,  General Skills ,  Education ,  Leadership ,  Communications ,  Trade/Construction ,  Environment ,  Community Organization ,  Project Management ,  Business/Entrepreneur . 
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OneStar: Harris County Dept. of Education ECOBOT VISTA

Program Start/End Date
04/23/2018  -   04/26/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TEXAS   Houston/Galveston  

Speaking, Reading, and Writing

Accepting Applications
From  02/07/2018  To  03/05/2018 

Contact Trina Finley
6300 Irvington Blvd
Houston   TX   77022
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 75549