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2018-2019 Research & Evaluation Coordinator
With a population 600,000, Milwaukee is 40 percent African American, whereas the three surrounding counties are two percent African American and 95 percent White. In a study comparing 16 similar metro areas, Milwaukee has among the lowest median incomes for African American and Hispanic households, whereas non-Hispanic White households earn more than twice as much. It is no surprise that poor educational outcomes follow the backdrop of segregated poverty. You have the opportunity to become part of the solution through a position at Milwaukee Succeeds, an initiative of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation (GMF). We know reading is fundamental to success of our children, therefore a primary focus of Milwaukee Succeeds is improving reading proficiency. A key benchmark in reading is a child’s proficiency level by third grade. The adage is that until third grade, a child learns to read so that after third grade, a child reads to learn. Three quarters of children that are not reading proficiently by third grade fail to catch up by the time they complete high school. In the 2014-15 academic year, 26% of Milwaukee third graders scored proficiently on state exams, whereas statewide, 52% scored proficiently. This is why the level of reading in Milwaukee is alarming and improvement is crucial. Milwaukee Succeeds has worked with our partners at the universities, choice, charter, and Milwaukee Public Schools, as well as providers for experiential opportunities and parental engagement to formulate a model using data-driven decision making to create 2,000 more joyful readers by 2020. Milwaukee Succeeds has identified strategies, collectively referred to as Transformative Reading Instruction * (TRI), for improving 3rd grade reading outcomes. The VISTA will help us to address two challenges: 1) Taking those strategies to scale by improving processes for coordinating with sites and 2) helping to transfer the ownership of the strategies to school systems.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : 1. Project Manage the Scaling of Transformative Reading Instruction (TRI). 2. Ensure fidelity to the TRI model. 3. Develop an improved process for engaging parents. 4. Develop and implement practices and strategies to aid in recruitment of volunteers. 5. Develop and support funding strategies. 6. Prepare and present to appropriate groups. Support and facilitate media communications.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Onsite Fitness Center ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Housing ,  Living 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 :
Education . 
Skills :
Communications ,  General Skills ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Leadership ,  Public Speaking ,  Team Work ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Education ,  Community Organization ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Youth Development . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

2018-2019 Research & Evaluation Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
08/16/2018  -   08/15/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WISCONSIN  


Accepting Applications
From  03/19/2018  To  07/02/2018 

Contact Dave Celata
101 W Pleasant St
Milwaukee   WI   53212
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 76716