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LCCT: Literacy Advance- Program Support Specialist
Adult Literacy Classes: Central to our activities since our founding in 1964 are our adult literacy classes. Classes are for English-speakers who need to improve their reading (Adult Basic Education, or ABE), or for newcomers to the United States looking to improve their understanding of English and ability to speak to those around them (English as a Second Language, or ESL). ABE students receive one-to-one assistance with basic reading, writing, spelling, and grammar, while ESL students form learning communities with small groups of other adults at similar language levels to work together on conversation, listening skills, comprehension, and cultural knowledge. Trained volunteer tutors lead all of these classes and incorporate the personal learning goals of the students into each lesson, focusing on practical help and life skills through increased literacy. Workforce Development and Transition Services: Literacy Advance Transition staff meet one-to-one with adult students to offer employment coaching and referrals to external community resources, and coordinate a robust schedule of supplemental classes. These include computer literacy, math, and work-readiness classes that prepare students for success in today’s workforce. Family Engagement: Literacy Advance offers support services focused on the literacy needs of parents. Classes with specialized curriculum empower parents to take an active role in their children’s education, interact with the schools, and assist with homework, thus breaking the cycle of low literacy for the next generation. Literacy Advance helps adult learners at our main west Houston location and at satellite campuses in the United Way Service Centers in the Bay Area and Waller County. We collaborate with other nonprofits, schools, community centers, and libraries to ensure the best possible delivery of literacy services across Houston.
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Member Duties : The Program Support Specialist will assist in the construction of literacy programs and services through targeted student and volunteer recruitment planning and activities. They will also give general support of agency fundraising, development, and community support. Activities will include working with the Programs team on student and volunteer recruitment; assistance with the structure and delivery mechanisms of onboarding new students and volunteers to the agency; program design, implementation, and evaluation; agency support and development through grant-writing, stewardship, and other development activities; and database management and design.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Education ,  Team Work ,  Communications ,  General Skills ,  Computers/Technology ,  Recruitment ,  Public Speaking ,  Community Organization ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
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LCCT: Literacy Advance- Program Support Specialist

Program Start/End Date
09/04/2018  -   09/03/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TEXAS   Houston/Galveston  


Accepting Applications
From  02/01/2018  To  06/15/2018 

Contact Annabel Osburn
2424 Wilcrest Dr
Houston   TX   77042
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 78403