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LCCT: So. TX Literacy Co- Assoc. of Programming & Outreach
 
 
 
The South Texas Literacy Coalition envisions South Texas as a region where every child and adult is a life-long learner skilled with the highest levels of literacy. The mission of the STLC is to enhance and enrich the quality of life of our region with literacy outreach programming through community partnerships that lead to more literate communities. The South Texas Literacy Coalition is research-based and strives to bring awareness to and enhance the literacy services in every community it serves. With a literacy rate of 58% in South Texas, we are challenged with the responsibility of advocacy and professional development for literacy providers and volunteer teachers. Our featured outreach project is the South Texas Reading Initiative, a book-distribution project designed to provide books for children and students whose parents find it financially challenging to purchase books and print materials for the home. In addition we address community needs such as financial education and health literacy with community partners. STLC also partners with local universities for events and resources, sponsors local events, coordinates programming and collaborates with local programs to enhance mutual goals and initiatives.
 
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Member Duties : The Texas Center for Adult Literacy and Learning sites data that shows the illiteracy rate in at least four of the eleven counties served is 50%. The key to increased literacy skills is access to quality, age-appropriate books & print materials for children who lack them. With a high percentage of Spanish-speaking citizens, low high school graduation rates, and a poverty rate over thirty-percent (30%), literacy is in the forefront of needs. The VISTA member will do the following: 1. Review and familiarize him/herself with the family literacy statistics for the region. 2. Recruit and train volunteers to assist with book distribution process. 3. Help to prepare for book distribution events and create systems. 4. Train volunteers 5. Recruit additional volunteers, if necessary 6. Create/prepare distribution log reports for marketing materials for donors & sponsors
 
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Education . 
 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Leadership ,  Education ,  Writing/Editing ,  Recruitment ,  Public Speaking ,  Team Work ,  Youth Development ,  Community Organization ,  Social Services ,  Computers/Technology ,  Communications ,  Teaching/Tutoring . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
LCCT: So. TX Literacy Co- Assoc. of Programming & Outreach

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

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Graduate degree (e.g. MA, PhD, MD, JD)

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TEXAS  

Languages
Spanish
Preferred

Accepting Applications
From  02/01/2018  To  03/21/2018 

Contact Annabel Osburn
108 N Jackson Rd
Edinburg   TX   78541
5123268655
aosburn@willread.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 78420


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