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University of Pennsylvania (YQCA) - PA/NYCC
The University of Pennsylvania’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships VISTA will work to assist the Comegys School to implement the Young Quakers Community Athletics (YQCA) program. YQCA is an afterschool initiative between the Netter Center and Penn Athletics. This initiative creates mutually beneficial partnerships between select Penn intercollegiate athletic teams and West Philadelphia public schools. It works with select kindergarten-through-eighth-grade University-Assisted Community Schools (UACS) in West Philadelphia to establish athletic teams and engage them with Penn’s own varsity teams. The Penn players mentor the children on the field and off. In addition to the mentoring, the program provides staff, coaches, uniforms, sports equipment, bus transportation, and access to the University’s world-class playing fields at no cost to the schools or their students. The program participants also benefit from the Netter Center’s comprehensive UACS programming, which brings additional academic, human, and material resources from Penn to their schools during the school day, after school, and in the summer. The primary goal of the project is to further develop YQCA so that it meets the needs of underserved youth in the West Philadelphia community. The VISTA will work to advance the health and wellness objectives of University Assisted Community Schools (UACS) and support Penn Athletics objectives for student development and leadership. Ultimately the VISTA’s work will create capacity and enhance sustainability of the YQCA program by identifying new resources and strengthening existing resources. Pennsylvania/New York Campus Compact VISTAs (PA/NYCC*VISTAs) are part of a VISTA cohort of 40 members placed at higher ed. institutions across PA and NY to build campus-community partnerships. Professional development opportunities, including specialized workshops and retreats, and support to the VISTA cohort will be provided throughout the year of service.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : Recruit, mobilize and align volunteers including Penn Varsity athletes, club athletes, nursing and graduate students. Strengthen existing Penn student partnerships and identify new Penn student partners that will enhance the sustainability of the YQCA program. The VISTA’s work in this area will enhance the ability to meet YQCA program goals including serving as a national leader for replication in student-athlete engagement. Create a communication system that allows for feedback from West Philadelphia stakeholder groups and create proposals for ways to meet needs of community population including new partner schools, Hamilton and Mitchell Elementary. The VISTA’s work will ensure the collection of regular and quality feedback from staff, parents and students in the Comegys’ community. Sharing of information with stakeholders will increase support and buy-in from community members and strengthen the sustainability of the program.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Meal plan; SEPTA traspass ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Health . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Youth Development ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Team Work ,  Leadership ,  Writing/Editing ,  General Skills ,  First Aid ,  Sports/Coaching experience ,  Recruitment ,  Education ,  Social Services ,  Public Health ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Teaching/Tutoring . 
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University of Pennsylvania (YQCA) - PA/NYCC

Program Start/End Date
07/23/2018  -   07/22/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations PENNSYLVANIA   Philadelphia/Wilmington/Atlantic City  


Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2018  To  05/31/2018 

Contact Jennifer Chu
111 S 38th St
Philadelphia   PA   19104

Listing ID 78745


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