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CCMA Justice for Juniors @ CUA
The mentoring program is focused on ethical dialogue, community building, workforce development, and building preparatory skills for life and college. The VISTA project will help youth currently in the Youth Services Center and those who have moved from the Youth Services Center into transitional housing. The goal of this program is to address the growing opportunity gap in DC by giving the support and resources needed for the youth in transition to be empowered to take control of their future. The youth will have the opportunity to build positive relationships as well the life skills needed to give them access to opportunities that can reduce the likelihood of recidivism. The VISTA will enhance our existing partnership with Justice for Juniors, in collaboration with the Youth Services Center, as well as create a new mentoring program for youth at CUA. The program will help to build and improve sustainability for the Justice for Juniors organization by creating organizational resources. The VISTA will help implement and improved, comprehensive training of volunteers, create curriculum with input from the youth being served, and design resources for reflection and discussion for all participants. We expect the following short-term outcomes with long-term effects: Youths will be able to articulate their own personal goals for their future and build the VISTA Continuation Application. Skills necessary to achieve these goals: Youths will build positive relationships and engage in dialogue with their mentors, participating in hands-on learning about ethical and critical dialogue, community building as well as life, workforce, and college preparedness skills. Youth will strengthen their communication and literacy, as well as building successful decision-making and time-management skills. With the program being housed at the university, the youth will be exposed to higher education, and receive an introductory curriculum to various professions for workforce development.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : Duties: Assess risk management for the program and work with University officials to create an on-campus program that is safe for all participants. Community building with all project partners-DC Youth Services Center staff and youth, youth in transition from YSC, youth guardians, and University departments. Host meetings with Justice for Juniors staff, youth and staff from Youth Services Centers for ideas about curriculum for the mentoring program. Create and develop volunteer requirement forms. Build relationships with key university personnel with a particular focus on young men- for possible recruitment of volunteers. Create training curriculum for all volunteers. Work with University experts and Justice for Juniors staff to create a mentoring curriculum. Mentoring curriculum will be focused on 4 areas: ethical decision making, life and college preparedness skills, community building and workforce development. Evaluate program impact and produce end of year report.
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

CCMA Justice for Juniors @ CUA

Program Start/End Date
12/03/2018  -   12/02/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA   Washington/Baltimore  

Accepting Applications
From  02/26/2018  To  11/09/2018 

Contact Emmjolee Mendoza-Waters
The Office Of Campus Ministry - Cua
Washington   DC   20064
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 78861