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MTCC - University of Montana TRIO- Upward Bound
 
 
 
TRIO-Upward Bound is a federally funded college preparatory program, designed to provide the requisite academic skills, motivation, and support that first generation, low income students will need for success in post-secondary education. Of the students enrolled in the University of Montana TRIO-Upward Bound program serves, 76% are both low income and first generation. Low-income students are less likely to enroll in post-secondary education than their peers (27% of low income students versus 69.2% of all students). Additionally, students whose parents have not attained a college education are also less likely to enroll themselves. A significant percent of families residing in the two target communities of Missoula and Browning qualify for Upward Bound based on a lack of parental educational attainment - 62.1% in Missoula and 85.7% in Browning. The VISTA will help expand this program's funding and support services to meet the needs of low income and first generation students.
 
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Member Duties : The VISTA will build capacity for a new Advisory Committee that will help to inform the work of the Upward Bound program; Develop structure for new summer nudging program that will increase immediate post-secondary enrollment for college-intending high school graduates; Research and apply for outside funding (grants, in kind donations, etc.) to help expand program services (particularly student travel to college campuses); Build capacity for effective alumni tracking and engagement; Utilize alumni network to help with fundraising, community engagement, and government relations.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Tribal ,  Community Outreach ,  Education . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Youth Development ,  Leadership ,  General Skills ,  Education ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
MTCC - University of Montana TRIO- Upward Bound

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 MONTANA  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  03/22/2018  To  07/23/2018 

Contact Callye Foster
Davidson Honors College
Missoula   MT   59812
4062432379
foster@mtcompact.org
mtcompact.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 79297


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