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United Way of Central MN-Partner for Student Success (LitMN)
For our families learning English, literacy issues center on the difficulty and length of time needed to learn the English language. This project will develop a viable school/community model by which language learning is improved. Facilitated by United Way, the VISTA will work with school district personnel and assist in aligning English Language curriculum in our out of school youth organizations serving Somali and other new-to-country students to provide implementation and training. This is critical for families who are learning to read but essential for 4-8 grade students who are reading to learn and prepare for success 9-12 and beyond. By maximizing supports, the VISTA will help this population surpass expectations and strengthen student academic skills. The VISTA will have opportunities to work with licensed teachers, community organizations, community leaders and grassroots organizations. They will gain a variety of skills including communication, teamwork, problem solving, implementation and leadership opportunities in working with a diverse population. United Way of Central MN is a STRIVE organization with a mission to unite the Greater St. Cloud community in the collective pursuit of student success. Our aim is to increase opportunities so that all youth in our area achieve academically, possess strong social-emotional skills, engage in the community, and are ready for post-secondary/career training and experiences. We work with the school districts of St. Cloud, Sartell-St. Stephen and Sauk Rapids-Rice; St. Cloud State University; St. Cloud Technical and Community College; the St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce, and over 50 other organizations (including businesses, education, community agencies, funders, and government) in the greater St. Cloud Area. The Partnership serves 17,615 students in grades PreK-12 within 13 communities in a tri-county area. Benefits: Paid parking or bus pass, phone reimbursement, career training and professional development.
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Member Duties : The VISTA will enhance, develop and design the further implementation of purchased curriculum alongside the area school district and community partners. The VISTA will support out of school providers with access to training and materials, continued support and development and program evaluation to ensure the program is implemented with fidelity unique to the characteristics of each organization. The VISTA will develop tools for gathering information to determine the overall impact and effectiveness of the program while affording opportunities for improvements. Through effective communication strategies, the VISTA will connect with partners and external stakeholders to inform and educate the community about the SURPASS initiative and its impact. *Position is part of the Literacy Leadership Program of Literacy Minnesota; we foster an organizational culture that’s welcoming and inclusive to all. Apps reviewed on rolling basis through July 1.
Program Benefits : Healthcare allowance, bus pass, phone ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Stipend ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth ,  Education . 
Skills :
Teaching/Tutoring ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Communications ,  Social Services ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Education ,  Writing/Editing ,  Youth Development . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

United Way of Central MN-Partner for Student Success (LitMN)

Program Start/End Date
08/03/2020  -   08/02/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/06/2020  To  06/15/2020 

Contact Amy Trombley
921 1st St N
Saint Cloud   MN   56303
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 79636