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OneStar: Annette Strauss Strategic Growth VISTA
 
 
 
The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life, a research unit in the Moody College of Communications at The University of Texas at Austin, is seeking civic enthusiasts to support and strengthen youth programs designed to cultivate informed voters and engaged citizens. In Texas where 6,717 of public schools are eligible for Title 1 funding, the largest in the U.S, and voter turnout ranks in the bottom 5 in the country, the need for quality civic learning opportunities to close the Civic Empowerment Gap is critical. The lack of civic learning opportunities in low-income schools, leaves youth from historically marginalized communities voiceless and underrepresented in democratic participation. Annually, the Institute engages thousands of students, community leaders, researchers and educators in its outreach programs. The lnstitute's programming aims to engage underserved elementary, middle and high school students across Texas who attend targeted Title I schools. By participating in the Speak Up! Speak Out! civic education program, the TexElects arts-based civic education program and/or the Legacy of Giving elementary civic education program, students can become leaders and gain valuable skills in community research, involvement and problem solving.
 
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Member Duties : Serve with the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life to increase the capacity for the Institute’s new elementary civic education program, Legacy of Giving. The VISTA will cultivate positive relationships with campus staff members by providing access to curriculum and program support materials, identifying and recruiting Student Ambassadors for campuses, and assisting in planning the Day of Service event. The VISTA will create strategies for program outreach and deliver marketing content to raise awareness of the program, its benefits, and opportunities to get involved. The VISTA will also collaborate with the Program Coordinator to strategically implement civic education objectives into existing curriculum as well as identify best practices for program implementation.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Stipend ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* . 
 
 
*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 ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Community Organization ,  Education ,  Public Speaking ,  General Skills ,  Leadership ,  Recruitment . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
OneStar: Annette Strauss Strategic Growth VISTA

Program Start/End Date
07/23/2018  -   07/26/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TEXAS  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  04/02/2018  To  06/12/2018 

Contact Korrinne Salas Young
2504 Whitis Avenue
Austin   TX   78712
512-287-2028
moody.utexas.edu/centers/strau
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 79684


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