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iEducate Operations VISTA, OneStar
Are you passionate about improving public education on a system-wide scale? iEducate works to serve students at underserved and at-risk public elementary schools across Greater Houston school districts. Every school we serve is a Title I school (majority of the population is economically disadvantaged). In Houston ISD alone, almost 80% of students are economically disadvantaged. Students from these low-income households miss educational opportunities that are vital to break the cycle of generational poverty. Currently, over 60% of HISD 5th graders are failing their core subjects at the state-recommended level. If these students are unable to graduate elementary school with a strong academic foundation, they are highly likely to fall through the cracks and lose hope for a fulfilling, prosperous life. iEducate works to reduce poverty by creating a more equitable classroom for students in low-income communities. Those students without the academic support at home need far more personalized instruction and attention within the classroom. Join us in leveraging youth mentors to innovate the elementary classroom model. iEducate is building a system for school districts to engage college and high school youth within the classroom to close achievement gaps at a foundational level. During the school year, we match college students with neighboring elementary schools, placing them alongside teachers to support differentiated instruction. Over the summer, we bring together partner agencies to collaborate on curriculum & training that empower youth to design and lead summer camps at each school. iEducate is seeking VISTA members to develop the tools and processes around our operations, PR, partnerships and technology that will help to scale our model within Houston and beyond.
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Member Duties : Develop tools and processes for iEducate to further improve education equity for students in low-income communities within the Greater Houston area. Work with recruiting team to develop training materials and activities for onboarding sessions for college and high school youth who serve in the classroom. Contribute to the development of trainings for school & district staff on implementing iEducate’s model. Create processes to implement school-year and summer models including the creation of a timeline and checklist of items needed for program success. Work with the school district to streamline progress tracking & data collection by developing a rubric for district teachers and staff to evaluate performance of college students as well as procedures for college to students to track their own daily progress. Lastly, help build a sense of community between the youth participating in our model through social events and feedback sessions.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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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 Outreach ,  Children/Youth ,  Education . 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Education ,  Community Organization ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Recruitment ,  General Skills ,  Communications ,  Public Speaking ,  Team Work ,  Youth Development ,  Writing/Editing . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

iEducate Operations VISTA, OneStar

Program Start/End Date
09/03/2019  -   09/01/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TEXAS   Houston/Galveston  


Accepting Applications
From  03/11/2019  To  08/09/2019 

Contact Arun Gir
4903 Mayfair St
Bellaire   TX   77401
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 79700