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*Campus Compact - University of New England (Maine)
 
 
 
Maine Campus Compact (MCC) is a statewide coalition of colleges and universities whose purpose is to further the public purposes and civic mission of higher education. MCC’s team of 10 VISTAs will develop programming that mobilizes college students to increase college aspirations in Maine’s K-12 youth with an emphasis on low-income students. The VISTA member will be responsible for continuing to expand, oversee, and institutionalize the “America Reads and America Counts” tutoring program and College Aspirations program at University of New England (UNE). UNE seeks to engage a VISTA to help extend, enhance, and sustain its America Reads and America Counts Tutoring Program (ARAC) and College Aspirations Program (CAP). This motivated and enthusiastic individual will work in a university setting, mobilizing university students to be engaged in a variety of community service activities on and off campus. Specifically, this person will coordinate the recruitment, training and supervision of UNE students to work with local partner schools and their K-8 students in Biddeford, Saco, Old Orchard Beach and Kennebunk through the America Reads America Counts and College Aspiration programs. This person, through their work, will solidify and expand relationships with local area schools for UNE student volunteers to work with at risk students. This person will recruit more UNE student tutors while also working with guidance counselors to encourage participation by local high and middle school students. This person will also work to improve our organizational capacity by organizing service fairs, social media and impact visuals, as well as special service opportunities for UNE students and the community. This person will have an impact on both the UNE campus and the greater communities our UNE students as well as at risk youth.
 
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Member Duties : *Recruiting, training and coordinating UNE students to serve as America Reads America Counts tutoring program for elementary and intermediate level students in Biddeford. *Developing program content, recruiting, training, and coordinating UNE students to serve as College Aspiration mentors/tutors at Biddeford, Old Orchard Beach, Kennebunk, and Saco *Increase the organizational capacity of the OCCE. Activities that will increase and improve the organizational capacity of the OCCE will help increase the involvement of the UNE community to volunteer in the greater Biddeford area, including mentoring and tutoring opportunities as well as many other community needs.
 
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Partial Meal Plan ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Education ,  Writing/Editing ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Team Work ,  Public Speaking ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Leadership ,  Community Organization ,  Recruitment . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
*Campus Compact - University of New England (Maine)

Program Start/End Date
08/03/2018  -   08/02/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MAINE  

Accepting Applications
From  05/01/2018  To  06/14/2018 

Contact Tom Gallant
51 Westminster St
Lewiston   ME   04240
2077536679
tom@mainecompact.org
www.mainecompact.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 80658


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