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*Goodwill VISTA* Multilingual & Multicultural Ctr, Portland
 
 
 
The mission of the Portland Public Schools is to ensure a challenging, relevant, and joyful education that empowers every learner to make a difference in the world. Portland Public Schools' education program for English Language Learners began in 1980 with approximately fifty K-12 students from Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. Since then, Portland's multilingual community has grown exponentially and become increasingly more diverse. Currently, there are approximately 2,400 English Language Learners (ELL) students in the District who speak over 60 different languages. You can learn more about the Portland Public Schools at www.portlandschools.org. The AmeriCorps VISTA member will work with Make It Happen, an academic tutoring program for English language learners in high school www.mlc.portlandschools.org. Over 95% of students enrolled in MIH qualify for free and reduced lunch and more than 98% are accepted at college; and Parent University, www.parentu@portlandschools.org, a new program to engage parents and caregivers with the PPS District. Studies show that consistent parental/caregiver engagement in a child’s education has many positive benefits for families.
 
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Member Duties : The AmeriCorps VISTA member will engage in volunteer recruitment and orientation for programs and events; write proposals for funding and track deadlines for reporting and submittals; plan events for programming, community outreach, and fundraising, create effective social media posts; and communicate with community partners, students, and families. The AmeriCorps VISTA will be familiar with Google-based products, have knowledge of website content management and experience using and managing social media for organizations. Also desired are experience using Adobe InDesign & Photoshop and graphic design skills. Also desired are experience working with databases, organizing and presenting information, both orally and visually, and event planning skills. The AmeriCorps VISTA will have knowledge of fundraising and ideally have skills in proposal writing, prospect research, and grants management. Ease and comfort communicating with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures is required.
 
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth . 
 
Skills :
Non-Profit Management ,  Communications ,  General Skills ,  Public Speaking ,  Computers/Technology ,  Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  Leadership ,  Youth Development ,  See under Member Duties ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Education . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
*Goodwill VISTA* Multilingual & Multicultural Ctr, Portland

Program Start/End Date
10/28/2019  -   10/26/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  21    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MAINE  

Languages
Not required but a plus

Accepting Applications
From  04/08/2019  To  10/14/2019 

Contact Scott Dupee
190 Lancaster St
Portland   ME   04101
207-370-3924
scott.dupee@goodwillnne.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 81070


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