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826CHI Communications Associate
This position is part of the 826 National Network VISTA Program and is located at 826CHI in Chicago, IL. 826CHI is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Services are structured around our understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. 826CHI believes all Chicago youth should have equal access to high-quality writing and literary arts education. With that in mind, 826CHI programs serve youth from low-income families, who are English language learners, or who attend under-resourced schools. 826CHI's rigorous programs offer both practical skills and a platform for self-expression. They are rooted in the belief that engagement with literary arts is restorative and supports strong relationship building. 826CHI endeavors to provide young people new ways to pursue expanded understanding of the world through writing. 826CHI believes that having the means and space to share one’s ideas is paramount to our development as individuals and our engagement with community, social, and civic issues. With this in mind, the organization aims to bring students from different neighborhoods and backgrounds to the table to share in the creative process of writing as often as possible. VISTA members will have the opportunity to create new systems and enhance current efforts related to volunteer recruitment, training, and retention; support development and marketing activities; and support in-school and on-site programming.
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Member Duties : The 826CHI Communications Associate will help to develop and implement systems to promote 826CHI’s programs and mission in order to help to sustain and expand free writing and tutoring programs for under-resourced youth. Activities will include creating communications campaigns designed to recruit more community volunteers; building awareness of 826CHI through community partnerships in order to recruit more community volunteers; supporting a system for measuring and sharing program impact; and engaging local media outlets to build awareness of the organization's work.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Reimbursement for project related travel ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Education ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Writing/Editing ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Youth Development . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

826CHI Communications Associate

Program Start/End Date
08/20/2018  -   08/19/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  


Accepting Applications
From  05/24/2018  To  07/27/2018 

Contact Molly Fannin
1276 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago   IL   60622
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 81495