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Strong City/Baltimore Teacher Supply Swap VISTA
 
 
 
This position is sponsored by Strong City Baltimore in Baltimore, MD; and the VISTA member will serve with Baltimore Teacher Supply Swap in Baltimore, MD. The mission of Baltimore Teacher Supply Swap is to provide access to educational materials for teachers and students. Teachers face tremendous pressure to meet high demands without the supplies necessary to do so. Many teachers experience the burden of spending more than $600 of their own money each year on supplies, but still don’t have enough to fully support their students. The problem is getting worse as school budgets continue to be slashed. Budget cuts are especially troublesome in lower-income neighborhoods, where parents might not have enough money to pay for school supplies. Students sometimes walk into school at a disadvantage because they do not have the learning tools they need. Educators have extra supplies when they leave the classroom, switch grade levels, or have too much. Other individuals have art supplies, office supplies, toys, and games around their homes and offices. These materials sit unused in storage or are thrown away. The Baltimore Teacher Supply Swap equips teachers, schools, and educational programs with classroom supplies to help students learn. We do this by collecting materials that people no longer need and distributing them to those who need them. Our programmatic costs are offset through individual contributions and through selling highly-valued donations online. Strong City sponsors 20 VISTA projects at nonprofit, government, and community organizations throughout Baltimore City and Maryland. Established in 1969 to help neighborhoods become safer, better places to live, Strong City's mission is to build and strengthen neighborhoods and people. Strong City will provide support to Baltimore Teacher Supply Swap and the VISTA member throughout the year, including recruitment, training, resources, and professional development opportunities, and meetings.
 
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Member Duties : The goal of the project is to build the capacity of the Baltimore Teacher Supply Swap by improving the process of distributing educational materials to, and providing the vital supplies that are most needed by, teachers at high-poverty schools in Baltimore, Maryland. The VISTA Member will evaluate and implement improvements to our accepted donation list, logistical processes, and volunteer program. As a result of the VISTA member’s service, more teachers will receive vital supplies and the amount of supplies distributed will increase. The VISTA will conduct research on the existing processes of acquiring, organizing, and distributing donated supplies; Develop revised processes; and Develop and implement sustainable transition plan for revised processes.
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance . 
 
 
*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 . 
 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Education . 
 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Writing/Editing ,  Leadership ,  Communications ,  Education . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Strong City/Baltimore Teacher Supply Swap VISTA

Program Start/End Date
02/19/2019  -   02/18/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MARYLAND   Washington/Baltimore  

Accepting Applications
From  01/02/2019  To  02/07/2019 

Contact Lily Ross
3503 N Charles St
Baltimore   MD   21218
4102613618
lross@strongcitybaltimore.org
StrongCityBaltimore.org/VISTA
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 85507


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