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Susquehanna University - CCNYPA
 
 
 
In partnership with the Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way(UW), the VISTA will support the work and impact of the Communities That Care (CTC) coalition and the Susquehanna University Service Leaders Program (SUSL). CTC is an “operating system” that collects local data on risk and protective factors related with substance abuse, school failure and dropout. The coalition identifies 3-5 specific risk and protective factors and seeks programs and strategies to address those priorities. The UW focuses on 2 high-quality after-school programs for K-2nd graders to reach the most at-risk students. SUSLs work directly with these after-school programs. The CTC focuses on older students, so VISTA will focus on the expansion of the afterschool program to include grades 6-8 and assist in coordinating the UW SUSLs. The SUSL program is a four-year internship-like service-learning program. The goal is to impact youth development in the region. Components are reflection, reciprocity and relationships. Students work with a community organization, spending 6-8 hours per week on site for 98 weeks. The overall goal is to reach the most at-risk students (those experiencing poverty related issues including substance abuse, poor academic performance, mental health challenges) in the region. Youth in grades K-3rd and 5-8 will benefit from on-going support through high quality programming that helps meet identified needs through PAYS (Pennsylvania Youth Survey) data. Campus Compact of New York and Pennsylvania VISTAs (CCNYPA*VISTAs) are part of a VISTA cohort of 40 members placed at higher ed. institutions across PA and NY to build campus-community partnerships. Professional development opportunities, including specialized workshops and retreats, and support to the VISTA cohort will be provided throughout the year of service.
 
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Member Duties : VISTA will help research youth-based programs to recommend for implementation as well as support building systems and processes for long-term sustainability. VISTA will support cultivating new partnerships to align vision and goals with those doing similar work and will help identify best practices that Service Leaders will be able to help implement. Main responsibilities include mobilizing community, research, ability to create online tracking systems, ability to build positive relationships, and a commitment to youth development. VISTA will support building capacity for the work of the CTC and SUSL programs. She/he will help research youth needs in the region around the targeted risk factors, identify best practices and evidence-based programs to recommend for implementation as well as support building systems and processes for long-term sustainability. VISTA will support cultivating new partnerships to align vision and goals with those doing similar work.
 
Program Benefits : Funding support for housing. ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
 
 
*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 :
Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Education ,  Communications ,  Social Services ,  Community Organization ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Youth Development ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Leadership . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Susquehanna University - CCNYPA

Program Start/End Date
07/22/2019  -   07/21/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations PENNSYLVANIA  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  03/08/2019  To  05/10/2019 

Contact Sarah Farbo
514 University Ave
Selinsgrove   PA   17870
5707650033
farbo@susqu.edu
https://www.susqu.edu/campus-l
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 86673


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