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University of Pennsylvania - YQCA - CCNYPA
Young Quakers Community Athletics (YQCA), a collaboration between the Netter Center for Community Partnerships and Penn Athletics, creates mutually beneficial partnerships between Penn intercollegiate athletic teams and West Philadelphia public schools. YQCA establishes athletic teams with students from Penn’s University-Assisted Community Schools (UACS) in West Philadelphia and engages them with Penn’s varsity teams. YQCA currently operates during after school time with students in grades 4 through 8. The Penn players mentor the children on the field and off. In addition to the mentoring, YQCA provides staff, coaches, uniforms, sports equipment, bus transportation, and access to the University’s world-class playing fields at no cost to the schools or their students. The public school students also benefit from the Netter Center’s comprehensive UACS programming, which brings additional academic, human, and material resources from Penn to their schools during the school day, after school, and in the summer. Founded in 2012 with boys’ lacrosse at Comegys University-Assisted Community School, YQCA quickly grew to include girls’ lacrosse and co-ed track and field. Today we serve 4th-8th grade students from four University Assisted Community Schools: Comegys Elementary, Hamilton Elementary, Lea Elementary, and Mitchell Elementary. We work with three Penn teams that have adopted the YQCA model: Men’s Lacrosse, Women’s Lacrosse, and Track and Field. 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 : Orientation to Netter Center, UACS, YQCA: Observe summer programming, Meet Netter Center, UACS and YQCA staff, Review Year 1-2 materials, including Year 5-7 Eval reports prepared by Netter Center’s evaluation team Recruitment and training of Penn students: Connect with student groups i.e. Club Sports, Grad School of education to ensure YQ will have additional resources of volunteers, The VISTA will train returning student leaders within these groups and connect them with current YQ staff (Director & Associate Director) Oversee implementation of mindfulness curriculum incorporation into YQ Summer activity planning/research: explore ways YQCA can expand summer programming ie grants for additional funding for summer camp activities, sports-based field trips, connections with professional sports teams in area
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Public transportation pass, meal plan ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Children/Youth ,  Education . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Education ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Public Health ,  General Skills ,  Social Services ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Leadership ,  Youth Development . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

University of Pennsylvania - YQCA - 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   Philadelphia/Wilmington/Atlantic City  


Accepting Applications
From  03/08/2019  To  05/22/2019 

Contact Jennifer Chu
St. Leonard's Court
Philadelphia   PA   19104
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 86751