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Holy Family Institutes mission is to empower children and families to lead responsible lives and develop healthy and meaningful relationships built on faith, hope and love. Founded in 1900 as an orphanage for children, Holy Family has evolved as a devoted social services provider in the greater Pittsburgh region, helping individuals and families receive services or access resources that will assist them in meeting immediate and long-term needs for a better, sustainable future. Holy Family Specialized Learning School is an alternative placement for students grades 1-12 sent by Allegheny County school districts for short-term or long-term to improve grades, behavior and emotional issues. The program would promote an increase in reading fluency in order to increase overall comprehension for students who are coming to this school from low-performing district s, as well as learning to manage/improve their own academics and behavior. Over three years the goal would be to show data on student impact; and invest in avenues for a full-time position or integration by a support staff. Older students in the school are able to participate in a workforce development program, where reading literacy needs to be competitive and filling the gap of preparing for the future. This this program has doubled in size in the last two years (and on track to serve 150 students at its Ross Township location.
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Member Duties : The VISTA member, will help end poverty and improve children’s lives by promoting an increase in reading fluency. This member will implement researched based CBM (Curriculum Based Materials) along with consistent implementation of strategies designed to increase student reading fluency and comprehension, based on Pennsylvania aligned standards in Reading (ELA). This member will connect with local literacy programs to identify researched based practices designed to increase reading fluency and comprehension. This member will recruit and train Volunteer Reading Coaches effectively using research-based curriculum. The member will establish an overarching program evaluation to identify outcomes that would reflect the impact of the reading/literacy intervention strategies. Finally, this member will establish an assessment tool to evaluate the impact and specific outcomes related to the stated literacy goals.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Housing ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education . 
Skills :
Recruitment ,  Computers/Technology ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Education ,  Communications ,  Public Speaking . 
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Program Start/End Date
08/19/2019  -   08/17/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations PENNSYLVANIA   Pittsburgh  

Accepting Applications
From  04/01/2019  To  07/05/2019 

Contact Deborah Fontaine
222 Pine St
Harrisburg   PA   17101
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 87350