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The Learning Community - Community Partnerships VISTA
Founded in 2004, The Learning Community is a nationally-recognized public charter school that serves more than 574 K-8 students from Central Falls, Pawtucket and Providence, three of the four “core cities” of poverty in Rhode Island. As a result of the quality of our partnerships with families and our innovative teaching practices, our students are dramatically outperforming their peers, despite a poverty rate nearly twice the state average. 82% of our students are low-income, 94% are children of color, and 34% are English language learners. Our work has been recognized nationally by The NY Times, Washington Post, MSNBC Primetime, and Chelsea Clinton came for a visit. Our nation has grown to accept a link between poverty and student achievement. However, our students have closed the most significant student achievement gap between students of color and white students in the country (Annie E. Casey Foundation). Despite a poverty rate of 82%, which is significantly higher than both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, on the 2018 RICAS standardized test: The Learning Community’s low-income, Latino, Black and English Language Learners had a higher proficiency rate than their demographic peer groups in Rhode Island, Boston and throughout Massachusetts in both Math and English Language Arts. The Learning Community seeks a savvy, detail oriented, flexible and capable problem solver with demonstrated initiative, and excellent organizational, interpersonal and analytical skills who will be charged with researching and developing a series of partnerships and experiences that enrich our curriculum for our 574 students in Kindergarten through 8th grade, in collaboration with classroom teachers and school leadership. These experiences will provide unique, age-appropriate learning opportunities for our student population, majority of whom are living at-or-below the poverty line.
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Member Duties : The Community Partnership VISTA will work on several projects to engage members in our community to support experiential learning for our students. This VISTA will: 1) identify and recruit local health organizations to support the school’s health and social/emotional learning curriculum across all grade levels. 2) Generate a yearlong plan to engage external partnerships for elementary grades that enhance school curriculum on a grade-to-grade level. 3) Generate a year-long plan to engage external partnership for middle grades that will also enhance school curriculum. This VISTA will research, make contact and support the school with forming and maintaining these partnerships. This position will allow for our students to be exposed to more experiences that tie directly to the curriculum each grade level is using.
Program Benefits : Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Computer, Phone ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Education . 
Skills :
Youth Development ,  Leadership ,  Community Organization ,  General Skills ,  Recruitment ,  Education ,  Team Work . 
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The Learning Community - Community Partnerships VISTA

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 RHODE ISLAND  

Accepting Applications
From  04/01/2019  To  10/01/2019 

Contact Nicole Bathalon-McAree
21 Lincoln Ave
Central Falls   RI   02863
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 87460