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*AmeriCorps VISTA- Dawson Community College
 
 
 
Of existing students at Dawson Community College, 86% received financial aid in 2017/18, with 66% eligible for the Pell grant. This indicates a high population of students who do attend DCC are in need of financial assistance to attend college. While there are programs in place that help directly with financial assistance for tuition or fees, there are not currently program in place that address non-academic needs of underrepresented students. This program focuses on increasing completion rates of economically disadvantaged students by 5% percent by developing sustainable programming for fundamental life skills, career exploration and readiness, along with hands on practical lessons for all students to ensure they possess the skills and competencies necessary for viable employability. Experiencing College Success program targets non-academic needs that can be barriers to students successfully completing their post-secondary education. The program goals include launching a food bank on campus to address food instability and teaching cooking classes to help students learn to live on their own. DCC would also like to offer a year-round housing program for students who do not have a place to go during breaks and providing workshops on financial literacy, job skills, and soft skills that allow students to be more successful in school and their future workplaces.
 
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Member Duties : The VISTA will identify needs within the community; draft and administer a community needs assessment to college community and partners; collect data and provide recommendations to address needs identified. The VISTA will improve access to free and healthy food resources to mitigate food insecurity to improve academic performance and well-being; design and implement food pantry program on campus; and recruit volunteers for food pantry. The VISTA will provide services to target population to improve academic success by building life skills to be successful students; develop programming addressing food and nutrition, cooking, cleanliness/hygiene, financial literacy, study skills, and stress/management; recruit volunteers to teach life skills programming and mentor students to academic success; ensure sustainability by identifying funding opportunities for food pantry and working with community partners and Workforce Development to sustain life skills training opportunities.
 
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Education . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Education . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
*AmeriCorps VISTA- Dawson Community College

Program Start/End Date
07/08/2019  -   07/06/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MONTANA  

Accepting Applications
From  04/17/2019  To  07/31/2019 

Contact Callye Foster
32 Campus Dr
Missoula   MT   59812
4062432379
Foster@mtcompact.org
mtcompact.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 88337


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