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*MTCC VISTA Office of Commissioner of Higher Education
 
 
 
According to the Montana Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education, low income students are at greater risk of not completing postsecondary education. While the MUS and affiliate campuses’ approach to creating supportive learning environments is holistic, this project recognizes the particular need for building more robust capacity to coordinate and deliver mental health and wellness programming, especially as low-income students experience mental health issues at disproportionate rates to their higher social-economic status peers and may be less likely to seek help when they do need it (National Center for Health Statistics, 2011). With an increase in mental health issues among America’s college-aged students and without mental health and wellness programming offered to low-income students we can expect college graduation rates to decrease. By increasing the access to Montana University System’s mental health and wellness services for low-income college students, this VISTA project can help increase college graduation rates for low-income students in Montana.
 
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Member Duties : The VISTA will build a coalition of campus leaders committed to diversity and inclusion efforts aimed at narrowing achievement gaps. The VISTA will work with and continue to build the existing MUS Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Task Force with the goal of creating a sustainable mechanism for research on best practices and processes for recommendations, implementation, and assessment, participate in task force meetings to Identify and establish relationships with leaders on diversity and inclusion that could bring an equity lens to the task force, complete a needs gap assessment that identifies the needs and experiences of low-income students, the VISTA will make recommendations to OCHE staff and system-wide coalition on system-level models for diversity and inclusion programming around mental health and wellness or policies that address needs gaps and that will guide the work of the task force in the future, etc.
 
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
None
 
Skills :
Leadership ,  General Skills ,  Team Work ,  Education . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
*MTCC VISTA Office of Commissioner of Higher Education

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 MONTANA  

Accepting Applications
From  04/18/2019  To  08/05/2019 

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

Listing ID 88405


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