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Maker Fellowship VISTA @ BoSTEM
The Makers + Mentors Network (MMN), a STEM initiative of Citizen Schools, in partnership with BoSTEM are joining forces to uplift STEM mentoring and maker-centered learning as essential tools to build a stronger, more diverse workforce. BoSTEM provides hands-on, high-quality learning opportunities that work alongside out-of-school time programs and with corporate volunteers, giving students a chance to apply STEM skills in exciting, real-world contexts. BoSTEM also aligns curriculum instruction across school and out-of-school time, and most importantly offers hands-on, experiential learning with industry professionals. As the Maker Fellow VISTA at BoSTEM, you will be responsible for cultivating a robust professional learning community of educators delivering BoSTEM programs that, in combination with measurement and evaluation activity led by Boston After School & Beyond (BASB), will drive a cycle of continuous improvement for program quality and students’ learning experiences through BoSTEM. This will be accomplished in collaboration with the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley.You would be joining a small but might team of collaborative professionals in our Boston, MA office reporting to the BoSTEM Director. You will be joining a cohort of 10 other AmeriCorps VISTA members all of whom will be placed at organizations across the county! As a Maker Fellow, you will join a cohort of 28 AmeriCorps VISTA members placed at leading organizations across the country and participate in a year-long structured and collaborative learning pathway. Benefits include a living stipend of $13,362.44/year, a $400/month housing stipend, a Segal Education Award of $6,195 upon successful completion or end of year cash stipend of $1,800, healthcare coverage, and child care subsidy. Please visit to learn more about this unique opportunity.
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Member Duties : This program will connect K-12 students to maker-centered learning opportunities that help students build the academic and social emotional skills key to their success in school, postsecondary enrollment and workforce placement. Maker Fellows, through service in their local communities and participation in targeted professional development, will become life-long leaders and champions of maker-centered learning and mentorship for under-served students. Maker-centered learning provides a unique chance for students to explore the real world through designing, hacking, building, and experimenting, through the use of digital design and fabrication technologies and makerspaces. Fellows work in capacity building roles and support direct program implementation, such as developing and enhancing new maker-centered learning programming, partnering with school districts to redesign high school CTE pathways and supporting the development of local communities of practice for faculty and educators.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  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 ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Education ,  General Skills ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Public Speaking ,  Recruitment ,  Team Work . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Maker Fellowship VISTA @ BoSTEM

Program Start/End Date
08/03/2020  -   08/02/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MASSACHUSETTS   Boston  

Accepting Applications
From  03/05/2020  To  10/31/2020 

Contact Brandi Jimenez
308 Congress St
Boston   MA   02210
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 88661