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United Way of Wapello County Literacy VISTA
United Way of Wapello County (UWWC) has joined with local nonprofits, businesses and the school districts to address high rates of poverty and low reading proficiency scores in our community. The VISTA member will work to complete the Community Solutions Action Plan or CSAP, which is the Grade Level Reading Network application and the Cradle-College-Career (C3) Initiative, which works to “increase the number of students and citizens who are ready for, have access to and persist in reaching their goals to obtain a college degree and/or credential.” The United Way of Wapello County is focused specifically on action teams working to improve reading proficiency, school readiness, and attendance and increase summer learning. The VISTA member will work with Volunteer Center staff to recruit, coordinate and train volunteers to work with students to improve early grade reading skills, which directly correlates to increases in degree attainment and lifetime earning potential. The member will work with school and UWWC staff to evaluate the training and session structure and implement changes as necessary. The VISTA member will identify current summer reading programs, help form partnerships and identify additional needs in organizations working to increase learning retention over summer break.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The VISTA member will work with United Way staff to recruit, coordinate and train volunteers to work with 2-5th grade students who need extra practice and support to improve reading skills. VISTA member will increase the number of volunteers, develop volunteer recruitment materials, and coordinate volunteer training. The VISTA member will also develop evaluation tools to measure and improve volunteer training effectiveness, additional training or support needed for staff and volunteers, and additional volunteer opportunities around early grade learning. Also during the VISTA term, the VISTA member will work on gathering volunteer feedback and potentially parent input for the Cradle-College-Career (C3 program).
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth ,  Education . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Team Work ,  Youth Development ,  General Skills ,  Education . 
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United Way of Wapello County Literacy VISTA

Program Start/End Date
10/26/2020  -   10/25/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations IOWA  

Accepting Applications
From  02/27/2020  To  09/30/2020 

Contact Jana Daisy
1963 Bell Ave
Des Moines   IA   50315
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 92852