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Associate, VISTA Horizons Student Enrichment Program - BFS
Each summer, Horizons works with 135 low-income K – 8th students in the downtown Brooklyn Navy Yard housing communities and surrounding area. Our free 6-week, academic summer program is hosted on the campus of Brooklyn Friends School with the goal of reducing summer slide to combat the growing opportunity gap in education. Students begin the day at 8:30am and focus on math, literacy and reading skills through project based learning in small classes led by professional teachers. In the afternoon, students are exposed to enriching arts and STEM classes for social-emotional growth including coding, robotics, dance with Mark Morris, chorus and band. Swimming, field trips and other confidence-boosting activities break down barriers to success and expose children to new opportunities. This is an opportunity for motivated, committed individuals who are passionate about making a difference and receiving beyond entry-level responsibilities. Because of this the candidate should have some background of volunteer service as well as the desire to take on responsibilities that will challenge themselves and make an impact on the community.
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Member Duties : The AmeriCorps member will work directly with the Executive Director of Horizons at Brooklyn Friends School. During the school year, the VISTA will be doing the following: - Promote the program in the community through traditional and social media efforts; - Implement creative strategies for fiscal sustainability including introductory grant writing and event planning; - Research pre-k and high school programming within other Horizons programs across the country and provide recommendations on best practices; - Use data currently being collected to tell additional stories of our impact. During the summer when program is in place the VISTA will do the following: - Be responsible for key components of program implementation; - Shadow Executive Director to fully understand the workings of the program; - Create additional community awareness and marketing the program.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Computers/Technology ,  Communications ,  Education ,  Writing/Editing . 
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Associate, VISTA Horizons Student Enrichment Program - BFS

Program Start/End Date
06/08/2020  -   06/07/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEW YORK   New York City (inc. Long Island CT NJ NY)  

Accepting Applications
From  02/12/2020  To  05/15/2020 

Contact Aubrie Therrien
375 Pearl St
Brooklyn   NY   11201
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 93701