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Simpson Housing - Culturally Relevant Curriculum (LitMN)
Simpson Housing Services mission is to house, support, and advocate for people experiencing homelessness. We offer shelter programs for individuals and supportive housing for single adults, families with children, and unaccompanied youth. As a member of our Children and Youth Services Department, the Literacy Leader will join a strengths-focused team of youth workers partnering with parents to break the generational cycle of homelessness by supporting their children’s academic success, stability, and wellbeing. Homelessness is rooted in part in historical trauma and systemic racism, and many of the children we serve are children of color. People of color are consistently underserved by an education system that marginalizes, devalues, and/or ignores their culture, history, and experiences, which has a detrimental impact on their learning. On the other hand, young people of color who have access to rich, culturally responsive environments and learning experiences regularly achieve stronger academic outcomes. The Literacy Leader will make a difference in the lives of children and families transitioning out of homelessness by designing meaningful, culturally relevant literacy curriculum for use in our programs for elementary learners. The ideal candidate will be a flexible problem-solver with a passion for relationships, racial justice, and youth literacy. BIPOC individuals and individuals with lived experience of homelessness encouraged to apply. Simpson Housing Services is a leader in the housing field. The Literacy Leader have access to professional development opportunities, professional mentors, and a robust professional network of housing and youth workers.
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Member Duties : The Literacy Leader will increase the effectiveness of our literacy programming by integrating culturally-relevant materials, methods, and practices into programming for K-5 learners in our housing programs. Duties will include evaluating current materials for racial bias and making recommendations for replacement or supplemental materials; collecting input from parents, volunteers, and children; designing and piloting culturally responsive literacy activities; designing and piloting culturally responsive enrichment activities tied to these literacy activities; and training volunteers in responsive tutoring methods. *Position is part of the Literacy Leadership VISTA program of Literacy Minnesota. Literacy Minnesota fosters an organizational culture that is welcoming and inclusive to all. Applications reviewed on rolling basis through July 1. For more info and additional positions available:
Program Benefits : Stipend ,  Healthcare Allowance, CSA Produce Share ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Children/Youth ,  Housing ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Homelessness ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Youth Development ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Writing/Editing ,  Social Services ,  Leadership ,  Recruitment ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Education . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Simpson Housing - Culturally Relevant Curriculum (LitMN)

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

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/16/2020  To  07/01/2020 

Contact Jocelyn Pickreign
2100 Pillsbury Ave S
Minneapolis   MN   55404
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 94675