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Information Technology VISTA - The Learning Community
 
 
 
Founded in 2004, The Learning Community is a nationally-recognized public charter school that serves more than 574 K-8 students from Central Falls, Pawtucket and Providence, three of the four “core cities” of poverty in Rhode Island. As a result of the quality of our partnerships with families and our innovative teaching practices, our students are dramatically outperforming their peers, despite a poverty rate nearly twice the state average. 82% of our students are low-income, 94% are children of color, and 34% are English language learners. Our work has been recognized nationally by The NY Times, Washington Post, MSNBC Primetime, and Chelsea Clinton came for a visit. Our nation has grown to accept a link between poverty and student achievement. However, our students have closed the most significant student achievement gap between students of color and white students in the country (Annie E. Casey Foundation). Despite a poverty rate of 82%, which is significantly higher than both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, on the 2018 RICAS standardized test: The Learning Community’s low-income, Latino, Black and English Language Learners had a higher proficiency rate than their demographic peer groups in Rhode Island, Boston and throughout Massachusetts in both Math and English Language Arts. The Learning Community seeks a savvy, detail oriented, flexible and capable problem solver with demonstrated initiative, and excellent organizational, interpersonal and analytical skills who will be charged with researching and developing a series of partnerships and experiences that enrich our curriculum for our 574 students in Kindergarten through 8th grade, in collaboration with classroom teachers and school leadership. These experiences will provide unique, age-appropriate learning opportunities for our student population, majority of whom are living at-or-below the poverty line. https://thelearningcommunity.com/site/
 
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Member Duties : The Information Technology (IT) VISTA, who will be in their first year of this project, will work closely with our IT/Systems Administrator to improve upon the inventory database for all the technology in the school. To streamline classroom technology systems to support the efficiency of students and teachers. In three years, we expect the IT VISTA to have a sustainable system in place to stay effective and current with our technology. Mastery of information technology is recognized as requisite preparation for the 21stcentury world and requires full integration into classroom learning to be effectual. We need technology in our classrooms to foster collaborative learning, complex problem solving, and development of leadership and communication. With 579 students in our building, it's essential to have comprehensive and thoughtful systems in place to serve our student and teacher community in order to have seamless access to our various technological resources.
 
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Computer, Phone ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Technology ,  Children/Youth . 
 
Skills :
Communications ,  Team Work ,  Computers/Technology ,  General Skills ,  Leadership . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Information Technology VISTA - The Learning Community

Program Start/End Date
08/17/2020  -   08/16/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations RHODE ISLAND  

Accepting Applications
From  04/23/2020  To  10/31/2020 

Contact Nicole Bathalon-McAree
21 Lincoln Ave
Central Falls   RI   02863
4014549744
nicoleb@thelearningcommunity.com
thelearningcommunity.com/site
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 95782


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