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Communications & Development 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 to learn about our current donor base and create proposals and campaigns to grow our donor profiles. As an integral part of the school’s staff team, this person is responsible with supporting the creation and implementation of new systems and campaigns to connect with a wider support demographic that will provide more enriching opportunities for our students.
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Member Duties : The Development & Communication VISTA will work closely with our Development Department to build and implement new fundraising campaigns that target various populations to support the school. This VISTA will build out the structure and content for the social media and email calendar, keeping it in line with industry best practices for online marketing and communications. Over time, the VISTA will help our school identify, attract, and retain new key stakeholders. Additional funding for the school comes from individuals, corporations, and foundations. Without external funding, we would not be able to host our afterschool program, summer program, field trips, career awareness programming, among many other programs throughout the year. It is critically important that we continue to attract funders and maximize marketing and communications in order to build the robust educational experience that our students deserve.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* ,  Computer, Phone ,  Stipend ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  General Skills . 
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Communications & Development VISTA - The Learning Community

Program Start/End Date
09/08/2020  -   09/07/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

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
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 95783