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Opportunity Council – WIHS Partnership Project VISTA YR1
Whatcom Intergenerational High School is a new innovative high school opening in September of 2020. We are rooted in equity and committed to ensuring underserved and low-income students get access to an experiential, rigorous and student-centered education through Phenomenon-based learning. In order to successfully implement Phenomenon-based learning students need access to a variety of learning opportunities created with community and business partners throughout Whatcom County. These partners will support student learning through enrichment activities during the school day, after school, and during summer breaks. Internships will be set up to provide real world learning opportunities so that students can explore their passions and learn the skills necessary for success in career, college and life. The WIHS Partnership Project will be designed to support low income youth, Latinx and Indigenous youth in gaining the academic, social and cultural support needed for success in H.S. and college. The VISTA member will be a critical part of the WIHS team in evaluating current partnership programs, setting up new partnerships with Community Based Organizations and businesses, and seeking funds to ensure that WIHS partnerships are sustainable long-term. WIHS partnerships are a critical component in helping students to develop the dispositions and competencies to become financially independent and establish meaningful relationships to better themselves, their families and communities. The Opportunity Council VISTA Cohort in Bellingham includes monthly team meetings, Professional Development opportunities, fun team-building events, and 4 annual Days of Service.
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Member Duties : You will help WIHS students develop the dispositions and competencies needed for securing a financially secure, meaningful and fulfilling future through the development of the WIHS Partnership Project including: 1. Develop an evaluation plan that assesses the effectiveness of WIHS’ Partnership opportunities for ensuring that low income students get access to enrichment and internship activities that will help them succeed in high school and college. 2. Develop a long-term partnership plan and strategies for recruiting Community Based Organizations (CBO’s) and business partners to provide enrichment internship activities. 3. Develop a grant writing plan for ensuring sustainability of partnership programming. The VISTA member will help students exit poverty by increasing high school graduation rates and college acceptance for low-income students through the Partnership Project. Partners will offer enrichment and internship opportunities for students.
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Tribal ,  Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Computers/Technology ,  Initiative, self-directed ,  Social Services ,  Community Organization ,  Education ,  Youth Development ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Writing/Editing ,  Leadership ,  Team Work ,  Communications . 
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Opportunity Council – WIHS Partnership Project VISTA YR1

Program Start/End Date
08/31/2020  -   08/30/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  05/13/2020  To  07/20/2020 

Contact Naomi Siegel
1111 Cornwall Ave
Bellingham   WA   98225
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 96208