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Opportunity Council–WIHS Recruitment & Enrollment 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 Enrollment program will be set up to support economically disadvantaged young people in receiving the academic, social, emotional and cultural support they need to be successful graduating from high school, and to gain the resources and competencies necessary to be accepted into and successful in pursuing a post-secondary degree of their choosing. WIHS is planning to work with students who qualify for free or reduced lunch, Latinx and Indigenous youth. The research is clear, when youth living in poverty have access to high quality enrichment activities (during school and after-school), they perform better in school, engage in more after school activities and broaden their perspectives on who they are and who they want to become in life. The VISTA member will help students exit poverty by increasing high school graduation rates and college acceptance and success by developing and expanding access to high-quality educational opportunities at WIHS. 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 : Develop an evaluation plan that assesses the effectiveness of WIHS’ Recruiting and enrollment opportunities for ensuring that economically disadvantaged students get access to educational programming designed to help them succeed in H.S. and nurture their passions and dreams for a financially secure and meaningful future. Develop a long-term plan and strategies for recruiting students who historically have limited access to educational choices. Develop a pipeline of school contacts and youth services who align with WIHS’ mission and vision for serving economically disadvantaged students and families. Develop a social media plan and activities for recruiting students who are underserved by traditional district schools. Develop a targeted schedule of recruitment events. Develop a family and community engagement plan for long-term success in recruiting students. Research effective engagement activities that sustain community communication and enrollment pipelines.
Program Benefits : Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Tribal ,  Community Outreach ,  Education . 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Computers/Technology ,  Social Services ,  Community Organization ,  Youth Development ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  Education ,  Initiative, self-directed ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Recruitment ,  Non-Profit Management . 
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Opportunity Council–WIHS Recruitment & Enrollment 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