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Literacy Minnesota - Distance Learning project (LitMN)
 
 
 
Literacy Minnesota started in a Roseville church basement in 1972 when a group of women realized if one person taught someone to read, and that person taught someone to read, they could create a movement. They knew that literacy is critical to growth and self-sufficiency, and planted the seed for reading programs and statewide volunteer training. Today we are able to reach nearly 70,000 children and adults each year thanks in great part to the more than 2,000 volunteers and 100 national service members we train annually by supporting literacy programs throughout Minnesota. Literacy Minnesota serves over 1800 ABE students per year at our six Learning Centers in St. Paul and Minneapolis. We offer classes in English language learning, GED and pre-GED, citizenship, computer and job skills. The average poverty rate in the neighborhoods we serve is 22.4%, while the average number of adults without a High School education is 16%. Due to recent shifts in how Minnesota Adult Basic Education (ABE) is able to offer classes (largely because of the COVID-19 pandemic), we are seeing an increased need in the area of Distance Learning. Both educators and learners need assistance accessing and navigating distance learning apps/platforms and procedures. This position would work closely with state and local leaders to build capacity around distance learning programming for adult learners. Join us!
 
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Member Duties : The goal of the Distance Learning VISTA project is to expand upon and build capacity for distance learning programming in Minnesota Adult Basic Education programs in 3 main areas: 1.) Develop onboarding for approved (or promising) apps/platforms for educators, volunteers and learners, 2.) Research and develop systemized processes for data collection and recording student hours, 3.) Develop improved processes related to platforms/apps/teacher created materials approval. VISTA will build capacity by creating processes to improve training, data collection and material approval for educators, volunteers and learners. *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. More info and positions: https://www.literacymn.org/americorps-vista
 
Program Benefits : Healthcare Allowance, CSA Produce Share ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  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 :
Community and Economic Development ,  Technology ,  Community Outreach ,  Education . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Computers/Technology ,  General Skills ,  Education . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Literacy Minnesota - Distance Learning project (LitMN)

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

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Associates degree (AA)

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  05/19/2020  To  07/01/2020 

Contact Kirsten Collins
700 Raymond Ave
Saint Paul   MN   55114
612-886-4030
kcollins@literacymn.org
www.literacymn.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 96344


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