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2020-21 9th Grade-on-Track Program Coordinator
Milwaukee Succeeds (MKE-S) is a community-wide partnership, grounded in collective impact, whose aim is to ensure success for every child, in every Milwaukee School, cradle to career. Our partnership consists of representatives from over 300 local organizations, working in networks to identify, align, and scale strategies that will change the system of education in Milwaukee to work for all students. This includes ensuring that incoming 9th graders are prepared for the opportunities and responsibilities high school will present to them. Through our new strategic plan, the scope of our goals has been focused to develop and implement a citywide strategy to support incoming Black and Latinx male freshmen. At the beginning of 2020, before the COVID-19 Outbreak, there was a reported chronic absenteeism rate among Black and Latinx males in Milwaukee, 48%, and 32% respectively. Furthermore, the 4-year high school completion rate for Black males was reported as 52% and for Latinx males, 65%. Studies have long shown that racial/ethnic disparities in educational achievement and attainment are partially explained by the effects of race-based stressors, such as stereotype threat and perceived discrimination, on psychological and biological responses to stress, which, in turn, negatively impacts cognitive functioning and academic performance. With such persistent prejudice and violence within Milwaukee schools, this can negatively impact a Black and Latinx student's mental health, esteem, and academic performance.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : Complete Milwaukee Succeeds and VISTA onboarding. Research the community context related to racial equity in Milwaukee, review the collaborative process up to this point, and explore the next steps for the partnership. Organize and convene community partners in a collaborative process to develop a shared vision for engagement so our community can implement strategies to better understand the needs and experiences of Black and Latinx male freshmen. Develop, implement, scale new innovative strategies through new and existing pilots that help Black and Latinx male freshmen better engage with educational opportunities at their school and within the community.
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Housing ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach ,  Education . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Social Services ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  Education . 
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2020-21 9th Grade-on-Track Program Coordinator

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

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WISCONSIN  

Accepting Applications
From  05/26/2020  To  07/24/2020 

Contact Jarvell Williams
101 W Pleasant St
Milwaukee   WI   53212
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 96516