School Resources VISTA 2019-2020
AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program that gives you the opportunity to make a difference in your life and help strengthen schools and the students, families, and communities they serve by participating in service and volunteer activities. AmeriCorps VISTA Members receive a monthly stipend and have the opportunity to earn an education award in exchange for one year of service.
Safe Passages is a non profit organization committed to disrupting the cycle of poverty by engaging youth and families to build and drive a continuum of services that supports student success and community development. Safe Passages serves over 4,000 children and families annually through our strategies that span the age continuum of birth through young adulthood, including Early Childhood, School Linked Services, Juvenile Justice and Career Pathways. Safe Passages seeks to expand family engagement programs through the implementation of family resource centers located in Oakland’s highest need schools.
Help Safe Passages achieve educational equity for Oakland’s lowest income students and families. Identify and secure resources to set up Family Resource Centers (FRCs) and embed services. Create referral system to identify struggling students and families, and help develop new and expand existing partnerships, and other activities.
AmeriCorps VISTA members will assist in the development of FRCs at four schools in Oakland, including an elementary school, a middle school and two alternative high schools. VISTA Members will identify and secure resources to set up FRCs at each target site; create new and expand existing partnerships to provide an array of services, including: food pantries; brokerage to housing services; public benefits enrollment; workforce development; parent workshops to support student academic achievement; pathways to citizenship; and coordination of services.
Living allowance; health coverage; childcare assistance, if eligible; relocation allowance; end of service education award or stipend; federal loan forbearance or deferment; and training.
To Apply – Deadline is Friday, January 19, 2019
Go to https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/publicRequestSearch.do
Select “AmeriCorps VISTA” for Program Type, “California” for State, and “Safe Passages” for Program Name.
Click on“Safe Passages School Resources VISTA” and click on “Apply Now!”