Safe Passages Summer VISTA Associate 2019
SAFE PASSAGES SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
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 Summer VISTA Associates receive a monthly stipend and have the opportunity to earn an education award in exchange for 8 weeks of service (May 28 to July 22, 2019).
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.
The Summer VISTA Associates will perform a blend of direct services and agency capacity building. Three Associates will be assigned to an elementary school, five to middle and high schools in Oakland to provide academic support to school aged youth (ages 5 to 17) to prevent summer loss. These positions will also conduct outreach to families and help facilitate summer program food give away programs on assigned sites. Two will be assigned to Safe Passages Youth Program, to provide academic support to prevent Summer Loss and gain employment readiness skills to students ages 16-19. They will also align existing curriculum for this age group with Common Core Standards. All VISTA Summer Associates will also support the development of Project Based Learning Lesson Plans associated with each assigned curriculum and help build out a Safe Passages Training module for the agency’s staff professional development and training sessions conducted throughout the school year.
Summer VISTA will receive $925.12 biweekly stipend ($3700.48 for the 8 weeks) and an education award upon successful completion of the program of $1289.95.
Deadline to apply is Monday, May 1, 2019
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