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Allentown School District Kindergarten Transition VISTA

Allentown, PA

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Not applicable
Full time, Volunteer
High School Diploma
Less than $20,000 per year

Published on 1 Jul 2019

Expires on 1 Jul 2019

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Allentown School District Kindergarten Transition VISTA

Allentown School District Kindergarten Transition VISTA (1)

The ASD Kindergarten Transition VISTA will support the creation of an effective set of practices or plan to help children and families successfully prepare for and begin kindergarten on time. The VISTA will build district’s capacity in four major areas: 1. Understand the best practices that have been identified for creating an effective district level kindergarten transition plan 2. Identify the types of trainings that may be needed to facilitate the transition plan process 3. Organize calendar of regularly scheduled activities for transitioning children and their families across the district 4. Track data on effectiveness of methods used towards on-time kindergarten registration and readiness.

2019-2020 AmeriCorps VISTA Postings

United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley has begun our search for our 2019-2020 AmeriCorps VISTAs!  The deadline to apply is 7/1/2019.

Please consider this exciting opportunity to contribute to our mission, gain valuable work experience and receive a small living allowance all at the same time.

The United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley has committed to a goal of increasing the number of students reading on grade level by 2022. To reach this goal we will mobilize and coordinate a host of community partners to join the movement, align their efforts, raise the quality of strategies and programs delivered and value and celebrate a collective impact with students and families. We will accomplish this goal by leveraging individual, programmatic and systemic changes intentionally brought about through the implementation of the United Way Community School Model.

An AmeriCorps VISTA assignment is unpaid and lasts for one year. Participants must be 18 years of age and have a combination of community service and/or equivalent college experience.  They receive an end-of-service stipend or education award, health coverage, training, a relocation allowance, a living allowance and childcare assistance if eligible.  The work is full-time; VISTAs are permitted to do paid part-time work during their assignment to supplement their income.

Our AmeriCorps VISTAs work closely with our community team, assignments are based in our UW office, school districts and community schools. 12 assignments are currently posted. 

Interested candidates must apply through the https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps website.  To find our listings go to the Advance Search (https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/publicRequestSearch.do) and search for all opportunities with UWGLV in the program name (leave the program type and state blank).

If you have questions you may contact Jennifer Nicolosi, United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley VISTA Manager, 610-807-5741, jennifern@unitedwayglv.org