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Summer Learning Support VISTA

Allentown, PA

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Internship
Full time, Volunteer

Published on 4 Mar 2020

Expires on 10 Jul 2020

Summer Learning Support VISTA

United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley has begun our search for our 2020-2021 AmeriCorps VISTAs!  The deadline to apply is 7/10/2020.

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.

Summer Learning Support VISTA (1)

The Summer Learning Support VISTA will support the advancement of our LV Summer Learning Coalition aiming to build a regional summer learning system that supports our UW Community School network at the center and other students and schools as impact spreads. The VISTA will build a family outreach and engagement system aimed at connecting parents to information about importance and availability of summer learning resources and to leadership structures where they can shape direction of the effort. They will build capacity with our summer learning work through refinement of an assessment on additional data to further the work.

About UWGLV and the VISTA program:

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 education team, most assignments are based in our community schools. 18 assignments are currently posted. 

How to Apply:

Interested candidates must apply through the www.my.americorps.gov 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