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YouthPride AmeriCorps Tutor

Centro Campesino
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The AmeriCorps Members of the Centro Campesino YouthPride afterschool and summer camp program will provide tutoring to more than 150 K-8th grade students in an effort to ensure that 80% of the children who regularly attend the program for 30 days or more will improve their academic performance by increasing at least 15 words as determined by the Oral Reading Fluency Pre, Mid and Post assessment.

Service Activities

To combat illiteracy and increase the standards in academic achievement in the Homestead and Florida City community by seeking new and innovative ways to motivate and enlighten the children of our community through volunteerism and civic awareness, parental engagement, community partnerships and scholastic & cultural enrichment, one student at a time

Community Need Addressed

Limited English skills and literacy, at risk behavior due to prevalence of drugs and crime, lack of parental involvement since many area parents must work two jobs to support their families and assistance to provide relief in times of disasters such as hurricanes.

Position Outcomes

Increased academic skills and parent involvement.

Benefits

Stipend

Education Benefits

College Degree, GED/High School Diploma

CPR and First Aid Training and Certification offered to enrolled Members.

Skills you will gain

A. The Member certifies that he/she is a United States citizen, a United States National, or a legal permanent resident and at least 17 years of age. B. The Member certifies that he/she holds a high school diploma or its equivalent and has passed a proficiency test of reading. C. The Member understands and agrees to complete one full year of half-time service (900 hours) in the Program for the time period defined under the Terms of Service section of this contract. D. The Member demonstrates competencies in areas as required by the service site. E. The Member agrees to submit to the training requirements of the Program and/or service site. F. The Member agrees to submit to a fingerprint and federal criminal background check and Sexual Predator check as required by the service site and/or Program. Enrollment and eligibility of member is subject to successful background/fingerprint clearance. Member will be disqualified from service if the results are analyzed and found to be unacceptable to the service site or to the Program. G. The Member agrees to meet minimum standards as stated by the Program and/or service site. Enrollment will be contingent upon the member meeting these qualifications. H. Misinformation or omission of information (on the AmeriCorps application) can result in disqualification and/or termination as an AmeriCorps member. I. The Member understands that his/her failure to disclose to the Program any history of having been released for cause from another AmeriCorps program will render the Member ineligible to remain in the program, nor may they receive the education award voucher.

Competencies You Will Develop

Communication
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Turn taking, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Teamwork
Derive consensus, Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Decisions
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Tools
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Planning
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Drive decision making
Service
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities
  • Focus Areas Education & Youth
  • Length of Service 12 Months
  • Placement Team Placement
  • Service Setting Community-based Nonprofit
  • Weekly Training Hours 1

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