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Cedar Valley Readers AmeriCorps Member

Not Actively Recruiting

Service Dates

May 28, 2019 - July 30, 2019

Application Window

March 4, 2019 - May 10, 2019

Location

  • Waterloo, IA

Contact Information

Carly Bahnsen
sshavers@OperationThreshold.org

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Position Details

Summer Reading AmeriCorps Program

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Description

POSITION PURPOSE:
The Cedar Valley Readers AmeriCorps member serves as a temporary (9-week) position to develop the Cedar Valley Readers Campaign for Grade-Level Reading coalition. The Cedar Valley Readers Campaign is a local collaborative effort to help more young children to read well by the end of third grade. Cedar Valley Readers is part of the national Campaign for Grade-Level Reading initiative.

TYPICAL SERVICE CONDITIONS:
Office environment. Some in-town and occasional out of town travel

AMERICORPS TASKS & ACTIVITIES:
1.Contribute to the updates of library book database
2.Plan and develop a book drive
3.Help in the implementation and tracking of the Little Free Library initiative
4.Help gather data from the Y Believe Summer Learning Academy and help form a post-program survey for parents
5.Help plan and implement three Parent Nights for the Y Believe Summer Learning Academy to increase parent engagement
6.Create important campaign messages through Cedar Valley Readers media and newsletter.
7.Participate in opportunities to further improve Cedar Valley Readers’ effectiveness and reach, including participating in community meetings
8.Prepare required summer reading core reports/information as required in an accurate and timely manner
9.Develop new positive relationships with partners and the general community

POSITION PURPOSE:
The Cedar Valley Readers AmeriCorps member serves as a temporary (9-week) position to develop the Cedar Valley Readers Campaign for Grade-Level Reading coalition. The Cedar Valley Readers Campaign is a local collaborative effort to help more young children to read well by the end of third grade. Cedar Valley Readers is part of the national Campaign for Grade-Level Reading initiative.

TYPICAL SERVICE CONDITIONS:
Office environment. Some in-town and occasional out of town travel

AMERICORPS TASKS & ACTIVITIES:
1.Contribute to the updates of library book database
2.Plan and develop a book drive
3.Help in the implementation and tracking of the Little Free Library initiative
4.Help gather data from the Y Believe Summer Learning Academy and help form a post-program survey for parents
5.Help plan and implement three Parent Nights for the Y Believe Summer Learning Academy to increase parent engagement
6.Create important campaign messages through Cedar Valley Readers media and newsletter.
7.Participate in opportunities to further improve Cedar Valley Readers’ effectiveness and reach, including participating in community meetings
8.Prepare required summer reading core reports/information as required in an accurate and timely manner
9.Develop new positive relationships with partners and the general community
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Living Allowance

$1250 - $1250 monthly

Benefits

Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance

Education Benefits

College Degree, GED/High School Diploma, Credential or Certification

Education Requirements

High School Graduate

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Education & Youth

Weekly Hours

35

Service Type

Combination of direct and indirect service

Service Environment

Indoor and Outdoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Library

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Carly Bahnsen
sshavers@OperationThreshold.org

Hosted By

Position Details

Summer Reading AmeriCorps Program

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