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Harris County Dept. of Education ECOBOT VISTA

Not Actively Recruiting

Service Dates

July 23, 2018 - July 26, 2019

Application Window

April 12, 2018 - June 6, 2018

Location

  • Houston, TX

Contact Information

Lauren Tarin
lauren@onestarfoundation.org

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Description

The Harris County Department of Education formed the Center for Afterschool, Summer, and Enrichment (CASE) for Kids in 1999, to mobilize the community to work together to ensure that every child in Harris County has access to quality afterschool programs. CASE for Kids’ mission is to strengthen, support, and sustain afterschool programs and out of school time activities under its three strategic directions: enhancing quality, expanding resources, and driving change. Acting as a local afterschool intermediary, CASE for Kids provides funding, coaching, resources, and training to support afterschool programs across 25 school districts and various community organizations within Harris County. The CASE for Kids All-Earth Ecobot Challenge is an innovative engineering competition that engages fourth through eighth-grade students in complex problem-solving while developing critical thinking skills and elevating their confidence in formulating solutions to real-world missions. CASE for Kids aims to expand the Ecobot Challenge, targeting underserved at-risk youth students. The Ecobot VISTA will assist in the planning, implementation, and management of the Challenge with the assigned CASE for Kids Project Coordinator.


Member Duties: Ecobot VISTA will support and assist in the recruitment of teams, mentors, coaches, and volunteers for the CASE for Kids EcoBot Robotics Challenge. The VISTA will work alongside CASE for Kids staff in hosting outreach events, expos, and demonstrations to increase awareness of the robotics program at targeted underserved schools and communities. The VISTA will support in organizing regional competitions and events for all robotics programs and coordinate training and workshops for teams. The VISTA will also support CASE for Kids in tracking and reporting specific performance milestones and measurements. Reliable transportation and occasional weekend work are required.

The Harris County Department of Education formed the Center for Afterschool, Summer, and Enrichment (CASE) for Kids in 1999, to mobilize the community to work together to ensure that every child in Harris County has access to quality afterschool programs. CASE for Kids’ mission is to strengthen, support, and sustain afterschool programs and out of school time activities under its three strategic directions: enhancing quality, expanding resources, and driving change. Acting as a local afterschool intermediary, CASE for Kids provides funding, coaching, resources, and training to support afterschool programs across 25 school districts and various community organizations within Harris County. The CASE for Kids All-Earth Ecobot Challenge is an innovative engineering competition that engages fourth through eighth-grade students in complex problem-solving while developing critical thinking skills and elevating their confidence in formulating solutions to real-world missions. CASE for Kids aims to expand the Ecobot Challenge, targeting underserved at-risk youth students. The Ecobot VISTA will assist in the planning, implementation, and management of the Challenge with the assigned CASE for Kids Project Coordinator.


Member Duties: Ecobot VISTA will support and assist in the recruitment of teams, mentors, coaches, and volunteers for the CASE for Kids EcoBot Robotics Challenge. The VISTA will work alongside CASE for Kids staff in hosting outreach events, expos, and demonstrations to increase awareness of the robotics program at targeted underserved schools and communities. The VISTA will support in organizing regional competitions and events for all robotics programs and coordinate training and workshops for teams. The VISTA will also support CASE for Kids in tracking and reporting specific performance milestones and measurements. Reliable transportation and occasional weekend work are required.
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Living Allowance

$1026 - $1026 monthly

Benefits

Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Relocation allowance (if applicable), Student loan forbearance, Training

Additional Benefits

Car recommended , Permits attendance at school during off hours , Permits working at another job during off hours .

Education Requirements

College Graduate

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Car recommended
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development, Education & Youth

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Urban

Service Type

Indirect "capacity building" for a direct service program

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Individual and Team Placements

Service Setting

County Office of Education

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Lauren Tarin
lauren@onestarfoundation.org

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Harris County Department of Education: VISTA

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