Are you passionate about improving public education on a system-wide scale? iEducate works to serve students at underserved and at-risk public elementary schools across Greater Houston school districts. Every school we serve is a Title I school (majority of the population is economically disadvantaged). In Houston ISD alone, almost 80% of students are economically disadvantaged. Students from these low-income households miss educational opportunities that are vital to break the cycle of generational poverty. Currently, over 60% of HISD 5th graders are failing their core subjects at the state-recommended level. If these students are unable to graduate elementary school with a strong academic foundation, they are highly likely to fall through the cracks and lose hope for a fulfilling, prosperous life. iEducate works to reduce poverty by creating a more equitable classroom for students in low-income communities. Those students without the academic support at home need far more personalized instruction and attention within the classroom. Join us in leveraging youth mentors to innovate the elementary classroom model. iEducate is building a system for school districts to engage college and high school youth within the classroom to close achievement gaps at a foundational level. During the school year, we match college students with neighboring elementary schools, placing them alongside teachers to support differentiated instruction. Over the summer, we bring together partner agencies to collaborate on curriculum & training that empower youth to design and lead summer camps at each school. iEducate is seeking VISTA members to develop programming and training resources that will help to scale our model within Houston and beyond.
Member Duties : The Resource Development VISTA will serve to improve the success of iEducate program implementation by creating tools to evaluate and track data of the various needs of partnering schools, teachers, and college students. Through this research the VISTA will develop processes needed to effectively train, integrate, and support college students as co-teachers in all iEducate classrooms. The member will evaluate and monitor the success of the resources and tools. Through these findings the VISTA will advise needed revisions to continue the progress and sustainability of the program. The Resource Development VISTA will be instrumental in iEducate’s mission to further improve education equity for students in low-income communities within the Greater Houston area.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Relocation allowance (if applicable), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check