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OneStar: Texas Adult Education and Literacy VISTA

OneStar Foundation
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The Texas Adult Education and Literacy Capacity Building VISTA will build organizational capacity to fight poverty by increasing local capacity to serve eligible individuals in federal adult education and literacy (AEL) programs. AmeriCorps VISTA members will be responsible for building enrollment in AEL programs through developing strategic partnerships, creating marketing materials, conducting community outreach and recruitment events to build program capacity, and supporting the organization's student retention, retention research and retention strategies. This program serves individuals who lack sufficient mastery of basic educational skills to enable the individuals to function effectively in society; do not have a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent, have not achieved an equivalent level of education; or are unable to speak, read, or write the English language.

Service Activities

Members will build enrollment in AEL programs through the development of strategic partnerships, the creation of marketing materials, they will conduct community outreach and recruitment events to build program capacity, and support the organization's student retention, retention research and retention strategies.

Community Need Addressed

The goal of the program is to prepare adults and out-of-school-youth to obtain a high school equivalency certificate and prepare them to secure better employment and/or continue with post-secondary education.

Position Outcomes

Increase Adult literacy and other educational skills.

Benefits

Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Relocation allowance (if applicable), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare

Education Benefits

College Degree

Skills you will gain

Team Work, Public Speaking, relationship building, marketing, community outreach, research, and retention.

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, 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, Select and implement well-considered solution
Teamwork
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
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
Planning
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Set goals
Service
Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization
  • Activity Types Office Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Community & Nonprofit Development, Economic Security, Education & Youth
  • Length of Service 12 Months
  • Education Requirements GED
  • Placement Individual Placement
  • Service Setting Community Development Organization, Higher Education Institution, Local Educational Agency, School District
  • Weekly Training Hours 1

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