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AmeriCorps VISTA Elder Mentor

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Openings

1 currently recruiting

Service Dates

December 18, 2018 - March 13, 2019

Application Window

December 18, 2018 - February 28, 2019

Location

  • Anchorage, AK

Contact Information

Eric Milliken
(907) 865-7358
emiliken@ruralcap.com

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Description

The overall goal of the project is to increase access to engaging, culturally-relevant educational resources for students living in underserved communities by collaborating with Alaska educators to develop a learning toolkit designed for use by volunteers and school districts serving low-income Alaska Native and American Indian youth. In addition to developing a cultural learning toolkit, the VISTA will assist program staff with volunteer recruitment and training activities, as well as help raise community awareness of the program and its resources through outreach to potential host sites, including schools, preschool centers, and other educational institutions. Expanding the program’s reach and effectiveness will create new opportunities for youth to establish healthy mentor-ship relationships, raise the overall level of student academic engagement, and provide more culturally-relevant learning opportunities, improving long-term academic and economic outcomes.

The overall goal of the project is to increase access to engaging, culturally-relevant educational resources for students living in underserved communities by collaborating with Alaska educators to develop a learning toolkit designed for use by volunteers and school districts serving low-income Alaska Native and American Indian youth. In addition to developing a cultural learning toolkit, the VISTA will assist program staff with volunteer recruitment and training activities, as well as help raise community awareness of the program and its resources through outreach to potential host sites, including schools, preschool centers, and other educational institutions. Expanding the program’s reach and effectiveness will create new opportunities for youth to establish healthy mentor-ship relationships, raise the overall level of student academic engagement, and provide more culturally-relevant learning opportunities, improving long-term academic and economic outcomes. Read More

Living Allowance

$1350 - $1350 monthly

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

Additional Benefits

All AmeriCorps VISTA members will receive transportation reimbursement for travel in and around Anchorage. Throughout the year, the VISTA member will also have the chance visit Rural Alaskan communities and conduct site visits.

Education Benefits

College Degree

Education Requirements

Some College

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Arts & Culture, Community & Nonprofit Development, Economic Security, Education & Youth

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Urban

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Individual and Team Placements

Service Setting

Community Development Organization

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Eric Milliken
(907) 865-7358
emiliken@ruralcap.com

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