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VISTA Program Development Associate – Financial Literacy- 2020-2021

Not Actively Recruiting

Service Dates

July 20, 2020 - July 19, 2021

Application Window

June 12, 2020 - June 18, 2020

Location

  • Edinburg, TX

Contact Information

Jessica Jones
(512) 326-8655
jessica.jones@willread.org

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VISTA Member

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Description

AmeriCorps VISTAs are placed through the Literacy Coalition of Central Texas at service sites across Texas. Each VISTA serves full-time for one year at their placement site with at our partner agencies. They help to improve health services, create and evaluate programs, strengthen community groups, conduct outreach, and much, much more. VISTA members and their service sites create, implement, expand, and improve programs designed to bring individuals and communities out of poverty.

South Texas Literacy Coalition, is poised to serve as an educational resource for community-based agencies, grass-roots organizations, social service agencies and school parental involvement programs in the field of financial literacy. Families in the Rio Grande Valley are financially challenged and need education and skills in managing their financial resources, reducing dependence on credit, and focusing on saving for emergencies. Approximately, 35% of the population in the Rio Grande Valley receive some type of public assistance and families need orientation around basic budgeting, saving, and credit management. One of the main reasons that students cite for not pursuing a post-secondary education is lack of family finances and lack of planning for college access. These two factors alone merit the focus of community education programs in financial literacy.

Financial capability is knowing how to spend wisely manage credit, and plan for the future. The goal of this project is to help college students develop their skills in managing finances so that they have a budgeting plan, less credit card debt, and high savings rates as they continue their education and achieve their career goals.

AmeriCorps VISTAs are placed through the Literacy Coalition of Central Texas at service sites across Texas. Each VISTA serves full-time for one year at their placement site with at our partner agencies. They help to improve health services, create and evaluate programs, strengthen community groups, conduct outreach, and much, much more. VISTA members and their service sites create, implement, expand, and improve programs designed to bring individuals and communities out of poverty.

South Texas Literacy Coalition, is poised to serve as an educational resource for community-based agencies, grass-roots organizations, social service agencies and school parental involvement programs in the field of financial literacy. Families in the Rio Grande Valley are financially challenged and need education and skills in managing their financial resources, reducing dependence on credit, and focusing on saving for emergencies. Approximately, 35% of the population in the Rio Grande Valley receive some type of public assistance and families need orientation around basic budgeting, saving, and credit management. One of the main reasons that students cite for not pursuing a post-secondary education is lack of family finances and lack of planning for college access. These two factors alone merit the focus of community education programs in financial literacy.

Financial capability is knowing how to spend wisely manage credit, and plan for the future. The goal of this project is to help college students develop their skills in managing finances so that they have a budgeting plan, less credit card debt, and high savings rates as they continue their education and achieve their career goals.
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Living Allowance

$1000 - $1100 monthly

Benefits

Childcare assistance if eligible, Health coverage, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Relocation allowance (if applicable), Stipend, Training

Additional Benefits

professional development and network buildprofessional development and network building ing

Education Requirements

College Graduate

Desired Languages

English, Spanish

Other Conditions

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

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development, Education & Youth

Weekly Hours

40

Service Type

Indirect "capacity building" for a direct service program

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Individual and Team Placements

Service Setting

Charter School, Community-based Nonprofit

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities

Contact Information

Jessica Jones
(512) 326-8655
jessica.jones@willread.org

Hosted By

Position Details

VISTA Member

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