Member Duties : The Youth Empowerment VISTA works to disrupt the generational cycle of poverty for urban youth of color. They recruit youth, raise support to sustain youth programs, build our capacity for virtual programming, expand networks and build an intentional community for youth. Areas of focus: 1-CAPACITY BUILDING. Improve virtual systems to recruit and connect youth, alumni, parents, volunteers; market youth-led workshops; develop training curricula. Participate in programming to evaluate and improve it. 2-SUSTAINABILITY: Help RICJ retain funding and seek new resources to sustain youth programs; plan virtual fundraisers and social media outreach. 3-CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT: Improve virtual curricula for training in leadership, community building and DEI facilitation and for mentoring; evaluate success. 4-DATA MANAGEMENT: Maintain RICJ's youth data system; suggest improvements. Utilize database for outreach to youth, alumni, families, schools, donors and for evaluation.
Program Benefits: Living Allowance, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Childcare assistance if eligible, Health Coverage*, Training, Relocation Allowance. *For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare.
Terms: Permits working at another job during off hours, Permits attendance at school during off hours. Service Areas : Education, Children/Youth, Community Outreach.
Skills : Communications, Community Organization, Computers/Technology.
Service Description: 1 year service that can be renewed up to 3 years. Full time.
Rhode Island for Community & Justice (RICJ) fights bias and racism, building understanding among all races, religions and cultures. We run programs in juvenile justice, civil rights, diversity education and youth leadership. RICJ's exciting arts and culture oriented programs prepare urban teens of color as RI's next generation of social justice leaders. We are proud that almost 100% of core youth remain in school, graduate, and go on to college or job training. The Youth Empowerment VISTA will recruit youth, organize and improve learning curricula, build our virtual learning and mentoring capacity, monitor progress, document and showcase youth achievements, market and help raise support to sustain programs, expand networks through outreach and help build an intentional, bonded community for youth. We seek a VISTA dedicated to youth empowerment. You are organized, collaborative, tech-savvy, take initiative and are excited to outreach to schools, nonprofits, alumni, parents, and anyone who can support our teens.
Member Duties : The Youth Empowerment VISTA works to disrupt the generational cycle of poverty for urban youth of color. They recruit youth, raise support to sustain youth programs, build our capacity for virtual programming, expand…
Currently position is virtual but will become in-office, timeline is Summer 2021.