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VYT - Children’s Literacy Foundation VISTA

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PROGRAM: The VT Youth Tomorrow AmeriCorps VISTA Program supports initiatives helping low-income youth & families develop job skills & academic proficiency, build connection to their community, access health & mental health care, find housing, become food secure, and connect with essential services needed to transcend poverty, avoid unhealthy behaviors, reverse the impacts of COVID-19, and ultimately thrive. Website: www.vermontyouthamericorps.org

SITE: The Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF) sparks a community-wide love of literacy that has transformed the lives of almost 350,000 children from birth to age 12 in almost 90% of VT and NH towns. In resource-strapped communities where many kids struggle with language arts we: bring professional authors, illustrators, poets, and storytellers to inspire young minds; send a flood of new books for children, teachers, and local librarians; provide flexible literacy grants for local educators; and create special family literacy events to help parents get more involved. In 16 prisons we’ve helped thousands of inmates forge a vital bond with their kids through a new ability to connect through children’s books. CLiF serves those children with the greatest needs: children of prison inmates; refugee, migrant and foster children; children who live in shelters and low-income housing; and children served by bookmobiles, Head Start, Boys & Girls Clubs, and other social service organizations. The VISTA expands CLiF’s capacity in many areas including programs, fundraising, donor stewardship, database management, and volunteer management. The VISTA enhances CLiF’s dedication to nurturing a love of reading & writing.

The VYT-CLiF Capacity Enhancement VISTA builds capacity as follows: [1] Expands and evaluates literacy programs; enhances book acquisition and dispersal processes. [2] Employs outreach systems; identifies new partners; coordinates events; writes blog posts and articles; creates PR materials; updates website; edits, manages, and archives films and photographs; designs graphics. [3] Develops resources; engages in stewardship and donor outreach. [4] Refines data membership and sponsorship systems; establishes procedures for data and document review and revision. [5] Manages and trains volunteers. Minimum Age: 20. Private transportation needed to get to site, attend events across VT & NH, and attend monthly VISTA training in Montpelier. Substantial Housing Subsidy.

Benefits:

  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Relocation assistance
  • Vision insurance

PROGRAM: The VT Youth Tomorrow AmeriCorps VISTA Program supports initiatives helping low-income youth & families develop job skills & academic proficiency, build connection to their community, access health & mental…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
  • Recurrence
    Recurring
  • Stipend Provided
  • Training Provided

Location

On-site

Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF)

Waterbury Center, VT, USA

How to Apply

Send resume, cover letter, and contact information for 2 references.

Send resume, cover letter, and contact information for 2 references.

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