AmeriCorps College Readiness VISTA

Published

04/13/2018

Start Date

07/23/2018

End Date

07/26/2019

Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)

Address

P.O. Box 6118
Austin
Texas
78701
United States

Description

Austin Partners in Education (APIE) creates and fosters effective community and school partnerships that provide all Austin Independent School District (Austin ISD) students preparation for college and career. The VISTA project will seek to expand APIE program capacity focused on Austin ISD's under-resourced schools (including those in the Dove Springs neighborhood) to meet the tremendous need for low-income student academic and personal support from elementary through high school. Currently serving a student population that is 90% economically disadvantaged, APIE expects to support at least 3,300 students each year over the three-year course of the project. To meet the overarching objectives of the project: a) Developing and implementing a volunteer and community support strategy for targeted Austin ISD schools and b) Placing more adult volunteers in the classroom to work with high-needs students at Title I schools.


Member Duties : The Austin Partners in Education (APIE) College Readiness VISTA will help establish new and expand existing program structures for student support in APIE's College Readiness program. Responsibilities include: continuously improve systems & processes by which APIE and partners campuses identify, prepare and schedule students for college readiness assessments; providing training and support to College Readiness Advocates; developing curriculum and instructional materials for students’ personal development and non-academic skills; documenting students’ progress; creating a plan to integrate volunteers into the program; and increasing parental involvement.

Benefits

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