Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
Educational Justice Activists
737 South 3rd Street
Educational Justice, an award-winning nonprofit in Louisville, Kentucky, is creating a movement to tackle educational inequity by shaking up the high school honors society model. Educational Justice identifies and trains the best and brightest high schoolers to become dedicated academic coaches ("Activists") for underserved 5th-8th grade students ("Achievers"). After being paired through an innovative software solution, Activist-Achiever pairs meet for one-on-one tutoring sessions at public, pre-approved sites every week, for the entire school year, and stay paired for up to four years. The concept behind the program recently won a social entrepreneurship conference at Harvard University. Meet some of our students by visiting http://educationaljustice.org/students/.
Member Duties : The Community Engagement Coordinator VISTA members will build the capacity of Educational Justice by developing and implementing policies and procedures for Achievers (5th-8th grade students) and their families so that this model can be replicated and sustained in Louisville and beyond. The VISTA member will work closely with program participants to support Achievers and Activists (high-school tutors) throughout the year. In order to develop these systems and policies the VISTA member will support the Achievers and their families through the application and registration process, as well as strengthen the tutoring sessions between the Achiever and Activist to ensure greater impact on the Achiever's academic growth.
Program Benefits : Stipend, Living Allowance, Relocation Allowance, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . *For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
Permits working at another job during off hours, Car recommended .
Service Areas :
Children/Youth, Education .
Youth Development, Team Work, Public Speaking, Conflict Resolution, Recruitment, Education, Communications.
- Stipend Provided
- Training Provided