City of Hyattsville: Bilingual Mentorship & Integration Program

Published

07/12/2018

Start Date

09/05/2018

End Date

09/04/2019

Times of day

Weekday Mornings

Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Address

Hyattsville
Maryland
United States

Description

The following position is a one year (September 2018-September 2019) AmeriCorps VISTA position at the City of Hyattsville in Hyattsville, MD and sponsored by Strong City Baltimore.  Our team's mission is to build and support the community of Hyattsville. We strive to meet community needs and provide exceptional programs, events and celebrations that bring residents together. We carry out the City's child and youth programs, services for seniors and people with disabilities, volunteer opportunities, communications and community outreach, cable channel and programming, farmers market, and crazy-fun annual celebrations both big and small.


Launch a tutoring and mentorship program for Hyattsville youth while ensuring access to services for their and other immigrant families!


The goal of the project is to launch, measure, improve and build sustainability for an evidence-based tutoring and mentorship program in coordination with Northstar Tutoring and the City’s teen program as well as implement a sustainability plan to ensure that local schools, teen program staff, and service providers work together to host monthly bilingual parent workshops on how to participate in and/or navigate local institutions and systems to escape poverty.


The VISTA will:

1) Coordinate and support the launch of a mentorship and tutoring program.

2) Coordinate and support a steering committee of public school officials and immigrant resource providers.

3) Track outcomes and suggest and implement plans for improvement and sustainability.


AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) is not a job per se, but a full time national service opportunity.Benefits include: living allowance, relocation and child care assistance if eligible, health allowance, monthly travel reimbursement, choice of an education award or cash stipend, and non-competitive eligibility for federal employment upon completion. Preferred candidates will be at least 18 years of age, demonstrate relevant experience for the position, and exhibit professionalism, commitment to service, and leadership potential.


Strong City’s mission is to build and strengthen neighborhoods and people.For more than four decades, Strong City has secured the resources of VISTA members to build sustainable change and fight poverty in our neighborhoods. Strong City-sponsored AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a solid foundation of skills they can use as a springboard for careers in government, nonprofits, education, and much more.

Benefits

  • Stipend Provided
  • Training Provided

How To Apply

https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=82419&fromSearch=true

To learn more about our AmeriCorps VISTA Program and how to apply: https://www.strongcitybaltimore.org/our-work/americorpsvista/


The deadline to apply is August 9, 2018.


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