Volunteer Opportunity

2019 – Dominican Literacy Center – Pathways to Employment MNA VISTA

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Michigan Nonprofit Association Civic Engagement AmeriCorps VISTA Program


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Start Date

August 19, 2019

End Date

August 17, 2020

Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


Help Dominican Literacy Center launch the "A Tutor for Every Student" program, recruiting tutors, and serving as a liaison to the Detroit Community.

 Detroit has an unemployment rate of 8.6%, more than double that of the state of Michigan and the country overall, and it is increasing. Dominican Literacy Center (DLC) offers Detroit residents GED preparation classes and works to provide employability skills that allow residents the ability to apply for better jobs or excel in the jobs they currently have. As a VISTA serving with DLC, you will help launch their "A Tutor for Every Student Program" by recruiting 120 volunteer tutors to meet the needs of DLC's learner population. You will accomplish this through multiple avenues: social media, print media, hosting publicity events, and more! Once recruited, you will help train and onboard tutors. Your service will affect the employment and high school credential rate positively in Detroit and will combat pervasive poverty by giving residents a way out through a better job.

• Develop a volunteer generation plan with input from previous plans and research.

• Recruit and train volunteer tutors.

• Co-facilitate 3 tutor orientations.

• Develop a tracking mechanism for new volunteers and evaluate the current system.

• Serve as a liaison to the community on behalf of Dominican Literacy Center.

Help Dominican Literacy Center launch the "A Tutor for Every Student" program, recruiting tutors, and serving as a liaison to the Detroit Community.

 Detroit has an unemployment rate of 8.6%, more than double that of the state of Michigan and the…

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How To Apply

AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program, for more information about AmeriCorps please visit https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps.

For a full list of AmeriCorps positions available in the Pathways to Employment VISTA program visit us at https://sites.google.com/site/mnavistapositions/become-a-vista.

AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program, for more information about AmeriCorps please visit https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps.

For a full list of…

Location

Dominican Literacy Center

5555 Conner Street, Detroit, MI 48213
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