Volunteer Opportunity

2019 – Detroit Drives Degrees – 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 the Detroit Drives Degrees initiative in its strategic efforts to improve the talent pipeline in Southeast Michigan by increasing student access to postsecondary education and FAFSA completion.

Detroit Drives Degrees is a collective impact initiative through the Detroit Regional Chamber to improve the talent pipeline in Southeast Michigan with three focus areas: advancing access, boosting student success, and retaining local talent while attracting new talent as well. As our VISTA serving with Detroit Drives Degrees, you would support their efforts by implementing the 2019/2020 Race to the FAFSA Line Challenge, which engages schools in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb Counties in a competition to improve FAFSA completion rates. You would leverage partnerships between schools within those counties, as well as institutions of higher learning and community organizations to promote a college-going culture and best practices to promote postsecondary access at the K-12 level. Your efforts will create a web of partnerships that will support students in Southeast Michigan, allowing them to pursue their dreams!

• Create resources, tools, and strategies for increasing FAFSA completion in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb Counties.

• Host regular meetings with stakeholders, including schools, community organizations, and financial aid officers, both one-on-one and in collaborative settings.

• Provide and distribute trainings/workshops around FAFSA completion and developing shared goals and strategies.

• Implement other college access strategies outside of FAFSA through training as well as analyzing and updating existing materials.

Help the Detroit Drives Degrees initiative in its strategic efforts to improve the talent pipeline in Southeast Michigan by increasing student access to postsecondary education and FAFSA completion.

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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

Detroit Regional Chamber

1 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226
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