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 Outreach and Development Coordinator VISTA members will build the capacity of Educational Justice by developing and strengthening key partnerships in the community of Louisville, Kentucky. As a result of the VISTA member’s service, Educational Justice will increase its visibility among local schools, libraries, community organizations, foundations, local media, and city government. In order to increase the awareness of the EJ Activists program, the Outreach and Development Coordinator VISTA members will develop and implement events and improve our fundraising strategies. Events will expand the reach of Educational Justice throughout our community and develop fundraising opportunities. The VISTA will be responsible for the planning and coordination of events together with other VISTA members and EJ Staff.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance, Relocation Allowance, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, 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 :
Education, Children/Youth, Community Outreach.
Team Work, Communications, Fund raising/Grant Writing, Youth Development, Education, Recruitment.
- Stipend Provided
- Training Provided