Volunteer Opportunity

2019 – Alternatives for Girls – 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 Alternatives for Girls manage its Asset Building Program, which provides opportunities for and eliminates barriers to college preparation for young women in Detroit.

Young women in Detroit face extensive barriers to academic success and college preparedness. In 2015, only 43% of Detroit Public School female graduates attended college, as compared to 71% nationally. Many young women in Detroit are not fully prepared for college and lack crucial life skills which help them succeed there and beyond. As a VISTA serving with Alternatives for Girls (AFG), you will work directly with their Asset Building Program, which aims to provide disadvantaged and vulnerable youth with extensive support in reaching academic goals and a strong foundation of support on their pathway to college and careers. You will build relationships with colleges and college access organizations to recruit guest speakers and organize college tours for parents and students. You will also train and support AFG's mentors and help track educational progress with a report card tracking system. Your service with AFG will provide an excellent opportunity to make a profound impact on the lives' of young women in Detroit.

• Coordinate college tours for both youth and parents.

• Support AFG's mentoring activities through organizing trainings, events, and tracking participation.

• Manage AFG's report card tracking system and collect relevant data.

• Expand and strengthen partnerships with universities and organizations promoting college access.

Help Alternatives for Girls manage its Asset Building Program, which provides opportunities for and eliminates barriers to college preparation for young women in Detroit.

Young women in Detroit face extensive barriers to academic…

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  • On-site Location
  • Stipend Provided
  • Training Provided

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

Alternatives for Girls

903 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48208
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