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DownCity Design Program VISTA

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DownCity Design
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Providence, RI
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Publicado há 2 meses

DownCity Design improves the core cities of Rhode Island by inviting people to imagine and create better futures, using the tools of design. Our free design education programs help youth become change-makers by inviting them to create structures, graphics, and products that respond creatively to challenges and opportunities in their communities. Learn more about our work atwww.downcitydesign.org.

DownCity Design (DCD) seeks a full-time AmeriCorps VISTA member for a one-year stipended service commitment. The Program VISTA will support the expansion of our after-school studio programs at DCD Studio and at the Providence Career and Technical Academy (PCTA). The DownCity Design Studio at PCTA is a network of after school programs, including design studios and student-led clubs, that offer students opportunities to learn design thinking skills, try out new activities, meet new friends, and share their ideas.

Working with the Program Manager, the Program VISTA will help DCD lay the foundation for a new 5-year program at PCTA by helping us create supports for Multi-Lingual Learners, developing new tools to measure student outcomes, and improving our outreach efforts to engage more students and families.

Skills required:

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Experience working with high school students is a plus
  • Spanish language fluency is strongly preferred
  • Openness to creative collaboration and working as a team, as well as working independently
  • Consistency and reliability
  • Comfort with Microsoft Word and Excel as well as Google Drive
  • Other digital media skills (video, animation, audio, Adobe Creative Suite) are a plus
  • Comfort with data collection, entry, and analysis, including conducting and analyzing surveys
  • Excitement about project-based learning and social practice
  • Excitement about brainstorming new ways to engage our students, families, and educators
  • Ability to be outgoing and communicate about programs with students, staff, teachers, educators, and families

The key objectives and activities of this VISTA assignment for DownCity Design include:

1. Communications and Documentation: Developing systems for communication with students, families, and the PCTA school community in order to increase program participation, forge family connections, gather feedback, and offer supports.

- Create a communications plan for PCTA programs, identifying optimal communications strategies for specific audiences and outreach needs.

- Grow our student, family, and school staff engagement on social media channels.

2. Evaluation: Support the redesign of program evaluation tools.

- Conduct research on program evaluation methods to improve current evaluation strategies. - Support the creation of new tools/methods of program evaluation

- Create reports from evaluation data.

3. Family Engagement: Design and implement family engagement strategies.

- Help devise an annual calendar of recurring family engagement events responsive to family interests and school calendar

- Create and maintain systems for improved communications with families.

4. Support Student Pathway Development: Research and identify resources for student leadership programming as DCD develops pathways for students to become educators.

- Research Student Leadership Trainings and Resources

5. Improve Summer Program Operations: Support student recruitment, data management, supply coordination, and family engagement for our summer design programs at PCTA.

- Create field trip directory and systems for reserving shared resources

DownCity Design improves the core cities of Rhode Island by inviting people to imagine and create better futures, using the tools of design. Our free design education programs help youth become change-makers by inviting them to create…

Resumo dos Detalhes

  • Data de Início
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    30 de agosto de 2022
    00:00 GMT-4
    04:00 UTC
  • Data de término
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    31 de agosto de 2023
    23:59 GMT-4
    03:59 UTC
  • Agendar
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    Dias da semana
  • Comprometimento de Tempo
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    Tempo integral (mais de 30 horas por semana)
  • Recorrência
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    Recorrente

Localização

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Presencial

DownCity Design

425 West Fountain Street, Providence, RI None, United States

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