Lehigh Valley Reads AmeriCorps VISTA

United Way of the Greater LV Allentown, PENNSYLVANIA $15002.00 per year

Please consider this exciting opportunity to contribute to our mission, gain valuable work experience and receive a small living allowance all at the same time.

Lehigh Valley Reads Backbone Support AmeriCorps VISTA

The Lehigh Valley Reads Backbone Support VISTA will oversee the coordination, operations and serve as a liaison of a community-wide coalition for the local Campaign for Grade Level Reading, Lehigh Valley Reads. The VISTA member will play an integral role with the LV Reads Steering Committee, National Campaign for Grade Level Reading and other communities in uniting to improve students’ academic success. The VISTA will work with in and out of state partners to know what work is being done in other grade level reading communities and share best practices with LV Reads Steering Committee. The VISTA will work on a LV Reads data research project that will look at collecting and compiling state and national data points and indicators relevant to grade level reading. The VISTA will work with the UWGLV and PBS39 education team and build a support mechanism for sharing and receiving information about all the work going on in the local community. 

 All United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley AmeriCorps VISTA assignments will expand capacity towards population level goals across the region. UWGLV strives to create population level change in areas of education, food access, healthy aging and emergency services to ensure individuals who experience crisis have the supports they need to rebound. The UWGLV VISTA project focuses on strengthening the networks of providers that deliver services to address concerns and through working with UWGLV staff they support the efforts across all four-issue areas. VISTAs address issues at the programmatic and system levels seeking to identify and deal with the root causes by utilizing the collective impact framework. 

An AmeriCorps VISTA assignment is a federal volunteer opportunity for which you commit to a year of service and receive a living allowance. Participants must be 18 years of age and have a combination of community service and/or equivalent college experience. They receive an end-of-service stipend or education award, health coverage, training, a relocation allowance, a living allowance and childcare assistance if eligible. The work is full-time; VISTAs are permitted to do paid part-time work during their assignment to supplement their income. Our AmeriCorps VISTAs work closely with our community team, assignments are based in our UW office, school districts, community schools and partner agencies. 

This assignment is full-time and requires a 1 year commitment. The position is based at United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley. 

To apply: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=103929

For more information, please contact Jennifer Nicolosi, Asst. Director, AmeriCorps Programs at jennifern@unitedwayglv.org

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