Early Childhood Education AmeriCorps VISTA

United Way of the Greater LV Allentown, PA $17600.00 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.

Early Childhood Education AmeriCorps VISTA 

The Early Childhood Education VISTA will conduct community outreach to increase understanding of the importance of high-quality early childhood education and child care and how it impacts a child’s development and academic success. The VISTA will learn about the targeted neighborhoods they are working in and what their needs are to build trust and communicate with community leaders and influential organizations to share resources and information. The VISTA will build a strategy to connect targeted populations to high quality early childhood education and childcare programming. They will develop community pop up educational workshops to demonstrate positive early education and childcare development. The VISTA will research and understand LVCC’s strategies and activities on family engagement and document best practices on how this contributes to a child’s educational success. They will create strategies and recommendations on how to improve and effectively support site-based family involvement initiatives work with staff to develop a plan for implementation. To continue building connection to resources to families, the VISTA will maintain the resources guide for Allentown and develop one for Carbon County to be distributed. 

 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 and community schools.

 This assignment is full-time and requires a 1 year commitment.  The position is based with Lehigh Valley Children's Centers.

Interested candidates must apply through the https://my.americorps.gov/mp/login.do website.

To find our listings go to the Advance Search (https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/publicRequestSearch.do) and search for all opportunities with UWGLV in the program name (leave the program type and state blank).

You can also follow the application link here to receive individualized support in completing the AmeriCorps.gov application.

United Way of the Greater LV is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled

United Way of the Greater LV is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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