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Vermont Campus Compact is looking for passionate people to serve as AmeriCorps VISTAs!

Filed Under (AmeriCorps, Education, Jobs, Non-profit Opportunities) by on September 23, 2013

Bridport Central School AmeriCorps VISTA opening…

What is Vermont Campus Compact? VCC is a statewide consortium of higher education institutions that have made a commitment to our role in creating a flourishing democracy.  We believe that higher education can help prepare tomorrow’s civic and social leaders while strengthening today’s communities.
 
What is a VISTA? VISTA stands for Volunteers in Service to America; they are people who live and work in communities to eliminate poverty.

The Bridport Central School VISTA will collaborate with current staff to support students and their families towards their continued growth and aspirations for lifelong learning.  In partnership with Middlebury College and higher education institutions in New England, this VISTA will serve as a liaison between families and school to increase parental and community engagement as it related to pursuits of education beyond high school.  This includes matching each classroom with a “host “ university, supporting monthly adult trainings and workshops  at BCS, updating a “Volunteer Resource Manual” to include Middlebury College students and staff, as well as keeping data on participation rates and growth outcomes.  This VISTA will be part of a pivotal shift in community pedagogy and changing self-awareness that increases confidence, showing what is possible for each and every student beyond high school!

Requirements: Must be 18-years-old, College Graduate, Must have reliable transportation
Benefits: Living stipend, Training, Paid Relocation, Healthcare, Childcare (if eligible)
Start Date: Mandatory Pre-Service Orientation November 19th-22nd, begin at Bridport on November 23rd
Application Deadline: October 1st
Please visit http://www.vtcampuscompact.org/current-program-information.html to learn more and to apply!



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