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VISTA Community Engagement Baker Ripley

Company: The Alliance
Location: Houston
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description 1 in 5 Houston adults is considered illiterate, experiencing difficulty to complete tasks such as filling out a job application. The goal of the Houston Adult Literacy AmeriCorps VISTA Project is to build the capacity of adult education and literacy organizations, which support Houston---s low income-low literacy adult learners, help them to obtain the skills they need to become self-sufficient and improve their quality of lives. Take action against adult illiteracy by becoming a Volunteer Coordinator VISTA, serving with YMCA International Services. The YMCA is a worldwide movement with a presence in over 120 countries. The hallmark of all YMCAs is that each is a grassroots organization focused on addressing local community needs. YMCA International Services is a unique branch of the Y of Greater Houston and seeks to meet the needs of Houston---s significant refugee and immigrant communities. We provide comprehensive programs that focus on building human assets and fostering self-sufficiency. YMCA International Services serves over 11,000 newcomers annually providing comprehensive services in resettlement, employment, case management, cultural orientation, education, immigration and medical advocacy. Further help on this page can be found by clicking here . Member Duties : Join the call to service as a Community Engagement VISTA As a VISTA you will receive valuable professional development training, tools, and an education award The Community Engagement VISTA will play a vital role in developing and implementing an engagement plan that will build Baker Ripley---s capacity to serve the low-income, low-literacy adult population. Take this opportunity to grow in your professional development as you strengthen internal and external communications strategies, define audiences and constituencies to deliver impactful and engaging messages, participate in community events and meetings, and stay abreast of advocacy initiatives both on national and local levels. Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Living Allowance , Stipend , Health Coverage , Childcare assistance if eligible , Relocation Allowance , Training . For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare . To apply, click here: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearchtrue &id100147

Keywords: The Alliance, Houston , VISTA Community Engagement Baker Ripley, Hospitality & Tourism , Houston, Texas

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