This position is part of an 10-member VISTA team operated out of Community Action of Skagit County. Our mission is to foster and advocate for self-sufficiency among low-income people in Skagit County. The Skagit VISTA team helps achieve Community Action’s goal of helping people help themselves and each other by building infrastructure and capacity for programs that serve economically disadvantaged individuals across the county.
The 3rd year VISTA member activities will focus on increasing academic engagement and performance of K-6 students in the Mount Vernon School District. Specific activities will include: 1)Continuing to develop the district’s existing neighborhood support centers by creating and helping implement a comprehensive outreach plan, updating and creating handbooks for all district centers including necessary training and material acquisition, and assisting in the upstart of new centers. 2)Building relationships with community partners to bridge connections between families, district staff, and community resources. 3)Recruiting, training, and retaining parent and/or other community volunteers to provide students with tutoring and homework support, both at the program site and/or in schools, by June 2016. 4)Continuing development and research of MVSD’s Parent Academy model to help engage underrepresented parents within the school system.
Position start/end dates: March 15, 2017 -- March 14, 2018
Open to all ages! (18 and up)
Full time (40 hours per week)
$990/month (VISTA living allowance)
$5815 education award (upon successful completion of service) OR $1500 cash award
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- 40hrs/wk for 1 year