LSI Adult Refugee Education Program VISTA

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Lutheran Services in Iowa

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This is a full-time, year long position (start date flexible in late summer time frame)

Member Duties:
Lutheran Services in Iowa’s (LSI) Refugee Education Program provides community-based English as a Second Language (ESL) classes and career pathway courses, both of which assist refugees to overcome language, cultural, and workplace challenges they face after arriving in Iowa. LSI’s Education Program served over 400 adult refugees in the last fiscal year. The AmeriCorps VISTA member will enhance our language programming by developing a one-on-one tutoring program that will provide targeted instruction to help students reach their individualized goals. The member will operate existing processes and procedures to recruit, train, and supervise volunteer tutors. The member will coordinate tutor pairings and facilitate their weekly meetings. The member will work with LSI staff to determine ways in which this programming can become a permanent service offering at LSI.

Program Benefits: Living Allowance , Health Coverage* , Training , Childcare assistance if eligible , Relocation Allowance , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend *For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit

Car recommended, Permits working at another job during off hours, Permits attendance at school during off hours

Service Areas:
Community Outreach, Community and Economic Development, Education, Technology, Children/Youth


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Thu Aug 15, 2019 - Sat Aug 15, 2020


3200 University AvenueDes Moines, IA 50311



  • Adult Education
  • People Skills
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Community Outreach
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • This is a full time AmeriCorps VISTA position.

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