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AmeriCorps Members serving as Literacy Tutors or Attendance Success Mentors are required to complete at 675-900 hours of service for a 7-month commitment from November 2019 - May 2020 serving at one of thirteen local schools the Las Vegas downtown urban core.
- Salary: Up to $5,720.00 to $7,600.00 per year for 7 months of service (distributed evenly bi-weekly)
- Education Award upon successful completion of program is $2,321.00 - $3,047.50
- Ongoing training and professional development
Attendance Success Mentors
Attendance Success Mentors will be matched with students that have been identified by school leadership as needing support to be successful in school, and they will assist students to improve their attendance, behavior, and course performance. Members will empower at-risk students to see their potential by providing consistent and ongoing mentoring. Members will also support students by providing one-on-one literacy enrichment. Supporting students’ needs both one-on-one considerably increases their school attendance, behavior and course performance and thereby improves their chances of successful high school graduation.
Literacy Tutors will help children to improve literacy scores during the term of service. Members will provide literacy enrichment activities to students identified as being at the greatest risk for reading failure. Members will ensure that each student receives 30 minute literacy tutoring sessions a minimum of two times per week. Members will work with teachers and school staff to create and facilitate academic events and learning activities, and provide one-on-one literacy tutoring during and after school.
Required hours are approximately 25 - 30 hours per week (depending on the position accepted), five days a week.
While the majority of service hours are completed onsite during school hours, members will engage in additional professional and community development meetings and/or projects, which may take place during evening or weekend hours.
- High school diploma or High School Equivalency
- Attainment of a college degree and/or a college degree in progress is preferred
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Bilingual/bi-cultural Spanish and English is preferred, but not required
- Ability to interact professionally with school and AmeriCorps staff, students, fellow members, and the community
- Strong interest in education and/ or social work
- Dedication to the community, passion for service, and ability to commit to 10 months of service
- Basic computer skills, including the ability to navigate online systems and email
- Must have the ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks
- Organized, responsible, flexible, motivated, and professional
- Ability to accept and incorporate constructive feedback from supervisors and program staff
- Excellent time management and decision-making skills
- Ability to work with diverse populations from all socioeconomic backgrounds and adapt to a school environment
- Strong personal standards of excellence, ethics, and integrity
- Ability to speak, read, and write English fluently
- At least 17 years of age by the program start date
- U.S. Citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States
- Able to serve a between 25 - 30 hours per week for 7 months from November 2019 to May 2020
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About ReInvent Schools Las Vegas AmeriCorps Program
495 S. Main St., Las Vegas, NV 89101, US
The Mission of ReInvent Schools Las Vegas AmeriCorps Program is to improve academic excellence for every child by creating a strong collective culture among students, families, and educators to ensure academic achievement and lifelong success for every child.
The ReInvent Schools program will support an AmeriCorps program through the city of Las Vegas. Members will be placed a ReInvent Schools to work with identified students on increasing attendance and literacy skills.
495 S. Main St.Las Vegas, NV 89101
- Child Development
- Literacy / Reading
- Youth Services
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 7 months - 25 - 30 hours per week (depending on position accepted)
- Ability to speak, read, and write English fluently At least 17 years of age by the program start date U.S. Citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States