Education Development AmeriCorps VISTA

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YouthBuild Lake County

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Position Description: YouthBuild Lake County is looking for a dedicated VISTA volunteer to work full-time from 7:30 - 4 p.m. for 1 year. The Education Development VISTA will play a vital role in helping to determine the best program model for our agency. Working directly with the Executive Director, the VISTA will research training and instruction models that incorporate enhanced critical thinking, increased numeracy/literacy levels, and improved learning strategies that will lead to the obtainment of meaningful employment for our members.

A main focus of this position will be to research other charter schools, specifically within the YouthBuild network, as well as the laws and requirements of becoming a charter school in Illinois. The goal of this being to help the Executive Director and Leadership Team determine if a charter school model is the best program model for YouthBuild Lake County.

About VISTA: VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) is a federally-funded program managed by AmeriCorps under the federal agency, The Corporation for National & Community Service. The purpose of VISTA is to alleviate poverty in economically challenged communities in the U.S. Since 1965, over 220,000 VISTA members have served in all 50 states and U.S. Territories. For more information about VISTA:

VISTA Living Allowance: For North Chicago, the living allowance is $14,136 for the year, which is paid bi-weekly. Benefits include paid holiday and personal days, health insurance, and child care assistance.

The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award: The education award is equal to the maximum Pell Grant of the fiscal year in which you started your service. The value of the education award is $6,095 for VISTA members. The award can be used within 7 years after completion of your term of service.

About YouthBuild Lake County: YBLC provides career training as well as secondary and post-secondary educational services to under-served young people, ages 17-24 in Lake County Illinois. YouthBuild Lake County is a registered 501 (c)(3) organization, an affiliate of YouthBuild USA.

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About YouthBuild Lake County


1812 Morrow Ave., North Chicago, IL 60064, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to help low-income young adults complete their education, learn the necessary skills to become gainfully employed, and build a hopeful future for themselves and their families.


Our goal is to help young adults striving to transform their lives, YBLC is an education and career training program that fosters self- sufficiency and personal leadership through its integrated curriculum, strong ties to local businesses, and community enhancement projects. In the City of North Chicago, approximately 40% of young people do not finish high school and over 15% of families live in poverty. In our YouthBuild program students can obtain their High School Diploma or their GED, learn job readiness and leadership skills through the building of affordable homes, and earn an AmeriCorps scholarship. In our Bridge to College programs students can earn Post Secondary Education Certificates to prepare them for careers in Transportation, Distribution and Healthcare.


Tue Oct 01, 2019 - Thu Oct 01, 2020


2303 Kemble AvenueNorth ChicagoNorth Chicago, IL 60064



  • General Education
  • Capacity Planning
  • Market Research
  • Business Analysis
  • Research
  • Resource Development / Management




  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • This is a full-time, volunteer position, with a stipend and education award.
  • Bachelor degree preferred. We will consider students currently attending college who are working towards their degree.

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