Curriculum Coordinator

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Vecinos Unidos Neighbors United

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Working Together on Homework

Vecinos Unidos, a 501(c)(3) in Herndon, VA, is seeking a dedicated volunteer to serve on its board of directors and be responsible for coordinating academic work for the students who attend its afterschool program. The candidate we seek should have an education background, ideally K-6, and will serve on the board of directors as a curriculum coordinator, using various resources to create packets of work and activities for the children in the program and communicating with schools when possible to support reading comprehension, basic and grade-level math skills, logic problems, and other appropriate academic skills. Vecinos Unidos operates 4 days a week from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Children, all students in Herndon elementary schools, receive a healthy snack and milk, work on homework or academics, read aloud to a volunteer for 20 minutes, respond to writing prompts, and enjoy other activities as time allows.

Vecinos Unidos has been working in the Herndon community for 23 years to help children in grades 1-6 with their homework, reading, and other academic skills. Enrollment is between 20-30 students, most of whom live in families where English is not the first language. Attendance each session is 8-14 students. VU is housed in the Herndon Neighborhood Resource Center, where it has an office and access to classrooms. A volunteer board of 8-10 members guides the program and provides onsite support for each session, and a cadre of 30-40 volunteers work with the children. When children do not have homework, which has become increasingly the norm in the lower grades, we want to provide suitable work to enhance their learning.

The successful candidate will have an interest in helping low-income children live up to their full potential via improving basic learning skills. The Curriculum Coordinator will do most work off-site, but will need to attend the program twice a week or so at least at the beginning. Please contact us for more specific information.

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About Vecinos Unidos Neighbors United

Location:

P.O. Box 552, Herndon, VA 20172, US

Mission Statement

Vecinos Unidos is a neighborhood organization providing free homework assistance and summer enrichment to children in need.

Description

Vecinos Unidos is community-based nonprofit organization providing an after school Homework Assistance Program (HAP) and summer enrichment.

Staffed entirely by volunteers and funded solely by donations and grants, HAP assists students with their daily homework and school projects. The Summer Program offers a wealth of enrichment opportunities while focusing on the students' back-to-school skills.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Herndon Neighborhood Resource Center1086 Elden StreetHerndon, VA 20170

(38.96613,-77.39833)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Child Development
  • Reading / Writing

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Our program meets Monday through Thursday, 4:30 to 6 p.m. WHEN Fairfax County Schools are in session. The Curriculum Coordinator will need to attend about twice per week. Outside time, developing curriculum, is flexible.
  • Familiarity with grade-level development for children in grades 1-6, familiarity with academic work and games for children in those grades.

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