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AmeriCorps Position - Youth Academic Coach

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ORGANIZATION: El Centro de la Raza

El Centro

[NOTE: This is a full-time, year-long AmeriCorps position for 2022-2023. Benefits of an AmeriCorps position include: A monthly stipend to cover living expenses; an education award of up to $6,495 that can be used for future schooling or to pay off existing qualified student loan debt; basic health insurance; workers compensation coverage; and more. Find more information about what an AmeriCorps position can offer you at: https://washingtonservicecorps.org/become-a-member/]

The Youth Programs, Academics Coach will gain hands-on experience in a multi-cultural and multi-lingual setting assisting in the coordination and delivery of social services programs. The applicant will gain experience working for a well-established nonprofit serving Seattle’s Latino community and other communities of color, opportunity to learn about non-profit programs in the context of youth empowerment and development.

The Academics Coach will support with the operation of the 'Roberto Maestas After School Program- Evergreen Site. The Academic Coach will mentor middle school students by providing academic and homework completion assistance during daily programming. This role provides an exciting opportunity to be part of an ambitious team working towards closing the achievement gap and removing barriers to learning for youth. Students are at the heart of our work. We are seeking a proactive, enthusiastic and independent AmeriCorps Mentor to support the academic and social skills development of Latina/o scholars.

This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of all regular activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Requires a 6 month evaluation period.

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About El Centro de la Raza

Location:

2524 16th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144, US

Mission Statement

As an organization grounded in the Latino community, our mission is to build unity across all racial and economic sectors, to organize, empower, and defend our most vulnerable and marginalized populations and to bring justice, dignity, equality, and freedom to all the peoples of the world.

Our vision is a world free of oppression based on poverty, racism, sexism, sexual orientation, and discrimination of any kind, that limits equal access to the resources that ensure a healthy and productive life for all peoples and future generations, in peace, love, and harmony.

Description

Bilingual, culturally appropriate, wraparound services that are designed to enable our participants to succeed in their efforts to become self-reliant.


Human and Emergency Services:

Food Bank
"La Cocina Popular" Latino Hot Meal
Congregate & Home Delivered Meals
Senior Nutrition and Wellness
Bebes! Infant Mortality Prevention Program
Comadres Womens Group
Homeless Assistance
Eviction Prevention
Emergency Shelter Vouchers
Rental Subsidies
Transitional Homes
Provide Tenant/landlord laws information
El Patio low-income Apartments
Advocacy & enrollment for Food Stamps.

Education & Skill Building:

Homeownership Education & Counseling
Financial Literacy Workshops
Home Loan Modification Case Management
ESL Classes
Free Legal Clinics (in partnership with SGB Law and LBAW)
Free Tax Preparation (in partnership with UWKC)

Child and Youth Programs:

Jose Marti Child Development Center
Luis Alfonso Velasquez After School Program
Hope for Youth Civil Rights History, Hip Hop & Poetry Classes
Seattle Youth Violence Prevention
College Readiness Program
Parent Involvement in Education

Community Building and Development:

Low-Income and Transitional Housing
Immigration and Civil Rights Advocacy
Juvenile Justice Advocacy
Volunteer and Community Service Programs
Social Justice and Cultural Events
Community Meeting Space
Commercial and Tenant Space
Spanish Classes
Tamale Classes
Christmas Tree Sales

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

Thu Sep 01, 2022 - Wed Nov 30, 2022
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

WHERE

1607 S 341st PlFederal Way, WA 98003

(47.29538,-122.31287)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Spanish

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • This is a full-time, year-long AmeriCorps position starting in September 2022.
  • ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: • Bachelor’s Degree in Ethnic Studies, Social Work or Education Major preferred but not required • Able to communicate in English and Spanish • Flexible, patient, and sensitive

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