Kids in Tech AmeriCorps VISTA Program (Data Management and Analysis)
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Recruiting Organization: Kids In Tech, Inc.
Kids in Tech, Inc’s (KIT’s) mission is to excite, educate, and empower children to acquire skills and confidence in technology through interactive after school programs. The existing STEM educational framework does few favors for low-income children, who statistically tend to live in urban or suburban settings and be ethnic minorities. Without targeted interventions that promote STEM education for low-income and BIPOC students, their interests and potential will remain untapped. After-school STEM programs have provided evidence that, even in specialized curriculum settings, children who qualify for lunch subsidies scored lower than their counterparts who did not qualify. Elementary and middle school aged children in these programs did see improvements to their outcomes, and under-privileged groups saw the greatest gains. After-school STEM programs have demonstrated a unique learning environment that enables group-centered and hands-on-learning that make demonstrable gains in knowledge acquisition. KIT’s after school programs have been a vital supplemental opportunity for low-income youth in Lowell schools and housing authority for the past 6 years, and expanded to serve students in Boston in 2021. Performance in STEM areas for these groups remains low in Lowell, Boston, and nationally. It is anticipated that COVID-19 will only widen these gaps. Thus, it is critical that after school STEM programs are able to expand to meet the needs of as more students require support and time to provide remedial education. KIT’s VISTA project will seek to prepare KIT to serve more low-income, minority students in Massachusetts by increasing the organization’s fundraising, communications, curricula, fundraising, and monitoring and evaluation (M&E), and expects to benefit 300 youth aged 8 to 14 from schools where at least 50% of students qualify for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).
Member Duties: Data Management and Analysis VISTA will be responsible for developing a data system to accurately track and report student and volunteer outcomes at KIT while also measuring the organization progress towards their overall mission and goals. This person will report to VISTA Program Supervisors and work closely with Afterschool Tech Club Program Manager. This role’s efforts will include: updating short-term outcome measures for beneficiaries; increasing ability to track beneficiaries post-program to document long-term outcomes; drafting data sharing agreements with the school district; updating performance measures; creating, updating, and managing a database to capture student data, volunteer data, and internal organizational data. Then, they will create SOPs and manuals to ensure that processes are codified and standardized.
Permits working at another job during off hours, Permits attendance at school during off hours .
Kids in Tech AmeriCorps VISTA Program
Data science, Analytics, Datab, Writing/Editing, Computers/Technology, Team Work, General Skills
Minimum: 18 Maximum: None
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Relocation Allowance, Health Coverage*, Living Allowance, Training .
Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse
Fee Amount: None
This opportunity is recurring
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December 8, 2022
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