Bilingual Family Literacy Coordinator: Centro Romero

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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: Literacy Volunteers of Illinois

ABOUT LITERACY VOLUNTEERS OF ILLINOIS

Literacy Volunteers of Illinois (LVI) is a statewide organization committed to developing and supporting volunteer literacy programs that help families, adults, and out-of-school teens increase their literacy skills. LVI has been a leader in the national service movement and has placed over 900 national service members in 150 literacy programs throughout the state. LVI partners with community-based organization in areas across the state to expand their literacy programs and increase services being offered to low literate and limited English speaking adults and out-of-school teens.

ABOUT THE SITE PLACEMENT

Centro Romero, located on the northeast side of Chicago in the Edgewater neighborhood, is a non-profit organization providing options and opportunities for low-income Latino and other immigrants. Services offered include ESL and Spanish Literacy, Family Literacy, Immigration Services, and various programs for youth and women. Through education, Centro Romero emphasizes the development of the whole family unit, the creation of community leadership and self-reliance.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

As VOCAL AmeriCorps member, your service will focus on adult literacy programs offered to low-literate and limited English speaking adults and out-of-school teens. As Literacy Specialists, AmeriCorps members serve as one-to-one and small group tutors, become involved with volunteer recruitment and retention activities, and assist their partner organization in obtaining resources that will benefit the adults and families they serve.

Primary responsibilities include:

 Literacy Support

o Plan tutoring sessions and provide small group and one-to-one literacy tutoring to low literate and limited English speaking adults and out-of-school teens.

o Conduct basic skills and literacy assessments for adult learners

o Encourage and support adult learners by helping them develop confidence and a positive attitude about learning; Respecting them and involving them in decisions about the learning process

o Select materials and approaches that are suitable for the adult learners’ ability and needs

o Track learner progress through regular assessments and submit reports.

 Volunteer Recruitment

o Assist with volunteer management including orientations, logistics, and volunteer tracking

o Work with Site Supervisor to ensure consistent, excellent volunteer experiences

o Assist with volunteer data management and individual volunteer coordination

o Recruit, schedule and coordinate individual volunteers

o Assist with communication projects aimed at volunteers (social media, newsletter, content development, etc.)

o Coordinate volunteer recognition activities.

OTHER RESPONSBILITIES INCLUDE

 Engaging community members in education or social issues through member led themed events

at their organization or sites across Chicago

 Attending Monthly trainings

 Participating in Days of Services

 Documenting your experience through videos and/or pictures



Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

6216 North Clark StreetChicago, IL 60660

(41.99504,-87.67048)
 

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GOOD FOR

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REQUIREMENTS

  • WEEKDAYS, PART_TIME

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