Kids in Tech AmeriCorps VISTA Program (Community Engagement)

Save to Favorites


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 : Community Engagement VISTA will be a conduit for KIT and the STEM community in Massachusetts to help launch new programs, policies initiatives, and coalitions that will help advance KIT’s mission. This person will report to Vista Program Supervisors and work closely with Afterschool Tech Club Program Manager. The Community Engagement member will include seeking partners with new sites for after school STEM programs, community stakeholder engagement, engaging community members throughout the program process and any future expansions, and conducting focus groups with families, students, and educators. The stakeholder engagement process is designed to prepare KIT for advocacy work on behalf of and in alignment with the target community.

Terms :

Permits working at another job during off hours, Permits attendance at school during off hours .

Program Type:

AmeriCorps VISTA


Kids in Tech AmeriCorps VISTA Program

Work Schedule

Full Time


Skills :

Writing/Editing, Stakeholder engagement, Team Work, General Skills, Community Organization

Education level

College graduate

Age Requirement

Minimum: 18 Maximum: None

Program Locations





Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Relocation Allowance, Health Coverage*, Living Allowance, Training .

Stipend Provided

Training Provided

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

This opportunity is recurring

4958 More opportunities with

Request failed
{{ opp.title }}
This is a Virtual Opportunity.
{{ opp.location }}
We'll work with your schedule
{{ opp.dateStr }}
{{ opp.timeStr }}



389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US

Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.


Idealist is a leading online global resource for finding jobs in the nonprofit sector, as well as volunteer opportunities and graduate school programs for social impact.


Education & Literacy
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


Lowell, MA 01854







Report this opportunity