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Literacy ConneXus Development VISTA

Company: Americorps
Location: denton
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Literacy ConneXus Development VISTA

Literacy Connexus advises and assists in literacy projects throughout the state of Texas. We are a growing network of leaders, volunteers, and partners working together to provide support and direction to literacy projects, using resources and manpower from-as much as is possible-the local community. Literacy ConneXus provides training to prepare volunteers to teach English as a Second Language to adults. We conduct weekend workshops in various locations, led by our TEX (Teaching English with Excellence) team, each spring and fall. We also provide assistance and resources to promote family literacy. Our Ready for School! curriculum assists refugee families in preparing their children for American schools. Through What's for Lunch? we partner with congregations to provide access to books for children participating in summer meal programs. Literacy ConneXus consults with job readiness programs in Texas to provide training and resources to organizations facilitating re-entry into the workforce. We advocate for people with language and literacy needs at the local, state, and federal level, and encourage all to join in this endeavor. Our goal is to improve lives and futures by raising awareness and addressing the language and literacy needs of individuals. Literacy ConneXus is in Fort Worth, TX. Further help on this page can be found by clicking here.

Member Duties : The Literacy ConneXus Development VISTA will move children and adults out of poverty by engaging the community and building partnerships to raise awareness and address language and literacy needs. Major duties include: Developing a data base of community partner and volunteer contacts to provide consistent communication Create a donor engagement system and implement best practices to recruit and retain donors Conduct community outreach (tabling events and presentations) to connect with potential community partners Develop a training curriculum for the donor engagement system and train staff on its use. Develop online tools to increase community engagement.

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

Terms :

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

Service Areas :

Children/Youth , Education .

Skills :

General Skills , Communications , Computers/Technology , Public Speaking , Leadership , Writing/Editing , Team Work , Recruitment , Community Organization , Fund raising/Grant Writing .

Keywords: Americorps, Denton , Literacy ConneXus Development VISTA, Other , denton, Texas

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