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
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 .
Permits working at another job during off hours , Car
recommended , Permits attendance at school during off hours .
Service Areas :
Children/Youth , Education .
General Skills , Communications , Computers/Technology , Public
Speaking , Leadership , Writing/Editing , Team Work , Recruitment ,
Community Organization , Fund raising/Grant Writing .