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Lehigh Valley Reads Backbone Support VISTA

2021-2022 AmeriCorps VISTA Postings
United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley has begun our search for our 2021-2022 AmeriCorps VISTAs! 
 
Please consider this exciting opportunity to contribute to our mission, gain valuable work experience!
 
 All United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley AmeriCorps VISTA assignments will expand capacity towards population level goals across the region. UWGLV strives to create population level change in areas of education, food access, healthy aging and emergency services to ensure individuals who experience crisis have the supports they need to rebound. The UWGLV VISTA project focuses on strengthening the networks of providers that deliver services to address concerns and through working with UWGLV staff they support the efforts across all four-issue areas. VISTAs address issues at the programmatic and system levels seeking to identify and deal with the root causes by utilizing the collective impact framework. 
 
An AmeriCorps VISTA assignment is a federal volunteer opportunity for which you commit to a year of service and receive a living allowance. Participants must be 18 years of age and have a combination of community service and/or equivalent college experience. They receive an end-of-service stipend or education award, health coverage, training, a relocation allowance, a living allowance, options for student loan forbearance, and childcare assistance if eligible. The work is full-time for one service year; VISTAs are permitted to do paid part-time work during their assignment to supplement their income.
 
Lehigh Valley Reads Backbone Support VISTA
The Lehigh Valley Reads Backbone Support VISTA will oversee the coordination, operations and serve as a liaison of a community-wide coalition for the local Campaign for Grade Level Reading, Lehigh Valley Reads. The VISTA member will play an integral role with the LV Reads Steering Committee, National Campaign for Grade Level Reading, and other communities in uniting to improve students’ academic success. The VISTA will work with state partners to know what work is being done in other grade level reading communities and share best practices with the LV Reads Steering Committee. The VISTA will work on a LV Reads data research project that will look at collecting and compiling state and national data points and indicators relevant to grade level reading. The VISTA will work with the UWGLV and PBS39 education team and build a support mechanism for sharing and receiving information about all the work going on in the local community.

Interested candidates must apply through the https://my.americorps.gov/mp/login.do website. To find our listings go to the Advance Search and search for all opportunities with UWGLV in the program name (leave the program type and state blank).
 
If you have questions you may contact Jennifer Nicolosi, Asst. Director, AmeriCorps Programs, 610-807-5741, jennifern@unitedwayglv.org