This position is sponsored by Strong City Baltimore in Baltimore, MD; and the VISTA member will serve with CorpsTHAT in Baltimore, MD. CorpsTHAT is a non-profit organization, with a mission to bridge the Deaf and outdoor communities. CorpsTHAT will strengthen outdoor programs and Deaf community members by improving the educational, economic, and recreational opportunities in Maryland. Working with CorpsTHAT, a VISTA volunteer will create support services, develop tools and resources that expand the infrastructure of conservation corps programs, establish programs in Maryland and instill sustainability to ensure success the following year. Strong City sponsors 20 VISTA projects at nonprofit, government, and community organizations throughout Baltimore City and Maryland. Established in 1969 to help neighborhoods become safer, better places to live, Strong City’s mission is to build and strengthen neighborhoods and people. Strong City will provide support to Baltimore Teacher Supply Swap and the VISTA member throughout the year, including recruitment, training, resources, and professional development opportunities, and meetings.
The goal of this project is to develop a successful conservation corps program that focuses on environmental education and job training for Maryland Deaf and Hard of Hearing youth. Through this program, youth will build hands-on learning experiences, job skills and leadership development that will lead them to conservation-related careers upon program completion. The VISTA Member will: 1. Collect resources on program development. 2. Set up outreach systems and build partnerships with community organizations in order to spread the word about the conservation corps program Develop targeted marketing and hiring materials. 3. Compile and create an accessible outdoor environmental educational curriculum. 4. Develop program evaluation metrics and complete a final report on the programs success and areas of potential improvement.
Relocation Allowance, Living Allowance, Training, Health Coverage*, Childcare assistance if eligible, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend.
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
Permits attendance at school during off hours, Permits working at another job during off hours.
Children/Youth, Environment, Disaster Relief, Ex-Offender Reentry, Education, Elder Care, Entrepreneur/Business.
Communications, General Skills, Team Work, Leadership, Environment, Non-Profit Management, Youth Development, Community Organization.
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