George Washington University is recruiting now for VISTA positions building university-school-community partnerships to start in July 2017
What is the GW/DCPS VISTA Program?
A partnership between The George Washington University and DC Public Schools (DCPS) that places AmeriCorps VISTA members in Title I schools throughout the city or in DCPS Central Office. Our VISTA members serve as School-Community Liaisons for one year and leverage resources, build capacity, and create sustainable infrastructures in three key areas:
• Partner Recruitment, Development, and Evaluation
• Parent/Family and Community Outreach
• Developing opportunities to engage George Washington University
Do I qualify for this VISTA position?
Bachelor's Degree preferred
Proficient in English
Available for a full time commitment
What are the benefits?
Education award upon successful completion of service
Professional Development and Training
DC Public School network connections and ID as well as The George Washington's network connections and ID
How do I apply?
Click on the links below to find out more about each description. The 2017-2018 cohort hiring deadline is June 5th and the start data is July 24th. The last day of service will be July 23, 2018.
School Partnerships VISTA with DC Public School Office of Family and Public Engagement:
*Must have done another year of AmeriCorps service prior to applying
Evaluation & Data VISTA for DC Public School Office of Out of School Time
Training & Communications VISTA for DC Public School Office of Out of School Time
School-Community VISTA Liaison for DC Public Schools (6-9 positions open at K-8 DC Public Schools)
What is AmeriCorps VISTA?
AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program designed to alleviate poverty. President John F. Kennedy originated the idea for VISTA, which was founded as Volunteers in Service to America in 1965, and incorporated into the AmeriCorps network of programs in 1993. AmeriCorps VISTA members serve full-time for a year in anti-poverty organizations and agencies throughout the nation, working on issues such as fighting illiteracy, improving health services, creating businesses, increasing housing opportunities, improving college access, and bridging the digital divide.
Thank you and please email Sarah Jennings, VISTA Supervisor, with any questions SarahJennings@GWU.edu.
Americorps VISTA positions available at George Washington University