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Literacy AmeriCorps Palm Beach County

Company: Americorps
Location: Boynton Beach
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Literacy AmeriCorps Palm Beach County

Literacy AmeriCorps is a project of the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County. Our joint mission is to achieve literacy in our large and highly diverse community. In Palm Beach County, more than 22% of the adult population functions at the lowest level of literacy and lacks the basic skills needed for today's world. Almost 40% of children entering fourth grade are unable to read at grade level. Illiteracy cuts through all social, racial and cultural barriers. It is often passed along through generations creating a cycle which can include not only illiteracy, but also poverty, unemployment, substance abuse, crime and low self-esteem. Many of these adults and children who cannot read or write well desperately want to learn. Literacy AmeriCorps members address this need by providing tutoring, mentoring and related literacy services at sites located throughout Palm Beach County. These sites include community based schools, after school programs, family literacy programs and community agencies. Members come from all over the USA to serve in sunny Palm Beach County. Members typically live with other members in apartments. The AmeriCorps Program will introduce all AmeriCorps members to each other and provide apartment recommendations. Ultimately, the member is responsible for securing their own living situation. Further help on this page can be found by clicking here.

Member Duties : Teach Near the Beach with Literacy AmeriCorps in Palm Beach County, Florida! Literacy AmeriCorps Palm Beach County recruits 40 full time members to serve in a broad range of programs. Opportunities include teaching in family literacy programs to assist adults to learn English, serving as Graduation Coaches in local high schools with at-risk youth, tutoring children in elementary schools, afterschool programs and libraries. Members will also assist in volunteer recruitment, support and training. In addition, members participate in ongoing training and professional development throughout the service year. These opportunities include service leadership, team building, tutor training, career assessment and planning, diversity, disaster preparedness, community service project planning and other topics. Friday team meetings focus on training, team development and special projects planning.

Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible , Stipend , Health Coverage , Training , Living Allowance , Education award upon successful completion of service .

Terms :

Car recommended , Uniforms provided and required , Permits attendance at school during off hours , Permits working at another job during off hours .

Service Areas :

Children/Youth , Education .

Skills :

Public Speaking , Youth Development , Social Services , Community Organization , General Skills , Computers/Technology , Communications , Teaching/Tutoring , Leadership , Fine Arts/Crafts , Team Work , Education , Counseling .

Keywords: Americorps, Boynton Beach , Literacy AmeriCorps Palm Beach County, Other , Boynton Beach, Florida

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