Program Type: AmeriCorps VISTA
Program: ALL WAYS UP Year 2 Capacity Building Project
Program Start/End Date: 02/17/2018 - 02/16/2019
The mission of the ALL WAYS UP Foundation (AWU) is to help first-generation and low-income youth get into AND through college. By providing scholarships, support for other non-profit organizations and an annual leadership summit, we are working to bridge the gap between ambition and opportunity to break the generational cycle of poverty. The goals of the multi-site project are to increase 1) the number of low-income youth of color who go to and graduate from college and 2) the number of graduates who are financially literate and have the skills required to pursue meaningful employment and/or a career and expects to benefit over 1,100 additional low-income youth by the end of the three-year project. The project is currently beginning year two of a three-year term. A total of eleven VISTA members are serving at seven different sites and their work is focusing on activities that include resource development, program expansion, communications, volunteer generation and program development. The All Ways Up (AWU) VISTA member will assist AWU in achieving these objectives and developing new project activities and sources of community support. Overall, the Member will implement projects to promote the academic, emotional, social support, and college-to-career transition for ALL WAYS UP scholars.
Member Duties : The AWU VISTA member will 1) manage, update and enhance the AWU database, including the efficient integration of existing and new applications to track and communicate with AWU scholars, donors, and community partners 2) support and enhance student scholarship programs and all related events and activities such as the planning and execution of annual leadership summits for rising college freshmen and developing programming to support students, including webinars and workshops focused on financial literacy and workforce readiness, 4) sustain and expand the Summer Internship Program and job resources blog, 5) manage the Mentorship Program for scholarship recipients by reaching out to AWU community to secure volunteer mentors and pair students with mentors, and 6) maintain and update the current social media/communications plan to enhance communication with AWU and with other alumni students.
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
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