STEM Career and College Access VISTA

NAU Center for Service and Volunteerism AmeriCorps VISTA/W.F. Killip Elementary School and Community Learning Center

About the organization

At the Center for Service and Volunteerism at Northern Arizona University, we connect students, older adults, and other community members to national service volunteer opportunities within their communities. By partnering with local schools and non-profits we have created many avenues for volunteers to get involved and make an impact in the community.

We dream of an Arizona that is more engaged in service and volunteerism, and we invite you to join us in this endeavor!

The mission of W.F. Killip Elementary School is located in the Sunnyside neighborhood of
Flagstaff, AZ. The neighborhood has the highest rate of poverty in Flagstaff. Many of the
students’ families work 1-3 minimum wage jobs.


Goal of the Overall VISTA Project: The STEM CCA VISTA will work with the STEM
Coordinator, 21st Century Coordinator, teachers, and the community to assess,
research, and launch career exploration for students and families. Students will be
exposed to careers and learn 21st Century skills that will assist them in breaking the
cycle of poverty in the community.

Objective of the Assignment
VISTA will work with educational program staff to design, launch, and coordinate new career explorations or expand existing career exploration activities.

VISTA will build capacity and create volunteer opportunities for parents and community members to participate in career and college access activities at or after school.

VISTA will recruit and train volunteers as well as work with local partner organizations, parents, and community members to develop a Career Day event for W.F. Killip Elementary School.

Develop fundraising strategies designed to build sustainability of W.F. Killip Elementary School and partners that are providing services to underrepresented youth.

Assess the current state of data collection measures and instruments utilized by W.F. Killip Elementary School and create some common instruments to improve Killip’s data collection for long-term monitoring and sustainability.


Demonstrated comfort and experience with outreach, including digital outreach. * Strong research and writing abilities. * A real "people person" able to work effectively with diverse populations in a sensitive and professional manner. * The ability to cultivate trust and a good working relationship with partner organizations and the public. * A demonstrated interest in community-engagement. * An interest in providing economic opportunity to communities. *College Graduate



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