Texas Family Literacy AmeriCorps Member

Literacy Coalition of Central Texas

About the organization

The Literacy Coalition breaks the cycle of intergenerational poverty through comprehensive literacy services.

VISION: We envision a community that is 100 percent literate, employable and self-sufficient.

STRATEGY: The core strategy of the organization is to embed its high-quality, proven programming in the business, education and workforce sectors outside of the K-12 system to end the intergenerational cycle of poverty and illiteracy. Programs and services are designed to deepen the impact of local nonprofits, strengthen the business workforce, and build stronger communities.

OUR HISTORY
In 2001, a wide network of literacy providers and community leaders founded the Literacy Coalition of Central Texas in response to the need for a centralized location for literacy services.

Today, the Literacy Coalition works hard to ensure that families and individuals can have the skills needed to reach their full potential.

Duties

The Texas Family Literacy Initiative is a part of the AmeriCorps State & National network of national service programs that engage adults of all ages and backgrounds in service to meet the nation’s critical needs in education, public safety, health and environment.

Texas Family Literacy AmeriCorps members join 75,000 individuals across the United States serving with AmeriCorps to get hands-on experience strengthening communities.

AmeriCorps members in this program provide literacy services to adults, children, youth and families in Texas communities. Literacy Services include:

English as a Second Language (ESL)
Adult Basic Education (ABE)
General Education Development (GED) and High School Equivalency (HSE) preparation
Early Childhood Literacy, Family Literacy/Play and Learning Strategies
Workforce Literacy/Career Development/Job Readiness

Members commit to serving 1,700 volunteer hours over an 11-month term – this works out to 40 hours/week at your service site.
The Term of Service is August 10, 2020 – July 9, 2021
Literacy Coalition recruits and places members to serve full-time at one of our partner sites in Austin or Houston.
Members begin service with a one-week Pre-Service Orientation where you learn the ins and outs of AmeriCorps, the state of literacy in Texas, and how to teach the appropriate curriculum for your type of literacy service.

Qualifications

Our positions are dynamic, well-rounded, and fun!

We strive to build a diverse team of individuals who want to commit to national service. Experience in education and/or working with diverse populations is preferred. A willingness to share your knowledge, to learn from others, and to grow as an individual is necessary. Applicants should be comfortable with both independent and team-based work that includes team meetings, group planning, reflection, and community service projects.Applicants must have a high school diploma.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

https://willread.org/texas-family-literacy-americorps/

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