FIU Upward Bound Math/Science STEM Program Coordinator
FIU's Office Upward Bound Math-Science within the School of Education and Human Development, seeks to ameliorate the educational inequalities that exist for under-represented, first generation, low-income and minority students in Miami, FL. Education is key for many of these students to rise out of poverty, but the severe lack of role models and the low rate of community educational attainment make it even more difficult for them to succeed on their own.
By working with children and their parents, the desired outcome is the extension of the program into the home, impacting the entire family and putting students on a path to college as early as possible, giving them the best chance at rising out of poverty through education. Further help on this page can be found by clicking here.
Member Duties : The AmeriCorps VISTA member will have multiple roles during their year of service. The member will serve as a Community Service Coordinator, working with campus partners and community service ventures within the university, build capacity and involve local youth in service opportunities.
The VISTA will serve as a Parent Programs Coordinator, to further engage program parents in the educational success of their children and to assist parents in making better educational and financial decisions. Finally, the member will serve as College Awareness Outreach Coordinator, a representative of programs serving students and parents in order to become a more visible and trusted program partner in schools. This role provides additional resources to students and families that can benefit from services, linking them to appropriate programs to further their education to ameliorate poverty at a family level. Program Benefits : Stipend , Relocation Allowance , Childcare assistance if eligible , Health Coverage* , Training , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . *For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours , Permits attendance at school during off hours , Car recommended . Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development , Children/Youth , Community Outreach , Education . Skills :
Computers/Technology , Leadership , Youth Development , Community Organization , Fund raising/Grant Writing , General Skills , Communications , Team Work , Recruitment , Writing/Editing , Public Speaking , Conflict Resolution , Education .