**Mtcc - Lame Deer Public Schools Community Development

Americorps Missoula , MT 59801

Posted 2 days ago

Lame Deer Public Schools is committed to improving academic success for undeserved students, thereby improving economic outcomes, and alleviating poverty in the region. Mano'etahe will move low income youth out of poverty by increasing student support and community connection for Lame Deer K-12 students. Lame Deer Public Schools has 100% economically disadvantaged, American Indian student groups, and an overall graduation rate of 38.9%. The VISTA will build sustainable bridges between Lame Deer students and the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, Chief Dull Knife College, and community entities to connect students and the community through service projects, summer programming and post-secondary access and success.

Terms :

Permits working at another job during off hours , Permits attendance at school during off hours , Car recommended . Service Areas :

Community and Economic Development , Tribal , Community Outreach , Children/Youth , Education . Skills :

Recruitment , Youth Development , Team Work , Public Speaking , Community Organization , General Skills , Education , Writing/Editing , Communications , Leadership.


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