School-Based Community Program Associate

Americorps New York , NY 10007

Posted 4 months ago

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Turn 2 Us Program (T2U) is a mental health promotion and prevention program in partnership with former NY Yankee's Captain Derek Jeter's Turn 2 Foundation, Columbia University Community Pediatrics, and local elementary schools. T2U was founded in 2001, due to high rates of referrals to the children's psychiatric emergency room from local elementary schools.

Our mission is to promote mental health and academic success in at-risk children by empowering the entire school community to engage in healthy lifestyle practices for wellbeing, and enhancing the mental health literacy of school personnel and caregivers so they are better equipped to ensure our youths' progress emotionally, socially and academically. We have been nationally recognized for efforts in school-based mental health. Our program evaluation outcomes was published in April 2015 Schools & Children Journal and further outcomes are pending publication.

This position requires strong interpersonal, organizational, and writing skills as well as sound knowledge in excel and social media. Spanish speaking, research, and SPSS skills are strongly preferred. The VISTA will gain experience/knowledge in: public health, wellness, social marketing campaigns, grant writing and capacity building.

T2U offers an opportunity to develop a network of highly qualified professional colleagues. We will work within Northern Manhattan schools and NYP Hospital. As part of our team, you can help improve the lives of inner city children and heighten the mental health literacy of our school community (educators and parents) so they are better equipped to address the needs of our youth.

Position available from Aug.12th, 2019 - August 10th, 2020. You can access the A, C, and 1 train or local buses to NYP hospital (Columbia Campus). For questions contact Miriam Torres at or visit:

Terms :

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

Health , Children/Youth . Skills :

General Skills , Writing/Editing , Team Work , Communications , Youth Development .

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