Unidos Foundation VISTA-UWGLV
The United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley has committed to a goal of increasing the number of students reading on grade level by 2022. To reach this goal we will mobilize and coordinate a host of community partners to join the movement, align their efforts, raise the quality of strategies and programs delivered and value and celebrate a collective impact with students and families.
We will accomplish this goal by leveraging individual, programmatic and systemic changes intentionally brought about through the implementation of the United Way Community School Model. Further help on this page can be found by clicking here.
Member Duties : Unidos Foundation strives to build strong relationships with the community, by valuing lived experiences and insight on what is needed to achieve a better quality of life. The Unidos Foundation VISTA will support Unidos' growth and build sustainability in project areas such as safety, education and social inclusion.
The VISTA will engage in the following activities: (1) Research metrics and assessments used to gauge the effectiveness of programs categorized as community initiatives under the three categories mentioned above. (2) Research grant opportunities available to address the needs of the community. (3) Work with the executive director to write grant proposals. (4) Create a data collection tool for a community needs assessment and perform a gap analysis of findings. Finally, (5) Create a communication system with the community to report back the outcomes of events and projects.
Program Benefits : Stipend , Childcare assistance if eligible , Living Allowance , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Relocation Allowance , Health Coverage* , Training .
Car recommended , Permits attendance at school during off hours , Permits working at another job during off hours .
Service Areas :
Hunger , Children/Youth , Health , Neighborhood Revitalization , Education , Community Outreach , Community and Economic Development .
Community Organization , Leadership , Fund raising/Grant Writing , General Skills , Non-Profit Management , Social Services , Youth Development , Education , Recruitment , Business/Entrepreneur , Public Speaking , Counseling , Writing/Editing , Team Work , Communications , Teaching/Tutoring , Conflict Resolution , Public Health .