YouthBuild Data in Education VISTA- Philadelphia, PA
YouthBuild Philly is a life-changing two year program for young adults between the ages of 18 and 21 who have dropped out of high school serving approximately 450 young people per year, half as students and half as alumni. In the first year of the program, students engage in competency-based academics, vocational training in either building trades, business/customer service, early childhood education and healthcare, as well as serve as part-time AmeriCorps members.
In the second year of the program, alumni receive support to pursue their goals in careers, college, and training. YouthBuild Philly is an award winning, flagship program of the national YouthBuild movement, and has been named a Top Workplace by the Philadelphia Inquirer for six consecutive years. The program's core values are excellence, perseverance and respect.
Our mission is to provide out of school youth in Philadelphia with the broadest range of tools, supports and opportunities available to become self-sufficient, responsible and productive citizens in their community. Further help on this page can be found by clicking here.
Member Duties : The Data VISTA will strategically increase our capacity to address issues relating to absenteeism, connectivity, and student engagement in hopes of addressing the issue before it becomes a barrier. By continuing to build out a dashboard we will have a deeper understanding of our students' needs at an individual level and understand how that connects to the bigger picture.
The VISTA will begin to establish a baseline of data that will help us understand how the digital divide impacts our students and alumni. We will begin to track Wi-Fi access, access to technology, and general digital literacy. The VISTA will create an assessment report of our organizational digital output and its usefulness to students and alumni. The VISTA will also provide increased data points to include information connected to the digital divide, at-risk warning signs of disconnecting from the program, and sharing historical data trends.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible , Relocation Allowance , Living Allowance , Training , Health Coverage* , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend .
Permits attendance at school during off hours , Permits working at another job during off hours .
Service Areas :
Education , Community and Economic Development , Community Outreach , Children/Youth , Housing .
Youth Development , Communications , Computers/Technology , Writing/Editing , Education , General Skills .