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The College Readiness VISTA will help establish new and expand existing program structures for student support in APIE's College Readiness program. AmeriCorps VISTA members live and serve in some of our nation’s poorest urban and rural areas. With passion, commitment, and hard work, they create or expand programs designed to bring individuals and communities out of poverty. Each VISTA member makes a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency. To learn more about the AmeriCorps VISTA program, please visit: National Service AmeriCorps Vista FAQS

Austin Partners in Education (APIE) creates and fosters effective community and school partnerships that provide all Austin Independent School District (Austin ISD) students preparation for college and career. The VISTA project will seek to expand APIE program capacity focused on Austin ISD's under-resourced schools (including those in the Dove Springs neighborhood) to meet the tremendous need for low-income student academic and personal support from elementary through high school. Currently serving a student population that is 90% economically disadvantaged, APIE expects to support at least 3,300 students each year over the three-year course of the project. To meet the overarching objectives of the project: a) Developing and implementing a volunteer and community support strategy for targeted Austin ISD schools and b) Placing more adult volunteers in the classroom to work with high-needs students at Title I schools. To learn more about Austin Partners In Education, please visit: 

College Readiness VISTA will help establish new and expand existing program structures for student support in APIE's College Readiness program. 


Member Responsibilities: 

  • Coordinating testing opportunities at high school campuses
  • Providing training and support to College Readiness Advocates
  • Developing curriculum and instructional materials for students' personal development and non-academic skills
  • Documenting student's progress
  • Creating a plan to integrate volunteers into the program; and increasing parental involvement 
Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree, Strong oral/written communication skills

Preferred Skills:
Experience working with high school students, Non-Profit Management, Conflict Resolution, Writing/Editing, Team Work, Education, Leadership, Teaching/Tutoring

Program Benefits:  Living Allowance, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Training, Relocation Allowance, Health Coverage*
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit
Accepting Applications: 3/26/2018 - 6/1/2018

Start Date: 7/23/2018
End Date: 7/26/2019

To Apply: Please visit the Corporation for National and Community Service's website: AmeriCorps VISTA Job Posting 

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