From: Rotarius, Nancy (DELEG)
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2010 12:25 PM
To: Martell, Pam (DELEG)
Cc: Redmond, Rudy (DELEG); Melia, Patrick (DELEG)
Subject: Detroit Summer Literacy Project Job Opportunity


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Here is the information about summer associate VISTA positions, please feel free to pass this along


Shared Youth Vision Partnership Literacy Project Summer Associates will work with four Detroit Literacy Councils for 8-10 weeks (starting between May and June). They will also work to build long term capacity to continue to deliver high quality direct literacy services to adults and youth. The Summer Associates will work in communities with a 22.2% unemployment rate, 75% drop out rate and with a 39.5% female single headed families in poverty (Michigan Economic and Workforce Indicators Report 2009). The Summer Associates will provide education services centered on basic literacy, GED preparation and employability skills.

The expected outputs and outcomes for the Shared Youth Visions Partnership Literacy Project are as follows:


Output: Increase access to the basic literacy tutorial services utilizing one to one and small group tutorial services, technology and instruction for tutors and learners.


Outcomes: Increase the number of clients served by 25%-50%.


The volunteers will perform a variety of program activities. In an effort to serve the needs of those least literate in the community, the Summer Associates will:

  • provide one to one tutoring in the areas of reading, writing, math, GED prep and computer skills
  • work with staff on professional development and study skill workshops
  • create lesson plans that include contextualized learning
  • assist with training workshops
  • create outreach materials, activities and events


Stipend:  Summer Associates will receive a stipend of. $936 per month and a choice of the following at the end of service

  • An Education Award of $1,132 from the National Service Trust (changed from $1,000); OR
  • A summer stipend accrued at the rate of $125/month (changed from $100/month)



·         18 years of age or older

·         Some College

·         Must be self-motivated, assertive, and be able to work independently and with others

·         Must have a passion for literacy and working with youth and adults in poverty

·         Cannot have another job while working as AmeriCorps VISTA

·         Ability to work with people from a variety of backgrounds



To apply go to then submit your application for Shared Youth Vision Partnership


For questions, please contact Nancy Rotarius at 517-373-6911 or [log in to unmask]



Nancy Rotarius, Ed.S.

Educational Specialist

DELEG-Bureau of Workforce Transformation

Office of Adult Learning

201 N. Washington Square-3rd Floor

Lansing, MI 48913

Phone:  517-373-6911

Fax:  517-335-3630

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