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Fall White House Internship Program — Applications Due April 13
The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office and prepare them for future public service opportunities. The White House Internship Program’s mission is to make the “People’s House” accessible to future leaders from around the nation. The application for the Fall 2014 White House Internship Program is now open and the deadline is April 13, 2014.
Leadership Memphis SUCCESS High School Initiative – AmeriCorps Vista
Program Type: AmeriCorps VISTA
Program Start/End Date: 05/27/2014 – 06/01/2015
Work Schedule: Full Time
Education level: College graduate
Age Requirement: Minimum: 18 Maximum: None
Program Locations: TENNESSEE
Accepting Applications: From 03/17/2014 To 04/04/2014
Contact: Jacqueline Oselen 365 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103, 901-278-0016 firstname.lastname@example.org
High school student graduation is a major milestone on a youth’s path to successful adulthood and is the single most powerful predictor of whether a young person coming out of generations of poverty will break the cycle. Memphis graduation rates are low. In 2011, the Memphis City Schools graduation rate was 72.6 %, a 1.8% increase from 2010. While this was a slight increase, the State goal is for all Tennessee School Systems to have a 90% graduation rate by 2014 – a tremendous challenge. There are numerous factors that contribute to a high dropout rate and poor academic performance in the Memphis, TN region including high rates of poverty, lack of quality early childhood experiences, deficiencies in early reading and math skills, school disciplinary issues and high teen pregnancy rates. 85.1% of the students in the Memphis City Schools district in 2012 were classified as economically disadvantaged and 94.0 % were Title I eligible (considered low income with students getting free and reduced breakfast and lunch). There is no single solution to increasing high school graduation rates – it involves action on numerous fronts. Therefore, the mandate is everyone working together collectively as a community, in order to change the life course for our children. The goal of the SUCCESS High School Initiative is to infuse 400 executives over five years into eight high schools to increase the post-secondary continuation rate of 7,000 students. The Leadership Club and the Graduation Advisory Program (GAP) are the primary components of this initiative.
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Member Duties : Three (3) VISTAs will assist with identifying resources that provide support and opportunities for students in five key indicator areas. An electronic directory of resources will be compiled and used as a reference for the school administration, parents, and volunteers; Using the Collective Impact model developed by STRIVE, build a resource platform in each of the eight neighborhood high schools by engaging existing partners and identifying new partnerships and resources that will align to ensure long-term sustainability of the Initiative beyond the five-year period; increase student achievement by expanding parent and family knowledge of graduation success strategies, knowledge of post-secondary education and career options, preparation and financing; and evaluate the five-year outcomes of the participants in the Leadership Clubs around the five leading indicators and the participants in the Graduation Advisory Program.
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service , Stipend , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Relocation Allowance , Childcare assistance if eligible , Health Coverage , Training .
Service Areas : Community and Economic Development , Community Outreach , Education , Children/Youth .
Skills : Social Service, Communications, Recruitment, Teaching/Tutoring, Writing/Editing, Leadership, Education , Team Work , General Skills , Community Organization, Youth Development ,
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