AVAILABLE FULL-TERM AMERICORPS VISTA POSITIONS (AUGUST 2020 START):
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AmeriCorps VISTA Positions
Bright Water Communications Coordinator VISTA: Bright Water is a Pre-K-6th-grade public charter school in North Minneapolis with a mission to provide an excellent, equitable Montessori education to an intentionally diverse student body. The VISTA will lead Bright Water’s brand change, including ensuring the new branded image is represented on all forms, signs, and marketing materials, and will ssess current social media presence and create a social media policy guide to build sustainability in branding. Position Open- Apply HERE
Bright Water Environmental Education and After School Coordinator VISTA: Bright Water is a Pre-K-6th-grade public charter school in North Minneapolis with a mission to provide an excellent, equitable Montessori education to an intentionally diverse student body. The VISTA will develop culturally responsive environmental literacy curriculum, and partner with lead teachers to identify environmental literacy focus areas that can be integrated into the interdisciplinary Montessori model. Position Open- Apply HERE
Minnesota Alliance With Youth – Youth Voice VISTA: The mission of Minnesota Alliance With Youth is “to work in partnership with youth to ensure that ALL young people have equitable educational opportunities that foster their individual assets, honor their voices, and prepare them to reach their goals.” The Youth Voice and Program VISTA will increase accessibility to training curriculum and resources for supporting youth led movements with the goal of closing the achievement gap and amplifying youth voice, particularly young people of color and low-income youth. Position Open- Apply HERE
Project for Pride in Living Youth Justice Coordinator VISTA: PPL is a 39 year-old nonprofit organization that serves low-income individuals and families by helping them gain the tools they need to reach greater self-sufficiency. Guiding the organization’s growth and current programs is the phrase, helping people help themselves, expressing our commitment to the values of a strong work ethic, personal accountability and responsibility, and the participation of the people we work with in their own growth toward self-sufficiency. The VISTA will build capacity for organizations within LEAP and with other Youth Justice 20*20 partners to support young people to apply to have their records sealed. Postion Open- Apply HERE‘
Roseville Area Schools – Data Specialist VISTA: The Roseville Area Public Schools Data Specialist VISTA will lead and provide assistance to schools to analyze student formative and summative academic data and identify needs in order to increase and improve programming and services for students most at risk of not completing high school and those most impacted by the state and district’s educational disparities. The Data Specialist VISTA will help to create solutions that increase the graduation rate of all Roseville students, with an emphasis on students of color and students qualifying for Free and Reduced Lunch. Position Open- Apply HERE
Roseville Area Schools – Strategic Planning Specialist VISTA: In partnership with the Minnesota Humanities Center, the Strategic Planning Specialist VISTA will develop a strategic 3-year professional learning plan centered around racial equity for all Roseville Area Schools’ staff, with the ultimate goal of decreasing educational inequities faced by students of color in Roseville Area Schools. Position Open- Apply HERE
Search Institute – Research & Practice Communications VISTA: Search Institute is a nonprofit organization that studies and works to strengthen youth success in schools, coalitions, youth and family organizations, and the faith community. The VISTA will work in partnership with the supervisor and host site to build and begin implementation of systems and strategies to (a) effectively communicate findings from Search Institute’s applied research on the critical role developmental relationships in ensuring success in school and life for young people across Minnesota and the United States; and (b) equip educators and other youth-serving practitioners to more effectively use research to improve practice. The goal is to use data to empower youth and adults to become more intentional and inclusive in building relationships that help to reduce inequities, increase opportunities, services, and programs for youth of color, low-income youth, and other young people from marginalized communities. Position Open- Apply HERE
Urban Boatbuilders Communications Associate VISTA: Smell that sawdust! Walk into Urban Boatbuilders on a weekday after school, and you’ll find a loud, thriving workshop, with youth of all backgrounds working together to build beautiful, usable watercrafts from raw lumber. Our instructors work with youth five days a week to teach them invaluable hands-on skills through boatbuilding. Urban Boatbuilders empowers youth to build the skills they need to succeed in school, work, and life through the building and use of wooden boats. This dynamic VISTA position will build organizational capacity through volunteer management and planning and executing a new, sustainable communications strategy. The position will build capacity by creating sustainable systems that utilize current development, communications, and evaluation work to support youth who are facing a barrier to employment. Position Open- Apply HERE!
Urban Boatbuilders Development and Evaluation VISTA: Walk into Urban Boatbuilders on a weekday after school, and you’ll find a loud, thriving workshop, with youth of all backgrounds working together to build beautiful, usable watercrafts from raw lumber. Our instructors work with youth five days a week to teach them invaluable hands-on skills through boatbuilding. Urban Boatbuilders empowers youth to build the skills they need to succeed in school, work, and life through the building and use of wooden boats. This dynamic VISTA position will build organizational capacity through volunteer management and planning and executing a new, sustainable communications strategy. The position will build capacity by creating sustainable systems that utilize current development, communications, and evaluation work to support youth who are facing a barrier to employment. Position Open- Apply HERE
CMRS Housing Stability VISTA: Community Mediation & Restorative Services, Inc. (CMRS) has been helping individuals move from conflict to resolution and from harm to healing through respectful and confidential mediation and restorative justice processes since 1983. We believe many of our community’s most pressing issues–housing instability, juvenile crime, family/workplace/neighborhood discord — stem from an unresolved dispute or offense. With the generous support of trained volunteer mediators and facilitators, CMRS is taking concrete action to improve civil discourse and dispute resolution in our local communities. Position Open- Apply HERE
LearningWorks Alumni & Community Engagement Coordinator VISTA: Since 2000, the mission of LearningWorks is to offer challenging academic enrichment to a representative group of high-potential middle school students in the Minneapolis Public Schools, over summers and on school-year Saturdays. We also draw talented, diverse high school and college students into education by engaging them in the art of teaching. LearningWorks is actively seeking a highly motivated and team-oriented AmeriCorps VISTA member to join our diverse and dedicated team. The The Alliance VISTA will work in partnership with the supervisor and host site to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the LearningWorks alumni network by expanding resources and community partnerships as well as developing college bound programming to support high-school aged youth on their path to and through college. Position Open- Apply HERE
Carlton County Restorative Justice VISTA: Carlton County was established, with boundaries as they currently are, in 1857, and is home to over 35,000 citizens, including over 3,200 people of the Fond du Lac Reservation, the Lake Superior Band of Ojibway. Our population is mostly rural, 34.8 persons per square mile, with ten cities. Our largest city is Cloquet, which is home to 12,124 persons and the Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College. T This position would be housed in the County Initiatives Department within the Communities Restorative Response Division. The Communities Restorative Response Programs exists to provide a restorative, responsible community based approach to delinquency and conflict (for more information, visit www.co.carlton.mn.us). Position Open- Apply HERE
Mediation Services for Anoka County (MSAC), helps families, neighborhoods, schools, landlords, tenants, businesses, consumers, manage and resolve conflict through education and conflict resolution services. Professionally trained and supervised volunteer mediators assist individuals and communities to successfully resolve problems and disputes on their own using alternative dispute resolution methods. Our AmeriCorps VISTA member will help support our organization through focusing on housing stability and restorative practice support in the schools/county, and investigating the various needs of schools and begin to create plans for RP training, mentoring, and support. Position Open- Apply HERE
MENTOR Minnesota launched in 1994 as a community initiative to promote mentoring for Minnesota youth. For over 20 years, we have led the mentoring movement to ensure youth and mentors have access to high-quality mentoring experiences through our network of 200 mentoring programs. MENTOR Minnesota currently offers support to mentoring programs across the state by offering consulting services to established or upstart programs. MENTOR needs help building our capacity through consultant management, data management, and mentoring programs support. Our AmeriCorps VISTA will play a critical role in our organization through building and strengthening relationships with mentoring organizations, storytelling, and creating best practices. Position Open – Apply HERE
Minnesota Education Equity Partnership (MNEEP) uses a race equity lens to transform educational institutions, organizations, and leaders to ensure that students of color and American Indian students achieve full academic and leadership success. We envision a just society in which an equitable educational ecosystem ensures all students achieve their full potential. Achieving this vision would mean that race is no longer a predictor of educational success. Our AmeriCorps VISTA will create, strengthen and forge community partnerships and spearhead external communications. Position Open – Apply HERE
Promise Fellow- Metro Schools
Paul Public Schools- Highland Park Middle School Are you interested in working in an urban, middle-years program, where small teams of students and staff make school a place where middle school students experience a strong sense of belonging and connection? Where staff provide students with a sense of community and global perception in a nurturing and caring learning environment? Where students acquire the skills necessary to value themselves, and take pride in their accomplishment? And where students develop respect and understanding of other people and their cultures? Join our team-oriented and collaborative staff to work with our incredible and diverse student population at Highland Park Middle School!
Best Academy: Are you interested in being part of a diverse team who believes in doing whatever it takes to close the achievement gap and rebuild the community? If you are interested in working with youth in grades 6-8 at an Afrocentric school, this is the position for you. Join our passionate and dedicated team at Best Academy!
Fridley Public Schools: As a world class community of learners, Fridley Public Schools aims to develop internationally minded students. We challenge ourselves, our students, and our community to become caring and knowledgeable life-long learners who inquire and take action to create a better world.
Laura Jeffrey Academy: Laura Jeffrey Academy was founded to help address the systematic decline of interest and skill for middle school girls in the areas of math, science and physical education. We are a public, girl-focused, STEM-focused school that strives to provide an empowering education for all our students. Come join our team of passionate educators!
White Bear Lake Area Schools: Join a team of leaders in innovative education at White Bear Lake Area Schools! Utilize your passion and experience to develop personal relationships and provide one-on-one supports that reengage and advance youth who are experiencing at-risk situations. We at White Bear Lake Area Schools believe that the unique experiences, talents, and personality that you possess will have a positive and profound impact on our students’ success.
Minnesota Internship Center: Minnesota Internship Center Charter School is a place for second chances and growth for Minneapolis and St. Paul students. If you have a passion for supporting youth in meeting their goals and interests, please consider being a Promise Fellow at one of our sites! We are looking for Enthusiastic, Committed, Collaborative, and Organized individuals to serve on the team with our 9-12 graders.
Hopkins West Jr. High: Join the revolution! West Junior High is located within the Hopkins School District, and serves students from all over the metro area. We are engaged in the enormous work of changing education to ensure the needs of ALL of our students are met. We are a welcoming community. We embrace individuality, inclusivity, and kindness as empowered learners who create a better world.
Intermediate District 287: District 287 serves students with higher needs. Our Promise Fellows work with students in Alternative Learning Centers and also contribute to our Diploma On! project to re-engage students who drop from high school. Our team is wildly passionate and supportive, and we look forward to working together with you to combat the achievement gap!
High School for Recording Arts: High School for Recording Arts has been working with opportunity youth for 20 years, engaging them by first asking, ‘what are you passionate about?’ It is from here, this exploration of interest and creativity, that we construct credit learning opportunities for our young people. Every day, Promise Fellows at High School for Recording Arts will have the opportunity to develop nurturing relationships with young people and help motivate them towards success through their creative pursuits.
Orono Public Schools: Orono Public Schools mission: Our students will maximize their potential in life because of their experiences in Orono Schools. Our commitment to fulfilling that mission is stronger than ever, and we’re excited to blaze new trails on the roadmap to the future. Orono’s three goals are scholarship, character, and relationships.
Centennial Middle School: Do you want to love your job and make a difference in kids’ lives? Do you want to know that you will be supported along the way and will have other Promise Fellows on your team? Follow this video link to learn more about Centennial Middle School’s Promise Fellow program and how you can join the team.
Park High School: Do you want to make a meaningful impact in the lives of others? Are you interested in improving educational equity, advocating for others, or supporting youth development? Join our passionate and dedicated Park High School family!
Eastern Carver County School District: We are passionate about helping students achieve their personal best. If you are interested in mentoring students to set goals, problem solve through challenges and leverage their strengths to find success, we want you on our team! Join the dedicated staff in Eastern Carver County Schools and experience a year of service that makes a real impact on students and can be customized to highlight your interests and aspirations.
Augsburg Fairview Academy: Join the team at Augsburg Fairview Academy through the AmeriCorps Promise Fellow program. Augsburg Fairview Academy offers a teen-friendly, and family-friendly, atmosphere in which students are deeply respected and everyone is held to a high standard of personal honor. Students find their place among people who care a great deal about them and their future.
Waconia Public Schools: Interested in making a real, life-long difference in a young adults life? Join the Waconia Public School’s unbelievable team that works tirelessly every day making sure our students are exploring their passions while creating their own success.
Minnesota Online High School (MNOHS): What do connection, commitment and caring look like at an online high school? Every student has a story, a reason for choosing Minnesota Online High School (MNOHS). Join our student success team in our quest to make online learning a rewarding community based experience for all.
Career Pathways: Career Pathways works to include underserved and disenfranchised students who do not achieve well in traditional settings, but who will flourish in this unique multi-age/multi-graded environment which promotes application of learning. Research shows that all students learn better when they experience the real-life responsibilities of the job. To learn more about our school and our goals, please visit our website: www.cpathmn.org
Paladin Career and Technical High School: Paladin Career and Technical High School envisions an education system where adverse childhood experiences, childhood trauma and other hardships are mitigated by knowledgeable, caring, trauma-informed communities that build resiliency for all. Our mission is to empower students in their pursuit of social, emotional, and academic growth, creating a foundation for a successful future after high school. If you are passionate about working with young adults, come be a part of our innovative team at Paladin.
Murray Middle School: Are you interested in serving a diverse community of learners where your support can have a direct impact on the academic experience of today’s youth? If you have a passion for building positive relationships with students and colleagues, seeing students grow and succeed and being a part of a strong supportive community then this position is for you. Join our Murray community and help to prepare our youth for success in middle school, high school and beyond!
Minneapolis Public Schools: If you are interested in serving in a diverse urban district, implementing an evidence-based program which is recognized around the country, join our Minneapolis Public Schools Check & Connect team. You will be surrounded by a dynamic team of smart, persistent, and professional individuals who not only do great work, but love what they are doing.
Roseville Area Schools: Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of youth? Roseville Area Schools is seeking AmeriCorps Promise Fellows at the Middle and High School levels to provide mentorship and tutoring to students who need a caring adult to help put them on the right life trajectory. Consider joining us as we unlock the limitless potential of each and every student and help them succeed academically, socially and emotionally.
Project for Pride in Living: Are you interested in serving at a Minneapolis alternative high school where your day-to-date interactions create life-changing impact for youth at risk? If you have an interest in contributing to positive youth development, education equity, and social justice in a multicultural, informal atmosphere, consider becoming a Promise Fellow at Loring Nicollet Alternative School (LNAS). There, you will be a key link to students—working one-to-one with them to provide unique academic and social-emotional support and empowering them to achieve their goals.
Osseo Senior High is an award-winning health sciences magnet school in Osseo Area Schools. Being part of a large district is an advantage, allowing Osseo to offer outstanding academic and extra-cirricular opportuniteis for children to thrive. The Promise Fellow will engage with Osseo scholars to build meaninful relationships toward success in the classroom, life and the community.
Intermediate School District 917 serves students from nine school districts throughout Dakota County. With three Area Learning Sites we provide alternative education programming to meet the complex and unique needs of 200 students. We are looking for teammates to be strong advocates, empathetic coaches, and caring adults for the children who need us the most. You will work with students in grades 8 -12 to ensure that equitable access to education, career pathways, and community services are provided. This is a great opportunity for a person who is considering a career in education, social services, or community engagement. We take your success seriously too! Come join the team!
Plymouth Middle School (Robbinsdale Area Schools) is committed to ensuring every student graduates career, articulated skilled trades and college ready. We believe each student has limitless possibilities and we strive to ignite the potential in every student. We expect high intellectual performance from all our students. We are committed to ensuring an equitable and respectful educational experience for every student, family and staff members. The mission of Robbinsdale Area Schools is to inspire and educate all learners to discover their potential and positively contribute to their community.
FAIR School (Crystal) believes each student has limitless possibilities and strives to ignite the potential in every student. Robbinsdale Area Schools is committed to ensuring an equitable and respectful educational experience for every student, family and staff member. The mission of Robbinsdale Area Schools is to inspire and educate all learners to discover their potential and positively contribute to their community.
Promise Fellow- Greater Minnesota Schools
Kerkhoven, Murdock, Sunburg Jr Sr High School is a small, rural high school with a family atmosphere and a strong commitment to serving youth. With the goal of 100% graduation the Promise Fellow will provide at risk students with interventions, guidance, and supports. KMS is in search of a passionate, caring person with a strong desire to become an integral part of our problem-solving team and make a difference in the lives of central Minnesota youth.
Hastings Middle School– Hastings is a community with a robust history of caring adults, community service opportunities, and engaged citizens. Hastings Middle School (HMS) serves 1407 5th-8th grade students, predominantly Caucasian and English speaking. The Hastings Public Schools report a free and reduced lunch rate of 22.1%, somewhat notable in a community with limited diversity. Hastings Middle School has had one or more Promise Fellows since 2009.
United Way of 1000 Lakes/Greenway High School: Greenway HS is excited to have a full complement in the Student Services office this year including 2 counselors 5-12 and a full time social worker! Alongside the academic interventionist we are ramping up our student supports through our Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) training this summer and it is crucial that we have the additional personnel to provide for intervention work with students. This position will enjoy an opportunity to not only work with students in need, but with a dynamic team of passionate and committed support specialists and teachers.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland will deliver evidence-based programming at our two Duluth sites in effort to reduce dropout rates. Interventions will be guided by implementation of the Check & Connect student engagement model, one of the top rated dropout prevention programs in the U.S. Department of Education’s What Works Clearinghouse.
TRIO Wolf Creek Distance Learning Charter School: We are looking for individuals who wish to work in an innovative online charter school with at-risk youth. Duties to include communications with students in a face to face settings as well as online methods. Creativity and flexibility area must for this position.
STRIDE Academy: STRIDE Academy is a public charter school that aims to be highly regarded for its approach to the whole child, its academic excellence, and for its contribution in actively serving and improving the community. STRIDE values effective community collaboration, building a sense of physical, social, and emotional well-being among students, and positive and culturally responsive practices that increase school connectedness. STRIDE strives to teach students effective critical thinking skills, in addition to compassionate responses, and high emotional intelligence in order to foster successful leaders of today and of the future.
Northfield Schools and Community: Join a dynamic cohort of 10+ Promise Fellows serving in Northfield, MN, to support the positive trajectory of over 300 local youth! If you are interested in education, social justice, closing the achievement gap, homelessness, mental health, youth development, community collaboration, collective impact and most importantly, young people, we have the perfect service position for you.
Watertown-Mayer Schools: Watertown-Mayer Middle School and High School are seeking individuals interested helping us work together to what’s best for kids! Our mission is to ensure all students grow through connections and opportunities. We are in need of dedicated individuals that are interested in providing their talents and resources to students in 6-12 grade. If you have a passion for mentoring and coaching young adults please consider joining our team!
Tri-City United Le Center K-8 School: Are you interested in serving where your day-to-day interactions with youth make a direct impact? If you have an interest in youth development, this is the position for you. Join the passionate and dedicated team at TCU Le Center!
Promise Fellow- Community Organizations
Youth First Community of Promise: Are you interested in being a part of community change for young people? Do you believe that all youth deserve an opportunity to have safe spaces, caring adults, a healthy start, effective education, and opportunities to serve others? If so, then Youth First is the right place for you. Join us in developing young people in the cities of Ramsey, Anoka, Andover, and Coon Rapids through programming that is directed at middle and high school students. Be the role model for who they will strive to be as they grow into adulthood. Join our team-oriented staff to work with our incredible and diverse student population!
REACH Mentoring Program: Are you interested in serving where your day-to-day interactions with youth make a direct impact? If you have an interest in mentoring, restorative practices, social justice, or youth development; and are looking to bring positive role models into the lives of young people: to build self-esteem, meaningful relationships and a sense of belonging within themselves, their families, their school, and our community. Then work with REACH Mentoring Program in meeting its organizational goals of building protective factors in youth that will lead them to thrive in their community.
Keystone Community Services: If you believe in the power of community, Keystone’s Community Kids is the program for you! Our students attend public, private, and charter schools; then they all come to our Community Center after school. They receive daily homework help and tutoring, and connect with youth and neighbors from their community. Our students love coming here and you will too! You will have the opportunity to mentor youth in a highly diverse, collaborative environment. Coach them to develop their talents, face challenges, solve problems, and achieve success in school and life.
Community Mediation & Restorative Services, Inc.: Are you interested in a fellowship where your day-to-day interactions with youth make a direct impact? If you have an interest in mediation or restorative practices, human rights, social justice, law or youth development this is the position for you.
Breakthrough Twin Cities: Want to make an impact in educational equity? At Breakthrough Twin Cities we empower students and families on the college path through high expectations and individualized support. You could be the “breakthrough” in a student’s life, connecting students with school & community resources and opportunities to inspire success.
Minneapolis American Indian Center: The Ginew/Golden Eagle Program of the Minneapolis American Indian Center has been changing the lives of American Indian youth for 25 years. If you are committed to addressing the historical trauma impacting Indian youth, and the resultant social, economic and health disparities, and you want to meet some great kids facing big challenges, join our team for 2018-19. Make a difference.
Legal Rights Center: Are you interested in serving with a team of highly committed youth advocates at a community driven non-profit law firm? Would you like to learn more about restorative practices and how they can help students repair harm, re-engage with their education and find meaningful solutions to challenges? If you are interested in educational equity, juvenile justice and youth advocacy, we would love to have you!
Workforce Development Inc.: WDI has successfully assisted underserved youth for over 30 years. Through multiple programs and funding streams, we are able to work with young people from a wide variety of cultural, social and economic backgrounds. Our youth staff is dedicated, energetic, and professional. We assist students with anything involved in career-readiness, and take great pride in helping young people succeed. We also offer an unmatched team environment that is the backbone of our organization.
Mediation and Restorative Services: Mediation and Restorative Services is a non-profit organization working with a variety of people to restore harm and create peaceful solutions. We work with youth, communities, families and people undergoing housing issues. Our mission is to restore harm by creating a neutral environment where people feel safe and overcome their hardship. Our staff is diverse, friendly and very willing to lend a hand.