Are you interested in helping refugees and immigrants get out of poverty?
If yes, please consider applying to be our AmeriCorps VISTA member with the Iowa International Center. We need a program coordinator for our English Language Learning (ELL) program. Currently, we serve about 75 adult students annually from a variety of backgrounds, including Somalia, Congo, Sudan, Myanmar, Eritrea, Iran, and Syria.
The need: Between 2000 and 2015, there was growth in foreign-born Iowans of 63.3 percent, creating unmet demand for quality English Language Learner (ELL) curriculum with well-trained instructors for refugee and immigrant populations in Iowa. Our VISTA will improve capacity of our ELL program through:
- Building volunteer capacity through recruitment, training, and management
- Supporting ELL curriculum development and implementation
- Supporting nonprofit processes and communications
- Creating community connections and assisting with fundraising around the ELL program
Please take a look at our AmeriCorps VISTA position description. I encourage you to apply if this looks like an area where you would like to serve: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=79324
Contact Catherine Tran, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you would like to schedule an appointment to discuss this possibility further!