The mission of LA’s BEST (Better Educated Students for Tomorrow) After School Enrichment Program is to provide a safe and supervised after school education, enrichment and recreation program for children ages five to 12 in the City of Los Angeles. Mayor Tom Bradley created LA’s BEST in 1988 in response to challenges arising from increasing numbers of unsupervised children throughout the City during out-of-school- time – especially within under-resourced Los Angeles neighborhoods that are disproportionately impacted by high rates of poverty and crime. LA’s BEST has grown from operating at 10 Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) elementary school sites to 193, and currently serves 25,000 children each day during the after school hours, and 6,500 in the LA’s BEST Summer Program. The VISTA Training and Content Development Fellow will help enhance and significantly increase utilization of the Learning Management System in the Staff Development department. LA’s BEST delivers a strategic workforce development model that effectively prepares field staff— more than 2,000 young adults who reside within the communities served by the organization—to serve as teachers, coaches and mentors. This model consists of ongoing training opportunities that support an engaging, child-centered approach to cultivating success among youth.
Member Duties : The VISTA Training and Content Development Fellow will build resources and mechanisms to revamp and increase utilization and effectiveness of the organization’s Learning Management System (LMS)—an online tool for program staff training and development. The VISTA will review and revise curriculum and youth development resources. The VISTA will develop intake criteria and guiding questions to determine content that will ultimately become available to LA's BEST field staff via the LMS. The VISTA will also assist the LA's BEST Director of Staff Development to create additional resources, such as an interactive "What's New" page on the LMS.
Program Benefits: Health Coverage*, Relocation Allowance, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Living Allowance, Child care assistance if eligible, Reimbursement for Service Travel, Training
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
Terms: Permits working at another job during off hours, Permits attendance at school during off hours, Car recommended.
Service Areas: Public Safety, Children/Youth, Technology, Education
Skills: Youth Development, Writing/Editing, Research, Communications, Team Work, Computers/Technology, Education, General Skills.
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