About LA’s BEST
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 5 to 12 in 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 200, and currently serves 25,000 children each day during the after school hours, and 7,000 in the LA’s BEST Summer Program.
About the Role
LA’s BEST aims to implement a quality improvement initiative through the proposed AmeriCorps VISTA project to increase our capacity to sustain, enhance, improve, and expand program content, delivery, assessment, and staff training to help move the communities we serve out of poverty. The LA’s BEST 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.
Build upon existing efforts to collaborate with LA’s BEST field staff in order to accumulate information that will assist in recognizing opportunities for staff development.
Program Workers throughout LA’s BEST the opportunity to engage with one another by asking and answering questions related to their day-to-day engagements with students via a filtered online system.
Develop a thorough workbook consisting of ideas and outlines for new LMS content generated by leading a team through brainstorming and workgroup sessions.
Program Benefits: Training, Health coverage*, Relocation allowance, Choice of education award or end of service stipend, Living allowance, Childcare assistance if eligible.
*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.
Desired Skills: Computers/Technology, Education, Team Work, Research, Writing/Editing,
Communications, Youth Development.
Click here for a more detailed description of this position and a link to apply: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=70046