TCCC seeking AmeriCorps VISTA member

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative (TCCC) is recruiting a volunteer-driven AmeriCorps VISTA member to focus on increasing high school graduation and college enrollment rates across the region.

Position:

The AmeriCorps VISTA member will serve a full-time, one-year term beginning June 10, 2019 and ending June 9, 2020.

Position Summary:

The Charleston region has experienced unprecedented growth over the past several years. While the region has experienced some benefits from this growth, there has also been a widening of economic inequality. Overall, Black and Hispanic students are less likely than their White counterparts to graduate from high school and obtain a postsecondary degree. This is at a time when completion of a college degree has an increasing value in the local economy. With just 43% of adults in the region over the age of 25 holding an associate degree or higher, it is time to come together as a community to remove the barriers to postsecondary access for all students.

This position will work collectively and collaboratively with tri-county schools and relevant stakeholders to develop a comprehensive and sustainable strategy that supports a regional college-going culture. Specific focus will be placed on schools and communities that have a high majority of Black, Hispanic and low-income families.

Project Objectives:

  1. Create a system that will increase school staff confidence, knowledge and awareness of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) process.
  2. Develop a framework for making college access a priority of every staff member at our regional high schools.
  3. Increase community knowledge and awareness of FAFSA and college opportunities.

About TCCC:

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative (TCCC) is a community movement in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties, SC, committed to improving educational outcomes for ALL students.

Using data and focused community collaboration across a continuum from “cradle-to-career,” TCCC works to build and implement strategies that will facilitate widespread systemic change, with the ultimate goal of increased student success and economic prosperity for all.

Families, students, educators, administrators, nonprofits, businesses, school districts, colleges, churches and other civic and philanthropic groups and service providers have joined as partners in this movement, and others are encouraged to get involved.

How to Apply:

TCCC’s position is part of the Charleston Area Service Collaborative. Applications must be submitted through My AmeriCorps.

Click here to learn more about the Charleston AmeriCorps VISTA project.

Click here to learn more and join AmeriCorps.

Requirements:

  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree
  • Ability to pass a national service criminal history check
  • Must hold one of the following citizenship statuses: US citizen, US National, Lawful Permanent Resident Aliens and persons residing in a state that have the following legal residency classifications: refugee, asylum or asylee, temporary protected status, or deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status.
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