Literacy Mid-South AmeriCorps*VISTA

Literacy Mid-South has hosted AmeriCorps*VISTA as a vital part of our Read901 efforts. VISTAs have helped to develop, improve, and provide sustainability to our efforts & those of our partners. AmeriCorps*VISTAs receive experience relevant to a career in the non-profit industry, while making a meaningful impact on the Memphis community during their one-year term. 

You can find out more about the Corporation for National and Community Service and the AmeriCorps*VISTA program here.

Here are the current available AmeriCorps*VISTA positions available:

LMS Information Management VISTA

Assists Literacy Mid-South and its partners with educational data collection, maintenance, and reporting processes. Interface with network partners to support their use of student and program data and technology. Assists the Research and Technology Analyst to develop and manage information to support decision-making and planning of Summer Learning and After School Programs. Responsible for managing the Read901 Lending Library.

Needs:

  • Detail oriented/meticulous
  • Responsible
  • Willing to learn
  • Passion for data and education

LMS Read901 VISTA:

Supports the Out-of-School Time Coordinator to build a system for engaging and recruiting Read901 Partners. This will include transferring information to and developing certain platforms for the new Reead901 website. This VISTA will also be responsible for beefing up the Literacy Mid-South curriculum by creating lesson plans, creating games, and exploring various activities to connect reading to daily experiences like field trips. Additionally, this VISTA will support 2-3 smaller organizations primarily during the summer that are not currently able to support VISTAs on their own. This support will build the partner’s capacity to effectively run reading programming.

Needs:

  • Creative
  • Curriculum research and development
  • Works well with people
  • Research skills
  • Confidence in presentation ability

Reading Program VISTA:

Build capacity of an after-school or summer program at a Literacy Mid-South partner. Partners currently include the Refugee Empowerment Program, Memphis Athletic Ministries, and the Emmanuel Center. Would create and implement structures that aid the partner in running a high-quality reading program. These structures include developing training sessions, working on curriculum processes, assessment procedures, data collection and maintenance, and offering support for family and community engagement.

Needs:

  • Creative
  • Communication skills
  • Confidence in presentation ability
  • Detail oriented

If you are interested in serving with Literacy Mid-South & the Read901 team, please contact our VISTA leader (vistaleader [at] literacymidsouth [dot] org).

Address all comments, questions, or concerns to our VISTA leader (vistaleader [at] literacymidsouth [dot] org)

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember.

Involve me and I learn.

Benjamin Franklin