The Gateway to the Great Outdoors program was developed to allow underserved and impoverished students across the US equitable access to a comprehensive environmental education. The mission of GGO is to empower underserved youth to enhance their scientific literacy of their local natural environment through classroom and field-based environmental education and leadership development activities. This program allows students to experience the natural wonders of the outdoors, while also providing them with strong mentorship and academic support. While other EE programs focus solely on mentorship, augmented curricula or outdoor adventure, GGO is unique in that it integrates the strength of all three: (1) weekly STEM-based classroom enrichment related to the environment, (2) monthly outdoor activities that support classroom learning, and (3) year-round mentoring by local university students and community members.
Member Duties :
The External Partnership and Development Coordinator VISTA member will build the capacity of Gateway to the Great Outdoors (GGO) by (1) coordinating with GGO’s partner schools, (2) developing an application for prospective partner schools, (3) developing contracts and other forms for partner schools, and (3) conduct outreach to like-minded community organizations. As a result of the VISTA member’s service, GGO will be able to continue to expand its educational initiatives in schools with 100% of their student body on the National School Lunch Program, thus helping to further GGO’s mission of alleviating educational inequality and environmental injustice that contributes to the cycle of poverty
Program Benefits :
Childcare assistance if eligible , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Health Coverage* , Stipend , Education award upon successful completion of service , Living Allowance .
- For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
Service Areas :
Education , Health , Environment , Children/Youth .
Non-Profit Management , Youth Development , Leadership , Team Work , Environment , Fund raising/Grant Writing , Education , Communications , Recruitment , Writing/Editing , Teaching/Tutoring .
CHICAGO External Partnerships & Development Coord. VISTA
Program Start/End Date
08/31/2020 - 08/30/2021
Work Schedule Full Time
18 Maximum: None
Program Locations ILLINOIS Chicago
From 07/03/2020 To 10/03/2020
Contact Nadav Sprague
3650 N Magnolia Ave
Chicago IL 60613
Listing ID 97665