Full Job Description
Chicago HOPES for Kids provides shelter-based academic support for children in Chicago's homeless and domestic violence shelters for Kindergarten - 5th grade students 2 hours a day Monday - Thursday, and a Middle School program for 6th-8th graders two hours a day two days a week. Both programs are volunteer based and consists of three major components; homework help, individual reading support, and enrichment activities. Every volunteer works one-on-one or in a small group with children, allowing for a focus not only on individual academic needs but also Social Emotional Learning skills . Our Fall Program begins in October and runs through mid-December; the winter/spring program begins in February and runs through mid-May; the summer program begins late June and runs through the first week of August. All programs are coordinated out of our central office housed in the Chicago Literacy Alliance’s Literacenter, and at each shelter, a part-time staff member manages the program and works with volunteers to help them provide quality academic support to the children. Chicago HOPES after-school programs are held at 10 shelter sites throughout Chicago.
Member Duties : The Program Coordinator will work to ensure that our After School Programming includes research-based, creative, and engaging activities for students. They will help to develop, and differentiate all materials and available to students during independent literacy time, and evaluate our SEL curriculum. They will support the Digital Program VISTA to collect data and train volunteers and staff in the usage of our new digital platform. The Program Coordinator will also help with general program materials needs as they arise. The Program Coordinator will work 1-on-1 or in small groups with children, either in our program for grades K-5 or 6-8 at a homeless or domestic violence shelter M-Th evenings. They will be a member of a designated shelter site’s leadership team by helping students with homework, and individualized literacy time, guiding and orienting community volunteers, conducting reading assessments, and supporting Site Coordinators to lead the enrichment activity each day.
Program Benefits : Stipend , Travel Allowance, DV Training , Training , Childcare assistance if eligible , Living Allowance , Education award upon successful completion of service .
Permits working at another job during off hours , Permits attendance at school during off hours .
Service Areas :
Education , Community Outreach , Children/Youth , Homelessness .
Education , Teaching/Tutoring , Social Services , Community Organization , Fine Arts/Crafts , Computers/Technology , Conflict Resolution , Youth Development , Public Health , Leadership .
AmeriCorps State / National
Chicago HOPES for Kids- Program Coordinator
Program Start/End Date
09/02/2020 - 09/01/2021
Work Schedule Full Time
Minimum: 18 Maximum: 99
Program Locations ILLINOIS Chicago
From 05/15/2020 To 01/01/2021
Contact Mel Whitehouse
641 W Lake St
Chicago IL 60661
Listing ID 90935