We are currently accepting applications for four remaining 2013-14 positions:
Why join NDA Boulder?
- Help low-income students achieve their dreams by graduating from high school and pursuing post-secondary education.
- Serve as a teaching assistant and pursue opportunities to create innovative curriculum at an alternative high school.
- Provide fun and inspirational programs for girls with YWCA staff members.
- Create and implement nature programs for youth.
- Teach young people to identify issues in their community and design projects to address them... learning that they have the power to create change in their world.
- As a member of a team, support and promote academic success through individualized case management, and volunteer support programs such as tutoring and mentoring.
- Organize and attend numerous extra-curricular activities with youth, such as rock-climbing, snowboarding, sporting events, college visits, and much more!
- Enjoy the beautiful Rocky Mountains: great for hiking, biking, skiing, and more. And did you know that we have 300 days of sunshine each year!
Site Director: Elyana Funk
Phone: 303-444-3636 ext. 21
"I Have a Dream"
The “I Have a Dream”® Foundation of Boulder County (“I Have a Dream”), a school drop-out prevention program for low-income youth, and several communities partners are seeking self-motivated, compassionate applicants who enjoy working with young people and a diverse group of individuals, including students, their families, “I Have a Dream” staff and sponsors, teachers and school administrators, and other members of the community.
"I Have a Dream" provides a year-round program of tutoring, mentoring, life and social skills, career/college preparation, and cultural encrichment activities to young people from impoverished communities. These students (Dreamers) are "adopted" into the program in elementary school, assisted throughout their childhood education, and offered a four-year scholarship for college or vocational school.
Learn more about "I Have a Dream" at www.ihaveadreamboulder.org.
Opportunities for Notre Dame - AmeriCorps Members:
NDA members are placed either at I Have a Dream, or with an I Have a Dream partner. Members placed directly at I Have a Dream serve as Program Coordinators or Volunteer Coordinators. Other placements include a Service Learning Coordinator through the University of Colorado, and an Environmental Educator at Thorne Nature Experience.
- As a member of a staff team, coordinate in-school and after-school programs to support Dreamer achievement, development, and healthy choices.
- Provide case management for individual students, maintain contact with school staff, review and record academic performance and attendance records of Dreamers, and observe and assist Dreamers in classroom setting.
- Tutor Dreamers, and supervise volunteer tutors, focusing on Dreamers' needs in literacy and math skill-building.
- Mentor Dreamers, providing a positive adult role model who cares about and can guide their progress.
- Arrange a regular schedule of enrichment and community service activities.
Specific placements for 2013-14 include:
- I Have a Dream - Dreamer Classes
- Casa Class: Longmont and Niwot, CO - The Casa Dreamers will be in 12th grade (and in post-secondary). They will meet most routinely during a Dreamers' study hall during the school day, and then as individually scheduled.
- Iris Class: Boulder, CO - Launched in 2008, the Iris Dreamers will be in the 7th-10th grades. An afterschool program is held at a community center in a North Boulder housing project.
- Phoenix Class: Boulder, CO - This class of Dreamers was launched in 2010. They will be in 6th grade at Casey Middle School in Boulder.
- Eagle Class: Lafayette, CO - Launched in March 2012, the Eagle Dreamers will be 4rd and 5th graders at Pioneer Elementary School.
- Ryan Class: Lafayette, CO - Launched in September 2012, the Ryan Dreamers will be 4th and 5th graders at Ryan Elementary School
- Aspen Class: Longmont, CO - Specific location to be determined. Dreamers will be 2nd-4th graders in the Fall of 2013.
- Boulder Preparatory High School
- YWCA - 2013-14 Positions Filled
- Provide fun and inspirational opportunities to empower and encourage girls to gain important skills and confidence.
Volunteer Coordinator - 2013-14 Positions Filled
- Conduct outreach to the community, including participating in public events, volunteer fairs, or community presentations to increase awareness of the needs of low-income children and to solicit volunteers.
- Process and train volunteers, to include: reviewing applications, conducting interviews, running background checks, checking references, maintaining files, and conducting regular training sessions.
- Coordinate the tutor and/or mentor programs.
- Initiate and coordinate a variety of volunteer activities as opportunities arise to leverage community resources, including acting as the volunteer coordinator for one or two fundraising events over the course of the year.
Service Learning Coordinator - 2013-14 Positions Filled
- Position available through the University of Colorado's Institute for Civic and Ethical Engagement (www.colorado.edu/iece)
- Coordinate a Public Achievement program that connects students at the University of Colorado with youth in the Boulder County area and creates a setting for service learning, identification of community issues important to youth, and empowers youth to design and implement change in their community.
- Initiate other opportunities for service learning and campus - community connections.
Environmental Educator - 2013-14 Positions Filled
- Service position with the Thorne Nature Experience (www.thornenature.org)
- Provide environmental education programs to Boulder County youth, including direct service of up to 4 days/week during the school year
- In-school program that focuses on science and nature education to low-income youth through three visits to a classroom
- Fieldtrip programs during fall and spring seasons for Boulder Valley School District 4th graders at Waterton Canyon and Sombrero Marsh
- After-school programs to get students outside in their school yard to learn about science and nature
- Serve as an Instructor for six to eight weeks (5 days/week) during the summer months, including teaching programs for Dreamers through “I Have a Dream” partnership.
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