Atlanta, Georgia

 

Site Contact: Amber Brown
E-mail: atlanta@ndmva.org

 

KIPP: Metro Atlanta

KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) is a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory schools dedicated to preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life. In 2014, we served more than 50,000 KIPPsters in our 47 elementary, 74 middle, and 20 high schools nationwide. KIPP Metro Atlanta currently operates eight KIPP schools including three elementary schools, four middle schools, and one high school as well as the KIPP Through College Program which supports students on their journey “to and through” college.

The NDA member will serve as an Educational Assistant, providing classroom assistance, enrichment and after-school activities for kindergarten and 1st grade students, communicating regularly with parents regarding student progress, modeling appropriate behavior and reinforcing KIPP WAYS core values. Members will also assist with and participate in school events, staff meetings, and team-building activities.

To learn more about the school, visit www.kippmetroatlanta.org

 

International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) office in Atlanta was established in 1979 and has resettled over 21,000 refugees from nearly 50 countries into the Greater Atlanta area. As the largest refugee resettlement agency in Georgia, the IRC in Atlanta resettles an average of 800 refugees into Georgia annually and provides additional services and assistance to another 1,500 refugees and asylees.

ESL, Computer Literacy and Cultural Orientation: The NDA member will serve wuth the Education and Learning team providing several levels of English language classes as well as Cultural Orientation and computer literacy instruction. Instruction is focused on developing vocabulary and confidence for dealing with real world situations such as shopping, public transportation, employment, and other daily living skills. The member will instruct in daily classroom activities including teaching specific components of the curriculum, leading small grouns, and tutoring one-on-one.

Citizenship Education and Women's Health: The position will focus on two initiatives within the education department. The NDA member will instruct participants in IRC's citizenship program including teaching specific components of the curriculum, leading small group study, tutoring one-on-one, and prividing mock interview practice. Additionally, the member will coordinate activities of the Women's Health and Wellness program and update and maintain a database of health curriculum and materials for female refugees.

Refugee and Asylee Assistance: The NDA member will serve with the Immigration Services team conducting education and public outreach on available benefits and resources. The member will also work with refugees and newly approved asylees to file appropriate applications and documentation that will allow them to travel, become permanent residents, and then citizens of the United States.

To learn more about IRC, visit www.rescue.org/us-program/us-atlanta-ga

 

 

Notre Dame Mission Volunteers - AmeriCorps
5405 Loch Raven Blvd
Baltimore, MD 21239
Phone:(410) 532-6864 - Fax: (410) 532-2418

 

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