Education: Elementary & Secondary
Welcome to our new Community Engagement Center!
Thanks for allowing us to share this opportunity with you.
We would love to have you!
This is a highly rewarding opportunity as you will see the young people’s reading gradually improve and their confidence grow You will have the chance to share a love of reading and books with people who may not have received this sort of encouragement in the past.
Please see Event Organizer
Personal Qualities Required:
You need to be:
- Patient and encouraging
- A good communicator with excellent listening skills
- Able to work one-to-one AND with groups of young people at their pace
- Passionate about literacy and its importance
- Fluent in English and a competent reader
This opportunity is spearheaded by City of Dallas AmeriCorps VISTAS. The VISTA program was formed as part of Mayor Rawlings growSouth initiative. The plan consists of ten goals that primarily focus on people, investments, and location to drive economic growth. The mission is to reinvigorate and inspire the neighborhoods of traditionally under-served regions by building capacity and promoting community safety.
The after-school program is a community partnership effort with residents to increase literacy, parent involvement and address community safety. Youth in grades 1st-12th participate weekly at no cost. Our primary focus of the program is, reading fluency, STAAR testing strategies, mentoring, and parent enrichment/involvement.
VOLUNTEERS WHO WOULD LIKE TO MAKE DONATIONS PLEASE READ BELOW:
For those who are interested in our program needs, we can make arrangements to pick up any donations you would like to contribute. Would you be willing to partner with us? If so, we are asking you to donate any of the following items:
- 8 fl oz mini WATER bottles
- Sandwich size Zip Lock Bags,
- Hand Wipes,
- Reading Chairs/Bean-bags,
- Gently used Laptops,
- Gently used keyboards,
- READING CHALLENGE Rewards:
- Gift Certificates
- Small gifts/Toys
- Concert tickets