VISTA Summer Associates Program

Overview

Contact


Sandra Lopez
406.247.8675
The VISTA Summer Associates Program is a 10-week service opportunity for members who are available to the project on a full-time basis. As a Summer Associate, your contribution will have an actual and credible impact on low-income individuals and families in Billings, Montana!
  • Service Term: Begins on June 5, 2017 and ends August 13, 2017
  • On-Site Orientation Training: June 5 to June 8, 2017
  • Host Site Service Start Date: June 9, 2017
Summer Associates must be: at least 18 years of age at the beginning of service; a U.S. Citizen, National or Legal Resident. Applicants on the National Sex Offenders Public Registry are not eligible for service.


Benefits


In addition to making a credible effort to help people escape poverty, Summer Associates receive the following benefits:  
  • Relocation Allowance: $500 on the first day of service if traveling more than 50 miles 
  • Housing Support: $500 if residing in MSU-Billings summer housing. Apply for summer housing here!
  • Living Allowance: $455 every two weeks
  • Segal AmeriCorps Education Award: $1,231 or an end-of-service Summer Stipend $287

Not provided: Summer Associates do not receive health benefits or paid personal / medical leave.

Summer 2017 Service Opportunities - Education & Success in School


The following projects have been developed with an emphasis on the prevention of summer learning loss through activities promoting education, particularly for those in residing in low income areas and children serviced by Title I schools. Math and Reading are educational components of all projects and many Host Sites have dedicated programming to enhance skills and interest Science, Engineering, Technology, and Art.

Wise Wonders Children's Museum - STEAMing Ahead

Design exciting new Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) classes with the Wise Wonder's Children's Museum! Spend your summer alleviating poverty through academic engagement and building capacity at the local Gardener's Market! Apply Now!


Friends of Pompeys Pillar - Summer Learning

If you love history and learning, this position is for you! Help improve student performance and engagement by designing summer learning activities and preparing for Clark Days! The goal of this project is to encourage hands-on learning and to inspire students to continue their education for years to come. Apply Now!



Montana State University - Billings

Work with a dedicated team of education professionals to bring STEAM opportunities to life! This project is designed to provide campus-based out-of-school learning programs for economically disadvantaged children from second to ninth grades. Apply Now! 



Housing Authority of Billings - Summer Slide! Learning Loss Prevention


Help raise childhood literacy rates and increase chances of moving into higher education! The goal of this project is to prevent summer learning loss for 40 children residing in public housing through the development of a sustainable literacy program. Apply Now!





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