FOR YOUR APPLICATION - Sample Descriptions - Agency and Job
Agency: Super Stars Literacy
Super Stars Literacy was founded in 2002 as a project of the Junior League of Oakland-East Bay, Inc. (JLOEB). The mission of Super Stars Literacy is to build literacy skills for children kindergarten through second grade in communities with limited resources. Our primary goal is for SSL students to enter 3rd grade reading at grade level, thus significantly increasing their chances of future school success.
In addition to building literacy skills, our program seeks to build cognitive competency and emotional resiliency Our roughly 35 full-time employees work exclusively in Title I elementary schools with children in kindergarten through second grades who exhibit significant delays in reading acquisition or reading skills development and thus are at serious risk of school failure. (120 words).
Agency: Detroit Cristo Rey High School
Detroit Cristo Rey High School is part of a national network of Cristo Rey high schools that provide Catholic, college preparatory education to urban young people who live in communities with limited options. The school was opened in the fall of 2008, by the Basilian Fathers and the Sisters, Servants of the Immacualte Heart of Mary. Next year the school will add a junior class and have a total enrollment of about 250 students; primarily African American and Latino.
All Detroit Cristo Rey students participate in a work study program through which they finance the majority of the cost of their education, gain real world job experience, grow in self-confidence, and realize the relevance of their education. Detroit Cristo Rey students have a longer school day and a longer school year than their counterparts in other high schools because of the work study program. Academic Assistance and Counseling are available to the students to help prepare them for success in high school and college. (164 words).
Agency: 30th Street Senior Center
Position: Special Projects Coordinator
Under the direction and supervision of the 30th Street Senior Center Director and the Associate Director, the Special Projects Coordinator is responsible for planning and implementing a Senior Ambassador program to orient seniors entering the center for the first time, creating a welcome packet and tour script to make seniors feel comfortable and aware of the breadth of opportunities available at the 30th Street Senior Center. Additionally, the volunteer will provide direct support to seniors and 30th Street staff by acting as the "Staff on Duty" bimonthly, tutoring seniors in English and/or Spanish, assisting in the computer lab, providing social service assistance and other duties as needed. (107 words).
Agency: Thunder Road
Position: Recovery Counselor I
The Jesuit Volunteer assists with evaluations, rehabilitation, and therapy to clients as part of the multidisciplinary team with the goal to assist clients correct or ameliorate mental health and substance abuse impairments or conditions. The JV provides support for activities in the nursing, admissions and outreach, therapeutic and administrative departments, related to client admissions, data collection and other support designed to maintain or restore personal independence and functioning, care and supervision consistent with requirements for learning and development. (78 words).