CHILDREN AT RISK Education and Community Engagement VISTA (Dallas, TX)
VISTAs (Volunteers in Service to America) devote one year of full-time service at nonprofit organizations or local government agencies. They build the capacity of these organizations to develop, manage, and sustain programs to make poverty history. To learn more visit www.VISTANorthTexas.com or email VISTA@rsvpserves.org.
Address challenges and maximize opportunities for North Texas children through increased parent and community involvement in high-poverty schools.
CHILDREN AT RISK (C@R) is a non-partisan research and advocacy organization dedicated to addressing the root causes of poor public policies affecting children. CHILDREN AT RISK works on a broad range of children’s issues, including education, parenting and family wellbeing, health and nutrition, immigration, and the fight to end human trafficking. We focus our efforts where they are needed most: where a significant number of Texas’ children are affected, and where we can enhance, but not duplicate, the work of others. More than half of North Texas public school students are economically disadvantaged and 1-in-5 are English Language Learners. Through educational research, family engagement programs, and advocacy initiatives, CHILDREN AT RISK helps parents, educators, and community stakeholders in low-income communities understand how their schools are performing and spark dialogue on the quality of public education in Texas. The Education & Community Engagement VISTA will support C@R’s Texas School Guide and Parent Advocacy Initiatives by expanding the use and impact of our education focused resources, data-analysis, research, and collaborations.
The Education & Community Engagement VISTA will support CHILDREN AT RISK’s Texas School Guide and Parent Advocacy Initiatives by expanding the use and impact of our education focused resources, data-analysis, research, and collaborations. Major activities include:
-Develop new and enrich current community partnerships
-Participate in education focused coalition meetings
-Coordinate 10-15 parent workshops
-Coordinate 2-3 community events
-Research local education issues and share findings with community stakeholders
-Create infographics and social media content