Following are fulltime VISTA placement sites for the year beginning July 24, 2017 and ending July 23, 2018. If you are interested in any of these positions, just click the appropriate link to apply.
Serve in Browning, Montana to create the infrastructure to support a dual enrollment program that increases postsecondary opportunities for Blackfeet high school students. The VISTA will help develop a dual enrollment steering committee to shape growth and development of dual enrollment program and develop stakeholder involvement activities for BCC and Browning School District to educate high school juniors and seniors through a dual-credit enrollment process and build up educational expectations for incoming high school freshman and sophomores. At the end of the VISTA project, there will be a dual enrollment program that will allow high school-aged students to complete college courses, increasing their likelihood of enrolling and succeeding in college. To serve with Blackfeet Community College, apply here.
Dawson Community College Serve to support Dawson Community College in its vision to work with all its service area high schools in articulating dual enrollment classes. The purpose of this project is to increase awareness of and access to higher education in rural areas and to increase student success by providing training in transitioning high school students to college. Help develop partnerships with the service area high schools (Dawson County HS; Savage HS; Sidney HS; Wibaux HS; Terry HS; Lambert Public Schools; Circle HS; Glasgow HS; Wolf Point HS to encourage high school junior and seniors to pursue dual credit classes, as well as develop student support systems to help these students succeed. To serve with Dawson Community College, apply here.
Begin your year of service strengthening the foundation of Friends Forever Mentoring to better serve at-risk youth on the Flathead Reservation. FFM helps to move disadvantaged K-12 students out of poverty by offering educational afterschool programming, services and mentorship to youth participants and their families. Matching youth with a mentor provides them with a positive relationship they can depend on for support and guidance. Help Friends Forever Mentoring create an organized outreach system to help grow the organization as a whole. To apply, click here!
The VISTA member will serve at Helena College with the specific goal of building infrastructure that will support community-based learning (including service learning) and community engagement. This project will specifically focus on engaging low-income, first generation, or other underrepresented/at-risk students in community-based learning opportunities. VISTA service will consist of activities such as conducting a college-wide assessment of current community engagement practices, including how to improve documentation of those activities, to support strategic priorities and Core Themes objectives as well as building upon existing advisory boards/committees of campus personnel who can work together to build policies and practices conducive to meeting student and community needs. To serve with Helena College, apply here.Libby Schools
Complete your year of service in an innovative career pathways program for Lincoln County junior and senior high school students. Your efforts building the program will provide opportunities for students to gain hands-on technical experience and advancement opportunities, and help ensure that they receive initial training and certification to kick start their career endeavors with the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities required to succeed. Click here to apply!
The VISTA member will serve at Miles Community College with the specific goal of building infrastructure that will support service learning and community engagement. This project will specifically focus on engaging low-income students in service learning opportunities. The VISTA will conduct a campus-wide assessment of current community engagement practices, help to build a Civic Action Plan for the campus focused on eliminating gaps and building support, and create an advisory board of campus personnel who can work together to build policies and practices conducive to campus capacity and community needs. To serve with Miles Community College, apply here.
Sparrow’s Nest of NW Montana
Complete a year of service with Sparrow’s Nest of NW Montana located in Kalispell, MT. Help develop resources and pragmatic growth to serve at-risk youth facing homelessness. Sparrow’s Nest of Northwest Montana is an organization in Flathead County that works with the community to ensure unaccompanied homeless high school students have a safe place to sleep at night. The organization serves as a mechanism for empowering unaccompanied homeless high school students to graduate from high school and become productive members of the community. To apply to serve with Sparrow’s Nest please click here.