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Commonwealth Corps Service Position Description YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS SOCIETY, INC. Cultivating Economic Self-Sufficiency in the North Quabbin Adult Literacy Tutor and Community Outreach Assistant The Assistant will help teen and young adult GED/ABE learners at The Literacy Project – North Quabbin develop greater economic self-sufficiency by connecting them to supportive adult tutors and people, places, opportunities and resources both in and beyond the 9-town rural North Quabbin region. Based at The Literacy Project’s Orange, MA site, this is an 11-month paid volunteer position made possible through a Commonwealth Corps grant from Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The grant provides each volunteer a stipend of up to $5,000 (depending on start date), paid bi-weekly, and a bonus of up to $900 at the satisfactory conclusion of 800 hours of service (approximately 18 hours each for 44 weeks). Hours will require flexibility based on needs of the project. Start date is September 1, 2009. Responsibilities: The Assistant is responsible for providing tutoring services to adult literacy and GED students at The Literacy Project's Orange, MA site and conducting outreach to recruit additional volunteer tutors. The position will also perform duties in community collaboration and administrative support for the Orange classroom. The Tutor and Community Outreach Assistant will report directly the Site Supervisor of The Literacy Project at North Quabbin and ...

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Commonwealth Corps
Service Position Description

YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS SOCIETY, INC.
Cultivating Economic Self-Sufficiency in the North Quabbin

Adult Literacy Tutor and Community Outreach Assistant

The Assistant will help teen and young adult GED/ABE learners at The Literacy Project –
North Quabbin develop greater economic self-sufficiency by connecting them to
supportive adult tutors and people, places, opportunities and resources both in and
beyond the 9-town rural North Quabbin region. Based at The Literacy Project’s Orange,
MA site, this is an 11-month paid volunteer position made possible through a
Commonwealth Corps grant from Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The grant provides
each volunteer a stipend of up to $5,000 (depending on start date), paid bi-weekly, and a
bonus of up to $900 at the satisfactory conclusion of 800 hours of service (approximately
18 hours each for 44 weeks). Hours will require flexibility based on needs of the project.
Start date is September 1, 2009.

Responsibilities:
The Assistant is responsible for providing tutoring services to adult literacy and
GED students at The Literacy Project's Orange, MA site and conducting outreach to recruit
additional volunteer tutors. The position will also perform duties in community
collaboration and administrative support for the Orange classroom. The Tutor and
Community Outreach Assistant will report directly the Site Supervisor of The Literacy
Project at North Quabbin and will work in close collaboration with the Volunteer
Coordinator of The Literacy Project.

Qualifications
Qualifications include maturity, commitment, creativity, knowledge of local community
and a passion for serving people in need. A GED or HS graduate highly desirable.
Education and/or experience in adult basic education, experience with community
organizing, and an interest in literacy are also desirable. In accordance with TLP policy, a
background screening, which includes a CORI check, is required for this position.
In accordance with YES/The Literacy Project policy, a background screening, which
includes a CORI check, is required for this position. YES/The Literacy Project will recruit
and select persons in all positions to ensure a diverse and inclusive climate without
regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, color, political
affiliation, creed, national origin, marital status, or any other status as protected by
federal, state, and local laws. YES/The Literacy Project welcomes applications from
individuals with disabilities and will make reasonable accommodations for interviews and
for service upon request.

Program dates
Start Date: September 1, 2009 End Date: July 31, 2010

To apply
Complete the attached application and email, together with your resume, to info@yes-
inc.org. Questions? Call Tim at (978) 544-1869, visit 26 South Main Street, Orange, or
email tim@yes-inc.org.

The mission of the Commonwealth Corps is to engage Massachusetts residents of all
ages and backgrounds in direct service to rebuild communities, address unmet
community needs, and increase volunteerism. More than 250 Commonwealth Corps
members will serve up to twelve months in full-time or part-time capacities at 36
designated nonprofits and public entities. What they have in common is a desire to put
their talents and ideas to use in the service of their communities and the Commonwealth.

The Literacy Project is a non-profit, community-based adult basic education program
located in Western Massachusetts with learning centers in Greenfield, Orange,
Northampton, Amherst, and Ware. We offer free classes in basic reading, writing, math,
GED preparation, computer literacy, creative writing, science, and social studies. We also
offer a Distance Learning Program for students who want to prepare for the GED at
home. We have a Transitions program to assist GED graduates with the next steps in their
education. There are also many ways that members of the community work with us as
volunteers. Literacy and Adult Basic education are building blocks for democratic
community development - this is one of the guiding principles of The Literacy Project's
work. For more information, visit www.literacyproject.org. 3

OBJECTIVE WORKSHEET




Objective Title: GED Tutoring and Community Outreach
Category:
Community Need □ Member Civic Engagement □ Volunteer Generation
Activities
The Corps member will further develop and coordinate a volunteer program at The
Literacy Project - North Quabbin site and recruit and train volunteers in the region to
tutor and assist older teens and adults as they prepare for their GED exams. The member
will cultivate and train 1-2 volunteers as volunteer coordinators to enable the volunteer
program to continue once the Corps member departs. The member will also conduct
outreach to identify and match people, resources and opportunities to learners at the
site.
How many Corps members will be participating in this activity? 1 PT
How many days per week (on average) will this activity occur? 3
How many hours per day (on average) will this activity occur? 6
When this is activity begin? September 2009
When this is activity end? July 2010
Results and Measurement
A team of volunteer tutors will have the support, training and confidence to successfully
tutor GED learners. Their tutoring will decrease GED preparation time and increase GED
completion rates enabling learners to better transition to work or higher education.
Increased support from community members, resources and opportunities will support
these youth in finding and keeping a job, managing their money, starting a business and
pursuing further education and training opportunities.
12 learners who have been tutored complete their GED and transition to higher education
by the end of the Corps member term and 2 tutors have become volunteer program
coordinators.
Instrument
Tutor/mentor recruitment and retention records; GED results; post-GED follow-up with
learners to determine employment and education status.
Beneficiaries
Each of 12 tutors will tutor 3 students resulting in 36 learners being served.




Commonwealth Corps
Member Application



Applicant information
Please print clearly


Last First M.I.


Address


City State Zip


Home Phone Cell Phone
Email address

Race (optional) – Please Circle

African- American/Black Asian-American/ Pacific Islander Caucasian/White

Hispanic Native American Other: Write-In Below



I attest that I am:
At least 18 years of age A Massachusetts resident

Applicant Signature: Date:


How did you hear about Young Entrepreneurs Society?
__________________________________________________________________________________



How did you hear about the Commonwealth Corps?

___________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Young Entrepreneurs Society will recruit and select persons in all positions to ensure a diverse and inclusive climate without regard to
race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, color, political affiliation, creed, national origin, marital status, or any other
status as protected by federal, state, and local laws. Young Entrepreneurs Society welcomes applications from individuals with disabilities
and will make reasonable accommodations for interviews and for service upon request. EDUCATION HISTORY
List all high schools, colleges, educational and job training programs, and trade or technical schools you
have attended. Or attach an updated resume.

Name of Location Dates Major or Type of Date received
School/Program (city/state) Attended Area of Degree or or
(most recent first) (mo/year) Study Certificate Expected
(received or
pursuing)

















EMPLOYMENT/SERVICE HISTORY
List most recent work or volunteer experience. Or attach an updated resume.

Name of Employer or Title/Duties Dates Worked Name/Contact Reason for
Organization or Served information of Leaving
(most recent first) Supervisor


















REFERENCES
Please list 3 non-family member references.

Reference 1:


Full Name Relationship


Organization/Employer City State Zip


Telephone Email




Reference 2:


Full Name Relationship


Organization/Employer City State Zip


Telephone Email



Reference 3:


Full Name Relationship


Organization/Employer City State Zip


Telephone Email




COMMITMENT TO SERVICE
In the space provided below, please briefly describe your reasons for applying for this service position.
Why do you feel this is the right time for you to do a year of service? How does this fit with your goals?

__________________________________________________________________________________



__________________________________________________________________________________

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What do you hope to accomplish through a year of service?

__________________________________________________________________________________



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To comply with state regulations, some Commonwealth Corps programs may require criminal background checks for members
that will serve with vulnerable populations. If this is the case, the organization will provide you with information and
documentation necessary to complete the check.

I hereby certify that all of the above information is accurate to be best of my knowledge.



Applicant Signature: Date:



Position: Adult Literacy Tutor and Community Outreach Assistant