One of best parts of serving in Phoenix is the weather; it is hardly ever a disappointment! No one can complain about sunny, warm weather in the middle of January. There is so much to do and see around the valley and plenty of new experiences to be had. Some of the great things NDA members have enjoyed are: the culture, the fantastic Mexican food, the many mountains just waiting to be hiked, Latin dance, sports activities and sports leagues, lots of fun people, and swimming!
Site Director: Blanca Carrillo
Members from Phoenix created this video about their work to share at the 2014 NDA Mid Year Conference.
Catholic Charities - Head Start
Catholic Charities is a social service organization operating several Head Start programs throughout Phoenix. The mission of Catholic Charities is helping our community's most vulnerable with solutions that permanently improve lives. The Head Start Programs run by Catholic Charities provide day care and educational support to at-risk children aged 0-5.
AmeriCorps Teacher: The NDA member will serve as a lead teacher, teacher’s aide, and program aide in several different Head Start classrooms throughout the year. The position requires someone who has a car and has experience with lesson planning, curricular development, and experience teaching 0-5 year olds.
For more information, visit www.catholiccharitiesaz.org
Arizona Women's Education and Employment Center
AWEE has been transforming the lives of Arizonans into economic success stories for 32 years by offering a diverse range of evidence-based training and support services. AWEE's unique approach includes: Case Management & Support Services, Career Services, Client Training Workshops & Educational Guidance, Focus on special populations of ex-offenders, veterans, youth, mature workers, women returning to work and career transitions.
Program Assistant: The NDA member will be trained to provide clients with workforce development training and career counseling, and support clients in case management roles. The member will also have the opportunity to assist AWEE in furthering its mission through other roles based on skills and organizational need.
For more information, visit www.krocphoenix.org
Salvation Army Kroc Center
The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center’s mission is to build a community of hope by providing opportunities for personal discovery, growth and service through arts, education, recreation, wellness and spiritual guidance. Keeping true to The Salvation Army mission, the KROC Center will nurture the whole person – body, spirit and mind.
Arts, Education, and Youth Specialist: The Arts, Education, and Youth Lead will assist the Arts, Education, and Youth Coordinator oversee the arts, education, and youth programming at the Center, which includes the staffing, scheduling, operations, and safety of the theater, music room, teen center spaces, and activity areas. This position is responsible for providing a well-balanced, developmentally appropriate curriculum that enhances all aspects of a child’s development including health, safety, education, and psychological wellness.
Community Outreach and Marketing Specialist: The Community Outreach and Marketing Specialist will assist the Community Outreach and Marketing Manager to create, develop and implement events, programs, service projects, educational programs, and data collection. This position is responsible for increasing the community’s engagement in the Kroc Center’s offerings by connecting the public with the information created by the Marketing Office.
For more information, visit www.catholiccharitiesaz.org
Southwest Key Program
The Southwest Key Program (SWK) is a shelter for unaccompanied immigrant minors. The mission of SWK is to open doors to opportunity so that young people can achieve their dreams. The program’s main concern is reunifying immigrant minors with their families in the United States. The program provides medical, dental, counseling, case worker and educational assistance to all minors entering the program.
Youth Support Mentor: The Youth Support Mentor will assist in cultivating the social, emotional, and academic development of clients at the Southwest Key Program. As the clients at the Southwest Key Program are unaccompanied minors, providing encouragement and support to the clients through one on one or small group interaction is at the foundation of the Youth Support Mentor’s role. The Youth Support Mentor will serve in the classroom to assist the lead teachers and clients with their lessons, aid the clients during vocations and recreations in conjunction with the vocational and recreational coordinators, and provide client supervision and monitoring when needed. The Youth Support Mentor will report to the Site Supervisor. The Youth Support Mentor will serve as a positive and professional role model at all times, maintain professional and ethical standards as prescribed by the Southwest Key Program, comply with the program and agency policy and procedure manual, and comply with all Licensing Standards as well as funding source guidelines. Spanish is a requirement for this position.
For more information, visit: www.swkey.org
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization whose goal is to help all children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with volunteer mentors.
Program Specialist: The NDA member will be responsible for the enrollment and assessment of volunteers, parents/guardians and clients, making appropriate matches, and providing on-going support to matches in compliance with national standards and agency policies. The member's goal is to ensure long-term, caring relationships between matches while focusing on positive outcomes for youth.
For more information, visit www.bbbsaz.org
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