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Assistant Teacher For Award-winning After-school Program

Cool Classics!

Oct. 22, 2018, 3:15 p.m. - Oct. 8, 2019, 6:15 p.m.

Cool Classics!, an award-winning nationally recognized program, is seeking individuals interested in transforming children's lives through teaching. Cool Classics! uses book-based, arts-integrated curricula to improve literacy, develop critical-thinking skills and introduce children to the arts and humanities. Since 2006 we have been introducing elementary school children in under-served communities to the world of ideas.By focusing on close reading, rigorous discussion and deep analysis, we create a rich learning experience for our children that develops core competencies and enriches their understanding of literature, humanities, arts and culture while expanding their vocabulary in an engaging program. We hold our students to the highest academic standards and provide them with the tools for success.Position Responsibilities:The assistant teacher will work under the direction of the Lead Teacher serving as their assistant for a group of 20-25 K through 3rd grade students.Use the Cool Classics! curricula to help Lead Teacher with lively sessions as designed by the Lead Teacher to include:Daily reading of classic booksDirecting drama, dance and music activitiesDirecting art and writing projectsTeaching vocabulary and literary conceptsMaintaining lending libraryChaperoning field tripsWork with student helpers to ensure they understand their roles in the process of the day, and to help them growWork with students and their parents/legal guardians to improve academic performance, as well as social behaviorHelp administer, collect and analyze data from pre- and post-program testsHelp administer any and all surveysHelp with administrative work for field trips and other program needsEvaluate sessions to ensure student involvement and learningUse evaluation tools to determine students' achievementsDeveloped by an award-winning journalist and educator for small groups of public elementary school students in an after-school setting, Cool Classics! focuses on one classic book over a span of some 25 sessions. Each session begins with reading, followed by activities that relate back to the book’s themes and create the multi-faceted Cool Classics! experience.Various measures indicate that the majority of children who participate in Cool Classics! achieve:Increased enthusiasm for reading and improved reading skillsBetter reading comprehension and analysisMastery of vocabulary and literary termsImproved critical-thinking skillsExpanded understanding of: Literature, Humanities, Art, Dance, Drama, Music and PoetryAbility to link the arts and ideas to their own livesImproved social-emotional skills and behavior at school and at homeImproved scores on standardized testsThe video at briefly describes our work. Our website at offers more information, galleries of our children's art and photos of their activities, as well as an archive of our enewsletters.

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3712 N. Broadway
Chicago, Illinois 60613

Serve On The Step Up Chicago Chapter Board

Step Up

Jan. 1, 2019, midnight - Dec. 31, 2020, midnight

Are you passionate about helping teen girls break barriers and take their seat at the table? Step Up is currently seeking board members to serve on the Chicago Chapter board, beginning in the 2019 term.Step Up Chapter boards are fundraising boards, working under the strategic direction of the Step Up National Board. As a board member, you will help us amplify our message, expand our network, and raise resources to help sustain and grow our programming. Our goal is to have served 8,000 teen girls by 2020--and you can be a part of that impact through board leadership!Board candidates do not need to be experts in mentoring or fundraising--we train you! Successful board members are passionate about propelling teen girls to fulfill their potential and gain access to college and careers, excited to make connections for Step Up to corporate and individual supporters, and eager to engage in the programs you’re helping support. Board terms begin in January 2019, and initial terms are 2 years.WHAT TO DO NEXT:Interested in learning more? Sign up for one of our upcoming Board Info Session webinars, which will overview the board position, outline next steps, and allow time for questions. May 14, 8-9am. Info and RSVP here: 1, 8-9am. Info and RSVP here: see Step Up in action, consider mentoring at our Career Connections Conference on April 28. Details and RSVP here: note that Step Up chapter boards are fundraising boards. Board members commit to an annual minimum give/get of $10,000, which includes an annual personal donation of $1000. Remaining funds are raised through corporate and grant dollars, event sponsorships and tickets, and individual donations. Prior fundraising experience or expertise is not required; Step Up's experienced board members and staff train and assist board members at each step in fundraising.

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20 N. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, Illinois 60606

Volunteer Chapter Lead - Military Lead And Civilian Leaders Needed!

Blue Star Families

Aug. 1, 2019, midnight - Aug. 1, 2020, midnight

Volunteer Chapter Lead - Military Leaders and Civilian Leaders needed!Have a passion for military families? Looking for a volunteer role where you will gain valuable real-life experience? We are looking for you to join our dynamic and growing volunteer team!Our Volunteer Chapter Leaders are the face of Blue Star Families at the local level. The Volunteer Chapter Lead will serve as a liaison between the military and civilian communities in their community. The Chapter Leaders will represent Blue Star Families at local events, work with and mentor volunteers, help host events for various programs and participate in community meetings and collaborations. This Volunteer role requires a one year commitment to the duties and responsibilities below.What you will be doing:Helping to recruit and assemble chapter leadership roles in accordance with the chapter organizational chartMentoring volunteersProviding guidance to help grow the chapter and deliver consistent programs to military families and neighbors within the communityScheduling, attending and leading various chapter area meetings to review and discuss chapter activities and initiativesEstablish key area relationships with community and installation leaders and donorsYou are familiar with the community and have a desire to support military familiesYou have experience leading a team of volunteersYou are confident, a self starter and skilled in taking initiativeYou have experience developing and leading plans and projectsYou are skilled in utilizing social media platforms and have excellent communication skills

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Chicago Metro Area
Chicago, Illinois 60642

Shn Supply Drive Coordinator

The Safe Haven Network

Aug. 1, 2019, midnight - Nov. 16, 2019, midnight

The Safe Haven Network is looking for an experienced community organizer and event coordinator to manage our annual supply drive for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The supply drive runs from October 1 through October 31, utilizing community partners to host collection bins throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs to collect the items most needed by domestic violence shelters and animal shelters that serve our community. Learn more about last year's supply drive on our website: and maintain relationships with collection sites and recipient organizationsRecruit volunteers as needed to support collection sites and recipient organizationsFind and secure necessary venues for bin decoration, donation sorting, and donation storageCoordinate bin decoration, drop-off, donation collection, donation sorting, and donation deliveryManage and oversee events on the day of bin decoration and donation sorting, including problem-solving, welcoming guests, directing event set-up, communicating with volunteers, etc.Communicate with social media team to create effective promotion for each eventAnticipate and plan for possible different scenariosCreate engagement opportunities for future events during partner liaisons and during eventsStrong communication skills, and the ability to present event ideas and plansQualifications:Bachelor’s degree or relevant experienceDegree in event planning or marketing preferredPrevious event planning experienceTeam management ExperienceHow to Apply

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Chicago, Illinois 60606

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