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ASU Center for Community Development & Civil Rights

Volunteer with the ASU Center for Community Development & Civil Rights!

FACILITATORS NEEDED
The ASU Center for Community Development and Civil Rights is currently seeking facilitator volunteers to teach its 9-week parent involvement program. Offered as a community outreach initiative under the American Dream Academy the parent education program has given over 2,500 parents the necessary tools to make sure their children are on the path to a college education.

Our facilitator volunteers come from all walks of life but share a commitment to improving the educational lives of Arizona's families. If this sounds like you or someone you know please join us for our facilitators training Feb 2nd & 3rd at the downtown Phx ASU campus from 9a-3p (both days). Breakfast and lunch will be provided both days. The facilitator volunteer is a compensated volunteer effort. Scroll down for more information on the facilitator position.

We have opportunities to volunteer in 14 schools across the Valley for our upcoming Winter/Spring 08 sessions. Facilitators are needed in both Spanish and English.
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Facilitator training takes place February 2nd & 3rd at the downtown Phoenix ASU campus, 411 N Central Avenue. Contact Yesenia Puente at 602-496-0428 yesenia.puente@asu.edu or for more information.


What is a facilitator?
A facilitator is the individual responsible for teaching and facilitating the PIQE nine-week parent training course at local elementary, middle, and high schools. The program is held over a nine-week period, in which the initial planning session delineates the mission of the program and documents the issues and concerns of the parents. The following six core classes strive to increase the academic success of K to 12 grade students and lower the dropout rate through parental involvement at home and in the schools in underserved communities as a pathway out of poverty.
What are the requirements/qualifications?
Have a Bachelor's degree in any area or comparable work experience.
Have experience facilitating a group.
General knowledge of the US School System.
Attend a weekend facilitator training.
Have an overall strong desire to improve the lives of all students.
In order to service the needs of the families within the school communities we work with, SPANISH & ENGLISH SPEAKING FACILITATORS ARE NEEDED.
What you need to invest in terms of time
Commitment of 9 weeks to teach the parent course for an hour and a half a week.
Attend a 1 hour weekly facilitator meeting at the ASU Center for Communitgy Development & Civil Rights office.
Total average of 3 1/2 hours a week.
What will I gain if I choose to be a facilitator?

A stipend of $600 and the biggest rewards of all:
1. You are giving back to your community and
2. You are helping parents and in turn their children.
Facilitator training takes place February 2nd & 3rd at the downtown Phoenix ASU campus, 411 N Central Avenue. Contact Yesenia Puente at 602-496-0428 or via e-mail yesenia.puente@asu.edu for more information.


Have You Heard?

Click on the links below to see and hear some of the great news about the ASU Center for Community Development & Civil Rights parent involvement program using the PIQE curriculum model.

Know 99's 99-second podcast on YouTube

ASU Office of the President - Podcast

ASU In the Community

Facilitator training takes place February 2nd & 3rd from 9-3p at the downtown Phoenix ASU campus, 411 N Central Avenue. Contact Yesenia Puente at 602-496-0428 yesenia.puente@asu.edu for more information.

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