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Lake Placid & Saranac Lake, NY

Name of Organization: Lake Placid/Wilmington Connecting Youth & Communities Coalition (CYC) (Substance Abuse Prevention Team Essex County), (Lake Placid High School)

Organizations Mission: CYC is a coalition of local counselors, parents, educators, law enforcement, public officials and other community members working to curb underage drinking, tobacco and drug use in the Lake Placid School District.

Members Service Activities:
CYC is seeking
a part-time AmeriCorps member who is able to take direction and has an interest in supporting and building the capacity of its partners: two youth centers, an evening study hour program at the Lake Placid High School, and student-created multi-media campaigns. The key responsibilities of CYC's AmeriCorps member will be to assist the Director of the evening study hours (6-9pm Mon.-Thurs.), assist staff of two Youth Centers in the supervision of youth and to work with the Coalition coordinator to help develop and implement educational programs/projects designed to educate the community in youth substance abuse prevention policies. For more information about this organization, go to www.connectingyouth.com.

Name of Organization: Literacy Volunteers of America- Essex and Franklin Counties (LVEFC)

Organizations Mission: To enable people (primarily adults) to achieve personal goals through literacy.

Members Service Activities:
Literacy Volunteers of Essex and Franklin Counties is seeking a part-time AmeriCorps member with
experience in social networking, technology, program development, and implementation to strengthen LVEFC's capacity to conduct effective and efficient community outreach and service. The key responsibilities of LVEFC's AmeriCorps member will be to work to strengthen community outreach, increase student/tutor retention rates, and to develop and implement new programs in underserved communities. This position does require travel to other site locations throughout the region (Saranac Lake and Lake Placid). A valid driver's license and access to an automobile, is essential. Additionally, the AmeriCorps member will provide technical assistance and support through updating LVEFC's website, social media outlets and increasing opportunities for LVEFC to host community events. Finally, the member will work to increase LVEFC's financial contributions through grant research and writing. For more information about LVEFC, visit www.literacyef.com.

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