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Cumberland County Superintendents Association (CCSA) brings together the leaders of 16 Maine public school districts to generate ideas for improving services in our schools and to advocate for public education in general. Our schools are responsible for ensuring a challenging, relevant, and joyful education that empowers every learner to make a difference in the world. We build relationships among families, educators, and the community to promote the healthy development and academic achievement of every learner. 6725 students in grades K-12 attend Portland Public Schools - 25% are English Language Learners (with 61 different world languages spoken by students this year), 199 students are homeless, and more than half live in poverty and are food-insecure (54% of students qualify for free school breakfast and lunch). In the Brunswick School Department there has been a dramatic rise in the number of homeless students (from fewer than 11 just 4 years ago, up to an all-time record number of 79 homeless students last school year). The CCSA member districts are working together to promote the best possible educational experiences and opportunities for our students in poverty, and have identified significant barriers to overcome. This project is a collaborative plan for mitigating the impact of poverty on student learning, future opportunities and aspirations, and overall quality of life.

Terms :

Permits attendance at school during off hours , Car recommended , Permits working at another job during off hours . Service Areas :

Community Outreach , Children/Youth , Homelessness , Education , Technology , Community and Economic Development , Entrepreneur/Business . Skills :

Conflict Resolution , General Skills , Leadership , Urban Planning , Computers/Technology , Law , Communications , Community Organization , Recruitment , Business/Entrepreneur , Fund raising/Grant Writing , Education , Fine Arts/Crafts , Non-Profit Management , Writing/Editing , Team Work , Public Speaking .

About AmeriCorps

Celebrating its 43rd anniversary this year, AmeriCorps VISTA is a federal national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. VISTAs, aged 18 or older, commit to serve full time for a year at nonprofit organizations and public agencies in urban and rural poverty areas throughout the country to help low-income people and communities improve the conditions of their lives. VISTAs work to fight illiteracy, expand job opportunities, develop financial assets, reduce homelessness, improve health services, reduce unemployment, increase housing opportunities, reduce recidivism, and expand access to technology.

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