The VISTA Member will serve with Arts on the Block (AOB) in Silver Spring, MD. AOB is an arts nonprofit organization where creative youth and emerging artists make public art, contribute to their communities, join the creative workforce, and design fulfilling futures for themselves.
AOB is recognized for designing, fabricating, and installing large-scale mosaic artwork – all done by talented young artists in the DMV area. The young artists at AOB are introduced to professional development, artistic challenges, and pathways to the creative industries.
The VISTA Member will build the capacity of the AOB Mentoring Program by recruiting and onboarding new volunteers to mentor AOB apprentices (ages 14-18) and Studio Crew members (ages 19-24). The VISTA member will enhance existing mentoring program components and implement pre-service and in-service training, supervision, and support systems for volunteer mentors (and the mentees) throughout the program. Additionally, the VISTA will work with other AOB staff to find resources for academic and career advisory, and secure Block Talk speakers for presentations to the crew.
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*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
Program Start and End Date:
08/28/2023 – 08/26/2024