Our CASA (Communities Aspiring, Succeeding, and Achieving) is a system of higher ed-themed spaces at school and community sites across the west side. These rooms are designed to bridge school and community, offering space for programming run by parents, schools, youth, higher ed institutions, and community partners. Our CASA rooms are currently in development in partnership with six Salt Lake City sites: West High School, Northwest Middle School, Backman Elementary School, Salt Lake Center forScience Education, Glendale/Mountain View Community Learning Campus, and theHartland Partnership Center.
University Neighborhood Partners (UNP) is looking for students who can become Our CASA Coordinators. Our CASA coordinators work with groups of teachers, parents, and students at each site to identify interests, plan workshops and events, and connect with partners. Activities at Our CASA spaces have included career talks from community members, presentations from universities, afterschool programs, mental health workshops, parent social events, and much more. The position is flexible based on how many hours per week can be committed.
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You can earn an AmeriCorps Education award while you do service with the Our Casa program. Contact Sam Collins for more details.
For more info about the Our CASA program contact Paul Kuttner.