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Through a thoughtful partnership with the Swearer Center at Brown University, Inspiring Minds hosts two AmeriCorps VISTAs. AmeriCorps VISTAs build capacity in organizations fighting poverty.

Eligible candidates for the Brown University AmeriCorps VISTA Fellowship will be:

  • A U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.
  • At least 18 years old.
  • A high school school graduate (diploma or GED).

Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Responsible and reliable.
  • Able to work in a dynamic environment.
  • Experience with volunteer work preferred.

About Us:
Inspiring Minds is a non-profit education agency founded in 1963 to provide academic support for children in two elementary schools. Named initially Lippitt Hill Tutorial, the organization grew into a citywide service and, in 1988, became Volunteers in Providence Schools. The more elegant name of Inspiring Minds was adopted in 2008. Inspiring Minds is a student-centered organization, ensuring our programs are focused on promoting positive outcomes for the youth we serve.

Only extraordinary people work here. Our goals are ambitious but achievable. We have high expectations for ourselves, our students, and our volunteers. We do whatever it takes to achieve our mission ethically. Our ideal candidate is someone who works hard and will have fun while dreaming big. Our ideal candidate possesses an influential and welcoming communication style, high integrity, and a positive attitude. If you are selected to be on our team, we will work with you to ensure you have the tools and resources necessary to do your job effectively.

Inspiring Minds Mission:
Inspiring Minds empowers students for success in school and life by supporting them with trusted relationships, tutoring, and mentoring from inspired community members.

Commitment to Diversity and Anti-Racism:
We believe that excellence thrives in an inclusive environment that values diversity in race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, and socioeconomic status. We are committed to increasing diversity and inclusion in our organization and believe that our workforce should reflect the diverse communities we serve. We must be actively anti-racist, and we commit to doing so. Curiosity and critical thinking are essential to the dialogue and changes that need to happen for our community to thrive.

Inspiring Minds is a non-profit education agency founded in 1963. We are a student-centered organization, ensuring our programs are focused on promoting positive outcomes for the youth we serve.

Our vision promotes equity and access for all students to achieve grade-level standards. We believe all children can succeed in college and career with the right resources and supports. We believe in the power of relationships, and that caring and committed adults can empower our students to achieve with the right guidance, training, and support.