AmeriCorps VISTA: Title 1 Fundraising Member: Utah

Canyonlands Field Institute
Moab, Utah
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AmeriCorps VISTA Salary + education award
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This is an opportunity through the Americorps VISTA program. Visit, to learn more about VISTA. The VISTA at Canyonlands Field Institute ( will work to increase marketing and fundraising to expand our education programs for youth from Title I Schools. The CFI VISTA will focus on increasing opportunities for experiential learning through outdoor education for students from Title I schools. Outdoor education offers a unique opportunity to challenge students in new surroundings while practicing scientific processes and developing social and emotional skills related to self-awareness and communication. These lessons are a valuable pathway to positive student outcomes and breaking the cycle of poverty. Working for the Marketing and Communications Director, the VISTA will: identify Title I schools in the four corners region with environmental education interests; create a marketing and fundraising plan to attract Title I schools to CFI programming; and train to guide trips to identify barriers and ladders over barriers for Title I school students on future outdoor education trips. CFI’s mission is to provide quality outdoor education programs that inspire care of wild places and renew the human spirit. By combining Social and Emotional Learning with hands-on science education, our curriculum is specifically designed to deepen connections between students and their surroundings. Our science lessons are framed through SEEd and NGSS standards, and we specialize in creating an experience specifically suited to a school’s educational goals. In addition, our Social and Emotional Learning curriculum intentionally teaches skills in self-management, group awareness, responsible decision making, and communication. CFI has over 35 years of experience leading outdoor expeditions for schools. Our educators bring science to life, connect with students, and provide guidance and technical skill education. We strive to provide meaningful outdoor experiences for all students. Many of our program costs are subsidized through grants, donations, and memberships.
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