Partner Agency: Avivo

Supervisor and position: Mickey TerLouw

Location(s): 1825 Chicago Ave., Minneapolis, MN, 55404 

Site History and Mission

Since 1960, Avivo has helped individuals transform their lives, particularly people who face significant and multiple challenges to self-sufficiency. This includes poverty, racism, physical and mental health concerns, homelessness, substance abuse, little or no education, outdated work skills, limited English language skills, and more.

Avivo offers shelter and housing supports, chemical and mental health services, career education, and employment services for residents in the Twin Cities metro and St. Cloud areas. Avivo pairs its services — shelter and housing support, chemical and mental health services, training and employment services — to create personal paths for individuals’ long-term success. Avivo’s career education division offers training courses in Office Support, Medical Office Support, IT Support/Computer Technician, HVAC, and Solar PV Installation. All Avivo students are assigned a career counselor or mobility mentor, who supports with out-of-class needs and assists with job searching.

Specific Site Responsibilities

The Member will work with participants in our Career Education and Employment Services programs. We have a significant number of participants in need of Digital Literacy assistance, including clients who have never utilized a computer and clients who want to update their computer knowledge for the present day. The Member's specific role will be to assist participants with learning digital literacy skills in both instructional (classroom) and tutoring (one-on-one) settings. The Member will support program participants with basic computer skills such as navigating a Windows PC, using the internet effectively and efficiently, and filling out online job applications. The Member will also support students learning more advanced computer skills, including intermediate Microsoft Excel and advanced Microsoft Word.

Site Environment

The Avivo Institute is a two-story building conveniently located one block from the Metro D-Line and bus routes 5, 2, and 9. All of our current programming is fully in-person.

How to Apply
Apply online at my.americorps.gov and click on “Apply to Serve” (be sure to search for the “Community Technology Empowerment Project” or “CTEP” when asked to indicate what program you would like to send your application to). Contact: Tess Hackbarth, hackbarth@spnn.org, 651.298.8910
Literacy Minnesota fosters an organizational culture that is welcoming and inclusive to all. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, indigenous peoples, immigrants and refugees, LGBTQ+ individuals and people with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations will be made upon request.  Alternative formats of this document are also available.