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Big Thought

1409 South Lamar Street, Suite 1015
Dallas, Texas 75215

Category: Children/ Youth Services
Contact: Maria Marwill-Magee
Phone: 214-520-0023
College Proximity: El Centro College
DART Availability: Yes
Vehicle Required: No
Special Requirements: Students must be 18 years or over, have a U.S. government-issued ID and pass a background check (required).
Specific Opportunities: DCCCD students would serve as After-School Assistants in Big Thought's Thriving Minds After-School programs (2:30-5:30 PM weekdays on school campuses); duties would include: - Helping children with homework - Assisting teaching artists and instructors with classes, workshops, performances or events - Support other program elements such as snack distribution, recess supervision, attendance data collection and parent interactions.
Potential Projects This Year: Family engagement events - design, plan and implement events for families of students in after-school programs. Performance management - assist after-school programs with large performance events, including set design and construction, costumes, make-up, promotion, stage management and front of house coordination on performance days.

Description: Big Thought delivers on its mission to make imagination a part of everyday learning by building partnerships that empower creative learning and foster social and emotional well-being in children and youth from under-resourced communities. In Thriving Minds After-School programs, Big Thought works with schools and communities to identify and utilize neighborhood resources which provide students with high-quality learning opportunities which flex their creativity while building their social and emotional skills. Volunteer positions at Thriving Minds programs offer an opportunity to be a positive influence in a child's life.

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