About The VISTA Position:
The Community and Parent Engagement VISTA will create a system of capacity-building opportunities to increase volunteer opportunities for families and community members to support and engage in school-based activities and events that enhance school climate. By developing regularly occurring opportunities at the school or nearby, families and community members will have structured opportunities to volunteer and build community at the school and at the neighborhood level. The goal is to increase the quality of opportunities, the number of new volunteers, and the sustainability of the opportunities.
Kamryn Lyle is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a B.A. in International Affairs and a passion for equitable education and service-learning. Recently, she had the opportunity to conduct research for a non-profit based in San Fransisco that addresses global illiteracy in developing countries and will be pursuing a Master's in International Education Policy. This will be her first term as a VISTA with the Mayor's Office of Education in Community Engagement and she is excited to make Philadelphia her new home.