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Urban Upbound Credit Union VISTA
The Urban Upbound Federal Credit Union offers affordable and relevant financial services including access to capital, asset building vehicles and ownership stakes to its members. In 2010, Urban Upbound, then known as ERDA, mobilized residents to bring a credit union to public housing neighborhoods in Long Island City. At the time it was the first credit union to open in Queens in 30 years. Today the Urban Upbound Federal Credit Union provides capital, credit-building loans and other asset-building services. Its members, comprised largely of public housing residents, enjoy an ownership stake. A source of community pride, the Urban Upbound Credit Union’s rallying cry is “I Own It!” What’s more, by keeping assets locally owned and controlled, the Credit Union is an economic anchor. It is helping to ensure that as Long Island City continues to change, that growth benefits all residents.
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Member Duties : The VISTA member will be responsible for outreach for the Creidt Union, capacity building, recruitment and management of volunteers and program development for the Urban Upbound Federal Credit Union. The VISTA will work in collaboration with the FCU CEO, the Director of Development, and existing volunteers to assist with identifying leaders in the community and improve program capacity for the Credit Union. In addition the VISTA will have the ability to participate in fundraising/development with the Development Department and the VISTA will have opportunities to organize local events, research potential funding streams and learn grant writing skills. Finally, the VISTA will collaborate and support the Urban Upbound Merchants Association, which works directly with the Credit Union to support sustainable economic development in the communities we serve.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Banking ,  Community Organization ,  Recruitment ,  Team Work ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Writing/Editing . 
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Urban Upbound Credit Union VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/30/2014  -   08/29/2015

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEW YORK   New York City (inc. Long Island CT NJ NY)  


Accepting Applications
From  06/04/2014  To  07/07/2014 

Contact Amir Bassiri
1211 40th Ave
Long Island City   NY   11101

Listing ID 56292