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Financial Stability VISTA
The Village VISTA Collaborative, a VISTA project sponsored by the Village for Children and Families in Hartford, Connecticut, will place four VISTAs in three assignments that address financial literacy and the opioid crisis. VISTAs will grow the capacity of several programs of the Village. VISTAs will serve low-income communities of Hartford and Vernon, Connecticut. The Village’s current strategic plan includes goals to enhance care coordination throughout our network of programs. To this end, we are seeking to promote productive connections across services to ensure clients’ identified needs are effectively met, specifically in our family center programs. The Financial Center provides a variety of services including financial literacy, financial coaching (i.e. budgeting, savings plans), housing and employment services. The Village has been operating the Financial Center and Volunteer Income Tax for five and four years respectively. We believe that reducing financial vulnerability in low-income households requires financial knowledge, the capacity to manage personal finances, and access to affordable, beneficial financial products. The Financial Center has successfully aided families in reducing debt, increasing savings, and purchasing assets that build long-term financial stability. Bridging services with other programs The Village offers will provide more holistic services and long term solutions to eradicate poverty.
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Member Duties : The VISTA member will help build the capacity of our Financial center, a program that provides services to community members to assist them in moving closer to, or developing longer term financially stability. The VISTA member will help increase The Village’s capacity to engage, support, and retain Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site coordinators, refine VITA volunteer placement procedures and develop systems to best track amended tax returns. The VISTA should demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills; ability to interact effectively with diverse groups and maintain collaborative, professional relationships; have background knowledge of finance and/or tax preparation; and have volunteer or other recruitment and retention experience. Drug screening required.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Technology ,  Children/Youth ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Housing . 
Skills :
Education ,  Communications ,  Recruitment ,  Computers/Technology ,  Public Speaking ,  Community Organization ,  Urban Planning ,  Team Work . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Financial Stability VISTA

Program Start/End Date
09/03/2019  -   09/01/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CONNECTICUT  

Accepting Applications
From  05/29/2019  To  10/31/2019 

Contact Cassandra Zwarycz
19 Elm St
Vernon   CT   06066

Listing ID 80789