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Fairbanks Youth Homelessness Demonstration VISTA
The Fairbanks Youth Advocates operates The Door, the only youth emergency shelter in Interior Alaska and is one of the organizations that will be assisting with the development of Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) projects. The YHDP is a federal program that encourages organizations to try innovative housing interventions for youth experiencing homelessness. The YHDP projects are collaborative projects that are strongly influenced by transitional age youth with lived experience in homelessness. The YHDP is new to Fairbanks, however the CoF Fairbanks Youth Homelessness Demonstration VISTA will be in the second year of this position and will have a vital role in continuing and ensuring the implementation of viable YHDP projects. This is a volunteer service position with a living allowance of $1,333 per month and an annual education award of $6,345.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : 1. Assess current efforts toward local anti-poverty youth programs 2. Research successful YHDP projects and best practices in youth homelessness services. Make suggestions for implementation of locally sustainable projects in Fairbanks 3. Recruit youth and youth organizations to participate in YHDP planning and implementation 4. Assist with the Fairbanks Adolescent Action Board in the development, articulation, and promotion of YHDP project 5. Facilitate and coordinate YHDP planning sessions 6. Raise money by exploring local, state, and federal grants; planning community fundraisers; and exploring other anti-poverty funding sources
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Education ,  Hunger ,  Housing ,  Homelessness ,  Children/Youth . 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Leadership ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Social Services ,  Community Organization ,  Youth Development ,  Computers/Technology ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Recruitment ,  Education ,  Team Work . 
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Fairbanks Youth Homelessness Demonstration VISTA

Program Start/End Date
02/16/2021  -   02/15/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  21    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ALASKA  


Accepting Applications
From  11/20/2020  To  01/05/2021 

Contact Alnise Wyles
122 10th Ave
Fairbanks   AK   99701
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 100140