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TSC VISTA 2021: ConnectHome Jersey City
 
 
 
The Service Collaborative (TSC) VISTA Program mobilizes AmeriCorps VISTA members to function in organizations, government agencies and educational institutions. Members focus on expanding educational opportunities, ensuring economic opportunity for all and creating healthy futures for the residents of low-income communities. Our goals are to strengthen communities across the state and to allow organizations within them to better provide services to impoverished individuals and families. The Service Collaborative VISTA program has partner organizations in New York State and across the country. During their term of service members will receive support from our VISTA team at The Service Collaborative of WNY. Our support includes monthly trainings, a social network of fellow members and daily support from VISTA leaders.
 
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Member Duties : The Jersey City Housing Authority (JCHA) is the city’s largest provider of affordable senior housing. As part of the ConnectHome initiative, the JCHA is always looking for ways to expand digital inclusion within its communities, as well as educate residents on all possible uses of technology. The JCHA has partnered with the AARP Foundation on an initiative designed to promote social interaction and engagement via connecting to community residents with on-site staff through community calendars and announcements. The ConnectHome Technical Coordinator VISTA will be integral in planning, implementing, and assessing this initiative. The initiative is designed to prevent social isolation among the senior population via distribution of internet-connected devices and digital training. The VISTA will also create a digital literacy plan for residents, implement the distribution of devices, seek further funding, and create a sustainability and expansion plan for the program.
 
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Technology ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Communications ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Team Work ,  Computers/Technology ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Writing/Editing . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
TSC VISTA 2021: ConnectHome Jersey City

Program Start/End Date
03/15/2021  -   03/14/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEW JERSEY  

Accepting Applications
From  12/18/2020  To  02/05/2021 

Contact Peyton Richmond
173 Elm Street
Buffalo   NY   14203
7164188500116
prichmond@tscwny.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 100621


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