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Foster Advocates- Communications & Outreach VISTA
 
 
 
Foster Advocates is not just our name; it’s our mission. We foster advocacy, policy change, and organizing by partnering with Fosters and impacted communities. We recognize the experience of being in foster care creates a significant cultural identity and use the term Foster to name and claim this unique identity, akin to other immutable characteristics, and acknowledge the impact of the foster care system never ends. Foster Advocates was founded in 2018 to address the lack of policy and advocacy organizations working to improve the foster care space in Minnesota. We speculated a central agency focused on this work, and centering Fosters’ lived experiences and voices was critical to system change. As the only organization in Minnesota centered at this intersection, we create a unique and outsized impact through relationships, research, and reform. Over the 2021-22 AmeriCorp service year, we will continue to grow our public reach and network through strategic communications, launch our Foster Advisory Board and Fostering Education Initiative, implement leadership and advocacy training programs for Fosters, analyze and collect Foster-related data, and advocate for systems change through policy and other reform efforts.
 
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Member Duties : Build relationships with MN Fosters, community members, and partners Maintain and build communications engagement plan through social media, newsletter, and blog Write social media & blog posts, support editing and presentation of Foster stories & testimony. Implement recruitment for Foster leadership programs Maintain a database of Foster and partner connections Assist with Foster leadership program development, support, and evaluation Facilitate set up and behind-the-scenes support for Foster leadership programs and Advisory Board Produce participatory evaluation and formalize leadership programs through written guides/workbooks, etc.
 
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Training . 
 
 
*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 :
Education . 
 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Leadership ,  Team Work . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Foster Advocates- Communications & Outreach VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/03/2021  -   08/02/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  02/26/2021  To  05/01/2021 

Contact Kyle Kline
2233 University Ave W
St. Paul   MN   55114
6512727959
kkline@mnyouth.net
mnyouth.net
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 101781


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