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2021 Family Activities Coordinator VISTA Summer Associate
 
 
 
This Summer Associate position will work with parents and staff to create and implement family activities for our PADS Family Shelter. The Summer Associate will lead the activities and analyze the efficacy and sustainability of each activity. This position fills a need identified by parents in the shelter, and fights poverty by reducing stress and increasing family bonds during one of the most traumatic and hopeless times a family can face in losing the anchor of stable housing. This position is a part of the Housing Action AmeriCorps Network, an AmeriCorps VISTA program managed by Housing Action Illinois since 2010. As such, this position will receive customized training, support, guidance, and networking opportunities, in addition to the traditional opportunities for AmeriCorps positions. Learn more about the program on Housing Action’s website.
 
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Member Duties : The summer associate will lead Family Shelter family bonding activities. Create and administer pre-activities survey to parents. This activity will gather what parents hope to gain from the activities, as well as ideas for potential activities. Research and evaluate possible activities with staff and parents. Gather needed materials and volunteers, if applicable, for three activities. Implement activities. Evaluate each activity using a post-activity survey, as well as oral feedback from families and staff. Create an activities reference folder with all pre-survey results, activities and post-survey results. Also include ideas and implementation guides for three possible future activities, based on what is learned from activities implemented. Submit all findings and activities folder to staff, along with plan for sustainability.
 
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance . 
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Homelessness ,  Children/Youth . 
 
Skills :
Education ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Leadership ,  Public Speaking ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Youth Development ,  General Skills ,  Conflict Resolution . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
2021 Family Activities Coordinator VISTA Summer Associate

Program Start/End Date
06/07/2021  -   08/15/2021

Work Schedule Summer

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS  

Languages
Spanish
English

Accepting Applications
From  03/21/2021  To  05/21/2021 

Contact AmeriCorps Leader
659 S River Street
Aurora   IL   60506
312-854-3334
vista@housingactionil.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 101921


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