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Community Action Center, Northfield, IA & MN Campus Compact
At the Community Action Center (CAC) of Northfield, we are “neighbors helping neighbors.” Our programs – from Creating Homes to Feeding the Hungry – meet the most basic needs of individuals and families who are seeking help. As a nonprofit organization serving the life-sustaining needs of those in our area, many people rely on the CAC for support as they seek independence. Our mission is to promote a healthy, caring and just community for all people through resources, advocacy and volunteer effort. This Vista position will work in our Food Access Program to increase food access by creating, operating, and working to sustain a second food shelf in our community through volunteer recruitment, community outreach, and donor support. This project is part of the Community Corps VISTA Program, operated by Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact. The program strives to eliminate poverty through campus-community partnerships by placing full-time capacity building support in nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions. ***Please also send cover letter and resume to supervisor. Interviews will occur on a rolling basis. Preference given to candidates who apply early.***
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Member Duties : Expand food distribution beyond CAC’s main food shelf location and build capacity to increase the quantity and access of healthier food options for low-income families to help reduce the burden of food insecurity and poverty in the Northfield area. Construct a satellite food shelf location in partnership with the Northfield School District in the former Greenvale Park Elementary School building. Design and create a sustainable operation model for service delivery at Greenvale Park Elementary School in collaboration with community partners. Enlist community support for donations to source food for the Greenvale food shelf.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  $500/month for housing . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Children/Youth ,  Hunger ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Computers/Technology ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Recruitment ,  Community Organization ,  General Skills ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Leadership ,  Social Services . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Community Action Center, Northfield, IA & MN Campus Compact

Program Start/End Date
07/19/2021  -   07/18/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Spanish preferred

Accepting Applications
From  03/09/2021  To  06/18/2021 

Contact Dawn Wegscheid
Northfield   MN   55057

Listing ID 102092