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Campus Compact VISTA College of DuPage, IL
 
 
 
The AmeriCorps member serving at College of DuPage will work with the Food Security Initiative, a multi-disciplinary group of faculty, staff and students at College of DuPage who are committed to fighting food insecurity for our students. Over the last four years we have grown the Fuel Pantry and Fuel Garden into an amazing operation that supports our students who are facing food insecurity. Our AmeriCorps member will help advance this project is by investigating ways that we can provide more educational opportunities to both campus and community members in nutrition and healthy eating; research ways to increase our funding; and continue the work of previous members in using research and assessment to strengthen our programs. The AmeriCorps member will accomplish this by actively being involved in research; building relationships with community partners, assisting in the creation of materials and making recommendations for the future success of the initiative. The biweekly living allowance for this position is $542.22 in DuPage County. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide professional development & training opportunities. The AmeriCorps member serving at College of DuPage will be part of a dynamic, motivated corps with Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA. Serving as a member of a corps provides the chance to connect with other members throughout multiple states, create a network of support, and to share resources. As the intermediary, Campus Compact, a national non-profit, supports the professional and personal growth of AmeriCorps members through a variety of professional development opportunities and in-person trainings including overnight retreats throughout their service year. If you would like to learn more about serving with Campus Compact, please email our VISTA Leaders at vista@compact.org.
 
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Member Duties : The Campus Compact AmeriCorps member serving at the College of DuPage, in cooperation with the Food Security Initiative Team, will continue to expand the food pantry and garden operation in order to identify low-income students who may benefit from the service; provide educational opportunities in the areas of sustainability and healthy eating; and conduct regular research, surveys and outreach to continuously improve service to our clients and staff. We have continued to operate the Pantry in an alternate format and will continue to do so until we are able to return to campus. Since the work is capacity building, most of the work will be able to continue in our remote working situation.
 
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Hunger ,  Education ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Computers/Technology ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Recruitment ,  Communications . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Campus Compact VISTA College of DuPage, IL

Program Start/End Date
08/02/2021  -   08/01/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Associates degree (AA)

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  03/26/2021  To  07/02/2021 

Contact Shannon Hernandez
425 Fawell Blvd
Glen Ellyn   IL   60137
630-942-3054
hernan@cod.edu
bit.ly/3cOBXiU

Listing ID 102594


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