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CARE Corps Economic Relief Programs Outreach VISTA
CARE is a leading humanitarian global organization dedicated to ending poverty. CARE places special focus on working alongside poor women and girls because, equipped with the proper resources, they have the power to lift whole families and entire communities out of poverty. Last year, CARE worked in over 100 countries, reaching more than 90 million people through 1,300 development and humanitarian aid programs. While global poverty is on the decline, economic insecurity is a growing issue in the United States. CARE is deploying its powerful and proven intervention, the Village Savings and Loan Associations, to improve the lives and futures of more than 1 million Americans. CARE has adapted the global program and piloted the Community Savings and Loan Associations (CSLA) model. Through the Community Savings and Loan Associations CARE seeks to provide increased financial stability. The CSLA model creates groups (10-15 members) within a community who save together and make small loans to each other - over a 12-month cycle. Savings Groups remove barriers found at traditional financial institutions, such as minimum deposit amounts, and allow members to contribute small amounts of money frequently. Savings Groups can also make loans on flexible terms and with low interest rates, unlike predatory payday loans. The CARE Corps VISTA Members will help us expand this exciting program nationally. Members will serve at a CARE partner agency to oversee financial education groups, establish CSLA groups from financial education and other program participants, recruit community volunteers to train and launch CSLA groups as well as document the program for future sustainability. VISTA members, serving in teams of two, will establish 10 savings groups with a target of 100 women as participants.
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Member Duties : VISTA members, serving in teams of two, will establish 10 savings groups with a target of 100 women participants. Members recruit local residents to participate in programs, such as financial education which will lead to the formation of a CSLA savings group. VISTAs will also recruit 15 financial education volunteers to support training. Activity 1 - Engage with site partner and other local non-profits to assess existing financial education and literacy programs to identify participant outreach targets. Activity 2 - Conduct outreach (e-mail, website) to encourage existing volunteers of CARE’s partner agency to participate in the planning and/or implementation of financial education and savings programming. Activity 3 - Coordinate volunteer contact database Activity 4 - VISTA members will attend important meetings with the financial capability or women’s groups to develop and cultivate relationships with key stakeholders. -
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  AmeriCorps VISTA program heal ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Entrepreneur/Business ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Business/Entrepreneur ,  Social Services ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Public Speaking ,  General Skills ,  Recruitment . 
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CARE Corps Economic Relief Programs Outreach VISTA

Program Start/End Date
02/14/2022  -   02/13/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CALIFORNIA   Los Angeles/Orange County  

Accepting Applications
From  01/18/2022  To  01/29/2022 

Contact LaDarrien Gillette
151 Ellis Street, NE
Atlanta   GA   30303

Listing ID 102603


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