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'21 VIP Community Engagement VISTA- The City of Spartanburg
 
 
 
The VIP program offers a unique approach to AmeriCorps VISTA service, as you will spend 10% of your time each week working collaboratively with 19 other AmeriCorps VISTA members placed in the community to research and implement community-wide solutions focusing on either increasing access to behavioral healthcare or increasing financial stability. Benefits include: access to food co-op, doubled food stamps at the farmer's market, housing referral, household & personal care supplies provided through the Gifts in Kind Center, ongoing professional development, reimbursement for service-related travel, discounted gym membership, & professional mentoring.
 
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Member Duties : This position is part of the AmeriCorps VISTAs in the Piedmont (VIP) program sponsored by United Way of the Piedmont. As the Community Engagement VISTA at the City of Spartanburg, you will collaborate with City staff and community partners to build an engagement strategy addressing homelessness and related collective impact initiatives surrounding financial stability. You will help develop the Office of Equity and Inclusion and create a city-wide racial equity framework around GARE and the city's internal process. You will also increase community awareness and engagement around various city programs and initiatives including but limited to entrepreneurship, procurement, and business development. The AmeriCorps VISTA will create a comprehensive equity plan, including a racial equity component, collaborate to develop a master plan for a low-income neighborhood, and conduct community outreach designed to increase engagement around workforce development and entrepreneurship.
 
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Housing ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Homelessness ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  General Skills ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
'21 VIP Community Engagement VISTA- The City of Spartanburg

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

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations SOUTH CAROLINA  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  04/02/2021  To  07/01/2021 

Contact Heather Witt
203 E MAIN ST
Spartanburg   SC   29319
864-381-1384
hwitt@uwpiedmont.org
vistasinthepiedmont.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 102965


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