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SMC VISTA - Canopy & Stanford
 
 
 
Saint Mary’s College of California (SMC) is a proud grantee of AmeriCorps. We receive funding from them to operate our VISTA project, which is designed to strengthen partnerships between higher education and nonprofit organizations in an effort to alleviate poverty and create positive social change. We host a yearly multi-campus VISTA program in which AmeriCorps members serve at nonprofit/public agencies and partnering higher education institutions. Our VISTAs endeavor to build the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of agencies that provide education services, foster economic development and environmental stewardship, and otherwise support low-income communities, in part by leveraging resources from higher education institutions. As a VISTA in our program, you will serve 4 days per week at a nonprofit agency and 1 day per week at a partnering higher education institution. You will be connected with a cohort of VISTAs as well as a network of our program alumni. Your specific responsibilities at each service site are unique, but all of our VISTA assignments have two focus areas: (1) Capacity Building - Reinforce the long-term efficacy and/or efficiency of the nonprofit/public agency with a specific sustainable project that should continue to benefit the agency after VISTA service. See below for more information on site-specific objectives. (2) Campus Liaison - Support and coordinate partnerships between the nonprofit/public agency and higher education institution. Please visit our website for more information: stmarys-ca.edu/VISTA
 
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Member Duties : (1) Gather quantitative and qualitative data about where and what types of trees are most needed and most relevant to community goals through the following activities: mapping and data analysis; door-to-door and public surveying; and, focus groups and design charrettes. Synthesize data collected into a written report with recommendations to respond to the diverse preferences, priorities, and experiences of the racially and culturally diverse neighborhoods where Canopy works. Present findings to Canopy’s staff, board, and community stakeholders at the end of each term in order to lay the groundwork for more strategic, inclusive, and sustainable tree planting and education programs at Canopy while inspiring residents to engage in growing and nurturing their urban forest. (2) Inventory current interagency partnerships; build relationships between faculty/staff; identify and facilitate potential new academic and co-curricular partnerships.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  $500 phone bill reimbursement ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Stipend . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Environment . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Leadership ,  Communications . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
SMC VISTA - Canopy & Stanford

Program Start/End Date
08/15/2022  -   08/14/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CALIFORNIA  

Languages
Spanish
English

Accepting Applications
From  04/20/2022  To  07/01/2022 

Contact William Besson
1928 Saint Marys Rd
Moraga   CA   94575
845-588-0771
wtb5@stmarys-ca.edu
stmarys-ca.edu/VISTA

Listing ID 103334


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