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VYT-Vermont Council on World Affairs
 
 
 
PROGRAM: The VT Youth Tomorrow AmeriCorps VISTA Program supports initiatives helping low-income youth & families develop job skills & academic proficiency, build connection to their community, access health & mental health care, find housing, become food secure, and connect with essential services needed to transcend poverty, avoid unhealthy behaviors, reverse the impacts of COVID-19, and ultimately thrive. Website: www.vermontyouthamericorps.org SITE: The Vermont Council on World Affairs (VCWA) is expanding its efforts of developing and providing enrichment activities to low-income rural youth across Vermont. VCWA, founded in 1952 by the first U.S. Ambassador to the UN, provides opportunities to build awareness and understanding of the world and its people, while developing skills and experience that enhance academics and marketable skills. VCWA’s youth programs encourage diverse participation, expand knowledge of international affairs, build a variety of skills, and highlight new career paths for low-income rural young Vermonters. The AmeriCorps VISTA focuses on expanding access to VCWA’s youth programs and opportunities for youth from historically underrepresented groups, including low-income rural communities, New Americans, and BIPOC youth in the small towns across Vermont. By offering opportunities, low-income and underrepresented youth build resiliency and the ability of to make good life choices. The AmeriCorps VISTA member expands youth initiatives by researching funding opportunities, writing grant proposals, and developing accessible, inclusive, and sustainable youth and educational programs across rural Vermont. COVID-19: The impact of social isolation and remote learning has created barriers for low-income rural youth. The VISTA supports our efforts to address these barriers expanding educational programming specifically targeting afterschool and extracurricular opportunities for youth. Location: Burlington, VT; Statewide focus
 
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Member Duties : With a particular focus on youth who are historically underrepresented, low-income, or at-risk, the Education Programs and Community Development VISTA researches current barriers to youth knowledge of world affairs and participation in related programming; conducts grant writing and sponsorship outreach; develops a more inclusive community outreach strategy; monitors, evaluates, and analyzes current youth and educational program strategies; and designs and implements new educational and youth programs that are more accessible to all. Minimum Age: 20. Travel: Reliable private transportation needed for driving to various schools around VT and to monthly VISTA training in Montpelier. Send resume & contact information for 3 references.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Professional Development . 
 
 
*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 Outreach ,  Children/Youth ,  Education . 
 
Skills :
Recruitment ,  Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  General Skills ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Team Work ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Communications ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Computers/Technology ,  Youth Development ,  Public Speaking ,  Education ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Leadership . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
VYT-Vermont Council on World Affairs

Program Start/End Date
08/16/2021  -   08/15/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations VERMONT  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  04/19/2021  To  08/31/2021 

Contact Danielle Shaw
370 Shelburne Road #4611
Burlington   VT   05401
(802) 229-9151
vyt.recruitment@wcysb.org
vermontyouthamericorps.org

Listing ID 103343


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