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2021-2022 Chicago HOPES For Kids Outreach Coordinator VISTA
The mission of Chicago HOPES for Kids is to provide shelter-based educational support for children living in Chicago’s homeless shelters. We provide a welcoming space at each shelter where students receive homework help, literacy, and enrichment services to succeed academically. Chicago HOPES for Kids currently has tutoring programs at 8 shelters in Chicago and provides services to over 100 children, 3-4 afternoon/evenings per week with over 150 volunteers participating each year. Chicago HOPES for Kids is seeking VISTA members who have an interest in helping children who are experiencing homelessness succeed in school while working to enhance the HOPES program and create a model for organizational sustainability and program expansion. The goal of our project is threefold: To expand the Chicago HOPES for Kids academic and enrichment program to additional shelters in Chicago; to strengthen and further develop the structure and components of our existing program, and to create a sustainable model for community outreach and diversify our volunteer opportunities. will work to expand awareness and support for Chicago HOPES for Kid's mission and organization. The VISTA members assigned to this project will build capacity throughout the city of Chicago to develop and expand volunteer, community, and family outreach efforts while ensuring all efforts are sustainable. Additionally, the VISTA member will build organizational capacity by developing and documenting outreach strategies, procedures, and contact information to promote increased awareness and support for Chicago HOPES for Kids in the Chicago community and beyond.
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Member Duties : This VISTA member will coordinate and evaluate the Awareness Events to help educate the greater community on issues surrounding homelessness. The Community Outreach VISTA will implement family field trip coordination and evaluate field trip partners. A key tool to develop is an effective family field trip proposal, planning, and data collection strategy. This VISTA member will facilitate focus groups for our parent program and work to implement and coordinate resources to meet the needs shared with parents. To support HOPES this member will continue and expand partnerships with local businesses, community organizations, and other nonprofits. In collaboration with other VISTA members, this VISTA will facilitate volunteer training, implement social media strategy, and our community newsletter.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Homelessness ,  Children/Youth ,  Education . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Public Speaking ,  Recruitment ,  Education . 
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2021-2022 Chicago HOPES For Kids Outreach Coordinator VISTA

Program Start/End Date
07/06/2021  -   07/05/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  

Accepting Applications
From  05/11/2021  To  07/06/2021 

Contact Amelia Murphy
641 W Lake St
Chicago   IL   60661
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 103978