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Eco3.21 Indigenous Community Engagement VISTA
 
 
 
AICHO's mission focuses on building opportunities for Indigenous people that are rooted in a vision of health and vibrancy while also honoring the resiliency of our community. As a AmeriCorps VISTA member, you will work on a few exciting projects with various teams focusing on developing the Niiwin Indigenous Food Market and Indigenous Art Hub as well as developing 50-100 affordable housing units. VISTA Members will work directly with the Executive Director as well as the various projects development teams. Mostly working in downtown Duluth, Lincoln Park, and Central Hillside neighborhoods, AICHO has been focused on increasing food access to the community through weekly food distribution events and home deliveries for those homebound. Additionally, AICHO is in the process of developing an Indigenous Arts Hub in Lincoln Park that will focus on promoting opportunities for local artists and be a safe space for those vulnerable in the community. Our VISTA member will help increase community engagement in food sovereignty principles with a goal to increase healthy eating practices through improved access. They will also assist with setting up community partnerships, as well as data collection. VISTA member will be part of the Ecolibrium3 AmeriCorps VISTA cohort serving in northeastern Minnesota. Although each member is serving in a unique position, all cohort members will participate in VISTA specific activities such as regular cohort meetings, collaborative projects, professional development opportunities, and trainings. Additionally, cohort members will jointly complete one community service project of their cooperative design.
 
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Member Duties : 1) Engage in research and data collection that can be used in grants. 2) Work with the development teams on grant writing and researching potential funding sources to sustain the programs. 3) Engage the community to educate and spread awareness of the various projects in development, and gain feedback to bring back to the team. 4) Support AICHO team members on site at the gardens, Art Hub, and Niwiin Market. 5) Engage with the community including residents, local non-profits and business owners, the City of Duluth and St. Louis County. 6) Attend all development meetings for each project. 7) Collect data on the programming to track progress and ensure that it's effectiveness. 8) Network, build and sustain connections with local food producers and artists that match with AICHO's mission.
 
Program Benefits : Weekly Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance . 
 
 
*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 :
Health ,  Tribal ,  Community Outreach ,  Hunger ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Housing . 
 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Team Work ,  Communications ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Leadership . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Eco3.21 Indigenous Community Engagement VISTA

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

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  05/05/2021  To  08/01/2021 

Contact Lucas Giese
2014 W Superior St
Duluth   MN   55806
12183361038
lucas@ecolibrium3.org
www.ecolibrium3.org

Listing ID 105029


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