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Mission to Impact Housing VISTA
Congreso’s Mission 2 Impact will position clients and the agency for long-term success by supporting leadership and program staff in compiling the necessary skills, tools, and knowledge to enhance and develop anti-poverty programs to accomplish the agency’s renewed mission, which is “Congreso enables individuals and families in predominantly Latino neighborhoods to achieve economic self-sufficiency and wellbeing.” The enhanced mission follows a “womb-to-work” strategy, which will guide the agency towards two overarching outcomes for youth and their families: (1) economic self-sufficiency, defined as education and workforce development, and (2) well-being, defined as effective parenting, health, and housing. As Congreso focuses on these outcomes, the agency is shifting its target population and beginning to develop programming focused on expectant parents and youth ages 0 through 30. The primary goals are: •Realign Mission to Individual Program Outcomes and data management strategy for increased focus on performance management •Early Brain Development Research – start early to promote healthy brain development, and prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences to prepare young people to break intergenerational poverty dynamic in North Philadelphia •Two-Generation Approach, with added focus on parenting and serving a family unit, rather than individual •Focus on Core Program Areas to avoid straying from the mission •Putting parameters around core areas, to ensure resources are hyper-focused for maximum impact: •Geographic Catchment •Focus on ages 0-30 •Poverty threshold to serve families with the highest needs •Diversification of funding is prioritized •Innovation and measureable impact strategies are prioritized •Modernization of Congreso’s operations, culture, and services to support program development and enhancement •Focus on Congreso’s Pan American Academy Charter School to pilot new ideas and ensure families from the school are receiving services
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Member Duties : As the Housing VISTA, you will enhance current and develop programs to align with the agency’s strategic plan, Mission 2 Impact, by working with Congreso staff to support youth and families in North Philadelphia in accessing the resources necessary to achieve economic self-sufficiency and wellbeing. The focus for Family and Housing Services is on strategies to increase homeownership and stable housing, researching data and trends on gentrification in Congreso’s service area, and models for aligning housing as a way to increase community improvement indicators. The FHS Division houses Congreso’s supportive services, which will serve the same youth and families as the Education Division as an agency-wide client retention strategy to help families stay on track. Job functions include conducting literature reviews and high-performing program models nationwide, supporting with innovative program design and implementation, and conducting client interviews to obtain feedback on programs.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Housing ,  Homelessness ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Non-Profit Management ,  Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  Social Services ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  General Skills . 
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Mission to Impact Housing VISTA

Program Start/End Date
11/01/2021  -   10/31/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations PENNSYLVANIA   Philadelphia/Wilmington/Atlantic City  


Accepting Applications
From  09/30/2021  To  12/01/2021 

Contact Jamie Hughes
216 W Somerset St
Philadelphia   PA   19133

Listing ID 107354