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Rural Alaska Program at Camp Fire Alaska
 
 
 
The Rural Alaska Program has brought summer camp experiences to rural communities since 1964. From the beginnings of offering summer camp experiences to rural communities across Alaska, the program now partners with local tribal councils and regional partners to build cultural activities consistent with local values and fostering interconnectedness between youth and Elders in each community through the sharing of community knowledge. Moreover, the program works to support food security through administering federal food programs, Elder care packages and youth led traditional food and cooking activities delivered to Elders. The purpose of the rural program is to provide activities that reflect the needs of the communities that we serve. We are there to build assets and leadership skills in youth so that they can recognize their full potential and appreciate their individual value and contribution to their community. This program includes exposure to the natural world, sports and games, creative arts, community events, and healthy life choices with an emphasis on the importance of holistic wellness, cultural identify and the reduction of high risk-behaviors. Typically, a program runs for two to four weeks and is facilitated by a team of two or three staff with local hires.
 
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Member Duties : Support the development of a rural afterschool pilot development. Community outreach, project management, curriculum development opportunities will exist for this evolving project designed to address K-12 school success and community culture preservation. The VISTA will play an important role in conducting weekly searches for grant opportunities available from philanthropic organizations and state/federal governmental agencies. The creation of a grant calendar with application open and closing dates will assist the program greatly. Complete a project based on their unique skill set and interest driven projects. The VISTA member will have opportunities to develop leadership, project management, analytical, marketing, communications and curriculum development skills and knowledge. Specifically, we will work with the VISTA member to develop and design substantive projects based upon the individual’s interests and unique skill set.
 
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  $100 a month payment towards housing . 
 
 
*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 . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Tribal ,  Education ,  Children/Youth . 
 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Education ,  Leadership ,  Team Work ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Youth Development . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Rural Alaska Program at Camp Fire Alaska

Program Start/End Date
03/14/2022  -   03/13/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ALASKA  

Accepting Applications
From  11/11/2021  To  02/18/2022 

Contact Tim McCleary
731 E 8th Ave
Anchorage   AK   99501
541-719-8420
tmccleary@ruralcap.org
alaskaamericorps.org/

Listing ID 108237


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