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*MTCC VISTA Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities
Montana's citizens with disabilities earn much less, are under- or unemployed, and less educated than their non-disabled counterparts. These individuals and their families are often disenfranchised from the communities and providers that serve them. The ratio of those with disabilities to those without who have at least a bachelor's degree is 1:3. Evidence regarding the positive long-term earning potential and life satisfaction outcomes of those with a college degree, compared to those with only a high school diploma is indisputable; college degrees lift people out of poverty and anything less than a college degree, especially for those with activity limitations, is a sure recipe for lifelong poverty. Individuals with disabilities and their families consistently rate lack of resource awareness and insufficient training related to existing resources as a high priority concern. Community organizations tasked with providing training and resources often share outdated content and/or are unable to meet the information needs of those with complex or atypical disability concerns. This project is designed to get current information to individuals and families so that they can make more informed decisions about service, supports, policies and programs that impact their independence and self-support outcomes. Montana Campus Compact (MTCC) serves as the intermediary for this project. MTCC is a CEO-led coalition of colleges and universities that support civic engagement, service learning, and volunteerism across the state. Every year we place cohorts of full-time, part-time, and summer AmeriCorps members with schools, colleges, nonprofits, and government agencies in Montana. The AmeriCorps projects we facilitate increase educational equity, break down barriers between higher education and community organizations, and address the root causes of poverty in communities across the state.
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Member Duties : The AmeriCorps VISTA member will support the Rural Institute by evaluating, updating, and disseminating a variety of disability-related fact sheets and materials to organizations and partners around Montana. The member will evaluate the re-implementation of the “Movin’ On'' program, an on-campus college experience for students with disabilities. The member will support the Rural Institute’s partner, MonTECH, in implementing adaptive recreation clinics around Montana, and in developing systems for promoting loan assistive technology in central and eastern Montana. The member will establish outreach routes statewide that include schools, senior centers, and therapy centers that maximize the availability and accessibility of assistive technology for people with disabilities.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Education . 
Skills :
Education ,  Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  General Skills ,  Communications . 
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*MTCC VISTA Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities

Program Start/End Date
07/05/2022  -   07/04/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MONTANA  

Accepting Applications
From  02/11/2022  To  08/31/2022 

Contact Callye Foster
32 Campus Dr
Missoula   MT   59812

Listing ID 109759