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Campus Compact Wheaton College Attleboro YMCA
 
 
 
The AmeriCorps member will be key to helping create systems to ease the stress of families being impacted by food insecurity and will work at the Attleboro YMCA and Wheaton College’s Center for Social Justice and Community Impact (SJCI) that drives civic and community engagement for the campus. The overarching goal of this project is to have a long-term impact on the Attleboro community by addressing food insecurity. People’s inability to purchase the food they need has increased dramatically in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Attleboro YMCA and Wheaton College will work with Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Attleboro Public Schools, and the Hebron Food Pantry among others, to strengthen support for low-income individuals and families in Attleboro, MA. The biweekly living allowance for this position is $641.20. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide on-campus housing, a parking, and public transit pass, fitness center access, and a meal allowance at Wheaton's dining hall. The AmeriCorps member serving at Wheaton College will be part of a dynamic, motivated corps with Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA. Serving as a member of a corps provides the chance to connect with other members throughout multiple states, create a network of support, and share resources. As the intermediary, Campus Compact, a national non-profit, supports the professional and personal growth of AmeriCorps members through a variety of professional development opportunities and in-person trainings including overnight retreats throughout their service year. If you would like to learn more about serving with Campus Compact, please email our VISTA Leaders at vista@compact.org.
 
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Member Duties : The AmeriCorps member will be primarily responsible for 1. Undertaking asset mapping to better understand the manifestations and drivers of food insecurity in the Attleboro community. 2. Reaching out to area community organizations to establish partnerships that can help increase access to food for low-income families in the community. 3. Working to set up a food donation site. 4. Mapping out referral and transportation processes for food supplies (groceries and meals). 4. Looking into grant funding to support the Attleboro YMCA’s alleviation of food insecurity efforts.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Housing ,  fitness center, transit/parking pass ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Health . 
 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Health ,  Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Campus Compact Wheaton College Attleboro YMCA

Program Start/End Date
07/18/2022  -   07/17/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MASSACHUSETTS  

Accepting Applications
From  03/02/2022  To  07/18/2022 

Contact Leonard Breton
26 E Main St
Norton   MA   02766
508-286-3373
breton_leonard@wheatoncollege.edu

Listing ID 110223


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