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CMRS - School-Housing Advocate VISTA
The Minnesota Alliance With Youth VISTA program places members in nonprofits, government, and schools in the Twin Cities to create, connect, and leverage resources to address education inequities such as the opportunity and achievement gaps. We build capacity, coordinate efforts that bridge and build the integration of school and community-wide support for youth, and actively engage youth as agents of change in closing these gaps. Our 20 person cohort meets regularly for professional development, team building, and peer support. This position is placed at Community Mediation and Restorative Services. Community Mediation & Restorative Services, Inc’s mission is to develop the capacity of the community to respectfully resolve conflict and repair harm. We utilize this community empowerment approach as we work on addressing barriers to stable housing and school success. Through decades of experience in housing and school systems, we know the two are connected. The VISTA will develop an understanding and skills in the principles of restorative justice practices, mediation, and conflict resolution. They will utilize those skills and creativity to evaluate and analyze how our community can better keep families housed and empower young people to succeed. The VISTA will help CMRS strengthen practices, policies, and strategies rooted in community wisdom. They will work alongside our school, housing, and communication teams, experiencing a broad range of non-profit sector work. In joining our team, they will experience a collaborative model of practice and reflection, growing their own ability to learn and challenge themselves. The member will have the opportunity to use their own skills and experience to bring fresh eyes and ideas to the work we do.
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Member Duties : Learn, observe, and practice youth empowerment services - restorative justice conferencing and community building circles Learn, observe, and practice housing stability services - community and court mediations; rental assistance and collaborative problem solving Increase awareness of and attention to the connection between housing stability and school success Research and develop quantitative and qualitative data to tell the story of CMRS’s work Join communications and development team; identify areas for growth Participate in fundraising activities; coordinate with fundraising team Recruit volunteers and maintain strong relationships with current volunteers Learn and improve data entry practices Utilize learning to create instructional materials and trainings
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Housing . 
Skills :
Youth Development ,  Education ,  Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Non-Profit Management . 
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CMRS - School-Housing Advocate VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/29/2022  -   08/28/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/25/2022  To  08/05/2022 

Contact Lauren Van Schepen
2233 University Ave W
Saint Paul   MN   55114

Listing ID 110830