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2022 Architreasures Summer Program Associates
The Program Associates VISTA Summer Associates will be hosted by Architreasuers located in Chicago. Architreasures is a part of the Housing Action AmeriCorps Network, an AmeriCorps VISTA program managed by Housing Action Illinois since 2010. As such, this position will receive customized training, support, guidance, and networking opportunities, in addition to the traditional opportunities for AmeriCorps VISTA positions. Learn more about the program on Housing Action’s website. Architreasures is an arts-based community development organization activating Chicago neighborhoods through art and design. Architreasures partners with affordable housing developments to provide on-site arts and cultural programming for community members. The Program Associates will be collaborating with Architreasures artists and program partners to involve youth residents and families in hands-on art-making and public art projects that beautify their neighborhoods and build connections among participants. We seek candidates interested in and / or experienced with neighborhood outreach, planning and implementation of community arts programming and projects. The ideal candidates are highly energetic, adept at engaging young people and / or adults in creative endeavors. The Summer Program Associates are enthusiastic about developing hands-on arts and design projects and collaborating with residents within community and affordable housing contexts. The candidates should have an excellent rapport with middle school and high school aged youth, possess great verbal and written communication skills, and be excited to build relationships with community members. Ideally, the candidate will also have experience recruiting residents for neighborhood projects and facilitating arts activities, and be familiar with the Chicago communities in which Architreasures’ programs take place.
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Member Duties : Program Associate responsibilities will include working with community partners and artists to conduct neighborhood outreach to inform and recruit residents in the planning and development of art and design projects. In collaboration with Architreasures staff, artists, and community sites, the Program Associates will plan and implement projects that beautify and improve common spaces within affordable housing developments and low-income neighborhoods, deliver day-to-day activities of youth summer arts-making workshops, and support related family events. The Program Associates will perform direct outreach to community residents and complete documentation of programs activities, including daily attendance records of participants, as well as assist with organization and archiving of artifacts collected from workshops.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Living Allowance . 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Housing ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Architectural Planning ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Recruitment ,  Team Work ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Youth Development . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

2022 Architreasures Summer Program Associates

Program Start/End Date
06/06/2022  -   08/14/2022

Work Schedule Summer

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  


Accepting Applications
From  04/01/2022  To  06/05/2022 

Contact AmeriCorps Leader
3500 S Lake Park Ave 1W
Chicago   IL   60653

Listing ID 111212