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2022 Resident Services Summer Associate
This Resident Services VISTA Summer Associates will be hosted by LUCHA located in Chicago, IL. LUCHA 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. LUCHA (the Spanish word for “struggle”) advances housing as a human right by empowering communities- particularly the Latino and Spanish-speaking populations- through advocacy, education, affordable housing development and comprehensive housing services. LUCHA’s Resident Services Program serves with low-to-moderate income households in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago. Many of these households are Latino and African American in composition and are affected by low levels of homeownership due to discrimination and lack of access to affordable lending opportunities, loss and deterioration of affordable housing stock, and the lack of affordable housing for low-income residents. The VISTA will work with Resident Services to aid in ensuring food security for our families, as well as improve our wrap-around services to make them more comprehensive and cohesive. The VISTA member will help keep families fed throughout the year without gaps by coordinating with existing community partners and creating a food services schedule that we can use for the duration of the upcoming year. LUCHA would also like to increase wrap-around services by having recurring programming including a support group for the single mothers we serve throughout the rest of the year. The VISTA member will evaluate the needs and interests of the population being served to acquire volunteers and guest speakers. Additionally, the VISTA member will create a structure for these recurring programs.
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Member Duties : Conducting outreach and engagement with community members. Lesson planning with team for any nutrition education that may go along with food resource programming. Facilitate with LUCHA tenants to determine the root causes of food insecurity, understand what programs and resources work for each family. Report findings to Resident Services team and collaborate on next steps. Gauge the risk of COVID with team, determine safety and ability to meet in person. Coordinate with families to determine the best time, location, and topics for support group meetings.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Housing ,  Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth ,  Health . 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  General Skills ,  Leadership ,  Social Services ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Youth Development . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

2022 Resident Services Summer Associate

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
3541 W North Ave
Chicago   IL   60647

Listing ID 111364