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Participant Voice & Empowerment VISTA, Transitions
This project is supervised by Transitions, which aims to end poverty for women and children in Spokane. Transitions operates six programs to support this mission, which provide housing, childcare, and job skills training to women and families experiencing poverty and homelessness. This project intends to create more opportunities for program participants to be engaged in the organization’s decision-making processes and become more empowered in their journeys out of poverty. Additionally, this project seeks to help program participants and alumni develop confidence in their ability to advocate for themselves and their children through those journeys. This position is in Spokane, in Eastern Washington, about 20 miles west of Idaho and 110 miles south of the Canadian border. Benefits include $575 biweekly living allowance. VISTA members who successfully complete the year receive their choice of either a Segal Education Award (valued at approximately $6,195) or an $1,800 cash stipend. AmeriCorps VISTA is the only AmeriCorps program where you can earn federal non-competitive eligibility, giving you an edge in the federal hiring process. All members in our program receive access to the CliftonStrengths assessment as a benefit of service and join a cohort of VISTA members throughout Spokane in professional and personal development opportunities. Additionally, the VISTA member placed at this project will receive mileage reimbursement or a bus pass, support in securing reduced-cost housing during service, and access to wellness and DEI personal development opportunities.
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Member Duties : This is the first year of a 3-year VISTA project. The VISTA member will develop and establish a Participant Advisory Committee, which will allow participants in and alumni from Transitions’ programs to use their voices to inform and impact Transitions’ decisions. The VISTA member will conduct research on inclusion and interview community members to create the framework for this committee, recruit committee members from programs, and develop processes for engaging the committee in organizational decision-making bodies. The VISTA will identify opportunities to enhance participant voice in parent engagement activities and research best practices for developing curriculum for empowerment, finding voice, and storytelling for individuals who have experienced poverty.
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Mileage Reimbursement; housing support ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Education ,  Housing ,  Children/Youth ,  Homelessness ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Team Work ,  Research ,  General Skills ,  Leadership ,  Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Recruitment ,  Education . 
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Participant Voice & Empowerment VISTA, Transitions

Program Start/End Date
08/15/2022  -   08/15/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  04/27/2022  To  07/01/2022 

Contact Kaela Loriz
920 N Washington St
Spokane   WA   99201

Listing ID 111828