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*MTCC Helena College Student Success Food Pantry
Helena College, a comprehensive two-year college, provides access to and support of high quality lifelong educational opportunities. Helena College is recognized as a responsive regional provider of comprehensive educational opportunities, as a partner in economic and community development, and as a diverse and accessible community of learners. Helena College promotes excellence in education, maintains fiscal and operational integrity; and cultivates an environment of fellowship, inclusiveness, and respect. 20% of Helena College students receive Federal Pell Grant monies and 63% receive Financial Aid. Helena College serves 1,300 students and partners with the Helena Food Share, a local non-profit dedicated to combating food insecurity and hunger in Helena. By expanding the basic needs program, they provide access to education and resources to support the basic needs of students and their families. This project is meant to identify and develop partnerships with existing community resources to serve low-income students and improve their success. Studies have shown that food insecure students do not succeed at the same rates as food secure students. Currently, results from the Real College survey showed that 40% of Montana college students have experienced food insecurity since enrolling in post secondary education. Students at Helena College, specifically low income students, who are food secure are more likely to remain enrolled, therefore completing their degree and moving out of poverty or decrease their chances of entering poverty. Montana Campus Compact (MTCC) serves as the intermediary for this project. MTCC is a CEO-led coalition of colleges and universities that support civic engagement, service learning, and volunteerism across the state. The AmeriCorps projects we facilitate increase educational equity, break down barriers between higher education and community organizations, and address the root causes of poverty in communities across the state.
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Member Duties : The VISTA will build the capacity of the basic needs program through assessing and improving the campus pantry program. The VISTA will identify and develop partnerships with existing resources in the Helena community to better serve low-income students. The VISTA will also coordinate an awareness campaign of the pantry’s offerings while also working with the Director of Student Life to develop and implement a donation program to assist in the financial support of the Campus Pantry and basic needs program. The VISTA will coordinate fundraising efforts to leverage financial resources through grants or in-kind donations.
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Education . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  General Skills ,  Writing/Editing ,  Education ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
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*MTCC Helena College Student Success Food Pantry

Program Start/End Date
08/15/2022  -   08/14/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MONTANA  

Accepting Applications
From  05/17/2022  To  07/22/2022 

Contact Callye Foster
32 Campus Dr
Missoula   MT   59812

Listing ID 112314