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Community Engagement VISTA at University of Portland
 
 
 
The Community Engagement VISTA will develop and implement a system to promote, track, and measure the impact of the University of Portland’s engagement with the North Portland community. The system will improve UP’s efficiency and capacity to respond to partnership opportunities. Data gathered through an engagement platform will be used to inform conversations across campus and with community partners to strengthen partnerships, build collaborations, and develop a more intentional, integrated, place-based approach to community engagement. Rather than perpetuate uncoordinated, and one-off service projects in the neighborhood, this project will centralize UP’s engagement efforts in one platform and facilitated a coordinated and informed effort to better partners in addressing the systemic issues in North Portland that disproportionately affect Communities of Color (including generational poverty, lack of educational opportunities, food insecurity, and public health disparities) and low-come communities. The work of the VISTA will also enhance and expand the capacity of the University of Portland to community engagement efforts. It will also contribute to increase the number of students engaged in North Portland and the number of youth and families served. Site-Specific Benefits: Access to on-campus resources, including library, recreation center, and selected events. Monthly allowance of $100.
 
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Member Duties : Lead implementation of Give Pulse with community partners and campus stakeholders, including training, promotion, and follow up support. Support efforts to increase community engagement with key partner organizations. Lead effort of data collection of campus/community engagement to be tracked using Give Pulse. Analyze data, prepare reports, and share data with key stakeholders. Convene committee of campus stakeholders to ensure sustainability of Give Pulse. Support efforts to explore a place-based strategy for community engagement in North Portland. Attend relevant on-campus events to connect with stakeholders. Attend relevant community partner events to build relationships. Participate in Moreau Center student leader trainings and key events. Participate in selected immersion experiences. Participate in Student Affairs professional development events. Travel to partner sites, driving site-owned vehicle and/or using site-provided bus pass.
 
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Housing ,  Health Coverage* ,  Stipend ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
None
 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  Communications ,  Education ,  Non-Profit Management . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Community Engagement VISTA at University of Portland

Program Start/End Date
01/17/2023  -   01/16/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OREGON  

Accepting Applications
From  06/30/2022  To  12/30/2022 

Contact Kendra Bowens
620 SW 5th Ave
Portland   OR   97204
2819124213
serve@oregoncampuscompact.org

Listing ID 113371


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