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Community Programs Coordinator (FSI VISTA - AzFBN/PVCFB)
The PV Community Food Bank’s (PVCFB) mission is to provide food assistance to individuals and families living in northeast Phoenix, within the 98 square mile boundaries of the Paradise Valley Unified School District (PVUSD), who are experiencing food insecurity and hunger on a daily basis. Located within the PVUSD boundary is an area that is the lowest income area of the Northeast Valley consisting of a large immigrant population and high levels of crime. The food bank has developed a program called “Palomino Outreach Program” (POP). Once a week PVCFB delivers food to the individuals and families who are referred to the food bank. Within the 98 square mile boundary, there are many Senior Citizen Centers, large pockets of poorly kept rental neighborhoods, and individual rental homes maintained for homeless veterans. The PVCFB seeks to identify all of the unmet, food security-related needs that currently exist for the neighborhoods the PVCFB serves, which is currently unclear as there are isolated areas that have not been included in any census program. The goal of the proposed VISTA project will be to research the 98 square miles PVCFB serves in order to locate these unnoticed pockets of individuals and families. The Palomino Outreach Program will target the 2 square miles that is the Palomino neighborhood. The remaining 96 square miles that the food bank serves is known as the “Neighbors Caring, Neighbors Sharing” Outreach Program. Once the isolated pockets of neighborhoods are identified, like the Palomino neighborhood, the next phase of the VISTA project will be to increase the capacity of the food bank by developing a sustainable program for PVCFB to serve these areas and provide food assistance to them. The final phase of the VISTA project will be to increase fundraising efforts and apply for grants to supplement the additional expense of expanding PVCFB’s program reach.
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Member Duties : - Strengthen community food security within the PVUSD area through research and outreach efforts - Connect with the various organizations (such as Senior Centers, HOAs, etc.) to partner with and share information about the food bank’s programs - Create marketing materials to distribute to the new community partners - Continue developing the “Palomino Outreach Program” to be able to systematically provide food to the identified individuals and families each week - Develop position descriptions for the individual who will be the leader of the program and the volunteers - Identify equipment needed to provide the increase in services and create a report illustrating the costs associated with purchasing the needed equipment - Create a system of recordkeeping for the number of individuals and families served and the costs associated with the program - Increase fundraising efforts by applying for grants to supplement the additional expense of expanding PVCFB’s program reach
Program Benefits : Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Stipend ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Hunger ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Health . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Networking, Outreach ,  Community Organization ,  Computers/Technology ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  General Skills . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Community Programs Coordinator (FSI VISTA - AzFBN/PVCFB)

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 ARIZONA   Phoenix/Mesa  

Bilingual in Spanish a plus

Accepting Applications
From  09/07/2022  To  12/16/2022 

Contact Erica Uhl
340 E Coronado Rd
Phoenix   AZ   85004

Listing ID 114694