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Cross Over Community Development-Program Coordinator
Cross Over Community Development (COCD) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization based in Dayton that was incorporated in the State of Ohio on April 8, 2016. COCD was created to support the integration of immigrants and refugees through advocacy, direct services, and family mentoring. Our mission is to function as a resource center for immigrants and refugees. We are committed to advocating, educating, and facilitating connections to help immigrant and refugee families achieve and maintain self-sufficiency and successfully integrate and participate in their new communities. Therefore, we endeavor to address the language barriers faced by immigrants and refugees, cultural shock, low education or unmatched education, culturally inappropriate social and life skills, limited or nontransferable job skills. We assist in improving their living conditions and other social issues like poor living environments in high crime neighborhoods that complicate their integration. COCD carries out a wide range of activities and services under two programs: #1. Education: the program comprises English as Second Language (ESL) classes for all levels, preparation for General Equivalence Diploma and College Readiness. In ESL, besides the normal classes for literacy, we use culturally responsive methodologies to develop some oral competencies for low literate students before attempting to transition into reading and writing. #2. Mentoring: we provide family mentoring services at small-scale, wrap around case management (individualized plan of care); we assist refugees and immigrants’ families for acquisition of basic social skills, cultural competence, and life skills for navigating healthcare services and other social services. We also help to identify basic needs and connect populations to charities such as food banks for related assistance.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The VISTA member will contribute to the socio-economic stability and independence of Dayton’s immigrants and refugees by building the capacity of COCD. Designing and implementing an evaluation strategy of mentoring activities, they will optimize the effectiveness of our mentoring program. The VISTA will also coordinate volunteers and mentoring activities, working to retain volunteers through regular contact. They will refine the training process for volunteers and staff, developing relevant onboarding materials. In addition, they will also recruit volunteers to serve on an educational project committee. Writing grants, the VISTA will secure funding to address challenges faced by immigrant and refugee communities. Finally, the VISTA will assume the role of liaison with food banks to source food donations and provide temporal hunger relief for our clients in the immigrant and refugee population. **Benefits include a $200 housing stipend to supplement living costs.**
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Hybrid Schedule: Both Remote & In-Person ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Leadership ,  General Skills . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Cross Over Community Development-Program Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
08/28/2023  -   08/27/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  

Accepting Applications
From  02/24/2023  To  07/28/2023 

Contact Carrie Dennis
326 Gunckel Ave
Dayton   OH   45410

Listing ID 116927