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Cross Over Community Development-Program & Volunteers VISTA
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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Member Duties : As our Program and Volunteer Coordinator, you will develop the capacities of Cross Over Community Development (COCD) for effective delivery on its mission serving immigrants and refugees in Dayton. You will strengthen our volunteer programming, recruiting and training new volunteers to engage and empower refugee populations through cultural, social, and life skills education. You will also evaluate the efficacy of COCD’s educational programming, developing and implementing strategies to expand and optimize our service offerings. Forming new community partnerships, you will substantiate our program curriculum for improved educational offerings to our community. Finally, you will research and secure necessary funds and donations, building our organization’s capacity to provide essential resources in the community. Join our team to enrich the lives of immigrants and refugees today! **Benefits include a monthly $200 housing stipend to supplement living costs.**
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Hybrid Schedule: Both Remote & In-Person ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Leadership ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
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Cross Over Community Development-Program & Volunteers VISTA

Program Start/End Date
07/15/2024  -   07/14/2025

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  

Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2024  To  07/01/2024 

Contact Carrie Dennis
326 Gunckel Ave
Dayton   OH   45410

Listing ID 116927


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